Public Papers - 1990
Excerpt of a Statement by Press Secretary Fitzwater on the Citizens Democracy Corps
The President launched the Citizens Democracy Corps in May as a new initiative to support the voluntary efforts of American citizens to help strengthen the emerging democratic institutions and market economies of Central and Eastern Europe. It is today being expanded to include activities in the Soviet Union as well.
The President is pleased to announce the names of the Chairman and Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Citizens Democracy Corps. He is gratified that these distinguished American leaders, representing a cross section of our society have agreed to serve. They are as follows:
Chairman of the Board
The Honorable Drew Lewis, chairman of the board, Union Pacific Corp.; former Secretary of Transportation
The Honorable John R. Block, president, National American Wholesale Grocers' Association; former Secretary of Agriculture
The Honorable Derek Bok, president, Harvard University
Mr. Lodwrick M. Cook, chairman and chief executive officer, ARCO
The Honorable William A. Hewitt, former chairman, John Deere Co.; former U.S. Ambassador to Jamaica
The Honorable Barbara Jordan, the Lyndon B. Johnson chair in national policy, University of Texas; former Member of Congress
The Honorable Nancy Kassebaum, U.S. Senate
The Honorable Lane Kirkland, president, AFL - CIO
The Honorable Henry A. Kissinger, chairman, Kissinger Associates, Inc.; former Secretary of State.
Mr. Robert H. Krieble, president, Krieble Associates
The Honorable Frederic V. Malek, vice chairman, Northwest Airlines; cochairman, Coldwell Banker Commercial Groups
Mr. Frank N. Piasecki, president and chief executive officer, Piasecki Aircraft
The Honorable Robert S. Strauss, partner, Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer Feld; former chairman, Democratic National Committee; former U.S. Trade Representative
Mr. William T. Ylvisaker, president and chief executive officer, Corporate Focus, Inc.
A Board of Directors will be announced later.