THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts) ______________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release September 3, 1997
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES CHARLES R. LEE AS CHAIR AND VAN B. HONEYCUTT AS MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL SECURITY TELECOMMUNICATIONS ADVISORY COMMITTEE
President Clinton today announced his intent to appoint Charles Lee as Chair and Van Honeycutt as Member of the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee.
Mr. Charles R. Lee, of Connecticut, became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GTE Corporation in 1992. He previously served as President, Chief Operating Officer, and Senior Vice President of Finance. Mr. Lee joined GTE from Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc., where he was Senior Vice President of Finance from 1980 to 1983. Prior to joining Columbia Pictures, Mr. Lee served as Senior Vice President of Finance for Penn Central Corporation. He received a B.A. in Metallurgical Engineering from Cornell University and an M.B.A. from Harvard University. Mr. Lee also serves on the Advisory Committee to the President's Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection.
Mr. Van B. Honeycutt, of California, is Chairman of Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), a leading provider of information technology solutions and services to industries and governments worldwide. He assumed the role of Chairman this past March, after being elected by CSC's Board of Directors. Prior to being elected Chairman, Mr. Honeycutt served as President and Chief Operating Officer and then as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Honeycutt received a B.S. in Business Administration from Franklin University in Ohio, and completed Stanford University's Executive Graduate Program.
The President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee was established under Executive Order 12382 to provide the President with technical information and advice on national security telecommunications policy. The committee is composed of no more than 30 members who have particular knowledge and expertise in the field of telecommunications and who represent elements of the Nation's telecommunications industry.