THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES LEE FISHER AS A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE UNITED STATES SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS The President today announced his intent to appoint Lee Fisher as a
member of the Board of Governors of the United Service Organizations Inc.
Mr. Lee Fisher, of Cleveland, Ohio, is currently the President and CEO of the Center for Families and Children, one of Ohio's largest non-profit human service organizations. He was the Ohio Attorney General from 1991-1995. During his tenure as Attorney General, Mr. Fisher used the authority of his office to protect Ohio families from crime, fraud and abuse. Through his "Operation Crackdown" program, more than 150 crack houses were closed down and his office worked with local communities to restore them as homes for drug-free families. This program has been cited by President Clinton and the Bipartisan Presidential Commission on Model Drug Laws as one of the best anti-drug programs in the country. He also designed and created the first ever Children's Protection Section that was unique to any state Attorney General's Office. He established Ohio's Missing Children Clearinghouse and a special Rapid Response Team that helped prosecute the most serious cases of child abuse. Mr. Fisher tackled school violence by establishing Project Safe Schools, which focused on education, mediation, and intervention. He also received the National Organization for Victims Assistance Award for Distinguished Service in recognition of his work for crime victim advocacy.
Mr. Fisher received a B.A. from Oberlin College and a J.D. from Case Western Reserve Law School and is a graduate of the Case Western Reserve Weatherhead School of Business Professional Fellows Program.
The United Service Organizations Inc., (USO) is a voluntary civilian organization created to serve a variety of needs of the members of the armed forces and their families and to contribute to the maintenance of military morale. The USO's Board of Governors are responsible for overseeing the staff's management of the USO's affairs and its property.