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Subject: Leadership Change at Eurasia Foundation
Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2006
From: "Meredith Elkins" <melkins@eurasia.org>

PRESS RELEASE
Contact: Meredith Elkins
Senior Communications & Information Officer
Tel: 202 234 7370 ext 111
Fax: 202 234 7377
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, MONDAY AUGUST 21, 2006

Eurasia Foundation announced today the appointment of William Horton Beebe-Center as its President. He replaces Charles William Maynes, who will become President Emeritus and a member of the board.

Horton Beebe-Center was the Foundations first field representative. He opened the Moscow office in 1993 and played an instrumental role in establishing the mandate and procedures of the Foundation during its formative years. Since returning to the United States, he has served the foundation as Vice President for Projects and Development and as Executive Vice President. In this latter position, he has directed the Foundations programs in the field and has led the effort to create local foundations.

Horton Beebe-Center has a B.A. in Soviet Studies from Brown University and an M.A. in Russian Studies from Harvard University. He is fluent in Russian and has been involved in projects throughout the former Soviet Union.

In announcing the change in leadership, Board Chair Sarah Carey stated that the Foundation is deeply appreciative of the leadership provided by Bill Maynes in managing a process that has supported small and medium business development, improved local government administration, effective local print media and other aspects of civil society throughout the former Soviet Union. Chairman Carey also stated that Horton Beebe-Center has helped shape the Foundation since its start.

Carey added: It is fair to say that the Foundation would not be where it is today without Hortons contributions. The Trustees are delighted that he has agreed to lead the Foundation into its next important stage.

Eurasia Foundation is a privately managed non-profit organization supported by the U. S. government and other public and private donors. Since 1992, Eurasia Foundation has invested nearly $335 million through more than 7,700 grants and operating programs in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.