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Kentucky’s Daniel Cameron named CEO of the 1792 Exchange; Outgoing KY Attorney General will hold corporations accountable to shareholders

January 3, 2024

Press Release: JDA Worldwide for 1792 Exchange
January 3, 2024

DAYTON, OH — Today, the 1792 Exchange announces the appointment of outgoing Kentucky Attorney General Daniel J. Cameron as its chief executive officer.

Until January 1, 2024, Cameron served as the 51st Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. He was the first Black American independently elected to statewide office in Kentucky’s history and the first Republican elected to the Attorney General’s office since 1948. Previously, Cameron served as legal counsel to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

As Kentucky’s Attorney General, Cameron led a multi-state investigation into Bank of America, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, and Wells Fargo for ESG-related investment practices.

“I’m honored to serve as the CEO of the 1792 Exchange, where I will continue meaningful work to put an end to the anti-American ESG agenda that threatens to take over our corporations and change the fabric of our country,” Cameron said of joining the 1792 Exchange. “We will shine a bright light on those whose ideological agendas seek to dismantle American freedom and prosperity. We will stop investment management firms, elected officials, and corporate interests from using other people’s money to advance their radical political agendas.”

The 1792 Exchange is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that seeks to preserve freedom by partnering with allies to steer public companies back to neutral on divisive, ideological issues.

“Our goal has always been to help corporations move back toward neutral on ideological issues so they can better serve their shareholders and customers,” said 1792 Exchange founder Nathan Estruth. “I simply cannot imagine a more capable and qualified chief executive to help us safeguard free exercise, free speech, and free enterprise.”

The 1792 Exchange is best known for its groundbreaking “Spotlight Bias Reports,” which analyze, quantify, and summarize divisive corporate social behavior.

The 1792 Exchange’s “Spotlight Report: Corporate Bias Ratings” is free and available to all and analyzes more than 2,500 companies, assessing their likelihood to cancel customers, suppliers, or employees for their political or religious beliefs.

The “Spotlight Report: Proxy Voting” database analyzes the proxy voting records of all 50 states’ pension funds, ranking the 50 states in order of the least to most pro-ESG based on their voting behavior in 2022. The first-of-its-kind database includes a free behind-the-scenes look at how asset managers, proxy advisors, state legislatures, state treasurers, governors, pension boards, and pension staff collectively responsible for public retirement dollars enable and promote divisive and harmful ESG agendas with taxpayer dollars.

Cameron will join 1792 President Paul Fitzpatrick in leading the non-profit educational organization.

“We are just getting started,” said Fitzpatrick.

1792 Exchange is a 501 (c)(3), non-profit organization whose mission is to develop policy and resources to protect and equip non-profits, small businesses and philanthropy from “woke” corporations, to educate Congress and stakeholder organizations about the dangers of ESG (environmental, social, and governance) policies, and to help steer public companies in the United States back to neutral on ideological issues so they can best serve their shareholders and customers with excellence and integrity.

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