For Immediate Release: June 8, 2001
Contact: Amy Ridenour (202) 507-6398 or

National Center for Public Policy Research Promotes David Almasi to Post of Executive Director


The National Center for Public Policy Research is pleased to announce the promotion of David Almasi to the post of Executive Director.

David Almasi previously served as director of media relations for The National Center and has overseen the day-to-day operations of Project 21, The National Center's African-American leadership program. In the latter capacity, Almasi has helped promote African-American policy leaders who advocate free market and family-friendly solutions to problems facing minority communities.

"We are delighted to have David Almasi in such a key position in our organization," said Amy Ridenour, president of The National Center. "David has uncommonly good management skills, and he combines them with a rare understanding of the best ways to develop and promote new public policy ideas."

In his new position Almasi will retain management oversight of his previous responsibilities, but also will assume duties relating to the expansion of The National Center's policy staff, including three new additions to The National Center's environmental and regulatory program staff. He will also oversee management matters relating to the National Center's new offices in Chicago.

Almasi is a 12-year public relations veteran having served as director of media programs for Defenders of Property Rights, Putting People First and Accuracy in Academia. He is also an experienced writer. His commentaries have appeared in such publications as The Washington Post, The Houston Chronicle, The Detroit Free Press, The Miami Herald, The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Orlando Sentinel, among others.

Almasi is also co-author, with David Ridenour, of the 1986 book Nicaragua's Continuing Revolution (Signal Books).

Almasi is a 1989 graduate of Northwestern University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a specialization in both American Government and Comparative Political Systems. He lives in Virginia with his wife, Nancy.


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