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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release July 9, 1996
                      ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO THE

     The President announced today his intent to appoint Beverly

Fisher White to the Advisory Committee to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.

Beverly Fisher White of Tallahassee, Florida, is currently a senior governmental analyst in the Florida Office of Tourism, Trade and Economic Development, which is part of Governor Lawton Chiles' Office. This position includes the responsibility of overseeing the development of Florida's international trade. Mrs. White was nominated by President Ronald Reagan and confirmed by the United States Senate as a member of the National Museum Services Board on December 12, 1987. She formerly was appointed as Chairman of the Commission on Presidential Scholars by President Reagan. Mrs. White has served as economic business representative for the Florida Department of Commerce; chief of the bureau of rehabilitation, Division of Workers' Compensation, Florida Department of Labor and Employment Security; and grants and special projects coordinator at the Florida Department of Commerce. In addition, Mrs. White served as Director, Division of Cultural Affairs within the office of the Secretary of State for the state of Florida. A graduate of Florida State University in Tallahassee, Mrs. White earned her M.S. in education administration in 1973 and her B.A. in political science in 1955.

The Advisory Committee to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation advises the Corporation on its policies and procedures relating to the appointment of trustees in termination proceedings, the investment of monies, schedules for the liquidation of terminated pension plans and such other issues as the Corporation may request from time to time. The Advisory Committee focuses primarily upon the Corporation's investments, regulations, insurance program and the defined benefit pension system.