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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release October 2, 1997
                    AS U.S. AMBASSADOR TO JAMAICA 

President Clinton today announced today his intent to nominate Stanley (Stan) Louis McLelland to be United States Ambassador to Jamaica.

Mr. McLelland, of San Antonio, Texas, has served for the last 16 years as a senior executive (most recently Executive Vice President and General Counsel), of Valero Energy Corporation, an independent refiner based in San Antonio, Texas.

In addition to his experience as a business executive, Mr. McLelland has been involved in a number of civic, international and charitable activities. He was selected as Host Co-Chairman of the 1991 U.S.-Mexico Border Attorneys General Conference, and served in trade delegations to Mexico in 1991 and 1995.

Mr. McLelland is a member of the Texas Union Advisory Council for the University of Texas at Austin, the Development Board for the University of Texas at San Antonio, and the President's Council for the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Mr. McLelland also serves on the United Way of America's National Corporate Associates Council.

A Texas native, Mr. McLelland graduated in 1967 from the University of Texas at Austin, and received his juris doctorate in 1970 from the University of Texas Law School. In 1991, he received a diploma from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business' Executive Program.