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U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy: William Hybl, Commission Chairman


Date: 04/25/2011 Description: William J Hybl, chairman, U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy, 2011 - State Dept Image Mr. William J. Hybl is the Chairman of the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy. From 1990-1997, under Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton, he also served on the Commission, including four years as vice chairman. Mr. Hybl is the chairman and chief executive officer of El Pomar Foundation, a general-purpose foundation and a national leader in innovative grantmaking. In 1998, the Association of Fundraising Professionals recognized it as National Foundation of the Year. He is also president emeritus of the United States Olympic Committee. He twice served as president, leading the U.S. Olympic delegations at the 1992 Winter Games in Albertville, France and 1992 Summer Games in Barcelona, Spain; and doing so again for the 1998 Winter Games in Nagano, Japan and the 2000 Summer Games in Sydney, Australia. Mr. Hybl also serves as chairman of the U.S. Olympic Endowment and is a member of the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame.

An attorney, former member of the Colorado legislature, and former special counsel to President Ronald Reagan, Mr. Hybl also serves as vice chairman of the Board of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), and as a civilian aide to the Secretary of the Army (senior). In 2001, President George W. Bush appointed him as the U.S. Representative to the 56th General Assembly of the United Nations. He currently serves as vice chairman of the Board of the BROADMOOR Hotel, Inc., and is chairman of the Air Force Academy Foundation and The Hundred Club of Colorado Springs. Mr. Hybl also serves on numerous corporate and sport boards. He was named 2003 Citizen of the West and, in 2005, life trustee of The Colorado College Board of Trustees.

Mr. Hybl holds a bachelor's degree from The Colorado College and a law degree from the University of Colorado.


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