Rebecca L⁠i⁠ner



Becky Liner is the Executive Vice President of The James Madison Institute and the Director of the Preston A. Wells, Jr. Center for American Ideals.  As the Director of the Center for American Ideals, Becky is responsible for JMI’s civics education initiatives, internship program and campus representative programs at colleges and universities in the State of Florida.

Joining the JMI staff in January 2005 as Membership Director, Becky became the Director of Operations in January 2008 before assuming her current position in April 2012.  Becky brings to JMI over twenty years of experience in public service at the national and state levels, having worked seventeen years for the United States Senate as an aide to Senator Bob Graham and four years in Florida’s Executive Office of the Governor during the Graham administration.

A native Tallahassean, Becky has a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Administration from Auburn University and did her Master’s work in Public Administration at Florida State University.

Becky’s commitment to community service and voluntarism have provided her with leadership opportunities in a number of organizations, including as a member of the board of directors of the Auburn Alumni Association, president of the Junior League of Tallahassee, chair of Leadership Tallahassee and president of the Tallahassee Auburn Club.  Becky is a graduate of Leadership Tallahassee Class 12, a Lifetime Member of the Auburn Alumni Association, a sustaining member of the Junior League of Tallahassee and co-founder of the non-profit organization A Full Summer, a community food packaging project to help feed hungry and food-insecure  school-aged children during the summer months. She is a past member of the Board of Trustees of The Maclay School, where she also served two years as president of the Maclay Baseball Boosters.  She has served terms on the Boards of Directors of the Friends of the LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library, the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce, the Brogan Museum, the Tallahassee Symphony and Second Harvest Food Bank.  In addition, Becky has held local, regional and national positions for Delta Delta Delta sorority and is a member of the Tallahassee Tri Delta Alumnae Chapter. In 2008, Becky was named one of the “25 Women You Need to Know” by the Tallahassee Democrat.

Becky has one son, Will, who is a fourth-generation Auburn graduate.

She enjoys cooking, spending time with family and friends, and cheering on the Auburn Tigers.

Fun Fact

Becky is a third generation Auburn graduate and the mother of a fourth generation Auburn grad. She currently serves as the President of the Tallahassee Auburn Club and is a Lifetime Member of the Auburn Alumni Association. Her favorite colors are orange and blue, her favorite animals are Tigers and her favorite beverage is Toomer’s Corner lemonade. Becky’s office at JMI is painted an “AUsome” shade of orange, and she believes “War Eagle!” is a universal greeting. WAR EAGLE!