THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Vice President
VICE PRESIDENT GORE ANNOUNCES RONNA FREIBERG AS DIRECTOR OF LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS Washington, DC -- Vice President Gore today announced Ronna
Freiberg will join his staff as Director of Legislative Affairs effective March 27, 2000. Ms. Freiberg currently is a Senior Policy Advisor in the Bureau of Legislative Affairs at the Department of State.
"I am very excited that Ronna Freiberg will join us," Vice President Gore said. "She is a seasoned professional and has played leadership roles in shaping the congressional and intergovernmental agenda of numerous organizations in this city for more than two decades. Her knowledge and expertise will be a tremendous asset to my office."
In her current position, Ms. Freiberg develops, coordinates, and implements legislative strategy, working closely with key Members of Congress and their staffs, and provides counsel to top State Department officials. She previously served as the Director of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs at the United States Information Agency (USIA), a foreign affairs entity, which merged, with the State Department last year.
Ms. Freiberg's distinguished career in Washington began on Capitol Hill where she served as Chief-of-Staff to former Congressman Peter W. Rodino, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. She later worked as Special Assistant for Congressional Liaison at the White House during President Jimmy Carter's administration. In addition to her work in Congress and the Executive Branch, she has managed the government affairs activities of several private sector companies.
Ms. Freiberg replaces Kay Casstevens, who moves to the White House Office of Legislative Affairs as Deputy Assistant to the President.
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