Bruce F. Freed
Bruce F. Freed is President and a founder of the Center for Political Accountability (http://www.politicalaccountability.net). Additionally, he is on the advisory boards of the Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School and Transparency International -US. He has spoken and written extensively on corporate political spending and the importance of disclosure and accountability in managing the risks it poses to companies and shareholders. CPA has led the effort for the past decade to bring transparency and accountability to corporate political spending. Mr. Freed brings over 30 years of experience in politics, strategic public affairs and journalism. As the business and politics columnist from 1998 to 2003 for The Hill, a newspaper that covers Congress, he was the first to explore the implications of the absence of transparency and accountability in corporate soft money giving. Mr. Freed also commented on business and politics on Public Radio International's Marketplace. He spent a decade on Capitol Hill as chief investigator for the Senate Banking Committee, staff director of a House subcommittee, and a senior aide to two members of the House leadership. Mr. Freed began as a journalist with the Baltimore Sun Papers, Congressional Quarterly and Wall Street Journal.