Secretary of State Clinton Appoints Marc Nathanson to East-West Center Board of Governors

Jan. 11, 2012

Los Angeles, CA. – January 11, 2012 – Falcon Waterfree Technologies is pleased to announce that U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has appointed Marc Nathanson, Falcon Chairman and CEO, to a three-year term on the East-West Center’s (EWC) Board of Governors.

The EWC was established in 1960 by Congress to promote better relations and understanding between the United States and the nations of Asia and the Pacific through cooperative study, training, and research. The Center contributes to a peaceful, prosperous, and just Asia Pacific community by serving as a vigorous hub for cooperative research, education, and dialogue on critical issues of common concern to the region.

The Center is governed by an international Board of Governors. The EWC Board of Governors consists of 18 members, including five appointed by the U.S. secretary of state, five appointed by the governor of Hawai‘i, five members from Asia and the Pacific who are elected by the full board, and three ex-officio members who include the governor of Hawai‘i, the assistant secretary of state for educational and cultural affairs, and the president of the University of Hawai‘i, or their designees.

Mr. Nathanson is one of America’s leading communications executives. Mr. Nathanson is Chairman & CEO of Falcon Waterfree Technologies, the world’s leading waterfree urinal manufacturer and distributor. Mr. Nathanson is also Chairman of Mapleton Investments, a diversified investment holding company. Mr. Nathanson serves on the Board of Directors at the Pacific Council on International Policy. He is currently Vice Chairman of the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He was founding Chair of the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) for Los Angeles.

Mr. Nathanson was appointed by President Clinton as the Chairman of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) (1995-2002), which is responsible for all US non-military communications, including the Voice of America, Radio Free Asia, Radio-TV Marti and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. He ran this Federal agency for six years for President Clinton and eighteen months for President Bush, until his successor was confirmed by the US Senate. Mr. Nathanson is also on the Board of Trustees of the USC Annenberg School for Communication and The Aspen Institute.

The other new members appointed by Secretary of State Clinton are: UN Foundation CEO Kathy Bushkin Calvin, Clinton advisor and former USAID official Margaret Carpenter, Three Oaks Investments CEO and former White House National Economic Council senior counselor Ginger Lew, and former U.S. Ambassador to Fiji and other Pacific island nations M. Osman Siddique.

These new member join the current board members: Appointed by the Governor of Hawai‘i: George Ariyoshi, Corianne W. Lau, Puongpun Sananikone (Chair), R. Brian Tsujimura, Richard Turbin. Board-elected members: Tarun Das, India; Daniel R. Fung, Hong Kong; Il SaKong, Korea; Tadashi Yamamoto, Japan; Tun Daim Zainuddin, Malaysia. Ex-Officio Members: Hawai‘i Gov. Neil Abercrombie (designee: Barbara Tanabe), U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Ann Stock, University of Hawai‘i President M.R.C. Greenwood.

About Falcon Waterfree Technologies
Founded in 2000, Falcon Waterfree Technologies manufactures and markets advanced waterless urinal technology for commercial, institutional, and government facilities. Falcon Waterfree conducts business worldwide, with manufacturing facilities in 7 countries as well as offices and affiliates in more than 50 nations. Falcon Waterfree products are in use around the world in stadiums and arenas, schools and universities, airports and every type of commercial and institutional facility.

Falcon is privately owned by Mapleton Investments and Capricorn Investment Group.

For more information, please contact:
Will Bennett, Vice President – Corporate Development
Falcon Waterfree Technologies, LLC
Phone: 310-209-7255