Nomination of Jorge L. Mas To Be a Member of the Advisory Board for Radio Broadcasting to Cuba, and Designation as Chairman

May 31, 1984

The President today announced his intention to nominate Jorge L. Mas to be a member of the Advisory Board for Radio Broadcasting to Cuba, for a term of 2 years. This is a new position. The President also intends to designate Mr. Mas as Chairman of the Advisory Board upon his confirmation.

Mr. Mas is currently president and chief executive officer of Church & Tower of Florida, Inc., a firm of engineering contractors. He is also editor of RECE, one of the oldest Cuban monthly publications. Previously he served as an executive member of RECE and was responsible for three weekly commentaries on WMIE Radio in Miami (1964 - 1968). He graduated as a second lieutenant from the Infantry School at Fort Benning, GA, in 1963. From 1960 to 1961, he made biweekly radio broadcasts to Cuba through radio stations WRUL and SWAN and served as a member of the invasion forces at the Bay of Pigs.

Mr. Mas is chairman of the Cuban American National Foundation, a nonprofit organization with offices in Washington, DC, and Miami. He also serves as a member of the Presidential Commission on Radio Broadcasting to Cuba.

Mr. Mas is married, has three children, and resides in Miami, FL. He was born September 21, 1939, in Santiago, Cuba.