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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release June 11, 1999


National Security Advisor Samuel Berger announced today the appointment of Jeffrey A. Hunker as Senior Director for Infrastructure Protection, Office of Transnational Threats, effective June 3, 1999.

Dr. Hunker has been director of the Commerce Department's Critical Infrastructure Assurance Office (CIAO) since 1998. From 1995 until his appointment as Director, he was Deputy Assistant to the Secretary of Commerce and, prior to that, from 1993 to 1995, was Senior Policy Advisor to the Secretary of Commerce. Earlier, Dr. Hunker was an investment banker with Kidder, Peabody and Co. in New York, and a management consultant with the Boston Consulting Group.

Born in Washington, D.C., and raised in Pittsburgh, Dr. Hunker is a graduate of Harvard College, Phi Beta Kappa, and Harvard Business School. He is a member of the Photography Council of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He and his wife Peggy live in Washington.

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