For the previous twelve years he had worked respectively as president and CEO of the American Paper Institute (1983), and then after its merger with two other organisations as President and CEO of the American Forest & Paper Association. From 1994 to 1997 he President and CEO of the American Plastics Council.
According to a biographical note he had worked "as a senior member of the White House staffs of U.S. Presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan. "On Inuguration Day in 1981, Cavaney joined the Reagan White House as Deputy Assistant to the President for Public Liaison, where he developed successful strategies for building private sector coalitions in support of President Reagan's legislative initiatives," a biographical note states.
- Trustee, Alliance for Consumer Education
- Leadership Group, U.S.-Muslim Engagement Project 
- Director, American Council for Capital Formation 
- Director, Resources for the Future 
- "Red Cavaney", Leading Authorities, accessed November 2006.
Resources and articles
Related SourceWatch articles
- American Petroleum Institute, "Red Cavaney Announces Retirement from the American Petroleum Institute", Media Release, June 7, 2008.
- "Red Cavaney", Leading Authorities, accessed February 2009.
- Leadership Group, U.S.-Muslim Engagement Project, accessed January 2, 2009.
- Directors, American Council for Capital Formation, accessed May 9, 2010.
- Resources for the Future Board, organizational web page, accessed October 4, 2012.
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