President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate individuals to key Administration posts on Monday, June 11. Among the nominees was ecoAmerica director Frank E. Loy for Representative of the United States of America to the Sixty-sixth Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations.
In his announcement, President Obama said, “These fine public servants both bring a depth of experience and tremendous dedication to their new roles. Our nation will be well-served by these men and women, and I look forward to working with them in the months and years to come.”
Frank E. Loy was the Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs at the Department of State from 1998 to 2001. From 1981 to 1995, Mr. Loy was President of The German Marshall Fund of the U.S. Prior to that, Mr. Loy served at the Department of State as Director of the Bureau of Refugee Programs, with personal rank of Ambassador, from 1979 to 1981 and as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic Affairs from 1965 to 1970. Mr. Loy also held a number of positions in the business sector including roles as President of Penn Central Company and as Senior Vice President for International Affairs of Pan American World Airways. Mr. Loy currently serves on the boards of numerous non-profit organizations such as the Environmental Defense Fund, the Nature Conservancy, the Peterson Institute for International Economics, the Washington Ballet, Resources for the Future, ecoAmerica and the Pew Center for Global Climate Change. Mr. Loy holds a B.A. from UCLA and L.L.B. from Harvard.