THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES HAROLD PACHIOS AS CHAIR OF THE ADVISORY COMMISSION ON PUBLIC DIPLOMACY
President Clinton today named Harold C. Pachios as Chair of the Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy. He has served on this commission as a member since 1994.
Mr. Pachios, of Cape Elizabeth, Maine, is a partner in the law firm of Preti, Flaherty, Beliveau and Pachios. He served in the Kennedy Administration as a Public Affairs Officer and Congressional Liaison Officer for the Peace Corps. In the Johnson Administration he was Associate White House Press Secretary, serving as principal aide to Press Secretary Bill Moyers. Mr. Pachios was Chairman of the Maine Democratic Party for four years, and was the Democratic nominee for Congress in Maine's first Congressional District in 1980.
Mr. Pachios has served as president of the Board of Trustees of the Portland Symphony Orchestra, president of the National Committee for Symphony Orchestra Support, and vice chairman of the Board of Directors of the American Symphony Orchestra League. He is a trustee of the American College of Greece, a member of the Board of Visitors of the University of Maine, School of Law, and a fellow of the Maine Bar Foundation. In addition, he has been a trustee of the Maine College of Art and the Maine Maritime Academy and served as Director of the Portland Boys Club. Mr. Pachios received an A.B. degree from Princeton University in 1959, and a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Georgetown University in 1965.
The United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy is a bipartisan board created by Congress to oversee U.S. government activities intended to understand, inform, and influence foreign publics. The Commission is responsible for assessing public diplomacy policies and programs of the United States Information Agency, other foreign affairs agencies, and U.S. missions abroad. These advisory responsibilities extend to international exchanges, publicly funded activities of non-governmental organizations, and the role of public diplomacy in the conduct of foreign policy.