Appointments, September 27, 1982

Appointment of Five Members of the Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations

September 27, 1982

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations for 2-year terms:

Alan T. Dickson is president of the Ruddick Corp. in Charlotte, N.C. He is married and resides in Charlotte. He was born April 3, 1931. He will succeed Jean Head Sisco.

James Dutt is chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Beatrice Foods Co. in Chicago, Ill. He is married, has three children, and resides in Arlington Heights, Ill. He was born February 11, 1925. He will succeed C. William Verity, Jr.

Stanley Ebner is vice president and manager of the District of Columbia office of Northrop Corp. He is married, has three children, and resides in McLean, Va. He was born November 16, 1933. He will succeed Frank Drozak.

John Roberts Opel is chief executive officer and president of IBM Corp. He is married, has five children, and resides in Chappaqua, N.Y. He will succeed Jack Felgenhauer.

William C. Turner is chairman of Argyle Atlantic Corp. in Phoenix, Ariz. He is married, has two children, and resides in Scottsdale, Ariz. He will succeed Russell L. Hanlin.


Appointment of William Henkel as Special Assistant to the President and Director of Presidential Advance

September 27, 1982

The President today announced his intention to appoint William Henkel to be Special Assistant to the President and Director of Presidential Advance. He will succeed Stephen Studdert, who will serve as a consultant to the White House and to the Republican National Committee.

Since 1981 Mr. Henkel has been a corporate financial services marketing representative for the Merrill Lynch White Weld Capital Markets Group in New York City. He was manager of corporate financial services for the Capital Markets Group between 1977 and 1981. He served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development Operations in 1975 - 1977.

Mr. Henkel served previously in the White House in several related positions. In 1970 he joined the White House staff as a Staff Assistant to the President, serving as a Presidential Advance Representative. In November 1972 he was named Director of the White House Advance Office. He was appointed Special Assistant to the President and Director of Advance in 1973, and served in that position until January 1975.

From 1965 to 1970, Mr. Henkel served as an account executive in a Merrill Lynch New York City branch office. He joined Merrill Lynch in 1963 as a junior executive trainee.

During the 1980 Presidential campaign, Mr. Henkel served as an advance representative of Ronald Reagan, and in 1982 he coordinated logistical arrangements for the President's participation in the economic summit at Versailles Palace.

Mr. Henkel graduated from St. Lawrence University (B.S., 1963). He is married to the former Alice O'Brien, has six children, and resides in Arlington, Va. He was born June 19, 1941.