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States. The others are located in Miami, New Orleans, Honolulu, and Washington. Their purpose is to facilitate the arrival in the United States of the many high-level foreign leaders who come to the United States each year, both privately and as guests of the U.S. Government. The centers also help schedule meetings for these visitors with their American counterparts, working with a network of volunteers throughout the United States linked to the National Council of International Visitors. The New York Reception Center is the largest of the five USIA centers, handling some 5,000 to 6,000 visitors per year with a staff of 13. 

The U.S. Information Agency is an independent organization within the Executive Branch responsible for the U.S. Government's overseas information and cultural programs, including the Voice of America, Fulbright scholarships, and the International Visitor program. The Agency, which has 202 posts in 124 countries, also produces a wide range of media products, administers a number of exchanges, mounts exhibitions, and administers a worldwide system of American libraries and cultural centers.

During a 16-year career with USIA, Smith has served abroad in Laos, Thailand, Togo and Guinea (Conakry). In the course of tours in the United States he has been assigned to duties in educational and cultural affairs, in USIA's press office and with the Board of Examiners for the Foreign Service. He speaks French, German and Thai. 

Smith is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, the Thursday Luncheon Group, the American Foreign Service Association, the African Studies Association and the Capitol Press Club. He is married to the former Barbara Vivian Brown. They have one daughter, Renee M. Smith, who lives in Oakland, California. 

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MARSHALL B. BASS today was elected vice president of R.J. Reynolds Industries, Inc.

The announcement was made by R.J. Reynolds Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, J. Paul Sticht, who said, "Bass will continue to have responsibility for corporate personnel development and will continue to serve as secretary of the public policy committee of the company's board of directors." 

Bass joined the personnel department of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in 1968 as director of personnel development. With the formation of R.J. Reynolds Industries in 1970, he moved to the position of corporate director of personnel development where he has been responsible for federal contract compliance programs, equal employment opportunity and policies pertaining to training, promotion and evaluations of performance. 

Bass joined R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company after a 23-year military career during which he rose to the grade of lieutenant colonel.

Bass is a graduate of the University of Maryland and holds several honorary doctorates. In 1977, Bass received a Doctor of Humane Letters degree from King Memorial College, Columbia, S.C. In 1981, he was awarded a Doctor of Humane Letters degree from St. Augustine's College, Raleigh, N.C. and in 1982, he was awarded a third Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Livingstone College, Salisbury, N.C.

Bass is a member of the board of directors of the North Carolina Manpower Development Corporation and Piedmont Federal Savings and Loan Association, and is a trustee of North Carolina A&T State University.

R.J. Reynolds Industries, with headquarters in Winston-Salem, N.C., is the parent company of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.; Del Monte Corp. (canned and prepared frozen foods, beverages and fresh fruit); R.J. Reynolds Tobacco International, Inc.; Aminoil USA, Inc. (energy exploration and development); Sea-Land Industries Investments, Inc. (containerized shipping); and R.J. Reynolds Development Corp.

[[image - William S. Thompson]]

WILLIAM S. THOMPSON, associate judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, began serving a one-year term as president of Howard University's Alumni Association July 1.

Judge Thompson, who was elected by members of the alumni body which has more than 50 geographical clubs and professional associations, previously served as president of the Howard University Alumni Club of Washington, D.C., 1975-78. He graduated from Howard's College of Liberal Arts in 1934 and from The Robert H. Terrell Law School in 1939. He was admitted to the Bar of Kentucky in 1943 and to the Bar of the District of Columbia in 1944. He was engaged in private practice until August 1969 when he began serving on the bench.

Judge Thompson is known among his colleagues, attorneys and the community as a person dedicated to the law and its relationship to the local, national and world communities. His leadership in the World Peace Through Law Center has contributed to the law as a pathway to understanding and justice among the countries of the world. He has received numerous citations and awards for outstanding service. Howard University bestowed the Doctor of Laws degree, honoris causa, upon him in 1975.

[[image - Toni G. Fay]]

TONI G. FAY, formerly director of planning and program development for the National Council of Negro Women, has been named manager of community relations for Time, Inc., a newly created position, it was announced by Ralph P. Davidson, chairman of the board.

"This new position is designed to strengthen Time, Inc.'s presence companywide among organizations serving the needs of minority groups, women, and the disabled," said Davidson. "The appointment underscores the importance of social responsibility and affirmative action as business priorities for Time Inc."

Fay assumed her position at the National Council of Negro Women, the nation's largest women's civil rights organization, in 1977. For four years before that she was regional commissioner, Governor's Council on Drug & Alcohol Abuse, of Pennsylvania. She was also a consultant and vice president of D. Park Gibson Associates, a marketing and public relations firm.

A graduate of Duquesne University, Fay holds both an M.S.W. degree and an M.Ed. in special education and rehabilitation from the University of Pittsburgh. She has served on the Pennsylvania Governor's Task Force on Health Planning, the executive committee and university trustee committee of the University of Pittsburgh and was a member in 1978 of Rosalynn Carter's White House Communities Plan Committee. In 1974 she was named Woman of the Year by the YWCA of Pittsburgh. She is listed in Who's Who of American Women, is a member of the Coalition of 100 Black Women and Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority.

A native of New York, Fay grew up in Teaneck, N.J. and lives in Hackensack, N.J.

[[image - Charles T. Williams]]

CHARLES T. ("CHUCK") WILLIAMS has been elected a director of Schenley Affiliated Brands Corp., the marketing arm of Schenley Industries, Inc., Schenley Affiliated President Paul L. Farber has announced. Mr. Williams is a vice president of Schenley Affiliated assigned to its National and International Accounts division.

Mr. Williams joined Schenley in 1951 as a salesman. He worked his way up through various sales executive positions. In 1963 he was named vice president of one of Schenley Affiliated's selling divisions, and in 1976 elected vice president of Schenley Affiliated.

Born in Nogales, AZ, Mr. Williams moved to Los Angeles in 1921. He attended Los Angeles City College and the University of Southern California.

His college career was interrupted by World War II, during which he served overseas as a pilot with the 332nd Fighter Group, U.S. Army Air Force. A first lieutenant, he was a prisoner of war in Germany for a year. He holds seven battle stars, the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Mr. Williams is president of the Booker T. Washington Foundation, chairman emeritus of the National Business League, past president of the United Neighborhood Centers of America, trustee of the United Black Fund, trustee of the International Council for Business Opportunity and past chairman of the Economic Opportunity Commission of Nassau County, NY. He received an honorary Doctor of Human Letters degree from King Memorial College.

He is married to the former Brenda Smith of New Orleans. The Williamses live in East Hills, NY and have three children: Charles T. Jr. and twins Rhoda Williams Alexander and Kirk.


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