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THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary


For Immediate Release April 29, 1999

PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES FELIX SANCHEZ AS A MEMBER OF THE COMMUNITY ADJUSTMENT AND INVESTMENT PROGRAM ADVISORY COMMITTEE

The President today announced his intent to appoint Felix Sanchez as a Member of the Community Adjustment and Investment Program Advisory Committee.

Mr. Felix Sanchez, of the District of Columbia, has been Chief Executive Officer of TerraCom, a government and public relations company that brings together an accomplished network of talent drawn from politics, government and the media, since 1995. In this capacity, Mr. Sanchez has worked extensively in Mexico and with the U.S. Latino community on the local, national and international levels to remove barriers, promote cross-cultural understanding and create new opportunities and partnerships. From 1992 to 1995, Mr. Sanchez served as the Vice President of Government Relations for the American Methanol Institute. From 1987 to 1992, Mr. Sanchez was the Director of Congressional Relations for the American Gas Association. From 1984 to 1987, Mr. Sanchez was a Legislative Assistant for Senator Lloyd Bentsen, Jr. (D-TX). In this position, Mr. Sanchez coordinated and planned trade talks between Senator Bentsen and Mexico's President de la Madrid and Mexican Cabinet Members for Energy, Finance, Foreign Affairs, and Commerce. While working for Senator Bentsen, Mr. Sanchez also developed International Trade Commission hearings along the U.S.-Mexico border. Mr. Sanchez received a B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin, an M.A. in Bilingual Education from the University of Texas at Austin, and a J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center.

The Community Adjustment and Investment Program Advisory Committee advises the President regarding the implementation of the Community Adjustment and Investment Program, established as part of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Such guidance will include guidelines to be established for loans and loan guarantees, needs for adjustment assistance, and investment in support of the goals and objectives of NAFTA.

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