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FOR PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY
June 4, 2004

Contact: Communications Office
(912) 652-4706
(912) 652-4711 fax

Sea Island Summit Planning Organization Announces U.S. Officials Available for Interviews During the G8 Summit

WASHINGTON, DC - Today the Sea Island Summit Planning Organization announced information about the 2004 G8 Summit to be held on Sea Island, Georgia, June 8-10. The G8 Summit brings together the Leaders of the world's major industrial democracies: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The European Union also attends the G8 Summit, represented by the President of the European Commission and the Leader of the country holding the Presidency of the European Council. At previous Summits, Leaders have discussed a wide range of international economic, political, and security issues.

The G8 planning organization will make a number of administration officials available for background briefings at the International Media Center (IMC) in Savannah, Georgia. In addition to these officials, delegation officials from G8 countries and regional stakeholders in the G8 Summit will also be available for interviews at the IMC.

To request an interview, journalists may access the electronic interview request form at http://dosfan.lib.uic.edu/ERC/g8usa/bookings.htm or via email at mediabooking@g8usa.gov, or by calling
(912) 652.4706.

Available officials include the following:

Elliott Abrams (Middle East)
Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director
National Security Council
Near East and North African Affairs
http://dosfan.lib.uic.edu/ERC/g8usa/Biography_Abrams.htm

John R. Bolton (Proliferation)
Under Secretary of State Arms Control and International Security http://dosfan.lib.uic.edu/ERC/g8usa/Biography_Bolton.htm

Andrew Card
White House Chief of Staff
http://dosfan.lib.uic.edu/ERC/g8usa/Biography_Card.htm

James L. Connaughton (Environment)
Chairman, Council on Environmental Quality
Executive Office of the President
http://dosfan.lib.uic.edu/ERC/g8usa/Biography_Connaughton.htm

Glyn Davies (Regional Issues/Peace Operations/Middle East)
Political Director for the G8
U.S. Department of State
http://dosfan.lib.uic.edu/ERC/g8usa/Biography_Davies.htm

Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. (Health)
Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
http://dosfan.lib.uic.edu/ERC/g8usa/Biography_Fauci.htm

Kristin J. Forbes (Economics)
Member, Council of Economic Advisers
Executive Office of the President
http://dosfan.lib.uic.edu/ERC/g8usa/Biography_Forbes.htm

Jendayi Frazer (Africa/Development)
Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director
National Security Council
African Affairs
http://dosfan.lib.uic.edu/ERC/g8usa/Biography_Frazer.htm

Robert Joseph (Proliferation)
Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director
National Security Council
Proliferation Strategy, Counterproliferation and Homeland Defense http://dosfan.lib.uic.edu/ERC/g8usa/Biography_Jospeh.htm

Alan Larson (General)
Undersecretary Economic, Business, and Agricultural Affairs U.S. Department of State http://dosfan.lib.uic.edu/ERC/g8usa/Biography_Larson.htm

Constance B. Newman (Africa/Development)
Assistant Administrator, Bureau of Africa
U.S. Agency for International Development
http://dosfan.lib.uic.edu/ERC/g8usa/Biography_Newman.htm

Randal Quarles (Economics)
Assistant Secretary for International Affairs
U.S. Department of Treasury
http://dosfan.lib.uic.edu/ERC/g8usa/Biography_Quarles.htm

Dr. Condoleezza Rice
National Security Advisor
http://dosfan.lib.uic.edu/ERC/g8usa/Biography_Rice.htm

Frances Fragos Townsend (Safety/Security)
Assistant to the President and Homeland Security Advisor http://dosfan.lib.uic.edu/ERC/g8usa/Biography_Townsend.htm

During the Summit, a number of U.S. official spokespersons will be available for on-camera interviews, including:

Dan Bartlett
White House Communications Director
http://dosfan.lib.uic.edu/ERC/g8usa/Biography_Bartlett.htm

Scott McClellan
White House Press Secretary
http://dosfan.lib.uic.edu/ERC/g8usa/Biography_McClellan.htm

