THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES SIMON FERRO AS U.S. AMBASSADOR TO THE REPUBLIC OF PANAMA
The President today announced his intent to nominate Simon Ferro to be U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Panama.
Mr. Simon Ferro, of Miami, Florida, has been a professional and civic leader in South Florida for 20 years. An accomplished and well-known zoning and land-use attorney, Mr. Ferro has been active in numerous professional and charitable organizations. In 1994, he was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC). He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Union Planters Bank of Florida. In the past, Mr. Ferro has served as a Director of United Family and Children's Services of Dade County and as a Trustee of the City of Miami General Employees and Sanitation Employees Pension Fund. He also served as Director of the Latin Builders Association, which honored him with the organization's Attorney of the Year Award in 1986 and 1991.
Mr. Ferro earned his B.A. from the University of Miami in 1975. He later was awarded his J.D. from the University of Florida in 1978.