Neal B. Freeman is Chairman and founder of the Blackwell Corporation, an advisory firm with clients in communications, defense, and wealth management. Prior to starting his own business, he was an executive with the Hearst Corporation. Appointed by President Reagan, Mr. Freeman served as Director of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. An award-winning television producer, Mr. Freeman has produced more than one thousand programs for national broadcast. He has written for The New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, and National Review, among others. Mr. Freeman is a graduate of Yale University.