Todd Stiefel lives in Raleigh, N.C. He graduated cum laude from Duke University. He worked 12 years for Stiefel Laboratories, holding positions in marketing, sales operations and strategy. He was the Chief Strategy Officer, the Enterprise Leadership Team chairman and member of the executive committee of the Board. He was responsible for 250 people, including the finance, strategy, risk, facilities, administration and program management functions. He co-led the teams that sold equity to Blackstone and Stiefel Laboratories to GlaxoSmithKline.
Todd is a secular humanist, an atheist and full-time freethought activist. He is the founder and president of the Stiefel Freethought Foundation. His mission is to gain respect for freethinkers and ensure the complete separation of church and state. Todd envisions a world where government favors liberty over dogma and freethinkers are overt, united and influential. He is the International Team Captain for the Foundation Beyond Belief Light The Night Team benefiting The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Todd serves as an advisor to many of the national organizations in the freethought movement, including the American Humanist Association, Secular Student Alliance, and Americans United for Separation of Church and State. Todd and his wife, Diana, have two young children.