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Spoon and Miller Join Potomac KnowledgeWay Board
 
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March 18, 1997

The Potomac KnowledgeWay Project announced today the addition of Alan G. Spoon, President and Chief Operating Officer of The Washington Post Company and Kay S. Miller, Executive Vice President, Mid-Atlantic Banking Group of NationsBank, to its Board of Directors.

"It is significant that these leaders have recognized and embraced the enormous importance of the communications revolution to their industries," said Mario Morino, Chairman of the Potomac KnowledgeWay Project. "They also bring an incredible understanding of how the digital economy will impact all segments of our community."

The Potomac KnowledgeWay Project is a five-year educational initiative to unite the region around the power of information, technology and people in the "digital age." The organization is focused on three primary initiatives: cultivating netpreneurs; enhancing the region's work force; and building a connected community throughout Greater Washington.

"The Potomac KnowledgeWay is representative of the strength of Greater Washington's new media and information technology industries," said Spoon. "We have a $20 billion industry in our backyard that is creating a new economic driver, and, as the region's premiere news source, we want to be at the front of this revolution."

Spoon, who joined The Washington Post Company in 1982, has been president of the company since 1993. He has held a wide variety of positions there, including serving as the president of Newsweek. He is a director of the International Herald Tribune and American Management Systems and a member of the board of the Committee for Economic Development and the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History. Spoon holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

"In today's fast-paced and technology-driven world, it is important for the business community to take a leadership role," said Miller. "NationsBank wants to help lead its customers and the region into the digital age. I am delighted to continue the bank's commitment to the community through involvement in the Potomac KnowledgeWay Project."

Miller, who manages all commercial bank activities for NationsBank in the Mid-Atlantic region, began her banking career with a predecessor bank in 1983 in Fort Worth, Texas. Her responsibilities expanded to various positions in the Special Assets Division in locations throughout the country, and she was later promoted to senior vice president. Miller, who recently relocated to the Washington area, was named executive vice president in 1997. She serves on the board of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation, based in Washington, D.C. Miller earned a B.A. from Meredith in Raleigh, North Carolina and an M.B.A from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth.

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