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KATHRYN DUNN TENPAS is a visiting fellow with the Governance Studies division of the Brookings Institution, and associate director of the Washington Semester Program of the University of Pennsylvania. She is also a fellow of the Governance Institute.
Dr. Tenpas served as a member of The White House 2001 Project, where she prepared a study of the White House Office of the Staff Secretary to aid in the 2000-2001 presidential transition. She also served two terms on the Board of the American Political Science Association's Presidency Research Group, a national organization for presidency scholars.
Dr. Tenpas' academic positions include her current affiliation with the University of Pennsylvania, and an associate professorship in the Department of Government and International Affairs at the University of South Florida. While at the University of South Florida, Dr. Tenpas additionally directed the Political Science Honors Program and the Washington, D.C. internship program. From 1992-1993, she was a guest scholar with Leiden University in the Netherlands.
Dr. Tenpas has authored the book Presidents as Candidates: Inside the White House for the Presidential Campaign, and numerous articles, papers and chapters. A sampling of recent publications include a chapter in The Making of the Presidential Candidates 2004 called, "How Incumbent Presidents Run for Reelection," a Brookings Review article, titled "Words vs. Deeds: President George W. Bush and Polling;" a Journal of Politics article "Explaining Increasing Turnover Rates Among Presidential Advisers, 1929-1997," co-authored with Matthew Dickinson; and a chapter in Workways of Governance, coauthored with Karen Hult, published jointly by Brookings and the American Enterprise Institute in the Fall of 2003.
The recipient of a 2001 Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life grant to study the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, Dr. Tenpas released the report, "Can an Office Change a Country?" in February 2002 and is continuing her examination of this issue.
Dr. Tenpas holds a PhD and MA from the University of Virginia, and a BA from Georgetown University.
CLAUDIA THURBER, a veteran of over twenty-two years of federal government service, was the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Counsel for Health Standards until her retirement in February 2006. She is an expert on the regulatory process. Her responsibilities included working closely with OSHA management and the Office of the Solicitor of Labor in the development and promulgation of health and safety standards, serving as liaison to the Office of Management and Budget and other government agencies on regulatory issues. She planned and managed the standards work of staff attorneys, which gave her an opportunity to put into practice her experience as project attorney for some of OSHA's most important and far reaching standards that protect workers from the hazards of blood borne pathogens, petrochemicals, power generation, and fire in shipyards.
Ms. Thurber has spoken at numerous professional meetings, including the National Safety Council annual meeting. Most recently, she gave the keynote speech at the first meeting of the Ecuador chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers and presented current issues in regulation to a group of academics, government managers and graduate students at Fudan University in Shanghai, China. She has taught Political Science courses at The American University.
Ms. Thurber holds a JD from The Washington College of Law at The American University, an MA in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland, and a BA from Washington State University.
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JAMES A. THURBER is professor of government and director of the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies and the Campaign Management and Lobbying Institutes at the American University in Washington, D.C. He has been on the faculty at the American University since 1974 and was honored as the Scholar/Teacher of the Year in 1996. He is also currently the principal investigator of a seven-year study of campaign conduct sponsored by the Pew Charitable Trusts.
Dr. Thurber is author and co-author of numerous books and more than fifty articles and chapters on Congress, congressional-presidential relations, congressional budgeting, congressional reform, interest groups and lobbying and campaigns and elections. His most recent publications are Obama in Office: The First Two Years, Rivals for Power: Presidential-Congressional Relations, Setting Course: A Congressional Management Guide, and Remaking Congress: The Politics of Congressional Stability and Change.
Dr. Thurber has served in government as a legislative assistant to the late Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey and Rep. James G. O'Hara; senior staff analyst for Rep. David Obey, and the Commission on Administrative Review of the House of Representatives, and for Sen. Adlai Stevenson. He was recently president of the National Capital Area Political Science Association and the APSA representative to the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences. He currently serves on the Executive Board of Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honor society.
Dr. Thurber was honored as the Centennial Professor for the 100th Anniversary of Washington State University in 1990, earned the American University School of Public Affairs award for the best Research and Publication in 1992 and the award for Outstanding Service to the University in 1993. He is interviewed frequently on CBS-TV, ABC-TV, NBC-TV, BBC radio and CNN-TV National Public Radio, C-SPAN, and for major newspapers as an expert on American politics and government. He has recently served as a consultant to BBC for a documentary on American politics. Dr. Thurber earned his PhD in political science from Indiana University in 1973.
