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Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Cavanagh named NEFAC executive director

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Rosanna Cavanagh, who holds law and business degrees from Cornell University, has been named executive director of the New England First Amendment Coalition (NEFAC), a regional organization devoted to furthering freedom of information and government transparency.

Her appointment was announced today by Thomas Heslin, executive editor of the Providence (R.I.) Journal and president of NEFAC, a non-profit whose leadership includes journalists, educators and First Amendment lawyers from the six New England states. NEFAC works in partnership with the First Amendment Center at Northeastern University in Boston.

"We are excited to move NEFAC forward as an organization and the timing could not be better for us to take this step," Heslin said.

"As Franklin D. Roosevelt said, 'In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.' "

Cavanagh brings to the NEFAC position experience at the corporate law firm of Ropes & Gray in Boston, and past experience as board member, treasurer and co-chair of the fundraising committee for Everybody Wins Metro Boston.

NEFAC is a member of the National Freedom of Information Coalition (NFOIC).

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