|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 4, 2007
|CONTACT: Romney Press Shop|
AMBASSADOR JULIA CHANG BLOCH JOINS ROMNEY FOR PRESIDENT
Boston, MA – Today, Governor Mitt Romney announced that Ambassador Julia Chang Bloch has joined Romney for President as National Co-Chair of Asian Pacific Americans for Mitt. Recently, Ambassador Sichan Siv was announced as National Chair. Ambassador Bloch will also provide Governor Romney with important counsel on foreign policy issues.
"Today's announcement is another indication of the strong Asian Pacific American coalition that is forming around our message of change in Washington. Ambassador Bloch has a distinguished career serving our country and is a leader in the Asian Pacific American community. I am proud that she has joined our team," said Governor Romney.
Joining Romney for President, Ambassador Bloch said, "Governor Romney
is a proven leader with the energy to bring change to Washington.
We need his leadership today if we are to meet the challenges facing our
country both here and abroad. I look forward to being a strong surrogate
for his message in the Asian Pacific American community, as well as offering
my counsel and advice on foreign affairs."
Ambassador Julia Chang Bloch's Background:
Ambassador Julia Chang Bloch Was The First Asian American To Hold
The Rank Of U.S. Ambassador. Currently the President of the U.S.-China
Education Trust, Ambassador Bloch, since 1998 has also served as Distinguished
Adviser and Visiting Professor at Peking and Fudan Universities in China
and as Ambassador-in-Residence at the University of Maryland's Institute
for Global Chinese Affairs. From 1996 to 1998, she was President
and CEO of the United States-Japan Foundation and from 1993 to 1996, she
was Group Executive Vice President at Bank of America. Ambassador
Bloch co-founded the Organization of Chinese-American Women and the Women's
Foreign Policy Group. She has extensive experience in international
affairs. She served at the U.S. Agency for International Development
and as Ambassador to Nepal. A native of China, she came to the country
at age nine and grew up in San Francisco.