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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release February 28, 1997

     President Clinton announced his intention to appoint five 

new members to the President's Council on Sustainable Development. The Council was established by Executive Order in June 1993 for the purpose of advising the President on matters involving sustainable development.

The President is announcing his intention to appoint the following individuals:

Ray C. Anderson of Atlanta, Georgia, is the Chairman and CEO of Interface, Inc., a company that manufactures and sells free-lay carpet tiles, broadloom carpet, interior fabrics, chemicals and architectural products for commercial interiors. Interface has 26 manufacturing facilities in six countries including the U.S., Canada, United Kingdom, Holland, Thailand and Australia. Mr. Anderson holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Scott Bernstein of Chicago, Illinois, is President of the Center for Neighborhood Technology which develops resources to promote healthy, sustainable communities. In the late 1980's, he launched a Sustainable Manufacturing program to provide strategically important financial and technical assistance to the nation's metal finishing industry. Mr. Bernstein serves as an advisor to many federal organizations including the National Academy of Sciences-National Research Council, the National Science Foundation and the Policy Dialogue on Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from personal motor vehicles. Mr. Bernstein studied engineering and political science at Northwestern University, served on the staff of its Center for Urban Affairs and taught at the UCLA School of Public Policy.

Randall Franke of Salem, Oregon, is Chairman of the Marion County Commission, and has served on the Commission since 1979. He served as the President of the National Association of Counties in 1994, and is a past president of the Association of Oregon Counties. Mr. Franke holds a B.S. from the University of Oregon and a Master's from Western Oregon State College. Mr. Franke has also participated in Harvard University's Senior Executive Program and the University of Oregon's Pacific Program for Executive Leadership.

Harry J. Pearce of Detroit, Michigan, is Vice Chairman of the Board of General Motors Corporation (GM), a position he has held since 1992. Mr. Pearce serves as a member of GM's Presidents Council with responsibility for various corporate staffs and operating divisions. Mr. Pearce serves on the Boards of Hughes Electronics Corporation, Marriott International, Inc., and the National Defense University. Mr. Pearce is also a member of the U.S. Air Force Academy's Board of Visitors and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. Mr. Pearce is a trustee of Howard University and is a member of Northwestern University School of Law's Visiting Committee. Mr. Pearce began his career at GM as Associate General Counsel in 1985, and was promoted to General Counsel in 1987. Mr. Pearce holds a B.S. in engineering from the U.S. Air Force Academy and a J.D. from Northwestern University Law School.

M. Susan Savage of Tulsa, Oklahoma, is currently serving in her second term as the Mayor of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Mayor Savage has instituted a number of sustainable development projects and has directed an economic development effort that has played a major role in record job creation throughout the region. She also chairs the Indian National Council of Government and serves as chair of the Energy and Environment Committee of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Mayor Savage holds a B.A. from Beaver College in Pennsylvania.

The President's Council on Sustainable Development consists of 29 members from business industry, non-governmental organizations and governmental representatives from local, county, state and federal levels. It is charged with developing recommendations for a national sustainable development strategy that will foster economic vitality, environmental integrity and social equity. The Council issued its first report entitled Sustainable America: A New Consensus for Prosperity, Opportunity and a Healthy Environment for the Future. During the next year, the Council will work to implement the recommendations in this report, and to continue its outreach to interested constituencies.