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CONTACT: Amy Smorodin
May 27, 2008
(202) 289-8928
Dallas Fed's Richard Fisher to Speak at Aspen
President and CEO of Dallas Federal Reserve Bank to give August 19th Keynote

WASHINGTON D.C. - Richard W. Fisher, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, has been confirmed to speak on the final day of The Progress & Freedom Foundation's 2008 Aspen Summit. The Summit is scheduled for August 17th through the 19th at the St. Regis in Aspen, Colorado. In his address, Fisher will discuss current economic trends and their implications for the technology industry and monetary policy. This addition to the Aspen agenda reflects PFF's expanded focus on the international nature of technology economy.

Fisher has served as President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas since 2005. In that position, he serves as a member of the Federal Open Market Committee and is a voting member in the present year. Prior to his role at the Federal Reserve, Fisher was Vice Chairman of Kissinger McLarty Associates. Fisher also served as Deputy U.S. Trade Representative with the rank of Ambassador, overseeing the implementation of NAFTA and various other trade agreements. He was also assistant to the Secretary of the Treasury during the Carter administration, working on issues related to the dollar crisis of 1978-79.

Information about the 2008 PFF Aspen Summit, to be held August 17th - 19th at the St. Regis Hotel in Aspen, Colorado can be found on our web site. Registration can be performed online, and a discounted rate is available before June 30th. Members of the media are always welcome to attend and should contact Amy Smorodin at or (202)289-8928. Further details, including additional keynote speakers and discussion panel descriptions, will be announced in the upcoming months.

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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