THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES SALVADOR DIAZ-VERSON AS A MEMBER OF THE CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS FELLOWSHIP FOUNDATION The President today announced his intent to appoint Salvador
Diaz-Verson as a Member of the Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation.
Mr. Diaz-Verson, of Columbus, Georgia, is currently the Chairman and President of Diaz-Verson Capital Investments, LLC. From 1979-1991, he was President and Chief Investment Officer of AFLAC, Inc. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the American Cancer Society and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Boys and Girls Club of America. Mr. Diaz-Verson is a former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the United Way and the Atlanta Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Diaz-Verson received a B.A. degree in Finance from Florida State University.
The Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation was created to encourage and support research, study and labor designed to produce new discoveries in all fields of endeavor for the benefit of humankind. The Board of Trustees awards fellowships to outstanding individuals, known as Columbus Scholars, to encourage such new discoveries. The Board has established a three-tiered Frontiers of Discovery--Past, Present and Future program. Fellowships of $100,000 are awarded in the Past and Present programs, and the Future program supports and encourages innovations of America's youth.