President Clinton Names Fred P. Duval as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Inter-American Foundation
                              THE WHITE HOUSE

                       Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release                              December 22, 2000

                         THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF
                       THE INTER-AMERICAN FOUNDATION

      President Clinton today announced the recess appointment of Fred P.
DuVal to serve as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Inter-American

     Mr. Fred P. DuVal, of Phoenix, Arizona, is currently the Senior
Managing Director at Hill & Knowlton where he specializes in public affairs
and government relations.  From 1997 to 1999, he served as Deputy Assistant
to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs at the White House.  In this
role, he served as the White House Liaison to the 50 state governors and
other elected officials, as Co-Chair of the White House Interagency Task
Force on Puerto Rico and Chair of the Federal Virgin Islands Task Force,
and coordinated the intergovernmental activity of twenty-five federal
agencies.  From 1993-1996, he was Deputy Chief of Protocol at the State
Department and hosted hundreds of foreign leaders? visits to the United
States.  Mr. DuVal was a partner with the Phoenix government relations firm
of Robb, DuVal and DeMenna from 1991-1993 and previously was with the firm
of Heron, Burchette, Ruckert and Rothwell.  He served as a Trustee of
Prescott College, the National Advisory Board of the Udall Center for
Public Policy at the University of Arizona, the Phoenix Council on Foreign
Relations, and on the Board of Directors of the Desert Botanical Garden.

     Mr. DuVal received a B.A. from Occidental College and a J.D. from
Arizona State University.

     The Inter-American Foundation (IAF) is an independent agency
established in 1969 to cooperate with private, regional and international
organizations in order to strengthen the bonds of friendship and
understanding among people of Latin America and the Caribbean.


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