Terry Scanlon assumed the position of president of the Capital Research Center in June 1994 and serves as the chairman of the CRC's board of trustees. Before joining CRC, Scanlon was the vice president for Corporate Relations at the Heritage Foundation. In March 1983, Scanlon was appointed by President Ronald Reagan to a seven-year term to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, serving as both vice chairman and chairman. Prior to joining the Commission, Scanlon served as chief of the industry and technology division of the Commerce Department's Minority Business Development Agency and at the Small Business Administration, where he assisted in the development of the agency's initial minority business program. He is the author of numerous op-ed pieces on government regulation and philanthropy in The New York Times, The Washington Times and other publications.
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