THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release January 3, 2001
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES ALLEN CARRIER TO SERVE AS MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF
TRUSTEES OF THE INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE CULTURE AND
President Clinton today announced the recess appointment of Allen
Carrier to serve as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Institute of
American Indian and Alaska Native Culture and Arts Development. Mr.
Carrier was nominated on October 12, 2000.
Mr. Carrier of Washington, DC is currently Managing Partner of the
public relations firm of Michael Darling and Associates. Previously, Mr.
Carrier was Senior Vice President for public relations of Henry J. Kaufman
Associates, Inc. He also served concurrently as National Media Director
for Shandwick North America. Before joining Kaufman and Shandwick, Mr.
Carrier was an account supervisor at Daniel J. Edelman, Inc. He also
worked as a journalist, providing news and features coverage to several
news organizations including The Arizona Daily Star, UPI, and the
Times/Journal Company in Washington. In addition, Mr. Carrier has served
as Press Secretary for two former members of Congress, Norman Mineta and
James Lloyd. Mr. Carrier is the winner of several top public relations
awards, including three Silver Anvil Awards for Public Affairs, Marketing
Communications and Non-Profit Work presented by the Public Relations
Society of America.
Mr. Carrier received a B.A. in Journalism from The American University
in Washington, DC.
The Board of Trustees of the Institute of American Indian and Alaska
Native Culture and Arts Development is responsible for the direction of the
Institute of American Indian Arts. The mission of the Institute is to
promote the preservation and development of American Indian and Alaska
Native arts and culture through programs of education and outreach to
students, tribal communities and the public. The Institute is the only
educational institution in the world devoted solely to the study and
practice of the artistic and cultural traditions of all American Indians.