Press Release
Monday, October 18, 1999
WASHINGTON -- Concord Coalition Co-Chairmen Warren Rudman and Sam Nunn and President Peter Peterson announced today that effective immediately, Robert L. Bixby has been appointed Executive Director and Paula Price has been named Director of Operations of the fiscal watchdog group.  Bixby and Price have both been with The Concord Coalition since its founding in 1992.  Bixby most recently served as Policy Director and Price most recently served as Deputy Director.


         “I'm extremely pleased to announce the promotion of two of The Concord Coalition's most valuable employees who have been with us from the beginning -- Bob Bixby and Paula Price.  Bob will put his substantial strategic and analytical talents to use as our new Executive Director, while Paula will put her significant managerial and organizational skills to work as our new Director of Operations.  Together they will help The Concord Coalition trumpet its message of fiscal discipline and generational responsibility to communities around the country and in the halls of Congress well into the next century,” said former Senator Rudman.


         Bixby started his career with The Concord Coalition as a volunteer State Director in Virginia, Tennessee and West Virginia, and was later appointed National Field Director before becoming Policy Director in 1997.   He replaces Martha Phillips, who now serves on Concord's Board of Directors.  Bixby has a bachelor's degree in political science from American University, a juris doctorate from George Mason University School of Law and a master's degree in public administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.  Prior to joining The Concord Coalition, Bixby served as Chief Staff Attorney for the Court of Appeals of Virginia, and practiced law in Fredericksburg, Va.  In 1992, Bixby served as Virginia Co-Chairman of the presidential campaign of former Senator and Concord Co-Founder Paul Tsongas.


         Price initially served as Concord's Regional Field Director for the states west of the Mississippi and was later appointed National Field Director.  She received her bachelor's degree in Russian history from Ohio State University and her master's degree in education from Arizona State University.  Prior to joining The Concord Coalition, Price taught elementary school and special education, and worked for a variety of national, state and local campaigns.  In 1992, she served as State Director in Arizona and Wisconsin for Paul Tsongas' presidential campaign.  Price has also served as Chief of Staff for a U.S. Representative.


         The Concord Coalition was founded in 1992 by former Senator Warren Rudman (R-N.H.), the late Paul Tsongas, former Democratic Senator from Massachusetts, and former Secretary of Commerce Peter Peterson.  Former Senator Sam Nunn (D-Ga.) joined Rudman as co-chair of the organization in 1997.  The Concord Coalition is a nonpartisan, grassroots organization dedicated to balanced federal budgets and generationally responsible fiscal policy.