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From 1981-1999 and 2002-2003, Fred H. Hutchison was an independent government affairs, public relations, and marketing consultant. Major client assignments were as follows:

National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges

Washington, D.C. 2003

Served as deputy team leader and day-to-day manager of a lobbying team working  to increase federal appropriations for research, education, and teaching. Created and maintained a client Web site.

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Eastman Chemical Company

Kingsport, Tennessee 2003

Provided advocacy services as part of a campaign to spur development of electric power projects using coal gasification. Created and maintained an elaborate coal gasification Web site.

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Printing Industry Credit Executives

New York, New York 2002-2003

Performed a communications audit. Created a new logo, marketing materials, and Web site.

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Independent Forest Products Association

Portland, Oregon 1995-99

Executed congressional communications campaign. Wrote and delivered dozens of policy documents to congressional leaders and IFPA membership.

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Family Business First

Atlanta, Georgia 1996-98

Designed and managed a public policy communications program distributing monthly mailings to all 535 members of Congress. Produced voter scorecards for 105th and 106th Congresses and redesigned the FBF Web site.

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The Allegheny Forest Alliance

Kane, Pennsylvania 1994-99

Saved funding for timber sales on Allegheny National Forest in Pennsylvania. Established Allegheny Forest Alliance, a grassroots coalition, to further protect the timber program from attack by local preservationists.

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Fibreboard Corporation

Concord, California 1989-95

Represented Fibreboard’s interests in Washington. Advanced and followed-up on dozens of trips by CEO and other company executives. Led Fibreboard’s effort to influence the Stanislaus Forest Plan.

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Silicon Graphics, Inc.

Mountain View, California 1995-97

Helped secure a federal appropriation of more than $120 million for purchase of SGI computers by a national research laboratory.

Quadrex Corporation

Gainesville, Florida 1993-94

Obtained $4 million in appropriated funds for construction of a proof-of-process waste paper to ethanol plant in South Florida.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association

Washington, D.C. 1991-92

Provided project management assistance to lobbying team during roll-out of the Blue’s effort to influence the national health care reform debate.

Fine Hardwood Veneer Association

Indianapolis, Indiana 1988-98

Assisted veneer industry leaders in effort to stop export of hardwood veneer logs from eastern national forests. Helped stabilize the timber sale program on the Allegheny National Forest.

City of Boise, Idaho

Boise, Idaho 1985-93

Lobbied for and obtained a total of $2.06 million for Boise’s geothermal district heating system. Wrote proposals to U.S. Department of Energy for release of appropriated monies.

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Sequoia Forest Industries

Dinuba, California 1985-89

Led efforts by company to prevent major reductions in timber sales on national forests in California.

James P. Purvis

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho 1985-88

Secured enactment of private relief legislation for Pat Purvis, the contractor who built the U.S. exhibit buildings for the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair. Persuaded Congress to pay Purvis $700,000  the largest sum ever paid to an individual through the private relief process.

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Small Business Timber Council

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 1984-90

Established grassroots coalition of family-owned lumber producers in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington to defend the Small Business Timber Sale Set-Aside Program against attack by larger corporations.

GeoProducts Corporation

Oakland, California 1981-92

Protected initial feasibility grant from rescission. Lobbied for and obtained $2.5 million for a 30 MWe, first-of-kind geothermal/wood-fired power plant.

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Edited on: November 15, 2008