Jeremy Tedesco is an attorney who works as the senior counsel and senior vice president of corporate engagement at Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF)—an anti-LGBTQ hate group—where he leads the organization’s efforts to “combat corporate cancel culture.” In his role at ADF, he oversaw the recent launch of the Viewpoint Diversity Business Index, a tool developed by ADF and Inspire Investing, a Christian right-wing, anti-ESG investment firm, to push back against “woke capitalism.” In 2022, The Heritage Foundation presented ADF with a $100,000 Innovation Prize for developing the tool.
Tedesco worked on the legal team that successfully argued the anti-LGBTQ case Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission before the Supreme Court, which in 2018 ruled in favor of the bakery that had refused to sell a wedding cake to a same-sex couple. He serves on the board of the Evangelical Christian group Ratio Christi and holds a law degree from Regent University, the private Christian college founded by televangelist Pat Robertson in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
- Co-authored an anti-ESG essay titled “The Moral Duties of Business” for the conservative blog Law & Liberty (2/8/23)
- Spoke on a panel titled “Fostering True Diversity in Non-Profit Organizations and Corporate America” hosted by South Carolina Treasurer Curtis Loftis with Stephanie Holmes and Patrice Onwuka of the Independent Women’s Forum at the 2022 Fall National Meeting of the State Financial Officers Foundation (11/14/22)