Executive Director of Development
HARRISON MOAR is executive director of development at the Cato Institute. He is responsible for leading and overseeing the Institute’s fundraising efforts, which includes management of operations and aligning the philanthropic priorities of Cato Sponsors with the strategic priorities of the Institute.
Before becoming head of development in August 2017, he held various roles and responsibilities in the department. Harrison joined Cato in 2008, and from 2009 to 2013 served as editor and manager of media relations in the defense and foreign policy studies department. He is also a past editor of the Cato‐at‐Liberty blog.
Harrison received a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California, Berkeley and an MBA from Georgetown University.
Director of Development
SALLIE JAMES is a director of development at the Cato Institute. Sallie joined the Institute in 2006 as a trade policy analyst, a position she held for seven years before moving to Cato’s development team in 2014. Based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Sallie works primarily with Sponsors in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, New York, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.
A native Australian, Sallie previously held positions with the Australian Government’s Department of Agriculture and Water Resources and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. She received her bachelor’s and master’s in economics from the University of Adelaide, and a Ph.D. in agricultural economics from the University of Western Australia.
Director of Sponsor Partnerships
BRIAN MULLIS is Director of Sponsor Partnerships at the Cato Institute. Serving as the in‐house planned giving expert and director of Cato’s Legacy Society, Brian works with Sponsors throughout the gift planning process to identify contributions that match each individual’s financial and philanthropic priorities. Cato is privileged to have Sponsors committed to advancing a freer, more prosperous and peaceful world by investing and partnering in the Institute’s activities. Brian regularly meets with Cato’s Sponsors to share reports on the impact created by their financial support and to collect valuable feedback for the Institute’s strategic planning.
Brian joined Cato in 2014, with prior experiences as a staffer in the North Carolina General Assembly, U.S. Congress, political campaigns, and his family’s small businesses. He received his bachelor’s in public policy and political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Brian lives in northern Virginia with his wife Jessica and daughter Eloise.
Associate Director of Development
JENNA HUHN is the associate director of development at the Cato Institute. As a member of the development team for more than 7 years, she has served in various roles including development assistant, development coordinator, and special events manager. Based in Naples, Florida, Jenna works with Cato Sponsors across Florida and Texas.
Before joining Cato Jenna held the position of sales associate with Otis & Ahearn, a real estate firm based in Boston, Massachusetts. She earned her bachelor’s degree in public relations and political science from Boston University.
Director of Development Communications
AUDREY GRAYSON is the director of development communications at the Cato Institute. Her primary responsibilities include oversight of the Institute’s direct mail program and overall strategy for communicating Cato’s impact and influence to Sponsors.
Prior to joining Cato in January of 2019, Audrey served as executive director of communications at the University of Houston’s Cullen College of Engineering and worked as a medical journalist for ABC News. She earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Boston University.
JOSH FERENCIK is the development manager at the Cato Institute. As a former Cato intern, Josh worked on health policy issues before joining the development team as a research assistant in 2016, and was promoted to development coordinator in 2018.
Before joining the Institute, Josh served as a government affairs intern at the National Association of County Health Officials, where he tracked legislation on America’s opioid crisis, and a student volunteer analyst at the U.S. Government Accountability Office, where he conducted research on the continuity of care experience of veterans transitioning from Department of Defense to Department of Veteran Affairs provided healthcare.
He earned his bachelor’s degrees in neuroscience and public affairs from The Ohio State University.