Wednesday, May 11, 2011

President Nominates Former NAB Exec To Intellectual Disabilities Committee

President Nominates Former NAB Exec To Intellectual Disabilities Committee - 2011-05-10 21:38:04 | Broadcasting & Cable:

"President Obama has nominated former National Association of Broadcasters government affairs executive Carol Wheeler to be a member of the President's Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities.

Wheeler, who most recently was coordinator for the Washington Chapter of Project Children, was formerly VP for government affairs with NAB as well as a consultant to America's Public Television Stations, which advocates for noncom stations in Washington.

Wheeler is the mother of a child with Williams Syndrome, a genetic disorder that can lead to cardiovascular problems and developmental and learning difficulties in children who are often also highly verbal, social and musically gifted.

'These fine public servants both bring both a depth of experience and tremendous dedication to their new roles,' said the president in announcing a series of appointments to the committee. 'Our nation will be well-served by these men and women, and I look forward to working with them in the months and years to come.'

'The mission of committee is 'to provide advice and assistance to the President of the United States and the Secretary of Health and Human Services on a broad range of topics that impact people with intellectual disabilities and the field of Intellectual Disabilities.''

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