Joan Carter

“FreedomWorks promotes individual liberty and constitutionally-limited government by taking action to diminish the role of government in our lives. I am honored to serve an organization that implements solutions rather than simply suggesting the need for change.”

Joan Carter is co-founder and President of UM Holdings Ltd., a private company that has owned and operated over 40 businesses since it began in 1973. UM currently owns Gym Source, a distributor of specialty fitness equipment, selling to both consumers and commercial exercise facilities with 35 retail stores carrying the finest brands.

Ms. Carter is a former Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and former Director of the Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company. She is past President of the Union League of Philadelphia, the first woman President in the League’s 150-year history, and is the current Chair of the Legacy Foundation of the Union League. She serves on the Board of the Reason Foundation and the Philadelphia Pops.

She and her husband and business partner, John Aglialoro, reside in Philadelphia and are active libertarians (Aglialoro is the Producer of Atlas Shrugged).