THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT NAMES CHARLES GUELI MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BUILDING SCIENCES
President Clinton announced today his intention to nominate Charles Gueli of Columbia, Maryland, to the Board of Directors of the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS).
Mr. Gueli is currently the Director of Merrill Lynch's Mortgage Program for the Washington D.C. metropolitan district. He has over 25 years experience in real estate development, financing, design, research and consulting. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch, Mr. Gueli was CEO of Calaron Management Group, which provided real estate asset management services to financial institutions and property owners. Mr. Gueli has also served as Executive Vice President of Duro Development Corporation, a commercial development/construction company. Additionally, as Development Director of the Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corporation (PADC), he coordinated PADC development activity on the Willard Hotel, National Place, the Old Post Office Pavilion and Market Square projects. Mr. Gueli previously practiced architecture in New York City. His career also includes public sector experience at the Department of Housing and Urban Development as architect for several Operation Breakthrough sites and as Director of HUD's Design Research Program. Mr. Gueli received B.S. degrees in Engineering and Architecture from City College, New York and a M.S. in Economics and Regional Planning from the Pratt Institute.
As a Board Member of the National Institute of Building Sciences, Mr. Gueli will provide guidance for the NIBS in its mission to improve the building regulatory environment and to facilitate the introduction of new and existing products and technology into the building process.