Fred Birnbaum joined the Idaho Freedom Foundation as vice president and chief operating officer after working 25 years in the packaging industry.
Most recently, he served as director of business and financial analysis for Packaging Corporation of America (formerly Boise Inc.) and has lived in Boise since 2000. His experience in industry includes roles in finance, operations, project management, and factory management.
Fred served in the U.S. Army as a communication staff officer and platoon leader and worked briefly on Capitol Hill following his Army career.
He received his MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.