BIPAC’s 50TH Anniversary Gala to Honor Two Champions of Free Enterprise

Representative Dave Camp (R-MI) and J. Larry Nichols, executive chairman, Devon Energy Corporation have been named recipients of the 2013 Champions of Free Enterprise Adam Smith Awards. The Adam Smith Awards are given each year to one business leader and one public official whose life work epitomizes a commitment to free market capitalism, public policy, and a stable economy.

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“The Adam Smith Award is an important reminder to our nation’s leaders and to millions of Americans, that the concepts of free enterprise, prosperity and American opportunity are a healthy and important part of the American story.

Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 15, 2013

The Business Industry Political Action Committee (BIPAC), announced today that Representative Dave Camp (R-MI) and J. Larry Nichols, executive chairman, Devon Energy Corporation have been named recipients of the 2013 Champions of Free Enterprise Adam Smith Awards. The Adam Smith Awards are given each year by the Friends of Adam Smith Foundation in partnership with BIPAC, to one business leader and one public official whose life work epitomizes a commitment to free market capitalism, public policy, and a stable economy.

The awards will be presented at BIPAC’s 50th Anniversary Gala on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C. Attendees will include Members of Congress and executives from the nation’s leading businesses, associations and state business groups. The dinner celebrates BIPAC's fifty years as the nations preeminent business political organization.

“This award recognizes the leadership of both Congressman Camp and Larry Nichols in preserving free market principles and fighting for a prosperous America,” said BIPAC President and CEO, Gregory S. Casey.

“The Award is an important reminder to our nation’s leaders and to millions of Americans, that the concepts of free enterprise, prosperity and American opportunity are a healthy and important part of the American story. We are privileged to bestow this year’s award to our two distinguished honorees,” Casey concluded.

Last year’s award recipient Representative Harold Rogers (R-KY 5) will present the 2013 Public Official Award to Representative Dave Camp, and Bernadette A. Budde, former senior vice president, BIPAC, and 2012 award recipient, will present the Business Official Award to Larry Nichols. Previous Adam Smith Award recipients include: Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), Gov. Haley Barbour (R-MS), Sens. Kay Bailey Hutchinson (R-TX), Jon Kyl (R-AZ), Ben Nelson (D-NE), Larry Craig (R-ID), Reps. Cass Ballinger (R-NC), Anne Northup (R-KY), and Charlie Stenholm (D-TX).

For more information on sponsorship packages or tickets to the Gala, please contact Katie Maness at (703) 288-8695 or via email at kmaness[at]hayespr[dot]com. To see a full list of the sponsors visit http://www.bipac.net/gala.

About Business Industry Political Action Committee (BIPAC)
BIPAC stands on five decades of experience and success as a thought-leader, innovator and engine of advocacy for the business community. With partners and members spanning all 50 states, and over 350 national associations and companies from every industry sector. BIPAC helps employers small and large play a more active role in the public-policy-making process, reaching over 6,300 organizations nation-wide.

About Friends of Adam Smith:
Friends of Adam Smith is a not-for-profit foundation that researches and promotes, through the education of business and policy leaders, historical and relevant links between politics, public policy and economic freedom in the United States. It is a 501(c)(3) organization. For more information, please visit http://www.friendsofadamsmith.org.

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