THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES REGINA MONTOYA AS U.S. REPRESENTATIVE TO THE FIFTY-THIRD SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE UNITED NATIONS
The President today announced his intent to nominate Regina Montoya to be United States Representative to the Fifty-third Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations.
Ms. Regina Montoya, of Dallas, Texas, is the volunteer National President of Girls Incorporated, formerly known as Girls Clubs of America, an organization dedicated to helping every girl become "strong, smart and bold." The President of WORKRules, which specializes in workforce training and media and community relations, Ms. Montoya is also a Visiting Professor at the University of Texas at Dallas. Fluent in Spanish, Ms. Montoya is a nationally recognized speaker, drawing upon her experiences as one of the first Hispanic women to be elected partner in a major law firm. She was one of the highest ranking Latinas in President Clinton's administration, where she served in 1993 as White House Director of the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and as a corporate board member. Ms. Montoya is a member of the Board of Trustees of Wellesley College and is a former Vice-President and an Elected Director of the Board of the Harvard Alumni Association.
Ms. Montoya received her B.A. from Wellesley College and her J.D. from Harvard Law School. She is married to Paul Coggins, the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas, and they are the parents of twelve-year-old Jessica Coggins.