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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release April 13, 1994


The President today announced his intention to nominate Julie Belaga as a member of the Board of Directors of the ExportImport Bank of the United States.

"Julie Belaga's impressive range of public and private sector experience, particularly in the area of the environment, will be a valuable addition to the Export-Import Bank Board," said the President.

As a member of the Export-Import Bank, Ms. Belaga would be responsible for carrying out the Bank's new initiatives to promote the export of environmentally beneficial U.S. goods and services.

Belaga is currently the Senior Vice President for Makovsky & Company, a New York City public relations firm, where she created an environmental services division. She also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Connecticut Development Authority; and on the Advisory Board of the Connecticut Environmental Industries Initiative. From 1989-1993, she was Regional Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the New England Region.

Belaga worked as a television news analyst and was a lecturer on public policy at Harvard University's Kennedy Graduate School of Government from 1987-1989. She was a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives from 1976-1986.

Belaga holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Syracuse University. She is married and has three children.