HUNTINGTON BEACH — Former County Supervisor Harriett M. Wieder was appointed Thursday by President Clinton to an advisory board on U.S. trade policy.
The Commission on U.S.-Pacific Trade & Investment Policy advises the president on how to increase U.S. trade opportunities in Japan and other Asian countries.
The 18-member board includes representatives of business, government and academia.
Wieder, of Huntington Beach, said she is excited about the opportunity.
"The whole purpose of this is to get the business community to do more overseas trade," she said. "That will mean more jobs here and a better balance of trade."
Wieder currently is president of Linkage, a private consulting business.
For 15 years, she served as county supervisor, establishing the Office of Protocol, which helps local business owners trying to do business in other countries.