TTHE WHITE HOUSE|
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
June 5, 2000
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES FOURTEEN MEMBERS TO THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON
EXPANDING TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
The President today announced his intent to appoint fourteen
members to serve on the Advisory Committee on Expanding Training
Ms. Christine Hemrick, of Palo Alto, California, who will serve as
a co-chair of the Committee, is currently the Vice President for
Strategic Technology Policy in the Office of the Chief Strategy Officer
at Cisco Systems, Inc. She joined Cisco Systems in January 1991, and
has held a number of positions there including Director of Cisco IOS
Marketing and Vice President and General Manager of the Internet
Appliances and Applications Business Unit. Ms. Hemrick is a member of
the Board of Directors of the Cisco Learning Institute. She is also a
member of the Technological Advisory Council to the U.S. Federal
Communications Commission (FCC), and serves on the Advisory Board of the
San Francisco Women's Technology Cluster. Ms. Hemrick received a B.S.
degree in Mathematics from North Carolina State University.
Ms. Hilary C. Pennington, of Belmont, Massachusetts, who will serve
as a co-chair of the Committee, is the President of Jobs for the Future,
Inc., a nationally recognized workforce development organization whose
clients include the Federal government and twenty-five state
governments. She was a principal advisor of the School-to-Work
Opportunities Act of 1994, and now serves on the National Advisory
Committee on School-to-Work Opportunities. She has also conducted
comparative studies of workforce development systems in Europe and South
Africa. Ms. Pennington received a B.A. degree from Yale University and
a M.P.P.M. degree from the Yale School of Organization and Management.
Mr. Clarence E. Anthony, of South Bay, Florida, has served as Mayor
of South Bay since 1984. He is currently serving as President of the
National League of Cities, and is only the second municipal leader from
a small city to head the organization. He is President of Emerge
Consulting Corporation. Mr. Anthony received a B.A. degree and a M.A.
degree in public administration from Florida Atlantic University.
Mr. J. Paul Carey, of Sandy Spring, Maryland, has served as
Executive Vice President of Sallie Mae, and President and Director of
the Student Loan Marketing Association since 1997. Sallie Mae is the
nation's leading provider of financial services for postsecondary
education and the country's largest provider of funding for education
loans. Mr. Carey was previously a partner at LCL, Ltd., a financial
management consulting firm in Washington, D.C. He received a B.A.
degree from Catholic University and a M.B.A. degree from the University
Dr. Anthony P. Carnevale, of Washington, D.C., is Vice President
for Public Leadership at Educational Testing Service, the world's
premier nonprofit educational measurement institution and a leader in
educational research. President Clinton appointed him to serve as Chair
of the National Commission for Employment Policy in 1993. Dr. Carnevale
received a B.A. degree from Colby College and a Ph.D. degree in public
finance and economics from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University.
Mr. Jerry J. Jasinowski, of Washington, D.C., has served as
President of the National Association of Manufacturers since 1990.
Previously, he served for ten years as the Association's Executive Vice
President and Chief Economist. Mr. Jasinowski served as Assistant
Secretary for Policy at the Department of Commerce during the Carter
Administration. He serves on the board of directors for Phoenix Home
Life and Harsco Corporation. In 1997, he was awarded the
Anti-Defamation League's Person of the Year Award for his leadership
role in advancing more inclusive policies for the workforce, including
immigration. Mr. Jasinowski received a B.A. degree from Indiana
University, a M.A. degree from Columbia University, and is a graduate of
the Harvard Business School's Advanced Management Program.
Dr. Lawrence F. Katz, of Cambridge, Massachusetts, is Professor of
Economics at Harvard University and a Research Associate of the National
Bureau of Economic Research. His research focuses on issues in the
general areas of labor economics and the economics of social problems,
including the impact of globalization and technological change on the
labor market. Dr. Katz is the editor of the Quarterly Journal of
Economics, a position he has held since 1991. In addition, he served as
Chief Economist at the Department of Labor from January 1993 to August
1994. Dr. Katz received a B.A. degree from the University of California
at Berkeley and a Ph.D. degree in economics from the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology. Dr. Katz was elected a fellow of the
Econometric Society in 1993.
Ms. Greta Kotler, of Washington, D.C., currently serves as Vice
President and General Manager for Knowledge and Information at ASTD.
During 1999, she served as Interim President for ASTD. Prior to joining
ASTD, she was Director of Training for the management development
consulting firm of CRG and taught courses on organizational behavior,
and marketing at George Washington University's School of Continuing
Education. Ms. Kotler received a B.A. degree in international relations
and a M.S. degree in curriculum and instruction from the University of
Wisconsin at Madison.
