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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release October 29, 1997
                  AND HANK BROWN TO THE U.S. ADVISORY 

The President today announced his intent to nominate Charles Dolan and announced the nominations of Penne Percy Korth and Hank Brown as Members of the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy.

Mr. Charles Dolan, Jr., of Alexandria, Virginia, is the Senior Vice President of Cassidy and Associates, a public affairs firm in Washington, D.C. He is currently a Senior Counselor with the Atlantic Council of the United States and a member of the board of advisors for the Democratic Leadership Council. Mr. Dolan served as Executive Director of the Democratic Governors' Association from 1983 to 1990. He also served as a Special Assistant at the U.S. Embassy in Dublin, and was a Legislative Assistant in the United States Congress with responsibility for the Appropriations Subcommittees on Foreign Operations and Commerce, Justice, State and the Judiciary.

Ambassador Penne Percy Korth, of the District of Columbia, is a former Ambassador of the United States to the Republic of Mauritius and was a Senior Associate at Sotheby's International Art Auction House. Ambassador Korth has served over the past 25 years in a number of presidential and honorary appointments, and has held positions of leadership responsibilities for the Department of State and numerous non-profit foundations. Ambassador Korth currently serves on the boards of the Meridian International Foundation, the Council of American Ambassadors, and the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Senator Hank Brown of Denver, Colorado, is a former United States Senator from Colorado. Prior to his election to the U.S. Senate in 1990, Senator Brown served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1981-1991. He served on the Senate Budget Committee, the Committee on the Judiciary, and the Committee on Foreign Relations. Senator Brown is a native of Denver, Colorado, and a Vietnam veteran who served in the Navy from 1962-1966.

The U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy is a Presidentially appointed citizens panel created by Congress to provide bipartisan oversight of U.S. government public diplomacy -- those activities intended to understand, inform and influence foreign publics. The commission forwards its recommendations to the President, the Secretary of State and the U.S. Information Agency Director.