THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES J. SHELBY BRYAN AS MEMBER OF THE PRESIDENT'S FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE ADVISORY BOARD The President today announced his intent to appoint J. Shelby Bryan
to serve as a member of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board.
Mr. J. Shelby Bryan, of New York, New York, has been a pioneer in wireless communications, both domestically and internationally. Currently, Mr. Bryan is the Chairman and CEO of ICG, one of the nation's leading competitive telephone companies which delivers voice and internet data services over fiber optic networks. Mr. Bryan also co-founded Millicom International Cellular S.A. (formerly MILLICOM), which was granted one of the first two experimental cellular frequencies and the first PCS (personal communication systems) frequency in the U.S., and became the largest international cellular company in the world. As CEO, Mr. Bryan built the company through successful negotiations with the political leaders in the countries where licenses were obtained. Under his leadership, Millicom International Cellular was often competing against national telephone companies or the Bell operation companies. Its success reflected its skill and persistence in dealing with 20 countries, which had different cultures and national ambitions.
Mr. Bryan received a BA from the University of Texas, a JD from the University of Texas School of Law and a MBA from Harvard School of Business.
The President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board (PFIAB) is responsible for assessing the quality, quantity and adequacy of intelligence collection, analysis and estimates, counterintelligence and other related activities.