Brian Czech is the founding president and executive director of the Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy, or CASSE. Czech served in the headquarters of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from 1999-2017 and as a visiting professor in Virginia Tech’s National Capitol Region during that period. He is the author of several books including Supply Shock, Shoveling Fuel for a Runaway Train, and The Endangered Species Act, as well as over 50 academic journal articles. Czech is a frequent speaker and commentator, and a regular contributor to the Daly News, a blog focused on the steady state economy. He has a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin, an M.S. from the University of Washington, and a Ph.D. from the University of Arizona.