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Dr. Dan L. Crippen

Former Director, Congressional Budget Office

Dr. Crippen served as the fifth Director of the Congressional Budget Office. His public service positions have also included: Chief Counsel and Economic Policy Adviser to the Senate Majority Leader (1981-1985); Deputy Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy (1987-1988); and Domestic Policy Advisor and Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy (1988-1989) a position in which he advised the President on all issues relating to domestic policy, including the preparation and presentation of the federal budget. He has served on several national commissions, including the National Commission on Financial Institution Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement. He currently serves on the Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel. Crippen has substantial experience in the private sector as well. Before joining the CBO, he was a principal with Washington Counsel, a law and consulting firm. He has also served as Executive Director of the Merrill Lynch International Advisory Council and as a founding partner and Senior Vice President of The Duberstein Group, an independent strategic planning and consulting firm. Crippen received a B.A. from the University of South Dakota in 1974, an M.A. from Ohio State University in 1976, and a Ph.D. in Public Finance from Ohio State in 1981.



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