About Fred Birnbaum

Fred Birnbaum joined the Idaho Freedom Foundation as vice president and chief operating officer after working 25 years in the paper and packaging industry. Most recently he served as director of business and financial analysis for Packaging Corporation of America (formerly Boise Inc.) and has lived in Boise since 2000. His experience in industry includes roles in finance, operations, project management and factory management. Fred served in the U.S. Army as a communication staff officer and platoon leader and worked briefly for US Senator John Glenn, as a Military Affairs Fellow, following his Army career He received his master’s degree in business administration (MBA) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Email: [email protected]

House Bill 267 – Colleges and universities

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Senate Bill 1189 – Arts commission

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House Bill 260 – Wolf Control Fund

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Idaho needs accountability in education

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Senate Bill 1185 – Department of Health and Welfare: child welfare, developmentally disabled, and service integration

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House Bill 254 – Parks and recreation

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