THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES HARRIETT M. WIEDER TO THE COMMISSION ON U.S.-PACIFIC TRADE & INVESTMENT POLICY
President Clinton today announced his intention to appoint Harriett M. Wieder of Huntington Beach, California, to the Commission on U.S.-Pacific Trade & Investment Policy.
Harriett Wieder is currently President of Linkage, a private consulting business. She has served Orange County as County Supervisor, Chairman of the Board, and representative of the interests of Orange County through local and state governmental boards. In addition, she established the Office of Protocol for Orange County. For over 25 years she has served in government, as Mayor and Councilwoman of Huntington Beach, California and on the staff of the Mayor of the City of Los Angeles. Ms. Wieder has also been a member of the Transoceanic Traders, a partnership that imports and exports products from Europe and Asia. Ms. Wieder has served as Chair of the Advisory Board of the International Forum for Corporate Directors and she serves as Vice President of the International Women's Forum.
The Commission on U.S.-Pacific Trade & Investment Policy advises the President and the Congress on steps the United States should take to achieve a significant opening of Japanese, Chinese and other Asian and Pacific markets. The Commission focuses on reducing trade and investment impediments in order to move toward more reasonable trade relationships and create the maximum number of high-wage jobs in the United States.