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CONTACT: Amy Smorodin
May 24 , 2006
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PFF Expands Development Outreach
Barbara Kelly to Assist Think Tank’s Growing International Reach

WASHINGTON D.C. - With recent forays into South America and growing outreach in Europe, The Progress & Freedom Foundation is expanding its developmental efforts with the hire of Barbara Kelly as Vice President and Executive Director of Development. In this new position, she will serve as a member of the senior team at PFF and expand PFF's strategic outreach to corporations, law firms, foundations, and individuals. Kelly most recently served as Director of Development of the National Center for State Courts (NCSC), an independent justice reform organization that serves as a voice for state courts on national policy issues.

"Barbara Kelly is a true professional, and will be of immense assistance to The Progress & Freedom Foundation as we continue to expand our scholarship both domestically and abroad," said PFF President Ray Gifford. "Her understanding of the not-for-profit world and her belief in the work we are doing at PFF are welcomed."

In the last sixteen months PFF has co-hosted events in Milan, Italy; Brussels, Belgium; Prague, the Czech Republic; Buenos Aires, Argentina; and Sao Paulo, Brazil. Along with its annual Aspen Summit in August, it is organizing its first annual Lake Como Summit in Bellagio, Italy, in October. As PFF has begun to expand into an international think tank, it has been seeking out new partners and supporters who share PFF’s belief in a digital age of limited government, free markets and individual sovereignty.

"My decision to join The Progress & Freedom Foundation was driven by its reputation as a leading public policy forum, and its work at the intersection of government, commerce and technological progress," Kelly said. "I look forward to contributing to its growth at a very exciting time for PFF."

As Director of Development at NCSC, Kelly helped establish and support the NCSC's General Counsel Committee and Lawyers Committee, organize the NCSC's annual justice roundtable with the state chief justices, business, and bar leaders, and launch a major civil justice reform initiative. Earlier, as an NCSC senior associate, she directed several national-scope projects to meet the technology needs of the state judiciary, including the NCSC's national court technology conference, the world's largest educational conference and exhibition devoted exclusively to court technology.  Prior to joining NCSC, Kelly was a court analyst with the Supreme Court of Virginia, serving as a users' advocate for judges, court officers, and the public in the development of automated information systems. Kelly joins PFF June 26 th.

"We’re fortunate at The Progress & Freedom Foundation to find a truly dedicated professional in Barbara Kelly," said PFF Senior Vice President for Development Garland McCoy, who will work beside Kelly in developmental outreach. "She is the right person at the right time for PFF."

The Progress & Freedom Foundation is a market-oriented think tank that studies the digital revolution and its implications for public policy. It is a 501(c)(3) research & educational organization.



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