The American Antitrust Institute (AAI) has appointed Randy Stutz as its new President.
“I speak for the entire AAI Board of Directors in enthusiastically welcoming Randy as our new President,” said Pamela Gilbert, Chair of the AAI Board of Directors. “He is ideally positioned to build on the organization’s 25-year legacy and lead AAI in new directions in the years to come.”
Stutz was selected from a pool of prestigious candidates after a national search.
“I am honored and grateful to the AAI Board for the opportunity to lead this incredible organization,” Stutz said. “For twenty-five years, AAI’s trusted voice has inspired everyone who believes in vigorous public and private enforcement of the antitrust laws,” he added.
Stutz is a distinguished authority in antitrust law and competition policy, who brings a wealth of experience. From 2009-2022, he served as AAI’s director of special projects, director of legal advocacy, and vice president. He returns to the organization after serving as an advisor to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in the Office of Policy Planning from 2023-2024.
Kathleen Bradish, who has been AAI’s Acting President since August, will resume her role as Vice President and Director of Legal Advocacy. “We are thrilled that Randy is taking the helm,” Bradish said. “Randy’s profound understanding of antitrust issues, coupled with his proven track record of success, positions AAI to continue its thought leadership and maintain its high professional standards. I look forward to working with Randy to further AAI’s mission and be a positive force for change.”
“We are all indebted to Kathleen for her tireless work ethic and steady hand during a time of transition at AAI,” Gilbert said.
The following statement may be attributed to Randy Stutz.
“AAI is very fortunate to have begun 2024 with a talented staff, a devoted Board of Directors, and a valuable network of advisors. My promise to the AAI community is that I will work tirelessly to uphold the legacy of Bert Foer, Diana Moss, and everyone who helped forge this pioneering institution. We will continue to meet the highest standards of excellence and professionalism in our legal and economic analysis, and to maintain our commitment to independence, integrity, and inclusivity in all of our dealings with the competition community. AAI has been able to survive and thrive for twenty-five years because of its commitment to these values and its sophisticated, multidisciplinary approach to education, research and advocacy. We will also have a big tent, and we will work collaboratively with both new and old friends who share our goals of preventing the accumulation and exercise of market power, deterring anticompetitive conduct, and using the whole of government to promote healthy and fair competition that grows the economy by delivering benefits to consumers, workers, and honest businesses.”