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October 21, 2020

Salen Churi and Virgil Storr Join the Mercatus Center Board of Directors

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ARLINGTON, Va. The Mercatus Center at George Mason University is pleased to announce the addition of Salen Churi and Virgil Storr to the Center’s Board of Directors in October 2020. 

Salen Churi is a leading expert on navigating the collision points of innovation and regulation. He is a general partner and cofounder of Trust Ventures, an Austin-based venture capital firm that invests in startups in regulated fields and helps founders overcome regulatory obstacles. Churi formerly taught law at the University of Chicago, where he received his JD, and founded its Innovation Clinic. Churi was also the associate director of the Institute for Justice’s Clinic on Entrepreneurship, where he advised low-income entrepreneurs, and spent several years in private practice at Kirkland & Ellis and Sidley Austin. 

Dr. Virgil Storr is Vice President of Academic & Student Programs, Don C. Lavoie Senior Fellow with the F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the Mercatus Center at Mason, and associate professor of economics at Mason. He has been the key driver of the growth of our student programs over the past 15 years, yet still finds time to teach and maintain an active research portfolio; his most recent book is “Do Markets Corrupt our Morals?” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019) with Ginny Seung Choi. Storr received his PhD in economics from Mason and his B.A. from Beloit College. While pursuing his PhD in economics at Mason, Storr was a Mercatus Center PhD Fellow.

For additional information about Churi and Storr or to request an interview, please contact Matthew Boyer, Director of Media Relations, at mboyer@mercatus.gmu.edu.