President Clinton Names Five Members to the National Veterans Business Development Corporation (7/25/00)
                              THE WHITE HOUSE

                       Office of the Press Secretary
                         (Fayetteville, Arkansas)

For Immediate Release                                         July 25, 2000

                          DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

     The President today announced his intention to appoint Richard W.
Danielson, Robert A. Glassman, Craig W. Hartzell, Arthur M. Lopez, and Ruth
Lillian Young to serve as members of the National Veterans Business
Development Corporation.

     Mr. Richard W. Danielson, of Cleveland, Ohio, served in the U.S.
Marine Corps during World War II and the Korean War.  He is the recipient
of the Purple Heart Medal.  Mr. Danielson was a Contracting Officer for the
Atlas/Centuar Launch Vehicles Program at the National Aeronautics and Space
Administration (NASA) Glenn Research Center from 1963 to 1988.  From 1989
until his retirement in 1994, he also served as the Center?s Agreement
Officer for the Federal Small Business Innovation Research Program.  Mr.
Danielson is an officer in several veteran grounds including the
Chosin/Changjin Reservoir survivors known as the Chosin Few, the Korean War
Veterans Association, and the Greater Cleveland Veterans Business Resource
Council.  He is also active in his community with the Boy Scouts and serves
as the Director of the Century Federal Credit Union.  Mr. Danielson
received a Bachelor of Applied Science degree from Ohio University.  He
studied business at Case Western Reserve University and is a Professional
Fellow of the Weatherhead School of Management.

     Mr. Robert A. Glassman, of Concord, Massachusetts, has been
Co-Chairman of Wainwright Bank & Trust Company in Boston since 1991.  Mr.
Glassman served in the United States Army in Vietnam from 1966-1967.  He
currently serves on the Board of Directors of many community organizations,
including The Boston Foundation, The William Joiner Foundation, and the
Umass Foundation at Boston.  Mr. Glassman is a member of the Mayor?s AIDS
Housing Task Force, and of other advisory boards.  In 1983, he established
the Robert A. Glassman Scholarship at Harvard Business School to provide
financial assistance to a graduate of an inner city high school.  Mr.
Glassman received his B.S. and B.A. degrees from Rutgers University and his
M.B.A. degree from Harvard Business School.

     Mr. Craig W. Hartzell, of Morgantown, West Virginia, is the Senior
Vice President and Founder of Azimuth, Incorporated, an engineering firm
based in the state.  He has over thirty years of experience in the field of
electronic communications, special operations, logistics support, and
management.  Mr. Hartzell is a Decade Member of the Special Forces
Association, a member of the Armed Forces Communications Electronics
Association (AFCEA), and is Past Chapter President and Member of the
Northern West Virginia Chapter, National Contract Management Association
(NCMA).  He holds B.S. degrees in electronics and education from Ferris
State University in Michigan.

     Mr. Arthur Lopez of Riverside, California, is the Founder and
President of Artlo Industries, Inc.  He is currently Chairman of the Board
of the Latin American Management Association (LAMA), the largest national
association in the United States of Hispanic firms in technical and
industrial pursuits.  From 1975 to 1980, he served on the Board of
Directors as Vice-President for the Alvord School District in Riverside,
California.  Mr. Lopez served in the United States Army during World War
II.  He was awarded two Battle Stars, the Army Occupation Medal, World War
II Victory Medal, and the American Campaign Medal.

     Ms. Ruth Lillian Young, of Queens, New York, is an honorably
discharged disabled veteran of the Vietnam War, having served in the United
States, France, and Germany, with the Women?s Army Corps (WAC?s).  She is
the Chief Executive Officer of the Sutphin-Veterans Limited Partnership, a
senior veterans housing complex, as well as the CEO and founder of two not
for profit veterans housing and social service organizations, the New York
State Coalition for Fairness to Veterans, Inc. and the Military Women of
New York City & Friends, Inc. respectively.  Ms. Young serves on the
National Board of the American Veterans Committee (AVC) and is a member of
the Women?s Army Corps Veterans Association and the National Association of
Black Women in the Military.  She is also a New York State Officer of the
Catholic War Veterans and Commander, Chapter #108-New York, Disabled War
Veterans.  Ms. Young attended York College and Adelphi University.  She is
a native of Savannah, Georgia.

     The members of the National Veterans Business Development Corporation
are charged with the responsibility of expanding the provision of and
improving access to technical assistance regarding entrepreneurship for the
Nation?s veterans.  The Corporation will further assist veterans, including
service-disabled veterans, with the information and expansion of small
business concerns by working with and organizing public and private


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