Frank E. Loy

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Frank E. Loy

"As the former under secretary of state for global affairs from 1998 to 2001, Loy coordinated U.S. foreign relations on issues such as the environment, the promotion of democracy, human rights, refugees and humanitarian affairs and counter-narcotics. In this position he served as the chief U.S. negotiator for climate change, as well as for treaties on trade in genetically-modified agricultural products.

"He also served in the Department of State from 1979-1981 as the director of the Bureau of Refugee Programs and from 1965-1970 as the deputy assistant secretary for economic affairs...

"Loy joins the board with in-depth knowledge of the environmental community, having served as board chairman of Environmental Defense, the League of Conservation Voters, and Resources For the Future. He currently serves on the boards of Environmental Defense, the Pew Center for Global Climate Change, Resources for the Future, ecoAmerica and Population Services International.

"From 1981-1995, Loy was president of the German Marshall Fund, a foundation focused on American and European political, economic and environmental relations. In addition, he was a founding director of The Institute of International Economics and of the Budapest-based Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe...

"Loy also spent numerous years in the business community. He was senior vice-president for international affairs of Pan American Airlines, practiced corporate law with the Los Angeles firm of O’Melveny & Myers, and has served on numerous corporate boards of directors.“ [1]

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  1. Directors, Resources for the Future, accessed October 3, 2008.

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