THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
President Names Alberto Mora as a Member of the Broadcasting Board of Governors
The President today announced his intention to nominate Alberto Mora of Florida as a member of the Broadcasting Board of Governors for the International Bureau of Broadcasting.
Mora is an attorney in private practice at the law firm of Holland & Knight where his focus is international law. From 1989 to 1993, he served as general counsel for the United States Information Agency. In this capacity he administered and directed the Agency's legal affairs, which include the broadcast elements such as the Voice of America. In addition, Mora is a former Foreign Service Officer with the State Department. Fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, and French, Mora earned his B.A. with honors, from Swarthmore College and his J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law.
The Broadcasting Board of Governors was created by the International Broadcasting Act of 1994. Members of the board will be responsible for policy and budgetary oversight for all of the non-military international broadcasting services of the United States government, under the aegis of the United States Information Agency. These services include the Voice of America, Radio Free/Radio Liberty, Radio and Television Marti, Worldnet Television and the planned Radio Free Asia.
In addition to Mora, the President has announced his intention to nominate the following individuals to the Broadcasting Board of Governors: David Burke, Tom Korologos, Edward Kaufman, Bette Bao Lord and Marc Nathanson.
The Honorable Joseph Duffey, director of the United States Information Agency, will serve as an ex-officio member of the bipartisan board, which will have nine members total, including Director Duffey.