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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release April 19, 1999
                      TO USO WORLD BOARD OF GOVERNORS

The President today announced his intention to appoint Shahara Ahmad-Llewellyn to the Board of Governors for the United Services Organizations Inc. (USO).

Shahara Ahmad-Llewellyn, of New York City, is currently the Vice Chair of Philadelphia Coca-Cola Bottling Company Inc., a privately held corporation. Ms. Ahmad-Llewellyn is the founder and former President of H.A.V.A. Inc., a home health care company. She previously served as Chairman of the Small Business Administration District Advisory Council for Region II; and was appointed to the White House Conference on Small Business by President Carter. Ms. Ahmad-Llewellyn currently serves in a leadership position on several boards including: the Women's Leadership Forum, The New 42nd Street Corporation, Channel 13 (WNET TV), the National Constitution Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and the Northside Center for Child Development. In 1997, Ms. Ahmad-Llewellyn was appointed as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of "America's Promise -- The Alliance for Youth" by General Colin Powell, Chairman.

Ms. Ahmad-Llewellyn received a B.S. degree in Business Administration from Temple University.

The United Services Organizations Inc. (USO) is a voluntary civilian organization created to serve a variety of needs of the members of the armed forces and their families and to contribute to the maintenance of military morale. The USO World Board of Governors is responsible for overseeing the staff's management of the affairs of the organization and its property.