Robert L. Bixby, executive director of The Concord Coalition, and David M. Walker, president and CEO of The Peter G. Peterson Foundation, will announce plans for the tour at a press briefing at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 8 at the National Press Club. Other policy experts who will join Wednesday’s briefing, as well as the tour, are Douglas Holtz-Eakin, president of The American Action Forum, Bill Novelli, a professor at Georgetown University, and Isabel Sawhill, senior fellow in Economic Studies at The Brookings Institution.
Concord will conduct the Fiscal Solutions Tour, which will visit half a dozen cities this fall, with support from The Peterson Foundation. The tour is not intended to advance a specific set of solutions but will feature a variety of perspectives on different options, including many now under consideration by President Obama’s bipartisan National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform.
On Wednesday, Sept. 8, in Washington, The Concord Coalition and The Peter G. Peterson Foundation will launch the “Fiscal Solutions Tour,” a series of public forums around the country focusing on possible solutions to the nation’s record debt and other fiscal and economic challenges.
About the Host
Steve Winn is the communications director for The Concord Coalition. He handles media requests and works with the organization’s policy experts in preparing issue briefs, blogs, op-ed articles and broadcast commentary. He edits the newsletter that Concord usually publishes each week Congress is in session.
Winn also speaks to college classes, community groups and other organizations about the nation’s fiscal and economic challenges. He is involved with Concord’s grassroots programs around the country, working with the organization’s field staff and local partners in presenting public forums and deficit-reduction exercises. He arranges briefings for newspaper editorial boards and other journalists.
Winn has taught courses on the media, politics and American society at Baker University’s School of Professional and Graduate Studies in the Kansas City area.
Before joining Concord in 2009, he held several reporting and editing positions during a 30-year career at The Kansas City Star. As the paper’s deputy editorial page editor, he frequently wrote about national politics, economics, health care policy and the need for fiscal reform.
Winn has a master's degree in liberal arts with an emphasis in history from Baker University and a bachelor's degree in journalism from Northwestern University.
The Concord Coalition is a national, nonpartisan organization dedicated to fiscal responsibility and reform. It was founded in 1992 by Peter G. Peterson, former U.S. commerce secretary; Warren Rudman, a Republican senator from New Hampshire, and Paul Tsongas, a former Democratic senator from Massachusetts.