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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Texas Public Policy Foundation's David Guenthner honored

TPPF’s David Guenthner (photo) honored with 2009 Texas Social Media Award

Austin American-Statesman selects Guenthner as one of the top 25 social media users in Texas

AUSTIN – The Texas Public Policy Foundation is pleased to announce that David Guenthner, its Director for Media and Government Relations, has been selected as one of the inaugural recipients of the Texas Social Media Awards.

“Communication technologies and techniques are changing rapidly,” said Justin Keener, the Foundation’s Vice President of Policy and Communications. “David has done a great job of finding new tools and incorporating them into our outreach programs so that we can share our message with more people. We are thrilled that he has received this well-deserved recognition.”

Guenthner is the host and producer of “
Texas PolicyCast,” the Foundation’s weekly podcast. Texas PolicyCast was downloaded more than 220,000 times last year. He manages the Foundation’s “Speaking Freely” blog and is a contributor at

During the last several months, Guenthner has developed new programs for online reputation management and blog outreach and overseen the development of the Foundation’s
Facebook page. He has actively promoted the Foundation’s research through Twitter and provided tutorials for legislators, activists and other opinion leaders on how to use the service.

“For 20 years, the free-market movement has looked to the Texas Public Policy Foundation for leadership on the key public policy issues affecting our state and nation,” Keener said. “David has played a key role in delivering our message across Texas and the nation, predicting and responding to the evolution in how people gather and share information, and this award validates his contribution and effectiveness.”

The Texas Social Media Awards are sponsored by the Austin American-Statesman. A panel at the American-Statesman selected the 25 winners from 125 nominees submitted by the readers of Guenthner will receive his award at a March 15th award ceremony.

David Guenthner is Director of Media and Government Relations for the Texas Public Policy Foundation.

The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit, non-partisan, free-market research institute based in Austin. More information can be found on the Foundation’s primary website,, or its government spending transparency website,

1 comment:

David Guenthner said...

Thank you, Joe, for the recognition. The Walker Report provides a great service to the people in Bexar County.