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April 3, 2003
CONTACT: David Fish
(202) 289-8928

Top Officials Celebrate Foundation’s
10th Anniversary Dinner
Daniels, Powell, Muris and Others to Attend April 10 Dinner

WASHINGTON, D.C. -OMB Director Mitch Daniels, FCC Chairman Michael Powell and FTC Chairman Tim Muris are among the top officials who will be on hand to celebrate The Progress & Freedom Foundation’s 10th Anniversary next Thursday at Washington’s Renaissance Mayflower Hotel. Daniels will keynote the April 10 dinner event, and other experts and dignitaries – including the most recent Nobel Prize winner in Economics, Vernon Smith of George Mason University – will highlight the contributions of the high-tech think tank to national policy debates.

The OMB Director, who served as president of the Hudson Institute, played a role in bringing Progress & Freedom Foundation founders George A. Keyworth, II and Jeffrey A. Eisenach together. The Foundation’s new president, Raymond L. Gifford, says the secret of the organization’s success in a market where failures are much more common, is the combination of academic depth and practical policy expertise, and the ability to remain ahead of the curve on emerging high-tech and digital topics.

“PFF’s genius – and it’s not mine because I just arrived – is its expertise in economics, law and deregulation, and the ability to remain timely, relevant and useful in the policy process,” said Gifford. “The Foundation’s annual Aspen Summit and its other events and publications help set the intellectual framework for deciding policy questions important to our digital economy. ”

Further details about the celebration are available at Those interested in attending the dinner should contact Jane Creel at 202-289-8928 or Members of the media should contact David Fish at the same number or

The Progress & Freedom Foundation is a market-oriented think tank that studies the impact of the digital revolution and its implications for public policy. Its mission is to educate policymakers, opinion leaders and the public about issues associated with technological change, based on a philosophy of limited government, free markets and civil liberties. The Foundation disseminates the results of its work through books, studies, seminars, conferences and electronic media of all forms. It is a private, non-profit, non-partisan organization supported by tax-deductible donations from corporations, foundations and individuals. PFF does not engage in lobbying activities or take positions on legislation. It is a 501(c)(3) research & educational organization.



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