THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release October 11, 1993
HENRY HOWARD, JR. NAMED USIA'S ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR FOR MANAGEMENT
President Clinton today announced his intention to nominate former City of Alexandria, Va. official Henry Howard, Jr. to be Associate Director of Management for the United States Information Agency (USIA).
"Henry Howard's expertise in planning and development is great and will serve him well at USIA. Our Administration is fortunate to have him," the President said.
Howard previously served for 17 years at the local government level, all but one of them with the city of Alexandria, Virginia. From 1986 to 1991, he served as Deputy City Manager of Alexandria with responsibility for supervision of all day-to-day operations.
Between 1982 and 1986, while serving as Director of Management and Budget/Chief Financial Officer, he prepared the city's successful presentation for award of its first ever Triple-A award bond rating. Alexandria became one of only nine cities in the nation to have this highest possible rating.
In addition, under Howard's leadership, the city installed an automated budget preparation system; issued its first fiveyear fiscal forecast and report on Evaluating Financial Condition; received its first Government Finance Officers Award for Distinguished Budget Presentation; and developed City Debt Financial Policies.
Howard is a native of Chester, Pennsylvania and received his Bachelor's degree in Urban Planning and Master's degree in Public Administration from Pennsylvania State University.
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