Presidential Adviser Erskine Bowles to Address AP and NAA


WEBWIRE – Wednesday, April 03, 2013

NEW YORK — Erskine Bowles, who served as White House chief of staff under President Bill Clinton and later co-chaired President Barack Obama’s bipartisan National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, will address members of The Associated Press at the news cooperative’s annual meeting on April 15 in Orlando, Fla., during a luncheon co-hosted by the Newspaper Association of America (NAA), which is also convening in Orlando.

A North Carolina native, Bowles also was head of the Small Business Administration and deputy chief of staff under President Clinton. In 2006, he became president of the University of North Carolina, serving four years. A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Columbia University’s business school, Bowles began his career at Morgan Stanley in New York and later founded a Charlotte-based investment banking firm.

Bowles headed the fiscal commission alongside former U.S. Sen. Alan Simpson. In 2010, the panel proposed a deficit reduction plan — “A Bipartisan Path Forward to Securing America’s Future” — that combines health care and tax reforms with mandatory spending cuts, stronger discretionary caps and other measures.

The two men have since led the nonpartisan Moment of Truth Project, which takes its name from the commission’s final report and seeks to spur discussion about the nation’s fiscal challenges.

The AP annual meeting will be hosted by President and CEO Gary Pruitt and Mary Junck, chairman of the AP board of directors. They will deliver reports to the AP membership.

The address by Bowles will be webcast live via AP’s corporate website at www.ap.org.

This year’s AP’s annual meeting coincides with the April 14-17 NAA mediaXchange conference. Media credentials for the convention, as well as the AP annual meeting and joint luncheon, can be obtained at http://mediaxchange.naa.org/credentials.

About AP
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About NAA
NAA is a nonprofit organization representing nearly 2,000 newspapers and their multiplatform businesses in the United States and Canada. Members include daily newspapers as well as nondailies, other print publications and online products. Headquartered in Arlington, Va., the association focuses on the major issues that affect today’s newspaper industry, such as public policy/legal matters, advertising revenue growth and audience engagement across the medium’s broad portfolio of products and digital platforms. More information about NAA and the industry is available at www.naa.org.



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