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Roy Speckhardt

Roy Speckhardt

Roy Speckhardt has served as executive director of the American Humanist Association since 2005. He is a frequent media commentator, having appeared on Good Morning America, CNN, Fox News, and NPR, among others. He also writes a regular column for The Huffington Post and Patheos, and has given speeches at colleges, conferences, and local humanist groups across the country.

Speckhardt also serves on the boards of The Institute for Humanist Studies, the United Coalition of Reason, The Humanist Institute, and the Secular Coalition for America Education Fund. He served as deputy director of The Interfaith Alliance from 1995 to 2001.

Speckhardt holds an M.B.A. from George Mason University and B.A. in sociology from Mary Washington College. He currently lives in Washington, DC.

Roy is also a featured speaker on the AHA Speakers Bureau.

Blog Posts:

Guest Post: Humanist Approach to the Capital Punishment

Guest Post: Humanist Approach to the Capital Punishment

Roy Speckhardt, Executive Director of the American Humanist Association, weighs in on why humanists have a natural opposition to the death penalty.  Read More navigateright