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Patrick Anderson to Receive the 2014 Neil Staebler Distinguished Service Award

EAST LANSING, Mich., October 18, 2014—Anderson Economic Group is proud to celebrate that Patrick Anderson is the recipient of the 2014 Neil Staebler Distinguished Service Award.

This award is given for outstanding professional achievement consistent with Neil Staebler’s dedication to excellence in public service.  It is the 7th time the award has been given since the Neil Staebler Fund for Political Education at the University of Michigan's School of Public Policy was established in 1987. Staebler was one of Michigan's leading political activists, and his public life was devoted to improving democratic government by increasing the participation of citizens in all aspects of public affairs.

Mr. Anderson has taken a leading role in several major public policy initiatives throughout his career. He was an author on the 1992 Term Limit Amendment to the Michigan Constitution, the Headlee Blue Ribbon Commission report, and the 2006 initiated law that repealed the state's Single Business Tax.

His firm’s work played an important role in several state policy reforms including a wage increase for Home Help workers in 2006, the creation of a Michigan EITC in 2008, the repeal of the item pricing law in 2011, and reductions to the PPT in Michigan.

Anderson and his colleagues have repeatedly helped major institutions that play a key role in Michigan's improving fortunes. Their work includes technology industry reports for Automation Alley, annual benchmarking reports for the University Research Corridor, and the fiscal report card for Business Leaders for Michigan. In recent years, the company has assisted Chicago-area institutions such as the University of Chicago, America’s Urban Campus, and the Chicago Loop Alliance.

Before founding Anderson Economic Group, Mr. Anderson was the deputy budget director for the State of Michigan under Governor John Engler, and Chief of Staff for the Michigan Department of State.

"Patrick has a long record of connecting sound analysis to the policy-making process, which is just what the Ford School strives to support,” says Alumni Board member Adam Cowing, who served on the Staebler Award selection committee. “His career also reflects the growing interplay among government, nonprofits, and the private sector in engaging timely public issues."

"I'm very pleased with this award, which honors those that believe an honest and informed discussion is essential in a democracy, and then work hard at proving it," said Patrick Anderson. 

“I am delighted that the Alumni Board has chosen to celebrate Patrick Anderson—someone whose public and private sector work has left a lasting imprint on our state.” Said Susan M. Collins, the Joan and Sanford Weill Dean of the Ford School.

Anderson will be formally recognized with the Staebler Distinguished Service Award at the Ford School's Centennial Reunion on October 31, 2014.

About Anderson Economic Group

Patrick Anderson founded Anderson Economic Group (AEG) in 1996, and serves as the Principal and Chief Executive Officer in the company with offices in Michigan and Illinois. Anderson has written over 100 published works, including the recently released Economics of Business Valuation from Stanford University Press. Anderson's views on the economy are often cited by national news media including The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, National Public Radio, and Fox Business News.

CONTACT:  Tyler Marie Theile-Anderson Economic Group, LLC

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