2001 - Press Release on the nomination of Gaddi Vasquez as Peace Corps Director

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President Signals Intent to Nominate Gaddi Vasquez as Peace Corps

Washington, D.C., July 25, 2001 --
President George W. Bush announced
today his intention to nominate Gaddi H.
Vasquez of Orange, California, as Director
of the Peace Corps. Mr. Vasquez is
currently Division Vice President of Public
Affairs of the Southern California Edison

Mr. Vasquez has been named six times
as one of the 100 Most Influential
Hispanics in the United States by Hispanic Business Magazine and was
given the Award for Outstanding Leadership from the California State
Assembly. He is a graduate of the University of Redlands and has
completed Executive Studies programs at both Stanford University and
Harvard University.

From 1987 to 1995, Vasquez was County Supervisor of Orange County,
California, and from 1985 to 1987, he served in the California
Governorís Office, first serving as the Hispanic Liaison and then as Chief
Deputy Appointments Secretary. Mr. Vasquez was appointed to the
Commission on White House Fellowships and the United States
Quincentenary Commission by former President Bush.

Mr. Vasquez received multiple appointments in the State of California
by Governors Gray Davis, Pete Wilson and George Deukmejian. A
former police officer in Riverside, California, he continues to serve as a
City of Orange Reserve Police Officer and serves on numerous
community boards including the Latino Childrenís Fund and the National
Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials.

Read the official press release here:

Bush to Nominate Gaddi Vasquez as Peace Corps Director

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