Dana Joel Gattuso is an adjunct scholar with the Washington, D.C.-based Competitive Enterprise Institute. She is also the Washington liaison for PERC-The Center for Free Market Environmentalism, and a policy consultant and freelance writer on environmental issues for a number of organizations, including The Heritage Foundation, the National Foundation for Environmental Education, and the Thomas Jefferson Institute. Previously, Gattuso was Director of Projects and Issue Management for Environment and Regulatory Affairs with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Before working at the Chamber, she was director of research with the San Francisco-based research group Pacific Research Institute. Gattuso also previously worked with Citizens for a Sound Economy, as Deputy Director of Regulatory Affairs, and at The Heritage Foundation. She has written numerous studies and articles for newspapers, magazines, and journals that have appeared or been cited in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Washington Times, USA Today, the Baltimore Sun, the Detroit News, Fortune Magazine, and Regulation Magazine. She is also a contributor to the book, Privatizing Correctional Institutions (Transaction Publishers, 1992). Gattuso received her education at Butler University in Indianapolis and George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.

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