THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release July 30, 1999
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES EDWARD W. STIMPSON AS U.S. REPRESENTATIVE ON THE
COUNCIL OF THE INTERNATIONAL CIVIL AVIATION ORGANIZATION WITH THE
RANK OF AMBASSADOR
The President today announced his intent to nominate Edward W. Stimpson as the U. S. Representative on the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization with the rank of Ambassador.
Mr. Edward Stimpson, of Boise, Idaho, served as President and CEO of the General Aviation manufactures Association (GAMA) in Washington, D.C. for over twenty-five years and continues to be active in its day-to-day operations as Vice Chairman. GAMA is a national trade association representing the leading manufacturers of general aviation products in this country. Most recently, Mr. Stimpson has chaired "Be A Pilot", an industry-wide education and research program designed to increase the number of people learning to fly. Prior to his career at GAMA, he served at the Federal Aviation Administration as the Assistant Administrator. Mr. Stimpson has significant experience in international aviation. He has working knowledge of pending issues like international satellite navigation and environmental standards. Recently, he has been involved in discussions regarding harmonization of airworthiness and operation standards and international airport access. His portfolio also includes experience leading trade missions for the Department of Commerce and representing industry in trade negotiations.
A native of Bellingham, Washington, Mr. Stimpson received a BA in government (cum laude) form Harvard College in 1956 and an MPA from the University of Washington in 1959.