Appointments & Nominations, March 17, 1982

Appointment of Edward N. Gladish as a Member of the National Advisory Committee for Oceans and Atmosphere

March 17, 1982

The President today announced his intention to appoint Edward N. Gladish to be a member of the National Advisory Committee for Oceans and Atmosphere for a 3-year term. He would succeed Peter Emerson.

He is currently manager, Land Services, at Champlin Petroleum Co., in Long Beach, a subsidiary of Union Pacific Corp. He was executive officer of the California State Lands Commission in 1973 - 1974. He was on the State Advisory Board for the U.S. Bureau of Land Management in 1974. He also served as deputy director of the California Department of Commerce. In 1973 he served on the Outer Continental Shelf Scientific Advisory Board and as a State representative on the Interstate Oil Compact Commission.

Mr. Gladish graduated from the University of California (B.S., 1953) and Dartmouth College (Tuck Executive Program, 1979). He is married, has three children, and resides in Palos Verdes Estates, Calif. He was born March 29, 1930.

Nomination of Gregory J. Newell To Be an Assistant Secretary of State

March 17, 1982

The President today announced his intention to nominate Gregory J. Newell to be an Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs. He would succeed Elliott Abrams.

Mr. Newell is currently Special Assistant to the President and Director of Scheduling. He was deputy administrative assistant to Governor Richard Thornburgh of Pennsylvania in 1979 - 1980. He served as a consultant to Senator Robert Dole of Kansas and also to the Republican National Committee in 1978 - 1979.

In 1977 - 1978 Mr. Newell served as an evaluation coordinator to the Foreign Service Institute Testing Center of the Language Training Mission of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

He was Staff Assistant to President Gerald Ford in 1975 - 1977. He served at the White House as an advance representative and assisted in arrangements for Presidential travel and scheduling.

In 1974 - 1975 Mr. Newell was a planning analyst with the Alexander Hamilton Life Insurance Corporation of America. He worked on selected political campaigns throughout the country in 1972 - 1974. He served as a full-time missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1968 - 1971, assigned to France, Belgium, and Luxembourg.

He attended Brigham Young University (Provo and Hawaii campuses). He is married, has two children, and resides in McLean, Va. He was born August 30, 1949.

Appointment of Three Commissioners of the United States Section of the International North Pacific Fisheries Commission

March 17, 1982

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following persons to be Commissioners of the United States Section of the International North Pacific Fisheries Commission:

Robert McVey, who would succeed Harry L. Rietze. He is currently Director, National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA, Department of Commerce. He has been serving in this position since 1980. Prior to his appointment as Director, he served as Deputy Director in Alaska for 10 years. He is married, has two children, and resides in Juneau, Alaska. He was born February 2, 1932.

Elmer E. Rasmuson, who has been serving as chairman of the board, National Bank of Alaska, Commissioner, INPFC. He was mayor of the city of Anchorage in 1964 - 1967. He was president of the National Bank of Alaska in 1943 - 1966. He graduated from Harvard University (B.S., 1930; A.M., 1935). He is married, has three children, and resides in Anchorage. He was born February 15, 1909.

Robert M. Thornstenson, who is currently chairman of the board, Icicle Seafood, Inc., in Seattle, Wash. He was president, Petersburg Fisheries, Inc.; director, Alaska State Chamber of Commerce; member, State of Alaska Investment Committee; and adviser, National Bank of Alaska, in 1965 - 1980. He was vice president of production for Alaska Operation with Pacific American Fisheries in Bellingham, Wash., in 1958 - 1965. He graduated from the University of Washington (B.A., 1956). He is married, has three children, and resides in Seattle, Wash. He was born December 23, 1931.

Appointment of Becky Norton Dunlop as Special Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Cabinet Affairs

March 17, 1982

The President today appointed Becky Norton Dunlop as Special Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Cabinet Affairs. The office coordinates Cabinet-related activities, including Cabinet and Cabinet Council meetings. Mrs. Dunlop will report to Craig L. Fuller, Assistant to the President for Cabinet Affairs. She succeeds T. Kenneth Cribb, Jr., who has moved to the personal staff of Counsellor to the President Edwin Meese III.

Mrs. Dunlop is currently Deputy Director of the Office of Presidential Personnel and has served in that office for the previous year. Prior to joining the Reagan administration in 1981, Mrs. Dunlop was president of Century Communications, Inc., which she founded in 1977. She was associated with the American Conservative Union from 1973 to 1980, completing her service as assistant executive director and consultant to the board. She was also involved in the Reagan campaigns of 1976 and 1980.

A native of Columbus, Ohio, Mrs. Dunlop is a 1973 graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She is married to George S. Dunlop and currently resides in Arlington, Va. She was born October 2, 1951.