THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Athens, Greece) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release November 19, 1999
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES LAUREN SUPINA AS DEPUTY ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT AND DIRECTOR OF WOMEN'S INITIATIVE AND OUTREACH
President Clinton today named Lauren Supina as Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Women's initiatives and outreach. The White Office of Women's Initiatives and Outreach plays a leadership role in our Administration's commitment to addressing the issues of concern to women and families.
"I am pleased that Lauren Supina has joined the White House staff as Director of the White House Office of Women's Initiatives and Outreach," said President Clinton. "Her background in working as a liaison with the women's community will strengthen ties between the White House and women's organizations nationwide."
Ms. Supina, of Friendswood, Texas, recently left her position as Director of External Relations at Ameritech. In that position, Ms. Supina created linkages between the Chicago-based telecommunications company and the Chicago business, non-profit and cultural community. Prior to her position at Ameritech, Ms. Supina was the founding director of the Democratic National Committee's Women's Leadership Forum (WLF). Under her directorship, the WLF grew from a core group of 10 women into a 15,000 member organization with chapters in every major U.S. city.