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November 15, 2001
Kathryn S. Fuller Appointed to Alcoa Board of Directors
PITTSBURGH--November 15, 2001--
Kathryn S. Fuller, 55, president of the World Wildlife Fund U.S. based
in Washington, D.C., one of the world's largest and most effective
independent organizations dedicated to the conservation of nature, has
been appointed to the board of directors of Alcoa.
There are nine directors currently on Alcoa's board, since the
retirements of Messrs. Paul O'Neill and Kenneth Dam from the board in
2000 and 2001, respectively, to take government appointments. Ms.
Fuller will fill a vacancy on the board immediately.
In making the announcement on the new director, Alcoa Chairman and CEO
Alain Belda said, "Alcoa is strongly committed to sustainable
development, and Kathryn's work on our board will strengthen our ability
to integrate environmental excellence into our decision-making process."
Following is biographical information on Ms. Fuller:
Ms. Fuller has been president of the World Wildlife Fund since 1989.
She has been with the organization since 1982, having served in various
capacities including executive vice president, general counsel, and
director of WWF's public policy and wildlife trade monitoring programs.
Prior to joining WWF, she practiced law with the U.S. Department of
Justice in the Land and Natural Resources Division where she headed the
Wildlife and Marine Resources Section. During her time with the
Department of Justice, Ms. Fuller also worked as an attorney in the
office of Legal Counsel, where she prepared Attorney General opinions
and provided advice to the President and Executive agencies on
constitutional and federal statutory questions.
Earlier in her career, she was a law clerk for Chief Judge John V.
Singleton, Jr., for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of
Texas and had law clerkships for Dewey, Ballantine, Bushby, Palmer &
Wood in New York; Vinson & Elkins in Houston, Texas; and the state
attorney general for Austin, Texas from 1974-1976.
Ms. Fuller is a member of the board of directors of the Mexican Fund for
Nature Conservation, Mexico's highly successful nature conservation
trust fund. She serves on the board of trustees at Brown University,
The Ford Foundation, and the King Mahendra Trust for Nature Conservation
in Nepal. She is a member of the Board of Overseers at Brown
University's Thomas J. Watson Jr. Institute for International Studies
and the Council on Foreign Relations, and of the District of Columbia
Bar and the State of Texas Bar. Ms. Fuller has also been a past member
of The World Bank's Advisory Group on Environmentally Sustainable
Development, U.S. Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations,
and International Council of Environmental Law.
Ms. Fuller has been the recipient of numerous awards and honorary
degrees that include an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Brown
University. Ms. Fuller is also the author of several articles on
She pursued graduate studies in marine, estuarine and environmental
science from the University of Maryland and received a J.D. degree from
the University of Texas School of Law in 1976. She obtained in 1968 a
B.A. degree in English and American Literature from Brown University.
Joyce A. Saltzman