Appointments, November 9, 1984

Appointment of Marcia Israel as a Member of the Advisory Committee on Small and Minority Business Ownership

November 9, 1984

The President today announced his intention to appoint Marcia Israel to be a member of the Advisory Committee on Small and Minority Business Ownership. She would succeed Katherine D. Ortega.

Mrs. Israel is president and chief executive officer of Judy's, Inc., a group of specialty fashion stores located in five States. She is also creator and president of Golden Goose Electronics Corp., an electronic system used by retailers. She received the Merchandising Award of the Year given by the textile industry and the Los Angeles Times Woman of the Year Award in 1964 in the category of industry and finance, civic and philanthropic.

She is married, has two children, and resides in Los Angeles, CA. She was born in Cocheeton, NY.

Appointment of Two Members of the National Advisory Council on Adult Education

November 9, 1984

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the National Advisory Council on Adult Education for terms expiring July 10, 1986:

Daniel E. Brennan, Sr., will succeed Rawlein G. Soberano. Mr. Brennan has been a member of the law firm of Brennan, McNamara & Brennan in Bridgeport, CT, since 1981. Previously he was a member of the firm of Brennan, Daly, McNamara & Weihing in 1947 - 1981. He graduated from Notre Dame University (A.B., 1934) and Dickinson Law School (LL.B., 1938). He is married, has two children, and resides in Bridgeport, CT. He was born May 9, 1913, in Bridgeport.

Ronna Romney will succeed Patricia Smith. Mrs. Romney is a writer and lecturer and is active in church and community activities in Michigan. She serves as the honorary chairwoman for the American Cancer Society in the Detroit Metropolitan area for 1984 and was recently elected to serve as the national Republican committeewoman from Michigan. She is married, has five children, and resides in Bloomfield Hills, MI. She was born September 24, 1943, in Detroit, MI.

Appointment of David W. Belin as a Member of the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities

November 9, 1984

The President today announced his intention to appoint David W. Belin to be a member of the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. This is a new position. Mr. Belin was designated by the majority leader of the Senate.

Mr. Belin is a senior partner of the Des Moines, IA, law firm of Belin, Harris, Helmick, Heartney & Tesdell. He has practiced law in Des Moines since 1954, except for two periods of government service: In 1963 he served as counsel to the Warren commission, and in 1975 he was executive director of the Rockefeller commission.

He serves on the board of directors of the Kemper Mutual Funds. He is a past member of the boards of the Des Moines Symphony, the Civic Music Association, and the Community Drama Association. In 1978 he received the National Conference of Christians and Jews Brotherhood Award.

Mr. Belin received undergraduate, master of business administration, and juris doctor degrees from the University of Michigan. He has five children and resides in Des Moines, IA. He was born June 20, 1928, in Washington, DC.

Appointment of Mitch Gaylord as a Member of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports

November 9, 1984

The President today announced his intention to appoint Mitch Gaylord to be a member of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. He would succeed Leon J. Weil.

Mr. Gaylord was a member of the United States men's gymnastic team for the 1984 Summer Olympics. He received a gold medal in the men's overall title, a silver medal in the vault competition, and bronze medals for the rings and parallel bars. Mr. Gaylord has been in gymnastics for 11 years and is the originator of the "Gaylord Flip" on the high bar. He was a member of the American teams in the World Championships in 1981 and 1983. He won the all-around title in the NCAA Championships this past season.

He is a senior at the University of California at Los Angeles. He was born March 10, 1961, in Los Angeles, CA, and now resides in Van Nuys, CA.