Ms. Belkis Leong-Hong, of Gaithersburg, Maryland, is President of
Knowledge Advantage, Inc., an information technology consulting firm.
She served with the Department of Defense (DOD) from 1981-1999, rising
to be the DOD's highest-ranking Asian American woman in the civil
service. From 1998-1999, she was Principal Deputy Director and Chief
Information Officer of the Defense Security Service and previously
served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Command Control
Communications Computers and Intelligence (C3I) Plans and Resources from
1995 to 1999. She has served as President of Women in Technology and
was a founder of the Asian American Government Executive Network. Ms.
Leong-Hong received a B.A. degree from Hunter College and a M.P.A.
degree from American University.
Dr. Lisa M. Lynch, of Cambridge, Massachusetts, is the William L.
Clayton Professor of International Economic Affairs at the Fletcher
School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. Her current research
focuses on the impact of training and workplace innovation on wages and
productivity. She is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of
Economic Research and Co-Editor of the Journal of Labor Economics. She
has served on the Board of Senior Scholars of the Department of
Education's National Center on the Educational Quality of the Workforce,
the Expert Panel for the Department of Labor's Strategic Research Plan
for the Workforce Investment Act, and the Academic Advisory Group for
the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. Dr. Lynch received a B.A. degree
from Wellesley College and M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in economics from
the London School of Economics.
Mr. Elliott Masie, of Saratoga Springs, New York, is an
internationally recognized analyst, futurist, and speaker on the topics
of technology, business, learning, and workplace productivity. He heads
The MASIE Center, a think tank in Saratoga Springs focused on how
organizations can absorb technology and create continuous learning
within the workforce. He leads a consortium of Fortune 500 companies
exploring the future of technology in the workplace and publishes
TechLearn Trends. In addition, Mr. Masie serves as the Chairman of The
World e-Learning Congress. He is the author of twelve books.
Mr. Stephen J. Rohleder, of Great Falls, Virginia, is the managing
partner of Andersen Consulting's U.S. Government and Higher Education
practice. Mr. Rohleder and his team work with public sector
organizations focused on transformational change. His emphasis has been
on the creation of eGovernment and its impact on human performance. As
a proponent of innovative government procurement for improved services,
streamlined operations and consolidated government services, Mr.
Rohleder was recently selected into the Federal Computer Week's list of
top 100 executives. He also serves on the board of the Systems
Integration Division of the Information Technology Association of
America, and is a member of the Business Executives for National
Mr. Doug Ross, of West Bloomfield, Michigan, serves as the
President of Labor Market Services, an Internet firm serving state labor
markets, and he is a lecturer at the University of Michigan School of
Public Policy. From 1993 to 1995, he was Assistant Secretary for
Employment and Training at the United States Department of Labor.
Previously, Mr. Ross served as the Director of the Michigan Department
of Commerce from 1984-1989. He is a former Michigan State Senator. In
1988, he was named Michiganian of the Year by the Detroit News. Mr.
Ross received a B.A. degree from the University of Michigan and a M.P.P.
degree from Princeton University.
Dr. Jerry Sue Thornton, of Moreland Hills, Ohio, has served as
President of Cuyahoga Community College, the largest community college
in Ohio, since 1992. Previously, she served as Dean of Arts and
Sciences at Triton College in River Grove, Illinois and the President of
Lakewood Community College in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. Dr. Thornton
serves on several not-for-profit boards including United Way Services,
The Cleveland Foundation and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.
She also serves on the following corporate boards: National City Bank,
RPM, Inc. and Applied Industrial Technologies, Inc. She serves as
co-chair for the City of Cleveland Empowerment Zone Citizens' Advisory
Committee and the State of Ohio Governor's Workforce Policy Board (WEA).
Dr. Thornton received B.A. and M.A. degrees from Murray State
University in Kentucky and a Ph.D. degree from the University of Texas
The Advisory Committee on Expanding Training Opportunities was
established by Executive Order 13111 to provide the President with an
independent assessment of how the federal government can encourage the
effective use of learning technology to provide more accessible and
cost-training for all Americans. It will study the progress made by the
Federal government in its use of technology in training programs. The
Committee will also provide an analysis of options for helping adult
Americans finance the training and post-secondary education needed to
upgrade skills and gain new knowledge, including grants, tax incentives,
and low-interest loans. The Office of Personnel Management will support
the Committee's activities.