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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
June 19, 2001

President George W. Bush today announced his intention to nominate John J. Danilovich to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Costa Rica.

"John Danilovich is a successful business leader with a strong background in foreign affairs and international trade. John will further strengthen our ties to Costa Rica and I am confident that he will be an effective Ambassador," said President Bush.

Danilovich is currently Principal of Danilovich and Company, a consulting group specializing in joint ventures between the United States and Europe. Additionally, he is a Member of the Board of Directors of Cross Border Publishing and Tabley Ltd, as well as a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Bear Stearns Emerging Markets Fixed Income Fund. From 1987 to 1990, Danilovich was a Partner and Consultant with the Eisenhower Group, and from 1977 to 1988 he served as a Member of the Executive Management Board of Interocean Shipping Group. He was appointed by former President George Bush to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Panama Canal Commission and was Chairman of the Commission's Transition Committee. Originally from California, he is a graduate of Stanford University and received a Master's degree from the University of Southern California.