Nominations & Appointments, February 24, 1983

Nomination of Courtney Riordan To Be an Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency

February 24, 1983

The President is today nominating Dr. Courtney Riordan to be Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency for Research and Development. He would succeed Stephen J. Gage.

Dr. Riordan has served as Acting Assistant Administrator for Research and Development since 1981. Previously he was Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Monitoring Systems and Quality Assurance, in 1979 - 1981. He has been with the Environmental Protection Agency since 1971. His work has included: Associate Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Air, Land and Water Use; Director, Media Quality Management Division, Office of Air, Land and Water Use; Chief of Economic Evaluation Branch, Office of Radiation Programs; and staff engineer, Office of Technical Analysis, Enforcement and General Counsel. Prior to his work at EPA, Dr. Riordan was an instructor/assistant professor in the department of policy planning and regional analysis at Cornell University. He served in the United States Army in 1955 - 1958.

Dr. Riordan graduated from Northeastern University (B.S., 1963), Cornell University (Ph. D., 1969), and George Washington University (J.D., 1979). He is married, has three children, and resides in Fairfax, Va. He was born July 4, 1937, in Boston, Mass.

Appointment of Lee M. Thomas as an Acting Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency

February 24, 1983

The President is today designating Lee M. Thomas to be Acting Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency for Solid Waste and Emergency Response. He will succeed Rita M. Lavelle.

Mr. Thomas has served as Associate Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (State and Local Programs and Support) since 1981. Mr. Thomas managed all disaster relief efforts at the Agency and is Chairman of the President's Task Force on Times Beach, Missouri.

Previously Mr. Thomas was director, Office of Public Safety, Governor's Office, South Carolina, in 1980 - 1981; an independent consultant in 1978 - 1980; director, Office of Criminal Justice, Governor's Office, South Carolina, in 1972 - 1978; research analyst, South Carolina Department of Corrections, in 1970 - 1971; and probation officer, Richland County, South Carolina, in 1968 - 1970.

Mr. Thomas graduated from the University of the South (B.A.) and the University of South Carolina (M.Ed.). He has two children and resides in Ridgeway, S.C. He was born June 13, 1944, in South Carolina.

Appointment Lee Verstandig as an Acting Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency

February 24, 1983

The President is today designating Lee Verstandig to be Acting Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency for Legislation.

Since 1981 Dr. Verstandig has served as Assistant Secretary for Governmental Affairs, Department of Transportation. He was administrative assistant and legislative director to Senator John H. Chafee in 1977 - 1981; associate dean of academic affairs and dean of political affairs for special studies at Brown University in 1970 - 1977; professor of history and political science at Roger Williams College in 1963 - 1970, and served as its department chairman in 1965 - 1967.

Dr. Verstandig graduated from Franklin and Marshall College, the University of Tennessee, and Brown University. He has authored numerous articles and books on government, political history, education, and public policy. He was born September 11, 1937, in Memphis, Tenn., and resides in Washington, D.C.

Appointment of Alfred M. Zuck as an Acting Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency

February 24, 1983

The President is today designating Alfred M. Zuck to be Acting Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency for Administration. He will succeed John P. Horton, resigned.

Mr. Zuck has served as Assistant Secretary of Labor for Administration and Management since 1977. Additionally, he served as Acting Secretary of Labor during the transition in 1981 and Executive Director, Commission on Executive, Legislative and Judicial Salaries in 1980. He was Comptroller for the Department of Labor in 1975 - 1977; Director, Administration and Management, Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor, in 1970 - 1975; Director, Office of Evaluation, Employment and Training Administration, in 1968 - 1970; and Director, Federal Programs, President's Council on Youth Opportunity, in 1967 - 1968. He served in other positions at the Department of Labor beginning in 1958.

Mr. Zuck was the recipient of the Presidential Distinguished Executive Rank Award in 1980, the Distinguished Career Service Award in 1974, and the William A. Jump Memorial Award in 1974. He is a member of the board of visitors, Maxwell School of Syracuse University.

He graduated from Franklin and Marshall College (B.A., 1957) and the Maxwell School of Syracuse University (M.A., 1958). He is married, has two children, and resides in Vienna, Va. He was born August 27, 1934, in East Petersburg, Pa.

Appointment of Charles L. Dempsey as Acting Inspector General of the Environmental Protection Agency

February 24, 1983

The President is today designating Charles L. Dempsey to be Acting Inspector General of the Environmental Protection Agency. He will succeed Matthew N. Novick, resigned.

Mr. Dempsey has served as Inspector General, Department of Housing and Urban Development, since 1977. He joined the Department of Housing and Urban Development in 1968, where he served as Acting Director of Investigation (1970 - 1972); Assistant Inspector General for Administration (1972 - 1975); Acting Inspector General (1975); and Assistant Inspector General for Investigation (1975 - 1977). He is a member of the Association of Federal Investigators and served as its national president in 1977. He is the recipient of the HUD Distinguished Service Award (1980) and the HUD Outstanding Achievement Award (1978).

He graduated from Georgetown University (B.A., 1960) and attended Catholic University Law School. He was born June 7, 1928, in Morristown, N.J. Mr. Dempsey resides in Arlington, Va.