Appointments & Promotions, April 19, 1982

Appointment of Melvin L. Bradley as a Special Assistant to the President

April 19, 1982

The President today announced that he has appointed Melvin L. Bradley to be Special Assistant to the President. Mr. Bradley has been serving as Senior Consultant to the Office of Policy Development. His primary responsibility will be to work with the Office of Policy Development staff to assure that policy analyses for the President are sensitive to the needs and priorities of the minority and disadvantaged communities. He will report directly to the Assistant to the President for Policy Development, Dr. Edwin L. Harper.

Since January 1981, Mr. Bradley has been serving as a Senior Policy Adviser on the Office of Policy Development Staff, focusing on urban affairs and small business. He served as special adviser to the director of the office of Presidential personnel in the office of the President-elect. He served as assistant to the vice president and account executive with United Airlines in 1977 - 1981. He was director of public relations for the Charles R. Drew Postgraduate Medical School in 1975 - 1977. He served as assistant to Governor Reagan for community affairs in 1970 - 1975.

Mr. Bradley graduated from Pepperdine University (B.S., 1973). He was born January 6, 1938.

Appointment of Wendell Wilkie Gunn as a Special Assistant to the President

April 19, 1982

The President today announced his intention to appoint Wendell Wilkie Gunn to be Special Assistant to the President. Mr. Gunn will serve as Assistant Director for Commerce and Trade within the Office of Policy Development. He will also serve as Executive Secretary of the Cabinet Council on Commerce and Trade.

Mr. Gunn has been assistant treasurer and director of investor relations for PepsiCo, Inc., Purchase, N.Y., since January 1979. He was a vice president of the Chase Manhattan Bank in 1974 - 1979. He served as assistant professor of finance at Texas Southern University.

He was a member of the Republican National Committee's Advisory Council on Economic Affairs and Subcommittee on Tax Policy and Monetary Affairs. He is a member of the board of directors of the New Coalition for Economic and Social Change and a member of the advisory board of the Lincoln Institute for Research and Education.

Mr. Gunn graduated from Florence State University (A.B., 1965) and the University of Chicago (M.B.A., 1971). He is married, has three children, and resides in Stamford, Conn.

Promotion of Michael E. Baroody to Deputy Assistant to the President

April 19, 1982

The President today announced the promotion of Michael E. Baroody to the post of Deputy Assistant to the President. Mr. Baroody is Director of Public Affairs at the White House, with responsibility for public affairs coordination between the White House and various domestic departments and agencies, as well as the operation of a central information and research center to serve the White House staff. The Public Affairs Office is part of the Department of Communications at the White House.

Mr. Baroody, 35, joined the White House staff in April of 1981 as Deputy Director of Communications. He was appointed Director of Public Affairs last September.

Prior to joining the White House staff, Mr. Baroody served as executive assistant to the U.S. Trade Representative and before that as public affairs director and research director at the Republican National Committee.

Promotion of Joanna E. Bistany to Special Assistant to the President for Communications

April 19, 1982

The President today announced the promotion of Joanna E. Bistany to be Special Assistant to the President for Communications.

Ms. Bistany will continue to serve as Deputy to the Assistant to the President for Communications. In her position, she has organizational responsibility within the department and is involved in the public affairs management of special projects.

During the Presidential transition, Ms. Bistany was deputy to the administrator of the transition team. Prior to that she served in a variety of capacities in the Reagan/Bush campaign and the Reagan for President campaign, dating back to October 1979.

Before joining the campaign, Ms. Bistany served on the faculty at the University of Cincinnati in the communications department, with a dual appointment to the Children's Hospital Medical Center.

Ms. Bistany received her M.A. from the University of Kentucky and completed extensive postgraduate study at the University of Cincinnati and the Neuropsychiatric Institute, UCLA, in the area of clinical behavior management. She was born and raised in New York City.

Appointment of C. Anson Franklin as Assistant Press Secretary to the President

April 19, 1982

The President today announced his intention to appoint C. Anson Franklin to be Assistant Press Secretary to the President. He will succeed David Prosperi.

Mr. Franklin has worked in Republican politics for 13 years. He was press aide to Richard Obenshain during his race for Virginia attorney general in 1969 and assistant press secretary in George Bush's U.S. Senate campaign in Texas in 1970. He served as press secretary to Representative Bill Archer (R-Texas) in 1971 - 72, and also worked for the Texas Committee to Re-elect the President in 1972. Mr. Franklin worked for Representative Alan Steelman (R-Texas) in 1974 - 76. In subsequent political campaigns, he was campaign manager for Marshall Coleman's race for attorney general of Virginia in 1977 and for his race for Governor in 1981. He was director of administration for the office of attorney general of Virginia in 1978 - 81.

Mr. Franklin graduated from the University of Virginia (B.A., 1969). He was born April 17, 1947, in Richmond, Va.