THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES NEIL OFFEN AS A MEMBER OF THE INTER-AMERICAN FOUNDATION
The President today announced his intent to nominate Neil Offen as a member of the Inter-American Foundation.
Neil Offen, of the District of Columbia, is President of the Direct Selling Association and a former U.S. Agency for International Development officer for Latin America. He is also a former Legislative Aide to U.S. Representative Charles Wilson (D- TX). Upon confirmation, Mr. Offen will be designated Vice Chair.
The Board of Directors of the Inter-American Foundation is responsible for the governance of the Foundation, which is an independent agency established in 1969 by an act of Congress to promote equitable, responsive, and participatory approaches to self-help development in the Americas. In addition, the Foundation works to strengthen the bonds of friendship and understanding among the people of the Western Hemisphere, stimulate and assist wider participation of the people in the development process, and encourage the establishment and growth of democratic institutions. The Foundation receives funding from Congressional appropriations and the Inter-American Development Bank.