THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES GINGER EHN LEW AS A MEMBER OF THE ADVISORY
COMMISSION ON ASIAN AMERICANS AND PACIFIC ISLANDERS
President Clinton today announced his intent to appoint Ginger Ehn Lew to serve as a Member of the Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
Ms. Ginger Ehn Lew, of Arlington, Virginia, is the CEO and Managing Director of the Telecommunications Development Fund, which invests in early stage communications technology businesses. From 1996 to 1998, Ms. Lew was the Deputy Administrator and Chief Operating Officer of the U.S. Small Business Administration. Prior to joining SBA, Ms. Lew was the General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Commerce. Currently, Ms. Lew serves on the Board of Directors of the Czech Slovak American Enterprise Fund, and on the Listing and Review Council of the NASDAQ and on the boards of several community organizations including the Asian Pacific American Women?s Leadership Institute.
A native Californian, Ms. Lew received a B.A. from UCLA and a J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley.
The Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders was established by Executive Order 13125 to advise the President on the development, monitoring, and coordination of Federal efforts to improve the quality of life of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. The Commission will study ways to increase public sector, private sector, and community involvement in improving the health and well-being of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and to increase their participation in Federal programs where they may be under-served. The Commission will study ways to foster research and data collection on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, including information on public health.