[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 132 (Tuesday, July 12, 2005)]
[Page 40022]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-13697]




Announcement of the Board of Trustees for the National 
Environmental Education and Training Foundation, Inc.

SUMMARY: The National Environmental Education and Training Foundation 
was created by Section 10 of Public Law 101-619, the National 
Environmental Education Act of 1990. It is a private 501(c)(3) non-
profit organization established to promote and support education and 
training as necessary tools to further environmental protection and 
sustainable, environmentally sound development. It provides the common 
ground upon which leaders from business and industry, all levels of 
government, public interest groups, and others can work cooperatively 
to expand the reach of environmental education and training programs 
beyond the traditional classroom. The Foundation supports a grant 
program that promotes innovative environmental education and training 
programs; it also develops partnerships with government and other 
organizations to administer projects that promote the development of an 
environmentally literal public.
    The Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, as 
required by the terms of the Act, announces the following appointment 
to the National Environmental Education and Training Foundation, Inc. 
Board of Trustees. The appointee is J.L. Armstrong, National Manager, 
Diversity, Development--Community, Toyota Sales, USA, Inc. The 
appointee will join the current Board members which include:
     Braden Allenby, Vice President, Environment, Health and 
Safety, AT&T
     Richard Bartlett, (NEETF Chairman) Vice Chairman, Mary Kay 
Holding Corporation
     Dorothy Jacobson, Consultant
     Karen Bates Kress, President, KBK Consulting, Inc.
     Dorothy McSweeny, (NEETF Vice Chair), Chair, DC Commission 
on the Arts and Humanities
     Honorable William Sessions, former Director of the Federal 
Bureau of Investigation.
    Additional Considerations: Great care has been taken to assure that 
this new appointee not only has the highest degree of expertise and 
commitment, but also brings to the Board diverse points of view 
relating to environmental education and training. This appointment 
shall be for two consecutive four year terms.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: C. Michael Baker, (202) 564-0446, 
Acting Director, Office of Environmental Education, Office of Public 
Affairs (1704A) U.S. EPA 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 

    Dated: July 6, 2005.
Stephen L. Johnson,

BIO of New Member

J. L. Armstrong, National Manager, Diversity Development--Community, 
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.

    J.L. Armstrong is national manager diversity development, community 
for Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc.
    In support of Toyota's 21st Century Diversity Strategy, he has 
corporate liaison responsibility for minority advertising and marketing 
promotions, supplier diversity, community relations, and field 
operations. He is charged with developing a strategic diversity plan 
and is responsible for monitoring, augmenting, tracking, and supporting 
those processes that result in the organization's ability to sustain a 
competitive advantage by leveraging diversity.
    Armstrong began his career with Toyota in 1992 as merchandising 
manager and was responsible for developing and implementing marketing 
programs targeting special markets based upon ethnicity, gender, and 
educational background. Armstrong developed and implemented sports, 
motorsports, media merchandising, auto show, and promotional clothing/
specialty merchandising marketing programs.
    In 1998 he was appointed supplier development manager and promoted 
to national manager supplier development January 2002. Armstrong 
developed the Supplier Development Department at TMS, which included 
developing an electronic supplier database accessible to all TMS 
associates in the interest of increasing the utilization of minority 
and woman-owned businesses. He developed a Second Tier Supplier Program 
to ensure that TMS majority-owned suppliers utilize minority and woman-
owned businesses, and developed metrics and quarterly reporting systems 
to ensure that TMS is able to monitor its spending with minority and 
woman-owned business enterprises. Armstrong was instrumental in taking 
TMS from $44 million in minority/woman-owned business procurement spend 
in 1998 to over $83 million in 2001.
    Prior to Toyota, Armstrong worked as director of business affairs 
for Universal Television, MCA, Inc., negotiating deals for the services 
of writers, directors, and producers in connection with television 
development and production.
    Armstrong graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in business 
from Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind. He is an ordained minister 
with the African Methodist Episcopal Church, and serves on the 
ministerial staff of Rev. Dr. Cecil Murray at First AME Church, Los 
Angeles, Calif.
    Armstrong is past Vice Chair External Affairs of the Southern 
California Regional Purchasing Council board of directors, and served 
on the senior corporate executive advisory board of the United States 
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Washington, DC.
    Armstrong resides in West Los Angeles, Calif.

[FR Doc. 05-13697 Filed 7-11-05; 8:45 am]