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PAT TOWELL is a specialist in national defense with the Foreign Affairs, Defense, and Trade Division at the Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress. Prior to joining CRS he was a Senior Fellow at The Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA). Mr. Towell covered defense policy for Congressional Quarterly for more than 25 years. During that time, he covered the defense budget process each year from presidential submission through final congressional and presidential action. Prior to joining CQ, Mr. Towell was a political science lecturer at California State University in Bakersfield.
He received an AB from Georgetown University, MA from Northwestern University, and PhD from University of Illinois.
JIM TOZZI is a member of the Board of Advisors, Center for Regulatory Effectiveness. He is also the president of Multinational Business Services, Inc., representing clients before Federal agencies on regulatory issues.
Previously, Mr. Tozzi served in the Executive Office of the President of the United States as deputy administrator, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), supervising and implementing the Administration's program for overseeing, coordinating and approving all federal regulations. Before that, he served at OMB as assistant director and was responsible for developing a national regulatory policy, reviewing all U.S. governmental information requests affecting U.S. firms, and developing policies for automatic data processing and telecommunications equipment. As chief of the environmental branch of OMB, he served as principal advisor on the content and implementation of federal environmental programs.
From 1964 to 1972, Mr. Tozzi served at the Department of Defense in the Office of the Secretary of the Army and was responsible for the development of the Army Corps of Engineers budget, and served as congressional liaison for budget. He also served in the Office of the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, and was responsible for the development of strategic response plans.
Mr. Tozzi earned a BS in chemical engineering from the Carnegie Institute of Technology, a Masters in Retailing from the University of Pittsburgh, and a PhD in economics and business administration from the University of Florida.
GENE ULM is a partner with Public Opinion Strategies. Gene has extensive experience polling on behalf of successful U.S. Senate, gubernatorial, congressional, and state legislative campaigns since 1990. His political clients include Members of Congress, mayors, legislative caucuses and business and trade-oriented independent expenditure committees.
In addition, he has polled on ballot issues including taxation, gaming, health care, public education funding, and property rights. He polled on behalf of the campaigns that defeated single-payer health insurance in California and tax shifting in Wisconsin -- both slated to win by many pundits. Gene has also polled on behalf of winning campaigns in New Zealand, Australia, and Russia.
is the President of Wexler & Walker Public Policy Associates. He spent 20 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he was chairman of the House Science Committee and chairman of the House Republican leadership. Other key House positions held by Mr. Walker included vice chairman of the House Budget Committee, member of the Republican Steering Committee, and member of Speaker Gingrich's six-person Advisory Group.
As an advocate for scientific research, technology and space programs, Mr. Walker was the first sitting House member to be awarded NASA's Distinguished Service Medal in 1996. Mr. Walker has also been a frequent guest on CNN's "Crossfire" and National Public Radio shows.
Mr. Walker received a BA in education from Millersville University and an MA in political science from the University of Delaware. He taught high school social studies, and was a senior aide to Pennsylvania Representative Edwin Eshleman for 10 years.
STEPHEN WAYNE is a professor of government at Georgetown University, where he heads the American Government section. Dr. Wayne teaches a course on contemporary policymaking at the Federal Executive Institute, and speaks regularly on leadership, the presidency, Congress and the electoral process to professional groups in the United States, Europe, Latin America and Asia.
Dr. Wayne is the author of five books on the presidency: The Legislative Presidency, which focuses on how legislative policy is developed and coordinated with the president and how it is lobbied for on Capitol Hill; The Road to the White House (fifth edition), a study of presidential elections and their implications for governance; The Quest for National Office; Studying the Presidency; Presidential Leadership (sixth edition); and The Politics of American Government (second edition). He is frequently quoted by White House correspondents. He is past president of the Presidency Research Group and the National Capitol Area Political Science Association.
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JEFFREY WEINBERG is a legislative attorney at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Executive Office of the President. He is responsible for coordination and clearance of the Administration's testimony before congressional committees on legislation; draft legislation for presentation to Congress; and positions on legislation being considered on the floor of the House and Senate. He also prepares memoranda for the President on legislation awaiting his approval or veto.
In 1995 at the OMB Awards Ceremony commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the founding of OMB, Mr. Weinberg received the Distinguished Service Award "For outstanding contributions over six Presidential Administrations in managing the legislative clearance process on behalf of the OMB Director and the President."
Mr. Weinberg is also Associate Professorial Lecturer in George Washington University's Masters in Legislative Affairs Program where he teaches a course on Executive Branch Decision-making.
