IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 5, 2001

CH2M Hill's Howlie Davis Elected To Lead Mayors' Business Council

The United States Conference of Mayors has announced that Howlie R. Davis, The United States Conference of Mayors has been elected Co-chairperson of the Mayors' Business Council, a group of more than 100 corporate partners that meets and work directly with the elected leadership of the Conference of Mayors, and works closely with the Conference of Mayors Business Community Task Force.

With over twenty years of experience as counselor to U.S. Cabinet Secretaries, business and political leaders, non-profit and community organizations, Mr. Davis has earned a record of distinction in the field of government and public affairs. In his current position Mr. Davis plans and directs company strategy and activities related to state and local government affairs. Prior to joining CH2M Hill, Mr. Davis served as the Washington Managing Partner of Public Private Partnership, Inc., a Florida-based government and corporate affairs firm. His previous private sector experience includes ownership of a political and marketing consulting practice and a management position at Eastern Airlines.

Mr. Davis' career also includes prominent positions in the administration of President William Jefferson Clinton. In 1993, he was named to the White House Office of Presidential Personnel and later accepted a Presidential appointment as White House Liaison and Senior Advisor for Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations for U.S. Energy Secretary Hazel O'Leary.

Mr. Davis is a veteran of numerous state and national political campaigns as well. In 1992, he worked for the late Democratic National Committee Chairman Ronald H. Brown and Vice-Chair Lottie H. Shackelford, directing intergovernmental relations, assisting with fundraising, and coordinating the DNC constituency outreach efforts. He was appointed Deputy Director of VIP Operations during the 1992 Democratic National Convention in New York, and later served as Special Assistant to the Clinton-Core Presidential Transition Team Chairman Vernon Jordan. In 1996, Mr. Davis served as Director of Security for the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. During the 1996 Presidential Campaign, he also served as Project Director for the Rev. Jesse Jackson's 'Get Out To Vote' effort and later, served as Director of Special Services for the 53rd Presidential Inaugural Committee.

Mr. Davis joins Ms. Jane Prosch-Jensen, Government Relations Manager for 3M's Traffic Control Materials Division, at the helm of the Business Council. Prosch-Jensen is currently completing the second year of her two-year term as Co-chair.

For more information about becoming a member of the Mayors' Business Council, please visit the Conference of Mayors website at http://www.usmayors.org/uscm/buscouncil.

CONTACT:
Jubi Headley, (202) 293-7330

The United States Conference of Mayors is the official nonpartisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or more. There are about 1,200 such cities in the country today. Each city is represented in the Conference by its chief elected official, the mayor.

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