THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT NAMES WILLIAM J. HYBL AND WALTER R. ROBERTS AS MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES ADVISORY COMMISSION ON PUBLIC DIPLOMACY
President Clinton today announced the nomination of William J. Hybl of Colorado and Walter R. Roberts of the District of Columbia to be Members of the United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy. Both Mr. Hybl and Dr. Roberts are current members of the Commission.
William J. Hybl is immediate past President of the United States Olympic Committee. He is also Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of El Pomar Foundation, Colorado Springs, Colorado. El Pomar is the largest foundation in the Rocky Mountain region, making grants in education, health care, environmental affairs, human services and the arts.
He is Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Mr. Hybl is currently Vice Chairman and has served on the Commission since 1991.
Dr. Roberts is Diplomat-in-Residence at the Elliot School of International Affairs at George Washington University. He has held positions with the Voice of America, the Department of State, and the U.S. Information Agency.
Dr. Roberts' Foreign Service career includes assignments as Counselor of the U.S. Mission to International Organizations in Geneva; Counselor of Public Affairs in Belgrade; and Press Officer for the U.S. Delegation to the Austrian Treaty Talks. Dr. Roberts has served on the Commission since 1991.
The United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy is a bipartisan citizens' panel created by Congress to oversee the government's international information, broadcasting, and educational exchange activities. The Commission reports to the President, the Congress, the Secretary of State, the U.S. Information Agency Director, and the American people. Members of the Commission serve three year terms.