MYRA ENGERS WEINBERG was Director of Research for the CQ Weekly before joining the National Restaurant Association. She worked as a reference librarian at Congressional Quarterly's Library from 1992 to 1998. In that capacity, she provided detailed research about Congress, politics, and the legislative process to CQ reporters and staff. She also responded to telephone inquiries from subscribers and the press, averaging 750 calls per month, on various topics including content and status of legislation, election process and results, and the workings of Congress. In addition, Ms. Weinberg provided extensive online searching support using Washington Alert, NEXIS, DIALOG, and DataTimes systems.
Previously, Ms. Weinberg worked for four years as a reference librarian in the Library and Information Center of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) in Washington, DC.
ANTHONY WILLETT is the Senior Speechwriter to the Administrator, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) where he researches, writes, and edits all executive communications and serves as policy advisor to the Administrator. From 1998 until 2003, Mr. Willett was Chief of Staff, Free Flight with the FAA. He devised and managed communications and legislative activities.
From 1997 until 1998 he was Chief of Staff in the Office of the Deputy Administrator, FAA where he served as senior advisor to the Deputy Administrator, conducted final review of proposed rulemaking and of congressional correspondence, and oversaw the FAA's 24-hour emergency response center.
From 1994 until 1997 Mr. Willett was Program Director, Public Affairs Field Operations, FAA. There he devised, executed, and managed internal and external national public affairs media strategies, prepared senior executives for media interviews, and wrote daily electronic news updates for agency-wide distribution. Mr. Willett was Manager, Management Systems Branch, FAA Boston and Manager, Planning, Appraisal & Legislative Affairs, FAA from 1989 until 1994 where he managed public affairs, management systems, legislative affairs, aviation education and forms management. He served as a Public Affairs Officer with the FAA Technical Center from 1986 until 1988 where he wrote press releases and speeches and edited a weekly newsletter. From 1982 until 1984 he was the Managing Editor with the Atlantic City Magazine.
He received a BS in English Education from Seton Hall University, Magna Cum Laude, and a Master of Journalism from Temple University, Magna Cum Laude.
G. KIM WINCUP was corporate vice president of Science Applications International Corporation, where his responsibilities included developing corporate opportunities in Federal DOD (civil/military) Information Services and assisting with general procurement processes and acquisition reform. He spent seventeen years as counsel to the House Armed Services Committee and House Veterans Affairs Committee, and as staff director of the House Armed Services Committee and the Joint Committee on the Organization of Congress. Three years were spent in the Pentagon in presidentially appointed roles in personnel and acquisition.
Some professional highlights include serving as counsel to the Committee on Veterans Affairs working on a special project for the chairman related to encouraging cooperative efforts between the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs. He also served as staff director for the Joint Committee on the Organization of Congress with a mandate for a bipartisan, bicameral "full and complete study" of Congress. Mr. Wincup was appointed assistant secretary of the Air Force (Acquisition) and served as service acquisition executive responsible for the management and oversight of the United States Air Force's acquisition program. Mr. Wincup was also appointed as assistant secretary of the Army (manpower and reserve affairs). He was responsible for the Army's active duty, reserve and civilian personnel during the post Cold War drawdown and the Desert Storm operation.
Mr. Wincup has a BA in political science from DePauw University, and received his JD from the University of Illinois School of Law.
KERRY YOUNG has been an editor of CQ-Roll Call Group's Budget Tracker since June 2007. She previously worked at Bloomberg News, reporting on beats ranging from the FDA and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to pharmaceutical companies and the nuclear power industry. A graduate of Tulane University, Ms. Young started her career in journalism at small newspapers in New Jersey.
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WILLIAM H. ZELIFF, JR. was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1990 from the first district of New Hampshire and retired in 1997. As Deputy Whip, Mr. Zeliff helped create and implement the House agenda. His service as Chairman of the Subcommittee on National Security, International Affairs and Criminal Justice of the House Government Reform Committee was instrumental in moving the drug issue to center stage during the 1996 presidential election. He was a member of the House Transportation Committee and served with distinction on the Surface Transportation, Water Resources and Aviation Subcommittees. Mr. Zeliff authored the "A to Z Budget Cutting Tool" used by Members of Congress to encourage fiscal responsibility.
Mr. Zeliff successfully rebuilt and operated three small businesses, winning the New Hampshire Restaurant and Lodging Association's prestigious Innkeeper of the Year award in 1988. He is Senior Counselor with The Livingston Group.
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