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Patricia O'Connell
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Inaugural NABPAC Scholarship to be Named for Jan Baran

August 7, 2007

The National Association of Business Political Action Committees (NABPAC)—the sole national organization dedicated to promoting, defending and professionalizing PACs and political action professionals—has announced the establishment of “The Jan Baran Scholarship for PAC Studies,” a $3,000 scholarship to be awarded to a student in The George Washington University's PAC certificate program.  Jan Baran, chair of Wiley Rein's Election Law & Government Ethics Practice, has served as counsel to the NABPAC Legal Hotline for more than 20 years.  In announcing the naming of the scholarship, NABPAC commended Baran for “assisting its members and its Board of Directors and Executive Committee understand and effectively respond to the ever-changing rules governing compliance with the nation’s myriad campaign finance laws, as well as the changing needs of the business PAC community.”

Founded in 1977, NABPAC (which is not a PAC and does not contribute to candidates) has sought to advance the interests of its membership and protect the rights of millions of Americans who participate in democracy though voluntary contributions to a PAC.  The George Washington University's Graduate School of Political Management PAC certificate program is designed to give professional PAC managers the fundamental skills to effectively run their organization's political action committee.  It is the nation’s only graduate- level program in PAC management.

For more information about the NABPAC scholarship and how it will be used by The George Washington University, visit: