Jerry Bowyer


Jerry Bowyer (pronounced BOY-er) is a writer and commentator focused on finance and economics who became a member of the national advisory committee of the State Financial Officers Foundation (SFOF) in April 2023. Among his many ventures, he founded the small, family-run business Bowyer Research, an “investment, macroeconomic forecasting, and corporate engagement and proxy consulting firm.” 

Bowyer  is the author of The Maker Versus the Takers: What Jesus Really Said About Social Justice and Economics (2020), The Free Market Capitalist’s Survival Guide: How to Invest and Thrive in an Era of Rampant Socialism (2011), and The Bush Boom: How a Misunderestimated President Fixed a Broken Economy (2003). As founder of Bowyer Media, he created the podcast Meeting of Minds in 2021 as a platform for elevating anti-ESG voices and conservative ideology.

On his podcast, Bowyer interviews financial officers who bad-mouth ESG investment practices as well as key anti-ESG operatives fomenting the manufactured crisis around “woke capitalism.” These guests have included SFOF CEO Derek Kreifels and SFOF member Marlo Oaks and former member John Murante, as well as anti-ESG operatives Justin Danhof, Paul Fitzpatrick, David Bahnsen, Stephen Moore, Stephen Soukup, and Will Hild. The podcast is a project of the Salem Podcast Network, which also hosts podcasts by other right-wing influencers such as Dinesh D’Souza, Sebastian Gorka, and Charlie Kirk, founder of Turning Point USA.

In 1995, Bowyer founded the Allegheny Institute for Public Policy, a conservative think tank funded by the Scaife Foundations. He has previously called for the creation of a “theocracy” in America, according to a 1999 Washington Post article.


  • Requested Pennsylvania state treasurer’s office to “ask Glass Lewis to embrace the pro-shareholder voting profile” (2/13/24)
  • Moderated a panel discussion titled “The Truth About ESG and Investing Your Values” at Liberty University’s 2022 CEO Summit, which also featured SFOF CEO Derek Kreifels and businessman turned 2024 presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy (10/6/22)
  • Participated in a panel discussion at SFOF’s 2022 fall meeting titled “ESG Part 2: Shareholder Proposals and Voting Your Proxies” with Utah Treasurer Marlo Oaks, fellow anti-ESG operative Steve Milloy, and Free Enterprise Project Director Scott Shephard (11/15/22)

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