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For Immediate Release: 
March 5, 2002
Contact: Craig McDonald

43 “Pioneer” Fundraisers Get Bush Appointments

Bush's Well-Appointed Pioneers
Bush Pioneer Bush Appointment Pioneer's Affiliation Home
George L. Argyros Ambassador to Spain Arnel & Affiliates CA
Jorge L. Arrizurieta Inter-Am. Dev. Bank Alternate Exec. Dir. Huizenga Holdings, Inc. Fl
Joseph Bogosian Deputy Assistant Commerce Secretary McGuireWoods Consulting VA
Stephen F. Brauer Ambassador to Belgium Hunter Engineering Co. MO
Nancy Brinker Ambassador to Hungary Brinker International TX
W. L. Brown, Jr. Ambassador to Austria Brown-Forman Corp. KY
Chris Burnham State Dept. CFO Stock Power CT
Elaine Chao Labor Secretary Heritage Foundation KY
Robert A. Day Jr. Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board Trust Company of the West NY
Richard J. Egan Ambassador to Ireland EMC Corp. MA
Melvyn Estrin National Capital Commission Avatex and Phar-Mor Inc. MD
Matt Fong Under Sec. of the Army (withdrew) State of California CA
Jose A. Fourquet Inter-Am. Dev. Bank U.S. Exec. Dir. Goldman Sachs & Co. NY
Russ F. Freeman Ambassador to Belize Nilles Hanson & Davies ND
Tony Gioia Ambassador to Malta Gioia Management, Inc. NY
Steve Goldsmith Corp. for Nat'l and Community Service Baker & Daniels IN
James Harless Energy Dept. transition team International Industries WV
Hans Hertell Ambassador to Dominican Republic Fernandez & Hertell PR
J. Roger Hirl Energy Dept. transition team Occidental Chemical Co TX
Thomas R. Kuhn Energy Dept. transition team Edison Electric Institute MD
Floyd Kvamme Council of Advisors on Science & Tech. Kleiner Perkins Caufield… CA
James Langdon Jr.  Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board Akin Gump Straus… DC
Franklin L. Lavin Ambassador to Singapore Bank of America OH
Kenneth Lay Energy Dept. transition team Enron Corp. TX
Howard H. Leach Ambassador to France Cypress Farms, Inc. CA
Colin R. McMillan Student Loan Marketing Assoc. Permian Exploration Corp. NM
Stephan Minikes Org. for Security & Cooperation Thelan Reed & Preist DC
Alan P. Novak Com. on White House Fellowships Conrad O'Brian Gellman… PA
Erle A. Nye Energy Dept. transition team Texas Utilities (TXU) TX
John Ong Ambassador to Norway B.F. Goodrich OH
John Palmer Sr. Ambassador to Portugal GulfSouth Capital, Inc. MS
John Price Ambassador to Mauritius J P Realty Inc UT
Mercer Reynolds III Ambassador to Switzerland Reynolds DeWitt & Co. OH
Tom Ridge Terrorism Czar State of Pennsylvania PA
Rockwell Schnabel US Rep. to European Union Trident Capital CA
Ned L. Siegel Overseas Private Investment Corp. Siegel Group; Blue Lake FL
Martin Silverstein Ambassador to Uruguay Martin Silverstein & Assoc. PA
Clifford Sobel Ambassador to Netherlands Net2Phone NJ
Craig Stapleton Ambassador to Czech Republic Marsh & McLennan CT
Charles J. Swindel Ambassador to New Zealand US Trust Co. OR
Ronald Weiser Ambassador to Slovak Republic McKinley Associates MI
Zach P. Zachariah Pres. Advisory Com. on Asian Americans Self-employed cardiologist FL
Kenneth B. Zangara Interior Department transition team Ken Zangara Dodge NM

1  For more on Bush’s ambassadors, see
2  The five are Enron’s Ken Lay, electric industry lobbyist Tom Kuhn, Texas Utilities’ Erle Nye, coal baron James ‘Buck’ Harless and Occidental Chemical’s J. Roger Hirl.

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