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Foundation for the National Archives Welcomes New Board Members; Honey Alexander, Jane Fawcett Hoover, Frank Keating, Riley Temple, Diane Wolf Join Board In 2005.

WASHINGTON -- The Foundation for the National Archives this year welcomed several new dynamic and influential board members: Honey Alexander, Jane Fawcett Hoover, Frank Keating, Riley Temple, and Diane Wolf.

Confirmed in September was Frank Keating, Oklahoma's 25th governor and current president and CEO of the American Council of Life Insurers. Mr. Keating also has a 30-year career in law enforcement and public service, including stints as an FBI agent, U.S. Attorney and state prosecutor, and serving Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush in the Treasury, Justice, and Housing Departments.

Diane Wolf was confirmed to the board in February. Miss Wolf is active in civic affairs nationally and locally in Washington DC. She serves on the Senate Preservation Board of Trustees, the Library of Congress Madison Council and the National Public Radio Board of Trustees, as well as serving on the Rockefeller University Council.

Mrs. Alexander, former first lady of Tennessee, was confirmed by the board in December 2004, bringing with her experience serving on several boards, including the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, WETA, the Adventure Science Center in Nashville, Tennessee, and the Metropolitan Nashville Public Education Foundation. Additionally confirmed in December was Jane Fawcett Hoover who also serves on the board of governors of Ford's Theatre and Wolf Trap, as well as the Board of the Business-Government Relations Council. Ms. Hoover recently retired from her role as vice president of national government relations for The Procter & Gamble Company, where she was directly involved in all federal legislation and executive public policy that affects the company's global business. Riley Temple, a partner in the Washington DC law firm of Halprin Temple, was also confirmed in December. Mr. Temple serves as board president for the Atlanta-based national black theatre company True Colors Theatre Company, is a member of the board of trustees of the Smithsonian Museum of American History and is a 1990 graduate of Leadership Washington.

"The Foundation for the National Archives is thrilled to welcome these new board members. Their diversity of experience brings a multi-faceted perspective to the board, enhancing our ability to carry out our mission to educate, enrich, and inspire a deeper appreciation of our country's heritage through the collected evidence of its history," stated Tom Wheeler, president of the Foundation for the National Archives.

About The Foundation for the National Archives

Created in 1992, the Foundation for the National Archives is a nonprofit organization, directed by the private sector and separate from Congressional funding, with the mission of furthering the activities of the National Archives. The Foundation and its board of directors are committed to fostering public awareness of the importance of the National Archives as an essential resource in the American democracy through its support of the Archives' National Archives Experience, which includes many public initiatives such as permanent exhibits, educational programs, traveling exhibits, special events and screenings, educational literature, and historical/record-related products and media. The Foundation is integral to providing outreach for these activities and generating financial and creative support from individuals and corporations, particularly for the National Archives Experience.
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