Kevin Kane is the president of the Pelican Institute for Public Policy. He is a native of Long Island, New York and a graduate of Tulane University and the Loyola University School of Law. After law school Kevin worked in the legal and compliance division at Merrill Lynch & Co., and prior to founding the Institute he produced legal seminars and conferences in New York City. In 2008, Kevin established the Pelican Institute and moved back to New Orleans with his wife and two children. The Institute's mission is to identify and promote market-based policy solutions at the state and local level. Education reform is one of the Institute's primary areas of focus.