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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release June 5, 1996

The President today announced his intent to appoint the following individuals to the Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad:

Ned W. Bandler of Bridgewater, Connecticut, is a senior advisor for external affairs of Unilever United States, Inc. Previously, Mr. Bandler was director and senior vice president of Unilever United States, Inc. He is vice chairman and director of the African Medical and Research Foundation in New York; chairman of the Citizen's Research Foundation in Los Angeles; and a trustee, vice chairman and executive committee member of Freedom House in New York. Mr. Bandler is a graduate of Cornell University.

E. William Crotty of Daytona Beach Shore, Florida, is presently a member of the board of trustees of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and a member of the board of counselors at Bethune-Cookman College. In addition, he was appointed a member of the National Judicial Foundation Board by the U.S. Senate, and a member of the National Skill Standards Board by former Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate, George Mitchell. He presently serves on the Advisory Committee to Minority Leader of the United States Senate, Senator Tom Daschle. He served on the Advisory Committee for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in 1981 as appointed by President Jimmy Carter. He was the recipient of the 1988 Saltzman Award for Support of the Arts, as well as the 1992 Outstanding Citizen of the Year Award from the Daytona Beach Chamber of Commerce.

Phyllis Kaminsky of Potomac, Maryland, is president of a Washington, D.C. based consulting firm, Kaminsky Associates, providing services in the areas of international strategic planning and marketing for major U.S. corporations. Ms. Kaminsky was Press Officer for the National Security Council in 1981. She served as Director of the Office of Public Liaison for the United States Information Agency and Voice of America from 1982 to 1983. In 1988, she completed a five year term as Director of the United Nations Information Center, serving as the U.N. Secretary General's representative in Washington, D.C. From 1989 to 1993, Ms. Kaminsky served on the Board of Directors of the International Republican Institute. In 1990, she began serving a term on the Board of Visitors of the U.S. Air Force Academy. She earned a B.A. from the University of Michigan and attended Columbia University Graduate School of Public Law and Administration.

Alice A. Kelikian of Cambridge, Massachusetts, is an associate professor of history at Brandeis University and chair of the Italian Study Group, Center for European Studies at Harvard University. She was the recipient of a Jean Monnet Fellowship, the National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for Independent Study, and a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship. She earned her undergraduate degree from Princeton University in 1972 and a D.Phil. from the University of Oxford in 1978.

Rabbi Rachmiel Liberman of Brookline, Massachusetts, is rabbi for the Congregation Lubavitch Synagogue and Executive Director of the Jewish Educational Center for Massachusetts. Rabbi Liberman also serves as an elected official to the Brookline Town Meeting, as a commissioner for the Town of Brookline Human Relations Commission, and as a member of the Massachusetts Governor's Advisory Board of Chaplains in State Institutions. In addition, he is a member of the Attorney General's Civil Rights Task Force, and a member of the executive committee of the Rabbinical Board of New England. Rabbi Liberman has drafted several pieces of legislation which were signed into law by Governors Michael Dukakis and William Weld.

Warren L. Miller of McLean, Virginia, is a practicing trial lawyer in Washington, D.C. and is president of Warren L. Miller, P.C. This will be Mr. Miller's second term on the Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad. Previously, Mr. Miller served as of counsel to Reed, Smith, Shaw and McClay from 1986 to 1993, as a senior partner with Stein, Miller & Brodsky from 1974 to 1985, and as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia from 1969 to 1974. In 1987, Mr. Miller was appointed to the District of Columbia Law Revision Commission. Mr. Miller earned a B.A. with high University honor from American University, and a J.D. with honors from George Washington University Law School.

The Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad was established to identify and publish a list of those cemeteries, monuments, and historic buildings located abroad which are associated with the foreign heritage of U.S. citizens from Eastern and Central Europe. Particular attention is given to those cemeteries, monuments, and buildings which are in danger of deterioration or destruction. The Commission encourages the preservation and protection of such cemeteries, monuments, and historic buildings by obtaining, in cooperation with the Department of State, assurances from foreign governments that the cemeteries, monuments, and buildings will be preserved and protected.