Nomination of Charles Z. Wick To Be Director of the International Communication Agency

March 6, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Charles Z. Wick to be Director of the International Communication Agency.

Mr. Wick has been an independent businessman involved in the financing and operation of motion picture, television, radio, music, health care, and mortgage industries in the United States and abroad. He is president and chief executive officer of Wick Financial Corp., and Mapleton Enterprises, which he founded in the early 1960's. He was cochairman of the 1981 Presidential Inaugural Committee.

Mr. Wick was graduated from the University of Michigan (B.M.) and Case Western Reserve University Law School (J.D.). He is a member of the California and Ohio Bar Associations.

Mr. Wick is married and has five children. He resides in Los Angeles, Calif. Mr. Wick was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on October 12, 1917.