Patrick D. Maines has been president of The Media Institute since 1984. The Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, headquartered in Washington. Through publications, conferences, seminars, and legal filings, the Institute promotes a strong First Amendment and sound communications policy. The work of the Institute is supported by contributions from a wide range of media companies and foundations.

During his tenure as president, Mr. Maines has designed and directed all of the Institute’s program activities. In addition, he has formulated the Institute’s policy positions on a wide array of issues including copyright, emerging technology, competition and concentration, and content and structural regulation of the electronic media.

Prior to joining the Institute, Mr. Maines had careers in corporate public affairs and publishing in New York City.