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William J. Hybl is Chairman of the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public diplomacy being appointed by President George W. Bush on March 17, 2008. Also, Hybl was appointed by President George H.W. Bush to serve on the Commission from 1990-1992, and reappointed by President William J. Clinton from 1992-1997. Four years were served as Vice Chairman.
Hybl is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of El Pomar Foundation, one of the largest and oldest private philanthropic foundations in the Rocky Mountain West. El Pomar is a general-purpose foundation and a national leader in innovative grantmaking, operating many of its own programs focusing on excellence in individual and organizational leadership. In part, because of these activities, the Association of Fundraising Professionals recognized El Pomar in 1998 as the National Foundation of the Year.
Bill Hybl is President Emeritus of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC). He served twice as President; when he led the United States Olympic Team Delegations at the 1992 Olympic Winter Games in Albertville, France, and the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain. In 1998, he again led the U.S. Team at the Olympic Winter Games in Nagano, Japan, and, in 2000, at the Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. He serves as President Emeritus of the USOC and is President of the U.S. Olympic Foundation. Hybl was inducted into the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame in 2006.
Hybl is Civilian Aide Emeritus to the Secretary of the Army, having served as Aide for 15 years. In 2001, President George W. Bush appointed him as U.S. Representative to the 56th General Assembly of the United Nations. In March 2003 Hybl was elected Chairman of the Board of IFES (International Foundation for Election Systems). In 2005 he was appointed as a Commissioner to the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO. In 2008, Hybl was appointed to the Board of University of Colorado Hospital.
Mr. Hybl is Vice Chairman of the Board of BROADMOOR Hotel, Inc., and is President of the Air Force Academy Foundation and The Hundred Club of Colorado Springs. He was named 2003 Citizen of the West and in 2005 was re-appointed to The Colorado College Board of Trustees.
He was elected to the Colorado House of Representatives in 1972-73, and was Special Counsel to President Ronald Reagan in 1981.
Hybl serves on the Boards of Directors for USAA Insurance, San Antonio Texas; Guest Services, Fairfax Virginia; FirstBank Holding Company of Colorado, Denver Colorado; and National Energy Resources Acquisition Company of Denver, Colorado.
Hybl is a graduate of The Colorado College, and earned his J.D. at the University of Colorado School of Law in Boulder.