Political Strategists to Speak at AF&PA's Paper Week Luncheon
Leading Political Strategists Ed Gillespie and Terry McAuliffe to Speak at AF&PA's 129th Annual Paper Week Luncheon
WASHINGTON, DC -- The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) has announced that Ed Gillespie, former Chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC), and Terry McAuliffe, former Chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), will be the featured speakers at AF&PA's 129th Annual Paper Week Luncheon at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 11, 2006, in New York City.
Drawing on their extensive experience on opposite sides of the political fence, Gillespie and McAuliffe, two of the country's most prominent political strategists, will discuss the nation's current political climate.
In 2003, Mr. Gillespie was selected by President Bush to serve as Chairman of the RNC, where he remained until January 2005. He was the first RNC Chairman in 80 years to preside over the re-election of a Republican president while retaining Republican majorities in both the House and Senate. Gillespie is a founder and co-chairman of Quinn Gillespie & Associates, a bipartisan public affairs firm based in Washington, DC.
As Chairman of the DNC from February 2001 to February 2005, McAuliffe used state-of-the-art technology to connect grassroots activists with the party's new information infrastructure. Under his leadership, the DNC contributed more money to Senate, House, State, Gubernatorial, Mayoral and local races than any other time in history.
McAuliffe has successfully started more than two-dozen companies in the fields of banking, insurance, marketing and real estate.
The 2006 Paper Week Pre-Luncheon Reception and Annual Luncheon are sponsored by Accenture. For more information on AF&PA's 2006 Paper Week, visit www.paperweek.org.
About Paper Week
AF&PA's 129th Annual Paper Week will be held April 9-12, 2006, at The Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. Paper Week is an annual event for the U.S. pulp, paper and packaging industry, attracting participants from all segments of the business, including domestic and foreign companies, producers, customers, suppliers, media, business strategists, industry experts, and leading financial analysts.