Former Oklahoma congressman named EIA president

Former Oklahoma Congressman Dave McCurdy has been chosen as the next president of the Electronic Industries Alliance (eia--Arlington, VA), succeeding Peter F. McCloskey, who retires after 21 years.

Dec 1st, 1998

Mark A. DeSorbo

Former Oklahoma Congressman Dave McCurdy has been chosen as the next president of the Electronic Industries Alliance (eia--Arlington, VA), succeeding Peter F. McCloskey, who retires after 21 years.

McCurdy, of McLean, VA, comes to the eia after serving seven terms in the U.S. House of Representatives, from 1981 to 1995. He most recently served as chairman and chief executive of the McCurdy Group llc, a consulting and investment firm that provides strategies and solutions for high-technology clients.

As a congressman, McCurdy played a major role in numerous legislative initiatives, including the 1988 National Superconductivity Competitiveness Act, the 1985 Goldwater-Nickles Act, the National Service Legislation, and the Nunn-McCurdy Amendment of 1982.

U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Tom Daschle (D-SD) says that McCurdy has a shrewd understanding of the new economy, plus an insider`s knowledge of how Washington works. "Hiring Dave is a coup for eia. It`s good news for the electronics manufacturing and information technology industry."

McCurdy not only gets accolades from his House and Senate peers, but his praises are also sung by leaders in technology, including Chris Caine, vice president of ibm Corp. "He has a keen understanding of global and economic trends, national security, and the issues of confronting the new digital economy."

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