THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT NAMES LINDA WALKER BYNOE AND BARRY GORDON TO USO BOARD
The President today announced his intention to appoint Linda Walker Bynoe of Chicago and Barry Gordon of Los Angeles to the Board of Governors for the United Services Organizations Inc. (USO.)
Linda Walker Bynoe is President and Chief Operating Officer of Telemat Ltd., a private investment and financial services consulting firm based in Chicago. The firm invests, manages and directs real estate development projects, professional sports ventures, and recapitalization of banking institutions. Sports-related associations have included managing and co-owning the Denver Nuggets, and consulting in preparation for the 1996 Summer Olympic Games.
Ms. Bynoe, a Certified Public Accountant, is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Northeastern University, has an MBA from Harvard, and has worked for Arthur Andersen & Co. and Morgan Stanley & Co. She is on a number of corporate boards and is active in numerous philanthropic organizations.
Barry Gordon of Los Angeles has been President of the Screen Actors Guild since 1988. Mr. Gordon began in show business professionally at the age of three and has had an uninterrupted career as an actor and singer in TV, movies, records, nightclubs and stage ever since. At six years old, he recorded "Nuttin' for Christmas" which sold over two million copies and is still listed as one of the top ten Christmas records. He has co-starred in five television series, including "Archie Bunker's Place."
Mr. Gordon was nominated for a Tony Award at 13 for "A Thousand Clowns" and reprised the role in the movie with Jason Robards. He has done hundreds of TV shows, including "Civil Wars", "LA Law" and "NYPD Blue," and TV and radio commercials. He has also done several animation series--most recently as the voice of Donatello in "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" and Razor in "Swat Kats." He is also a member of the California Bar.
USO is a voluntary civilian organization created to serve a variety of needs of members of the armed forces and their families and to contribute to the maintenance of military morale. The USO World Board of Governors is responsible for overseeing the staff's management of the affairs of the organization and its property. The
USO is self-sustaining and receives no government funds; it is required by statute to make an annual financial report to the Congress. Six of the Board's 76 members are appointed by the President; terms are three years.