19 April 1999

Date: Thu, 15 Apr 1999 16:08 -0400
From: The White House <Publications-Admin@Pub.Pub.WhiteHouse.Gov>
To: Public-Distribution@pub.pub.whitehouse.gov
Subject: 1999-04-14 Five Members Named to the Export Council

                            THE WHITE HOUSE

                     Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release                                     April 14, 1999


     The President today announced the appointment of Arnold Donald,

Carolee Friedlander, James Kelly and John Sandner as members of the
President's Export Council, and his intention to appoint William Crowell
as a member to the President's Export Council.

     Arnold Donald, of St. Louis, Missouri, is presently Corporate
Senior Vice President and President of Nutrition for the Monsanto
Company.  There, he serves on the Life Science Business Team, the Pharma
Leadership team, the Ag Leadership team, the Information Technology
Leadership team, and is vice-chair of Monsanto's Global team.  A native
of New Orleans, Mr. Donald received a B.A. degree from Carleton College,
a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Washington University in
St. Louis, and an MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of

     Carolee Friedlander, of Greenwich, Connecticut, is currently
President and Chief Executive Officer of Carolee Designs, Incorporated.
Ms.  Friedlander was President of the Committee of 200, the organization
of preeminent businesswomen, and was a member of the Advisory Boards of
the Educational Foundation of the Fashion Industries of the Fashion
Institutes of Technology.  Ms. Friedlander was educated at Bennington

     James P. Kelly of Atlanta, Georgia, presently serves as the
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the United Parcel Service of
America, Incorporated.  In addition to his corporate responsibilities,
Mr. Kelly serves on the Board of Directors of the Cystic Fibrosis
Foundation, the Board of Trustees for The Annie E. Casey Foundation, and
the Dean's Advisory Committee of the Emory Business School.  He earned a
Bachelor of Arts degree in Business for Rutgers University.

     John F. Sandner of Chicago, Illinois, is currently Special Policy
Advisor and former Chairman of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) and
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of RB&H Financial Services.  Mr.
Sandner, who joined the CME in 1971, has served continuously on its
Board of Directors since 1977.  Among his many awards, he was named Man
of the Year by the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, and President George
Bush presented him with the Points of Light Award for Excellence in
Corporate Community Service in 1996.  Mr. Sandner received his B.A.
degree from Southern Illinois University, and his J.D. from Univeristy
of Notre Dame, where he earned a fellowship to the Law Science Academy.

     William P. Crowell, of San Jose, California, is President and Chief
Executive Officer of Cylink Corporation.  Prior to assuming his
position, Mr. Crowell served as Vice President of Atlantic Aerospace
Electronics Corporation, and most recently, as Deputy Director of the
National Security Agency.  He received his B.A. from Louisiana State
University and has attended programs at George Washington University and
Harvard University.

     The President's Export Council, established within the Department
of Commerce, advises the President on matters related to export
performance and to encourage export expansion. Viewed as the premier
national advisory committee on international trade, it also provides a
forum for resolving trade-related problems among business, industrial,
agricultural, labor, and government sectors.