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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release May 18, 1995


The President today announced his intention to nominate Maria Luisa M. Haley to a new term as a member of the Board of Directors of the Export-Import Bank of the United States.

"In addition to the new small business initiatives she helped launch at Ex-I Bank, Maria Haley has been a valuable member of my trade team and a tireless advocate of small business exporters over the past year," said the President. "I look forward to her continued outstanding service on the Ex-I Bank Board."

Ms. Haley was nominated by the President to the Export-Import Bank Board and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in April 1994, filling out an unexpired term. Before accepting that position, she worked at the White House as Special Assistant to the President and Associate Director of Presidential Personnel for Economics, Commerce, and Trade. Ms. Haley played an integral part in the selection and approval of political appointments in three Cabinet departments and twelve independent agencies.

Previously, Ms. Haley had worked for the State of Arkansas in various international capacities. She was in charge of international development for the state, focusing on export development and foreign investments. Ms. Haley has worked in international business for the past 25 years in sales, marketing and operations.

The daughter of a diplomat, Ms. Haley was educated in India, Manila, Paris and Madrid. Her community interests range from the Filipino Youth Scholarship Foundation to memberships in the Sales and Marketing Executives Association both in Little Rock and Manila, the Arkansas Women Executives, and the Professional Women's Advisory Board of Worthen Bank and Trust.