THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES JOSEPH A. CARI, JR. AS CHAIR AND STEVEN ALAN BENNETT AS VICE-CHAIR OF THE WOODROW WILSON INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR SCHOLARS
The President today announced his intent to appoint Joseph A. Cari, Jr. as Chair and Steven Alan Bennett as Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
Mr. Joseph A. Cari, Jr., of Chicago, Illinois, has served as a member of the Board of Trustees since 1994 and has served as Vice-Chairman of the Board since 1996. He is a partner with the Chicago-based law firm of Ungaretti and Harris. He has also served as Special Counsel to the Drug Enforcement Caucus of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Legislative Assistant to Congressman Marty Russo (D-IL), Special Assistant State's Attorney for Cook County, and Special Assistant Attorney General for Illinois. Mr. Cari serves on the Chicago Public Library Board of Directors, and the Board of Advisors of Mercy Hospital and Medical Center. He also served on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Advisory Committee on Civil Litigation. Mr. Cari received B.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of Notre Dame.
Mr. Steven Alan Bennett, of Columbus, Ohio, has served as a member of the Board of Trustees since 1996. He is Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of Columbus-based Cardinal Health, Inc. From 1994-1998, he was Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Banc One Corporation. From 1989-1994, he was General Counsel of Bank One Texas, N.A. Mr. Bennett was a partner and head of the banking section of the Dallas law firm of Shank, Irwin, Conant, Lipshy & Casterline from 1987-1989. He was with the firm of Baker, Mills, & Glast from 1984-1987. He was Mayor Pro-Tempore and City Councilman of Mesquite, Texas from 1985-1987. He serves as a Director and Chairman of the Policy Committee of the American Corporate Counsel Association and is a member of the Board of the Board of Directors of the Ohio Hunger Task Force. Mr. Bennett received a B.A. degree from the University of Notre Dame, and a J.D. degree from the University of Kansas.
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is established within the Smithsonian Institution, and administered by an independent Board of Trustees. The Center fosters scholarship and dialogue in international relations through the humanities and social sciences by bringing Fellows to Washington, encouraging discourse, and publishing the results of their activities.