Howard Paster is a former Executive Director of WPP Group plc. He retired in June 2006 after three and a half years on the Board. He was previously Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hill & Knowlton Inc. He joined WPP in August 2002, overseeing WPP's portfolio of public relations and public affairs businesses. He was also the director responsible for the Company's Corporate Social Responsibility policy. Prior to joining Hill & Knowlton Inc., he served as Assistant to President Bill Clinton and Director of the White House Office of Legislative Affairs. He is a member of the board of trustees of Tuskegee University, president of the Little League Foundation and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.