Notice to the Press
Washington, DC
May 6, 2010


Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will deliver remarks at the 25th Annual Senior Executives Association Banquet in honor of the 2009 recipients of the nation’s highest civil service awards, the Presidential Ranks of Distinguished Executive and Distinguished Professional on Thursday, May 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the Department of State.

Each year since the establishment of the Senior Executive Service (SES) in 1978, the President has conferred the ranks of Distinguished Executive and Meritorious Executive on a select group of career members of the SES who have provided exceptional service to the American people over an extended period of time. Executives from across Government are nominated by their agency heads, evaluated by citizen panels, and designated by the President. The awards are prestigious and unique. For more information on the awards from the Office of Personnel Management, click here.

Among the seventy-six 2009 Presidential Distinguished Rank awardees, are the Department of State’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic, Energy and Business Affairs John R. Byerly and Deputy Legal Advisor Jonathan B. Schwartz.

The entire event will be open to credentialed members of the media.
Pre set time for cameras: 5:45 p.m. from the C Street Entrance.
Final access time for journalists and still cameras: 7:15 p.m. from the C Street Entrance.

Founded in 1980, the Senior Executives Association (SEA) is a professional association representing Senior Executive Service members and other career federal executives.

PRESS CONTACTS:

Senior Executives Association
Deej Lundgren
(202) 927-7000
action@seniorexecs.org

Department of State
Office of Press Relations
(202) 647-2492



PRN: 2010/577