THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Chicago, Illinois) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release June 30, 1999
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES PATRICIA GALLUP AS A MEMBER OF THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY WORKFORCE COMMISSION
The President today announced his intent to appoint Patricia Gallup to the Twenty-First Century Workforce Commission.
Ms. Gallup, of Keene, New Hampshire, is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PC Connection, Inc., a leading direct marketer of computers, software and peripherals. Gallup co-founded PC Connection in Marlowe, New Hampshire in 1982 and has since guided the company to international prominence. She serves on Governor Jeanne Shaheen's Commission on Child Care and Early Childhood Education and has participated in a number of forums with the President and the Vice President. In 1998, she received the Franklin Covey Award for Entrepreneur of the Year. Ms. Gallup earned a B.A. degree from the University of Connecticut in 1979, and in 1994, received the University's Distinguished Alumni Award.
The newly created Twenty-First Century Workforce Commission will conduct a thorough study of all matters relating to the information technology workforce in the United States. The Commission shall examine the skills necessary to enter the information technology workforce, ways to expand the number of skilled workers, and the relative efficacy of training programs in the United States and foreign countries. The Commission will issue a report to the President and Congress detailing its findings and recommendations for legislation and administrative actions which it deems appropriate.