Nominations, October 28, 1983

Nomination of Diego C. Asencio To Be United States Ambassador to Brazil

October 28, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Diego C. Asencio, of Florida, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Career Minister, to be Ambassador to Brazil. He would succeed Langhorne A. Motley.

Mr. Asencio was an underwriter with Prudential Insurance Co. in Newark, N.J., in 1953 - 1955 and served in the United States Army in 1955 - 1957. He entered the Foreign Service in 1957 as intelligence research analyst in the Department. He was consular officer in Mexico City (1959 - 1962) and political officer in Panama (1962 - 1964). In the Department he was Panama desk officer (1964 - 1965) and Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs (1965 - 1967). He was political officer, then deputy chief of mission in Lisbon (1967 - 1972), counselor for political affairs in Brasilia (1972 - 1975), and Deputy Chief of Mission in Caracas (1975 - 1977). He was Ambassador to Colombia in 1977 - 1980. Since 1980 he has been Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs.

Mr. Asencio received his B.S.F.S. in 1952 from Georgetown University. His foreign languages are Spanish and Portuguese. He was born July 15, 1931, in Nijar, Almeria, Spain.

Nomination of Richard D. Erb To Be United States Executive Director of the International Monetary Fund

October 28, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Richard D. Erb to be United States Executive Director of the International Monetary Fund for a term of 2 years. This is a reappointment.

Since 1981 he has been serving as United States Executive Director of the International Monetary Fund. Previously he was resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research in 1978 - 1981. He also served as a consultant to the Comptroller of the Currency.

In 1976 - 1977 he was Deputy Assistant Secretary for Developing Nations Finance, Department of the Treasury. Dr. Erb was international affairs fellow, Council on Foreign Relations, and resident economist, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research in 1974 - 1976. In 1971 - 1974 he served as Staff Assistant to the President and Director for International Monetary Affairs, Council on International Economic Policy. He was a consultant with Arthur D. Little, Inc., in 1969 - 1971.

He graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo (B.A., 1963) and Stanford University (Ph. D., 1967). He is married and resides in Alexandria, Va. He was born April 15, 1941, in Wantagh, N.Y.

Nomination of Mary Kate Bush To Be Alternate United States Executive Director of the International Monetary Fund

October 28, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Mary Kate Bush to be United States Alternate Executive Director of the International Monetary Fund for a term of 2 years. She would succeed Charles H. Dallara.

Since 1982 Miss Bush has been serving as Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of the Department of the Treasury. Previously she was at Bankers Trust Co. in New York as vice president and team leader of the World Corporate Department in 1979 - 1982; assistant vice president in 1977 - 1979; and assistant treasurer in 1976 - 1977. She was an account officer at Citibank in 1973 - 1976 and credit analyst at Chase Manhattan Bank in 1971 - 1973.

She graduated from Fisk University (B.A., 1969) and the University of Chicago (M.B.A., 1971). She was born April 9, 1948, in Birmingham, Ala., and now resides in Washington, D.C.