THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Aboard Air Force One) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release May 20, 1999
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES AMY ACHOR AND CHRISTOPHER GALLAGHER TO SERVE AS MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND
The President today announced his intent to nominate Amy Achor to serve as the Youth Member and to nominate Christopher Gallagher for a second term as a member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service.
Ms. Achor, of Waco, Texas, graduated from Midway High School in Hewitt, Texas in 1998, and is currently a freshman at Rice University. She co-founded the Loving Hands community outreach program and served as Waco's youth delegate to the Presidents' Summit for America's Future. She also served as the Director of the Central Texas Youth Summit at Baylor University, an event sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service. In recognition of her community service, she was named a Daily Point of Light on January 1, 1998. Ms. Achor was named an "Outstanding Young Citizen" by the Rotary Club, an "Ordinary Hero" by Channel One (a national classroom television broadcast), and a "Local Hero" by Teen People magazine. She has been a speaker at the U.S. Conference of Mayors as well as youth summits and leadership conferences across the country. She has served as an intern at the Points of Light Foundation in Washington, D.C, and is currently employed as an intern at Executive Education. She serves as the Freshman Representative for the Rice University Service Volunteer Program and recently traveled to Monterrey, Mexico to participate in the State of the World Forum for Emerging Leaders.
Mr. Gallagher, of Concord, New Hampshire, has served on the Corporation's Board of Directors since 1994. He is founding and senior partner of Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell, a Concord, New Hampshire law firm specializing in public policy issues and practice before government agencies and the state legislature. An active advisor to state and federal banking officials, he has testified before both houses of Congress on matters affecting federal banking policy. He is a frequent commentator in the media on issues affecting financial services and other regulatory policies. He serves on the Board of Governors of New Hampshire Public Television. Mr. Gallagher received a B.A. degree from Holy Cross College and a J.D. degree from Harvard Law School.
Created in 1993, the Corporation for National Service engages more than a million Americans of all ages and backgrounds in service to their communities. Through its three service initiatives -- AmeriCorps, the National Senior Service Corps, and Learn and Serve America - the Corporation provides opportunities for Americans to meet critical challenges in the areas of education, public safety, the environment, and other human needs.