President Clinton Names George Munoz as a Member of the Inter - American Foundation (10/31/00)
                              THE WHITE HOUSE

                       OFFICE OF THE PRESS SECRETARY
                          (Louisville, Kentucky)

_____For Immediate Release
October 31, 2000

                       THE INTER-AMERICAN FOUNDATION

     The President today announced his intent to nominate George Mu?oz as a
Member of the Inter-American Foundation.

     Mr. George Mu?oz, of Chicago, Illinois, serves as President and Chief
Executive Officer of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), an
independent U.S. government agency, which works to facilitate the
investment of private capital from the United States to over 140 developing
countries and emerging markets. Prior to taking the position at OPIC, he
was the Chief Financial Officer of the U.S. Treasury Department from 1993
to 1997.  Mr. Mu?oz was a partner in the law firm of Mayer, Brown and
Platt, and was a principle with the former Senator Adlai Stevenson in an
investment-banking firm focused on international transactions.  He also
headed his own law firm concentrating in the areas of corporate and
international business.

     Mr. Mu?oz received a B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin. He
also received a J.D. from Harvard Law School, a M.P.P. from the Harvard
Kennedy School of Government and a Master of Law in Taxation from DePaul

     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 the people of Latin America and the Caribbean.  The IAF
seeks to support self-help efforts, stimulate and assist wider
participation of the poor in the development process, encourage the
establishment and growth of democratic institutions in both development
processes, and promote the establishment and growth of democratic
institutions both private and governmental.


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