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September 2, 2010

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Katz Joins Heritage as Expert on Regulation

Washington, D.C., Sept. 2, 2010—Diane Katz, an accomplished policy analyst from Detroit, has joined The Heritage Foundation as a research fellow in regulatory policy.

Katz will research and write on a range of regulatory issues while working in the leading Washington think tank’s Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Studies. In particular, she will document the growing regulatory burden on citizens and private sector firms, and the effects on the U.S. economy.

“Diane brings rich experience in educating policymakers and the public on regulatory issues and the economic benefits of limited government,” Roe Institute Director Alison Acosta Fraser said.

Katz will team with James Gattuso, senior research fellow in regulatory policy, Fraser said.

Katz previously was director of risk, environment and energy policy for three years at the Fraser Institute, an independent policy research organization in Canada. From 2002 to 2008, she was director of science, environment and technology for the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, a free-market think tank in Midland, Mich.

As an award-winning journalist for the Detroit News, Katz reported on national issues from the Washington bureau before turning to analysis and opinion writing as a member of the newspaper’s editorial board. She specialized in science, the environment, telecommunications, technology and the auto industry.

Katz holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Thomas Jefferson College.

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