THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES TOM C. KOROLOGOS AND ROBERT M. LEDBETTER, JR.,
AS MEMBERS OF THE BROADCASTING BOARD OF GOVERNORS
The President today announced the nomination of Tom C. Korologos and Robert M. Ledbetter, Jr., as members of the Broadcasting Board of Governors.
Mr. Tom C. Korologos, of Arlington, Virginia, currently serves as a member of the Broadcasting Board of Governors. Mr. Korologos is the co-founder and President of the Timmons and Company consulting firm. From 1991 to 1994, he was a member and Chairman of the Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy. At Columbia University, he was the recipient of the Greenland Rice Fellowship and a Pulitzer Fellowship. In 1988, he was named as a Distinguished Alumnus of the University of Utah. Mr. Korologos received a B.A. from the University of Utah and a M.S. from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
Mr. Robert M. Ledbetter, Jr., of Tupelo, Mississippi, has served on the Board of Directors for Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Mississippi since 1995. Mr. Ledbetter has also served as the Vice President and General Manager of WTVA TV in Tupelo, Mississippi, since 1977. He also served on the Board of Directors and was past chairman for the Community Development Foundation of Tupelo, Mississippi. Mr. Ledbetter is a graduate of Mississippi College.
The Broadcasting Board of Governors was created by the Board of International Broadcasting Act of 1994. The Board supervises all United States-funded non-military international broadcasting entities. These include Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Voice of America, Radio and Television Marti, and Radio Free Asia. Currently established within the United States Information Agency (USIA), the Board became an independent federal agency in October 1999.