Appointment of James K. Coyne as Special Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Private Sector Initiatives

January 21, 1983

The President today announced his intention to appoint James K. Coyne as Special Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Private Sector Initiatives.

Mr. Coyne served in the United States Congress, representing the 8th District of Pennsylvania, in 1980 - 1982. He was president of the Coyne Chemical Co. in Philadelphia in 1971 - 1980 and founded Energy Management Services, Inc., where he served as chairman in 1977 - 1978. Mr. Coyne served on the faculty of the Wharton Business School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1974 - 1978.

Mr. Coyne graduated from Yale University (B.S., 1968) and Harvard Business School (M.B.A., 1970). He is married, has three children, and resides in Washington's Crossing, Pa. He was born November 17, 1946, in Farmville, Va.