THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Okinawa, Japan) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release July 20, 2000
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES PETER A. SELIGMANN AS MEMBER OF THE ENTERPRISE FOR THE AMERICAS BOARD
President Clinton today announced his intent to appoint Peter A. Seligmann as a member of the Enterprise for the Americas Board.
Mr. Peter A. Seligmann, of Washington, D.C., has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Conservation International since 1989. He currently serves on several corporate boards as well as on the advisory councils of the Jackson Hole Land Trust, Ecotrust and other non-profit organizations, including the Japanese Keidanren's Nature Conservation Fund.
Mr. Seligmann received a B.S. degree from Rutgers University and a M.S. degree from Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Science.
The Enterprise for the Americas Board seeks to improve the lives of Latin American and Caribbean children and adults through community-based conservation and sustainable use of the environment. The program uses funds in eligible countries for various local environmental projects and Board members oversee the activities of grant-making Boards within each participating country.