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Andrew F. Puzder is the former Chief Executive Officer of CKE Restaurants, where he helped turn Hardees and Carls Jr. into globally known fast-food powerhouses. Starting as founder Carl Karchers personal attorney in 1986, Puzder became CEO in 2000 and led the company out of serious financial difficulties. Under his leadership, CKE expanded to over 3,800 restaurants.
Puzder is a frequent lecturer on economics and politics for various groups and associations as well as at colleges and universities. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Pepperdine School of Public Policy, a member of the Washington University Law Schools Board of Advisors, a Director at The Job Creators Network, on the Advisory Board at Prager University.
In 2010, Puzder co-authored with David Newton the book, Job Creation: How It Really Works and Why Government Doesnt Understand It, and in 2018, he authored The Capitalist Comeback: The Trump Boom and the Left's Plot to Stop It. His latest two books, Getting America Back to Work and Its Time to Let America Work Again, were released by Encounter Books in 2020.
He received a B.A. in history from Cleveland State University and J.D. from Washington University School of Law.