THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT NAMES TIMOTHY FINCHEM AND AL MEAD TO THE PRESIDENT'S COUNCIL ON PHYSICAL FITNESS AND SPORTS
The President today announced his intention to appoint Timothy Finchem and Al Mead to the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.
Timothy Finchem, of Florida, is currently the Commissioner of the PGA TOUR. Previously, he was the Co-founder of the National Strategies and Marketing Group and President of the firm of Beckel, Finchem, Torricelli and Associates. During the Carter Administration, he was the Deputy Advisor to the President for Economic Affairs.
Al Mead, of Georgia, is the Vice President of an executive search firm and is on the Board of Directors for the Atlanta Paralympic Organizing Committee. Although one of his legs was amputated as a child, he has been an active athlete for most of his life. He helped found the Atlanta chapter of the National Handicapped Sports Association. In addition, he has won a gold medal at the 1988 Seoul Paralympics, a silver medal at the 1992 Barcelona Paralympics and a gold medal at the 1984 World Games for the Disabled. He is currently training for the 1996 Atlanta Paralympics.
The President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports advises the President and Secretary of Health and Human Services on the ways and means of enhancing opportunities for participation in physical fitness and sports activities. Council members also provide visibility to the cause of physical fitness by their participation in events, conferences, and similar activities.