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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
April 25, 2001

President Bush Nominates Bonnie McElveen-Hunter to be Ambassador

President George W. Bush today announced his intention to nominate Bonnie McElveen-Hunter to serve as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Finland.

"Bonnie McElveen-Hunter is a trailblazer among female entrepreneurs and her extensive business experience makes her an outstanding choice to further strengthen our relationship with the government and people of Finland," said President Bush.

McElveen-Hunter is Founder and President of Pace Communications, the largest custom publishing company in America.  She is a member of the international Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity, a member of the Board of International Women Build for Habitat for Humanity, and a member of the Board of Habitat for Humanity First Ladies Build. She is a board member and National Leadership Council member of the United Way of America.