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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
January 18, 2008

Personnel Announcement

President George W. Bush today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to Auckland, New Zealand to attend the State Funeral of Sir Edmund Hillary on January 22, 2008.

The Honorable Mary A. Bomar, Director of the National Park Service of the United States, will lead the delegation.

Members of the Presidential Delegation:

The Honorable William P. McCormick, U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand

Mr. Jim Whittaker, First American to climb Mt. Everest (May 1963)

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