Richard Vigilante began his career as a writer and editor for National Review. He is the founding editor of the City Journal, a quarterly magazine of urban culture and policy launched by the Manhattan Institute. He moved on to become a successful book editor at Regnery Publishing, helping transform an economically defunct publishing venture into a commercially successful book publisher. He moved on into financial communications, editing a tech newsletter for George Gilder, then rising to become communications director and partner in Whitebox, a Minneapolis hedge fund. He is a founding board member of the Chesterton Academy and the Chesterton Schools Network, and the Chairman of the Board of Teach for Christ, a new organization which recruits college graduates to volunteer a year of their life helping Catholic Schools.