Someone very nice (Alan F) passed this on to me late Friday and I did not have the opportunity to pass it on to you.
If any of you guys have been following my UN thread (which is now very tough to find thanks to the changes in the board) you may have noticed the 1994 UN Directory. It provided three names on page 261 that were linked with the WTS's name. One person was W. L. Barry (at the time he was the Vice President). Another was Ciro Aulicino (of the writing Department) and considered the main representative.
Finally the alternate representative was "Mr Robert Johnson".
Now who is this guy. Well Alan was nice enough to pass this message to me and asked me to post it.
Robert Johnson, in 1994, was a member of the Service Department and was the Watchtower Society's official spokesman. He remained the main
spokesman until James Pellechia was appointed head of the newly formed
Public Relations department around 1995. According to insider reports,
Johnson is a polished speaker as well as a fine man, and he and his wife Grace are well-liked members of the Bethel family. Johnson once served as a District Overseer.
The fact that Johnson was both the official Watchtower spokesman in
1994, and that he was a prominent member of the Service Department,
connects the Service Department officially with the Writing Department
(through Ciro Aulicino) in that it demonstrates that Watchtower
officials in each department were thoroughly involved with the UN NGO
connection, and that they must have known about each other's
It should also be noted that Ciro Aulicino is a researcher in the
Writing Department, and as such he had no authority of his own to get
the Watchtower Society associated with the UN as an NGO. His "boss"
Harry Peloyan certainly must have been instrumental in getting Governing Body member Lloyd Barry, and after Barry's death another GB member (likely Jack Barr) to sign the various application and yearly
accreditation forms. As editor-in-chief of Awake! magazine, Peloyan has been in the perfect position to get articles seemingly supportive of UN goals printed in Awake!, and to influence the necessary GB members and other Watchtower officials to buy into the Society's associate NGO status.
Hope this helps all of you understand the connections.
Thanks Alan. Oh, I believe Kent has posted this at his http://watchtower.observer.org site.