Appointment of Paul C. Sheeline as a Member of the Presidential Board of Advisors on Private Sector Initiatives

January 30, 1987

The President today announced his intention to appoint Paul C. Sheeline to be a member of the Presidential Board of Advisors on Private Sector Initiatives. This is a new position. The Board reports to the President through the White House Office of Private Sector Initiatives. The mission of the Board includes raising awareness, stimulating new private sector initiatives, removing barriers to public-private partnerships, and promoting the long-term development of private sector initiatives.

Mr. Sheeline is a director of Pan Am Corp., Pan American World Airways, National Westminster Bank U.S.A., and of counsel to the Washington law firm of Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard, McPherson & Hand. Since 1966 Mr. Sheeline has been with Inter-Continental Hotels Corp. where he is now chairman of the board. Previously, he was chief executive officer, 1971 - 1985; president, 1971 - 1974; chief financial officer, 1966 - 1971; and with the law firm of Sullivan & Cromwell in New York City, 1948 - 1954. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a governor of the Foreign Policy Association, and a director of the Business Council for International Understanding.

Mr. Sheeline graduated from Harvard University (B.S., 1943; J.D., 1948). He is married, has five children, and resides in Huntington, NY. Mr. Sheeline was born June 6, 1921, in Boston, MA.