THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Coral Gables, Florida)
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES GARY J. LAVINE AS A MEMBER OF THE COMMISSION
FOR THE PRESERVATION OF AMERICA'S HERITAGE ABROAD
The President today announced his intent to reappoint Gary J. Lavine to serve as a member of the Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad.
Mr. Gary J. Lavine of Syracuse, New York, is currently serving as Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of Niagara Mohawk Holdings, Inc. in Syracuse. Previously, Mr. Lavine maintained a legal practice in Syracuse. He has also held a number of positions in the New York State Legislature, including Legislative Counsel to the Assembly Minority Leader and Counsel to the Senate Committee on Insurance. Mr. Lavine is a member of the Board of Directors of the Javits Convention Center in New York City. He is also Chair of the Board of Directors of the Onondaga County Convention Center/War Memorial Complex Management Corporation in Syracuse, New York.
Mr. Lavine received a B.S. and a J.D. from Syracuse University.
The purpose of the Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad is to identify and publish a list of those cemeteries, monuments, and historic buildings located abroad, which are associated with the foreign heritage of U.S. citizens from eastern and central Europe. The Commission encourages the preservation of such cemeteries, monuments, and historic buildings by gaining assurances of protection, in cooperation with the Department of State, from foreign governments.