NEW YORK: Weber Shandwick chairman Jack Leslie, long an advocate of US aid to socially and economically disadvantage regions, has been named to the board of directors of the African Development Fund (ADF) by President Bush.
"I'm extremely pleased to join the efforts of such a respected organization, particularly at a time when the political, social, economic and environmental health of Africa is finally gaining more of the spotlight," Leslie said in a release.
Leslie has testified before the House International Relations Committee on US diplomacy issues, and currently serves as chairman of the USA for the United Nations High Commission on Refugees. With that organization he has gone on missions to Afghanistan, Kosovo, and Tanzania.
The ADF is currently planning to help boost trade between Africa and the US, as well as implement HIV/AIDS prevention programs.