WASHINGTON, D.C., Apr. 4 2002 — Alba M. Alemán, President of Cairo Corporation, was selected among the Fifty Influential Minorities in Business for 2002. This year’s theme of “Celebrating Excellence and Courage” is particularly apt for Ms. Alemán. The award will be presented at a Gala on May 23, 2002 chaired by Congresswomen Eva Clayton (North Carolina) and Eddie Bernice Johnson (Texas).