Nominations, October 24, 1983

Nomination of Kenneth S. George To Be Director General of the United States and Foreign Commercial Service

October 24, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Kenneth S. George to be Director General of the United States and Foreign Commercial Service, Department of Commerce. This is a new position.

Mr. George is currently serving as Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Commercial Services, Department of Commerce. Previously he was Deputy to the Director General of the Foreign Commercial Services, Department of Commerce (1981 - 1982); president, Olix Industries (management, oil and gas exploration) in 1977 - 1982; and president, Tri-Merenn International (oil and gas investments) in 1976 - 1977. He was in real estate development with Trammell Crow Co. in 1972 - 1976.

Mr. George graduated from Washington and Lee University (B.A., 1970) and the University of Texas at Austin (M.B.A., 1976). He resides in Midland, Tex., and was born June 25, 1948, in Fort Worth, Tex.

Nomination of Mari Maseng To Be an Assistant Secretary of Transportation

October 24, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Mari Maseng to be an Assistant Secretary of Transportation (Public Affairs). She would succeed Lee L. Verstandig.

Miss Maseng served as a speechwriter to the President at the White House in 1981 - 1983. Previously she was press aide to Mrs. Reagan, office of the President-elect, in 1980 - 1981 and special assistant to the chairman of the Reagan-Bush Committee in 1980. She was staff director for the Dole for President Committee in 1979 - 1980 and served as press secretary for Senator Strom Thurmond's reelection campaign in 1978. She was a reporter for the Charleston Evening Post in 1974 - 1978.

She received her bachelor of arts degree from the University of South Carolina in 1975. Miss Maseng was born March 15, 1954, in Chicago, Ill.