Rye Named to Middle East Advisory Board

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Publication Date: 4/20/2009


Scott Rye ’83, chief operating officer at Red Square Agency, a Mobile, AL-based advertising and public relations agency, has been appointed to the U.S. Advisory Board of the Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East (FRRME).

Rye worked closely with the foundation’s president and CEO, the Rev. Canon Andrew White, while serving in Baghdad as chief of the Media Operations Center for Multi-National Force—Iraq in 2007 and 2008. He recently hosted a visit by Canon White—“the Vicar of Baghdad”—to the Episcopal Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast.

“I am deeply honored to be offered this appointment,” Rye said. “It is a privilege to be able to contribute at least in some small way to improving the lives of those in the Middle East.”

Headquartered in London, the FRRME is a not-for-profit nongovernmental organization providing humanitarian aid and relief in Iraq, as well as in Israel and the Palestinian National Authority. The foundation’s trustees and advisory board consist of former and serving diplomats, business people, peacemakers and religious leaders who represent faiths of all those the foundation serves in the Middle East. Lord George Carey, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, serves as the foundation’s patron.