Bush Appoints Stevens Aviation CEO to Iraq Mission

 - October 8, 2007, 7:21 AM

Thomas Foley, CEO of Greenville, S.C.-based Stevens Aviation, has been appointed by President Bush to serve as director of private-sector development in Iraq. Foley, 51, will lead a staff responsible for developing and implementing a privatization plan for some 200 state-owned enterprises and managing trade and foreign investments into Iraq. He and President Bush first met in 1974 when both were attending Harvard University. Foley expects to be in Iraq for nine months.