Senior Policy Fellow | Free The Lands
Fred Birnbaum is a Senior Policy Fellow with Federalism In Action and the Vice President of the Idaho Freedom Foundation which he joined in 2014, after working 25 years in the packaging industry.
His last assignment was Director of Business and Financial analysis for the Packaging Corporation of America (formerly Boise Inc.). He has lived in Boise since 2000. His experience in industry includes roles in finance, operations, project management and factory management.
Fred served in the U.S. Army as a communication staff officer and platoon leader and worked briefly on Capitol Hill following his Army career.
Fred’s interest in public policy and his passion for Idaho’s backcountry make him a strong advocate for improving the stewardship of public lands in Idaho and throughout the west.
He received his master’s degree in business administration (MBA) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.