Friday, June 21, 2024

Our Team

Martin Mawyer


Martin Mawyer began his career as a journalist for the Religion Today news syndicate and as the Washington news correspondent for Moody Monthly magazine, resulting in his position as the Editor-in-Chief of Jerry Falwell’s “Moral Majority Report.”

In 1990, he founded the Christian Action Network (CAN), a non-profit organization created to protect America’s religious and moral heritage through educational and political activism efforts, both on the national and grassroots levels. He is the author of four books and has directed three documentary films.

During his career as a journalist and an activist, he has appeared on the top television and radio programs in the country, including Larry King Live, The O’Reilly Factor, The Hannity Show, Pat Robertson’s 700 Club, Tucker Carlson, Entertainment Tonight and many others.

Mawyer has been married 47 years to his wife, Bonnie. Together they have four children and eight grandchildren.

Ryan Mauro

National Security Analyst, Clarion Project

A professor of homeland security, counter-terrorism and political science, he consults to government agencies, and policy-makers. Mauro has made over 1,000 appearances on international radio and TV programs from both the left of the right, including frequent segments on FOX News Channel, Al-Hurra, CCTV, Voice of America, Wall Street Journal Live, etc. He’s been widely published and quoted in outlets like The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, The Hill, Roll Call and the Daily Caller. He was originally hired as an international security analyst at age 16 for a maritime protection company. His research led to two speaking engagements at the International Intelligence Summit, billed as the most prestigious conference of its kind. The event’s material, including Mauro’s bio, was found inside Osama Bin Laden’s Pakistan compound. In 2012, his work caught the attention of the Muslim Brotherhood, which lashed out at him as “delusional” on its official English-language Twitter account.

Martin Fisher

Staff Writer

Martin Fisher is first of all a repentant sinner saved by the grace of Jesus Christ, and he is also a father and grandfather. While still single, he and the girl he would later marry cared for campers at Word of Life Bible Camps in New York. Martin and Ruth married after completing academic and professional programs at different schools, then together ministered as house parents at Joy Ranch Home for Children in Virginia. They took their vision for ministry home, moving on to foster care, specialized respite care and eventually establishing a home for children of their own: five by adoption and two by natural birth. In all, they cared for more than 40 children as primary caregivers. In addition to not being primarily concerned for how their professional lives appear on paper in this world, Martin has carried on with a 15-year journalism career, working as the city-beat, crimes and courts reporter at several community and daily newspapers in Virginia and North Carolina. He has also helped the Christian Action Network team of investigative journalists with the production of several reports in the past.

Alec J. Rooney

News Editor

Alec has spent nearly thirty years in print and online journalism, working as a writer and editor for large newspapers in Tennessee, Florida and Virginia. He earned his BA in English from the University of the South in 1986 and an M.A. in English from the University of Kentucky in 1989. He started work with CAN in 2015, primarily as a publications editor. A Kentucky native, he has two children and resides with his wife in southwest Virginia.

George Lombardi

International Political Analyst & CAN Advisor

George Lombardi is a dedicated American citizen, who proudly carries his Italian heritage and his love for what makes the United States the greatest nation in the world. Mr. Lombardi has advised political campaigns in the U.S.A. and in Europe, and has been a high level adviser to business & political organizations. George Guido Lombardi has made a career in business, politics, and writing about economics both in the United States and Italy. Lombardi has taken on the role of Executive Director of the North Atlantic League, which promotes positive foreign relations between Italy, Israel, and the United States. In addition, he has become one of the leaders of Tea Party of Italy, which has brought the values of small government and more personal freedom to Europe. Lombardi is a member of the the Institute for Global Ethics, a professional member of the World Future Society, and sits on several boards for his philanthropic, academic, and political endeavors.

Bonnie Mawyer

Director of Clerical Services

Amber Mosher

Administrative Manager

Michael Mawyer

Audio/Visual Services

David Carroll

Chairman and Legal Counsel

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