Release Date: Aug 12, 2009Contact: 888-249-NEWS
U.S. Chamber Mourns Passing of Former Executive
Breault's Nearly 30 Years of Service Guided the Business Community
WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue expressed his deepest regret and sympathy today upon learning of the passing of longtime Chamber executive Richard Breault.
"Dick's leadership was invaluable in guiding the Chamber's policy positions and shaping the direction of America's business community for nearly three decades," Donohue said. "He understood the values of free enterprise and embraced them with his dedication to this organization. His passion and spirit will be missed but not forgotten."
Breault served at the Chamber from July 1964 until December 1991 in various capacities, including manager, Community and Regional Development Group; vice president, Program and Federation Development; senior vice president, Policy; and senior counsel to the president. Prior to joining the Chamber, Breault was a budget officer for the Food and Drug Administration and a legislative assistant to former Senator Frederick G. Payne (R-ME).
The U.S. Chamber is the world's largest business federation representing more than 3 million businesses and organizations of every size, sector, and region.
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