Thursday, April 10, 2008
New Head of U.S. Public Diplomacy
Bill Hybl was sworn in on Tuesday by Vice President Dick Cheney as chairman of the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy that oversees the State Department's diplomacy policies and programs. Hybl is the chairman and CEO of the El Pomar Foundation in Colorado Springs and past U.S. Olympic Committee president. He wants to improve the world's view of the United States through music, sports and cultural affairs. Commission responsibilities include international exchanges, U.S. international information programs and publicly funded nongovernmental organizations. Hybl will serve through October 2009. He also serves on the board of directors of the International Republican Institute and leads the board for the International Foundation for Election Systems.