President Obama Nominates Mark Green to the Board of the Millennium Challenge Corporation

Oct 04, 2010, 12:21 ET from Malaria No More

Former Ambassador, Congressman to Join MCC Board of Directors

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last week, President Obama announced his intention to nominate Mark Green, Managing Director of the Malaria No More Policy Center, to the Board of Directors of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC).

Malaria No More congratulates Ambassador Green on his nomination and applauds the White House for its recognition of Green's career of public service and humanitarian efforts to improve the lives of people around the world. Through his leadership of the Malaria No More Policy Center, Green has shown remarkable vision and dedication to the goal of ending malaria deaths in Africa by 2015.

"Mark's nomination to the Board of Directors of the MCC shows President Obama's commitment to wise investment of foreign aid dollars," said Scott Case, CEO of Malaria No More. "Mark will continue to show that international aid results in real and lasting return-on-investment, in both humanitarian and economic terms."

The MCC Board of Directors is composed of the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Treasury, the U.S. Trade Representative, the Administrator of USAID, the CEO of the MCC and four public members appointed by the President of the United States with the advice and consent of the U.S. Senate.

The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) is an innovative and independent U.S. foreign aid agency that is helping lead the fight against global poverty. Created by the U.S. Congress in January 2004 with strong bipartisan support, MCC is changing the conversation on how best to deliver smart U.S. foreign assistance by focusing on good policies, country ownership, and results. MCC forms partnerships with some of the world's poorest countries, but only those committed to: (1) good governance, (2) economic freedom, (3) and investments in their citizens.

About Mark Green

Prior to joining Malaria No More, Green served as U.S. Ambassador to the United Republic of Tanzania and served four terms in the U.S. House of Representatives representing Wisconsin's eighth congressional district. Among his committee assignments, he served as a member of the House International Relations Committee where he coauthored such legislative initiatives as the Millennium Challenge Act; the Global Access to HIV/AIDS Prevention, Awareness and Treatment Act; and the United States Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Act.

About Malaria No More

Malaria No More is determined to end malaria deaths in Africa by 2015—and we're helping the world get it done. Malaria No More leverages high-impact awareness campaigns to engage the world, global advocacy to rally leadership and strategic investments to accelerate progress.

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