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For Immediate Release
December 13, 2007
For More Information Contact:
Ed Shelleby
(202) 662-3623


WASHINGTON, D.C.— The Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) announced today the appointment of Rebecca D. Beauregard, longtime advocate, former Congressional staff member and former elected official, to the position of Director of Government Relations.

Ms. Beauregard comes to CDF after serving for several years as a key leader in her New Jersey community. She was elected to three terms on the Cranbury Township Committee and served as Cranbury’s Mayor. She also was President of Family and Children’s Services of Central New Jersey and worked as a senior congressional advisor to the Population Resource Center in Princeton. Her Congressional experience includes service as staff director to the House Subcommittee on Housing, Select Committee on Aging.  Ms. Beauregard received her B.A. in government from Indiana University and completed post-graduate studies at The George Washington University. As CDF’s Director of Government Relations. Ms. Beauregard will be a central liaison with federal, state and local government officials and work with them and other child advocates to enact legislation that improves the lives of all children in America.

“With her more than 25 years of public policy experience, Rebecca brings diverse, rich perspectives, and we know her insights will strengthen CDF’s advocacy at all levels of government,” said CDF Vice President for Policy Karen Lashman. “We are delighted to have such a dedicated and capable Director of Government Relations as we move forward CDF’s strategic priorities that will improve the state of America’s children.”