August 2, 2012
Contact: Rich Parsons or Alicia Pierce
AUSTIN, TX – Texas Secretary of State Hope Andrade today was named co-chair of the National Association of Secretaries of State’s (NASS) International Relations Committee.
“I’m honored to serve on this important committee with so many talented secretaries of state,” said Secretary Andrade. “Texas has the longest international border of any state in America and leads the nation in exports. Factors such as these provide Texas a unique perspective on international issues and how they impact our state and our country.”
According to NASS, the International Relations Committee serves as an educational forum for members interested in learning more about international relations, including state and federal approaches to international protocol, commerce/global markets, diplomacy and the development of U.S. foreign policy. Committee members are dedicated to strengthening NASS alliances with key institutions, including the U.S. Department of State and the United Nations.
Secretary Andrade is Texas’ 107th Secretary of State. She was sworn in by Governor Rick Perry on July 23, 2008. Among her key duties is serving as the state’s chief international protocol officer.
For more information on NASS and the International Relations Committee, please visit http://www.nass.org/.
For more information on Secretary Andrade and the Office of the Texas Secretary of State, please visit www.sos.state.tx.us.