SOURCE: CEO America, Inc.

August 25, 2005 08:00 ET

Former World Bank e-Security and e-Finance Expert Joins CEO America's Advisory Board

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SANTA MONICA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 25, 2005 -- CEO America Inc. (OTC: CEOA) is pleased to announce that Valerie J. McNevin, Esq., has joined their Advisory Board. Ms. McNevin is the former e-finance, e-security specialist in the Financial Sector Operations and Policy Division Vice-Presidency at the World Bank. She is the Executive Vice-President of Strategy, Risk and R&D at Cybrinth, LLC, the global leader in providing executive advisory services related to information security and information superiority. She consults with governments around the world and international organizations such as the Council on Foreign Relations and the United Nations concerning critical infrastructure and cyber security.

Ms. McNevin is the former Director of the Homeland Security Initiative for the Colorado Institute of Technology and served as the first Chief Security Officer and Privacy Officer for the State of Colorado.

She is a public policy and international legal consultant in electronic commerce and advisor to the U.S. Treasury International Technical Assistance Office. She recently co-authored a World Bank paper entitled Electronic Security: Risk Mitigation in Financial Transactions, which has been instrumental in setting layered security and defense in depth as the international standard for security.

She has advised public, private and non-profit entities on critical thinking skills in architecting change in the telecommunications and financial services industries and in creating trust cultures. Valerie is a co-founder of the Center for Public Trust. A member of the Colorado and Illinois bars, Ms. McNevin is an accomplished attorney with twenty years of litigation and transactional experience in telecommunications and financial services law.

Valerie is a Fellow of the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, Ms. McNevin's research focused on how technology impacts public trust in democracies and their financial systems. She also has an LL.M. in European Community Law from the University of Leicester in Leicester, England. Her dissertation analyzed the key policy issues concerning the free movement of capital in an information-based society.

She holds an LL.M. in International Banking Law from Boston University School of Law. She also holds a Diploma in Mainland Chinese Law from the University of East Asia in Macao. Her J.D. was obtained from Gonzaga School of Law in Spokane, Washington, in addition to her B.S. in Telecommunications.

Ms. McNevin has been at the forefront in creating educational content material with worldwide impact on cyber security. Ms. McNevin developed and taught "International Electronic Financial Services Law" at the Morin Center for Graduate Banking Law at Boston University School of Laws. The Morin Center is an international center for banking law studies.

Ms. McNevin is a member of the American Law Institute. She served as Chair of the Task Force on Electronic Commerce for the International Section of the American Bar Association for four years and a member of the Committee for Law in Cyberspace, Association of Foreign Intelligence Officers, a sitting member of the Committee on Foreign Relations in Denver, Colorado and a Advisory Board Member for the Journal of International Environmental Law & Policy at the University of Colorado School and the CYBER Board.

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