June 2, 1987 The President today announced his intention to nominate Lester B. Korn to be the Representative of the United States of America on the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, with the rank of Ambassador. He would succeed Joseph Verner Reed, Jr.
Mr. Korn held various positions (part-time) while in college as a teller, bookkeeper, etc., with Bank of America in Culver City, CA, 1953 - 1961. He became a management consultant with Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co., Los Angeles, 1961 - 1966, to be followed as a partner with that firm, 1966 - 1969. Since 1969, he has been chairman, chief executive officer, and cofounder of Korn/Ferry International, Los Angeles. From 1979 to 1982, he was chairman of the Commission on Citizen Participation in Government, State of California. He was a member of the Commission of the Californias, 1979 - 1982. In April of 1983, he was special adviser and delegate, UNESCO Inter-Governmental Conference on Education for International Understanding, Cooperation, and Peace. Since 1985 he has served on the President's Commission on White House Fellowships.
Mr. Korn graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles (B.S., 1959; M.B.A., 1960). He was born January 11, 1936, in New York, NY. Mr. Korn is married, has two children, and resides in Los Angeles, CA.