U.S. President George W. Bush has appointed Carnegie Mellon President
Jared Cohon to his 16-member Homeland Security Advisory Council.
The purpose of the council is to provide the president with advice on homeland security matters. Council members are drawn from state and local government, the private sector, educational institutions, and public policy and nonprofit organizations.
Cohon is a national authority on environmental and water resource systems analysis, a discipline that combines engineering, economics and applied mathematics. He is chairman of the federal Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board and a member of the executive committee of the Council on Competitiveness, which focuses on U.S. economic competitiveness and leadership.
"I am honored to have the opportunity to serve as a member of the President's Homeland Security Advisory Council," Cohon said. " I look forward to contributing my experience in environmental engineering and management, as well as helping to represent the tremendous wealth of talent that exists in America's universities."
Joining Cohon on the Homeland Security Advisory Council are:
- Joseph J. Grano, Jr., chairman and CEO of UBS Paine Webber;
- William H. Webster, former director of the FBI and CIA;
- Richard A. Andrews, vice president
for emergency planning in the Risk Management Division of ABS
- Kathleen M. Bader, Business Group president and corporate vice president for quality and business excellence with Dow Chemical Company;
- Utah Governor Michael Leavitt;
- James T. Moore, commissioner of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement;
- James Rodney Schlesinger, chairman
of the Board of Trustees of the MITRE Corporation and former Secretary of the Energy, Secretary of Defense, Director of Central Intelligence and Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission;
- District of Columbia Mayor Anthony Williams;
- Ruth David, president and CEO of ANSER, Inc., an independent, nonprofit, public service research institution, and former deputy director for science and technology at the CIA;
- Ambassador Paul Bremer, III, chairman and CEO of Marsh Crisis Consulting and former Ambassador-At-Large for Counter Terrorism;
- Lydia Waters Thomas, president and CEO of Mitretek Systems, Inc., and former vice president and general manager for the company's Center for Environment, Resources and Space;
- Steven Young, administrative lieutenant with the Marion City (Ohio) Police Department;
- David Arthur Bell, vice chairman of the Interpublic Group of Companies, the world's largest marketing and communications and services company, and CEO and managing director of The Partnership, a global marketing communications group;
- Sidney Taurel, chairman, president and CEO of Eli Lilly and Company;
- Lee Herbert Hamilton, director of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and former U.S. Congressman from Indiana's 9th District.
For more information on the council members, visit the Web at http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2002/06/20020611-6.html
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