Sean McCormack
Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Press Secretary for Foreign Affairs

Jim Wilkinson
Deputy National Security Advisor for Communications
http://dosfan.lib.uic.edu/ERC/g8usa/Biography_Wilkinson.htm

Gordon Johndroe
Laura Bush's Press Secretary
http://dosfan.lib.uic.edu/ERC/g8usa/Biography_Johndroe.htm

Regional stakeholders in the G8 Summit will also be available for interviews, Including:

Becky Bowden
Director of Marketing, Memorial Health

Michael B. Brown
Savannah City Manager
http://dosfan.lib.uic.edu/ERC/g8usa/Biography_Brown.htm

Bucky Burnsed
Public Affairs Officer, Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department

Max Burns
United States Representative
http://dosfan.lib.uic.edu/ERC/g8usa/Biography_Burns.htm

Saxby Chambliss
United States Senator
http://dosfan.lib.uic.edu/ERC/g8usa/Biography_Chambliss.htm

Dr. Carl Dohn
Crafted the G8 Summit Table

Bill Donohue
Executive Director, Jekyll Island Authority
http://dosfan.lib.uic.edu/ERC/g8usa/Biography_Donohue.htm

Leslie Eagle
Gifted Teacher, G8 County Coordinator, Glyndale Elementary School

Eric Garvey
Senior Marketing Director, Jekyll Island Authority
http://dosfan.lib.uic.edu/ERC/g8usa/Biography_Garvey.htm

Angela Hendrix
Director of Public Information, Savannah College of Art and Design

Melinda Jacox
Principal, St. Simons Elementary School
http://dosfan.lib.uic.edu/ERC/g8usa/Biography_Jacox.htm

Eric Johnson
Georgia State Senator
http://dosfan.lib.uic.edu/ERC/g8usa/Biography_EJohnson.htm

Otis S. Johnson, Ph.D.
Mayor of the City of Savannah
http://dosfan.lib.uic.edu/ERC/g8usa/Biography_Johnson.htm

Jack Kingston
United States Representative
http://dosfan.lib.uic.edu/ERC/g8usa/Biography_Kingston.htm

Zell Miller
United States Senator
http://dosfan.lib.uic.edu/ERC/g8usa/Biography_Miller.htm

Christopher Morrill
Savannah Assistant City Manager
http://dosfan.lib.uic.edu/ERC/g8usa/Biography_Morrill.htm

Darlene Moye, Ed. D.
Principal, Satilla Marsh Elementary School
http://dosfan.lib.uic.edu/ERC/g8usa/Biography_Moye.htm

Jamie Parks
Director of Food and Beverage, Savannah International Trade and Convention Center http://dosfan.lib.uic.edu/ERC/g8usa/Biography_Parks.htm

Sonny Perdue
Governor of Georgia
http://dosfan.lib.uic.edu/ERC/g8usa/Biography_Perdue.htm

Sher Pollard
Principal, Glyndal Elementary School

Betsy Ray
Public Relations Coordinator, St. Joseph's/Candler Health System

Bob Scanlon
G8 Project Coordinator
http://dosfan.lib.uic.edu/ERC/g8usa/Biography_Scanlon.htm

Marelena Smalls
Hallelujah Singers
http://dosfan.lib.uic.edu/ERC/g8usa/Biography_Smalls.htm

Doug Smith
President, Digital Image Color Supergraphics

Matthew Stanley
Public Information Officer, Savannah Bureau of Fire and Emergency Services

Frankie Sullivan Quimby
Sea Island Singers
http://dosfan.lib.uic.edu/ERC/g8usa/Biography_Sullivan.htm

Woody Woodside
President, Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce http://dosfan.lib.uic.edu/ERC/g8usa/Biography_Woodside.htm

Melissa Yao
Vice President of Communications for the Savannah Area Chamber and Convention and Visitors Bureau

Dr. Marie Wilson
Chief Program Officer, Georgia Council on Economic Education

Dr. Robert A. Winter
Superintendent, Glynn County School System

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