THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES MORT TOPFER AND JEROME DAVIS AS MEMBERS OF THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON THE PRESIDENT'S COMMISSION ON CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION
The President today announced his intent to appoint Mort Topfer and Jerome Davis as Members to the Advisory Committee on the President's Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection.
Mr. Mort Topfer, of Austin, Texas, is currently Vice-Chairman of Dell Computer Corporation. Prior to being elected to his current position in 1994, Mr. Topfer served as Corporate Executive Vice President of Motorola, Inc., and President of Motorola's Land Mobile Products Sector, where he managed a $3 billion mobile, portable and data systems function. Before joining Motorola in 1971, Mr. Topfer spent 11 years with RCA Laboratories in various research and development, and management positions. Mr. Topfer received his B.S. in Physics from Brooklyn College and an M.A. from Polytechnic Institute in Brooklyn.
Mr. Jerome Davis, of Columbus, Indiana, is currently Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Noxtech, Inc., an environmental technology development and marketing company. Prior to his tenure at Noxtech, Mr. Davis was President of Cummins Power Generation, Inc.; a subsidiary of Cummins Engine Company. Mr. Davis was also Vice-President of Chemical Bank and an Associate at Dewey, Ballantine, Bushby, Palmer & Wood. Mr. Davis received his A.B. from Princeton University in Politics, cum laude. He received his M.A. in Politics and Economics from Oxford University where he was a Rhodes Scholar, and his J.D. from Yale University Law School.
The President's Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection was created by Executive Order 13010 on July 15, 1997. The Commission's charge is to protect certain national infrastructures including: telecommunications, electrical power systems, gas and oil storage transportation, banking and finance, transportation, water supply systems, emergency services, and continuity of government from threats both physical and cyber.