THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES LUIS LAUREDO AS THE U.S. PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE TO THE ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES President Clinton announced today his intent to nominate Luis
Lauredo to serve as the U.S. Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States, with the rank of Ambassador.
Mr. Luis Lauredo is currently the President of Greenberg Taurig Consulting, Inc., an affiliate of the international law firm, Greenberg Taurig. He has previously served as Executive Director of the Summit of the Americas and as Commissioner of the Florida Public Service Commission. Mr. Lauredo served as Senior Vice President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States and was an elected City Councilman in Key Biscayne, Florida. He has served as a Trustee of the Pan American Development Foundation and is currently on the Board of the Hispanic Council on Foreign Affairs and serves as Chairman of the Miami International Press Center.
Mr. Lauredo received his B.A. from Columbia University. He also attended the University of Madrid in Spain, and he later attended Georgetown University Law School.
The Organization of American States (OAS) is a regional, intergovernmental organization whose primary purpose is to preserve peace, and security, and to promote, by cooperative action, the integral development of the member states. Organized in its present form in 1948, its roots date from 1890, making it the oldest regional, international organization in the world. OAS has six specialized organizations that handle technical matters of common interest of the American States. OAS also holds specialized conferences on specific technical matters.