Vi Raymond has served on the board of CCD since her husband, former CCD President, Walter Raymond passed away. His bio may be found below.
Raymond Jr., Former President (1929-2003)
Note: This is an archival bio. Mr. Raymond passed away in April, 2003.
was selected as President of the Council for a Community of
Democracies in January 2001. He had an extensive career in
the United States Government beginning in 1952. From 1982
– 1987 he served as Special Assistant to the President
for National Security Affairs and Senior Director for International
Information, Communications and Democracy. From 1987-1992
he was Assistant Director of the United States Information
Agency, served as the Director of Congressional Relations
and USIA Coordinator for President Bush’s Support for
East European Democracy. While at the NSC he played the key
role in establishing the National Endowment for Democracy.
Mr. Raymond had served as a Special Advisor, Program Director,
Consultant and Board Member with several US Non-Governmental
Organizations engaged in democracy building in East and Central
Europe. He was awarded the Knights Cross of the Order of Poland