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January 31, 2003
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Gifford Elected to Board,
Burgess Goes Emeritus

Eisenach Cites Academic Credentials, Public Policy Experience

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Raymond L. Gifford, The Progress & Freedom Foundation’s incoming president, and Philip M. Burgess, a long-time board member, have been elected director and director emeritus, respectively. The decision was made by a recent vote of the Foundation’s board.

Gifford, who will soon leave his position as chairman of the Colorado Public Utilities Commission, becomes president of PFF on February 1. He will replace Jeffrey A. Eisenach, who co-founded the organization in 1993.

Burgess, a long-term PFF board member, became president of the National Academy of Public Administration in December. The distinguished academic, corporate veteran, commentator and public policy expert leads 500 distinguished fellows at the Congressionally chartered organization. Recent NAPA research and problem-solving exercises have included FBI reorganization and strategies to prevent forest fires.

Eisenach, who will remain on the board, says their involvement bodes well for the future of the Foundation. “Ray Gifford and Phil Burgess are among our most valuable assets,” he said. “It is people of their caliber – with the highest academic credentials and significant public policy and practical experience – who continue to make PFF an enduring success.”

The Progress & Freedom Foundation, which celebrates its 10th anniversary on April 10, is a market-oriented think tank that studies the impact of the digital revolution and its implications for public policy. It is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.



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