President and CEO of the Kauffman Foundation since 2002, Carl Schramm is one of the world's most recognized experts on fostering and advancing entrepreneurship. Before joining the Foundation, Schramm was a cofounder of HCIA, Inc. and Patient Choice Health Care, and he founded Greenspring Advisors, a consulting and merchant banking firm in the health information and risk management industries. He also served as executive vice president of Fortis (now Assurant) and as president of its health insurance operations.
Schramm's recent books include Good Capitalism, Bad Capitalism (2007), with Robert Litan and William Baumol, and The Entrepreneurial Imperative (2006). His work has appeared in Foreign Affairs, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Newsweek, as well as in leading academic journals. He is a contributing editor of Inc. magazine. Schramm received two consecutive NIH Career Scientist Awards and was a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow at the National Academy of Science, Institute of Medicine. He is a Batten Fellow at the Darden School of the University of Virginia, a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He received the George Eastman Medal from the University of Rochester in 2005. Carl J. Schramms lecture is sponsored by the Henry Salvatori Center for the Study of Individual Freedom in the Modern World.