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George Salem (Treasurer)

George Salem is an attorney-at-law in Washington, DC. In 2005 he established an independent practice and became a strategic advisor to DLA Piper on its Middle East and U.S. Department of Labor practices. From 1985 to 1989, Mr. Salem served as the Solicitor of Labor for the U.S. Department of Labor, where he was responsible for enforcing more than 130 laws that regulate the nation's workplace.

Mr. Salem co-founded the Arab American Institute in 1985 and currently serves as its chairman, and has served as treasurer of United Palestinian Appeal, Inc. since 1982. He is a past president of the National Association of Arab Americans and has served on the board of directors of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee. On behalf of the Bush Administration, Mr. Salem served as an official observer to the Palestinian elections held in February 2005, and also as President George W. Bush’s representative to the funeral of Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.