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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release May 20, 1998
                          PRESIDENT CLINTON 
                       NAMES ANNE-LEE VERVILLE 

The President today announced his intent to appoint Anne-Lee Verville as a Member of the National Skill Standards Board.

Ms. Anne-Lee Verville, of Hopkinton, New Hampshire, has served on the National Skill Standards Board since 1995. Until her retirement last year, Ms. Verville was the general manager of IBM's Global Education Industry, which develops and delivers technology solutions to education customers. During her 30-year career with IBM, she served as chief financial officer of IBM United States Marketing, IBM's chief information officer, president of two software development divisions, and director of telecommunications. She serves on the Board of Directors for Enesco Group, Inc., the Board of Trustees of Colonial Mutual Funds, the Board of Trustees of Western Governor's University, the Board of Visitors at Wake Forest College, and the Board of Advisors of the International Center for Computer Enhanced Learning. She has also served on the Board of Directors of the National Alliance of Business and the Board of Advisors at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.

Ms. Verville received a B.A. degree from Smith College.

The National Skill Standards Board identifies groups of occupations involving one or more industries in the United States, and develops a system of common skill standards. Members are appointed by the President for a term of four years, and include representatives from non-governmental organizations, labor, business, state and local government, community-based organizations, and a human resources professional.