Appointment of William Henkel as Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the Presidential Advance Office

February 1, 1984

The President today announced the appointment of William Henkel to be Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the Presidential Advance Office.

In addition to his current responsibilities for Presidential Advance, Mr. Henkel will assume a greater role in the area of schedule coordination. He will also assist Michael A. McManus, Assistant to the President and Deputy to the Deputy Chief of Staff, in his role as White House Coordinator for the 1984 Republican Convention.

Since September 1982 Mr. Henkel has been a Special Assistant to the President and Director of the Presidential Advance Office. Prior to joining the White House, Mr. Henkel was associated with the Merrill Lynch Capital Markets Group in New York City between 1977 and 1982. He was manager of corporate financial services for the Capital Markets Group. He served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development Operations in 1975 - 1977.

Mr. Henkel served previously in the White House in several related positions. In 1970 he joined the White House staff as a staff assistant to the President, serving as a Presidential Advance Representative. In November 1972 he was named Director of the White House Advance Office. He was appointed Special Assistant to the President and Director of Advance in 1973 and served in that position until January 1975.

From 1965 to 1970, Mr. Henkel served as an account executive in a Merrill Lynch New York City branch office. He joined Merrill Lynch in 1963 as a junior executive trainee.

Mr. Henkel graduated from St. Lawrence University (B.S., 1963). He is married to the former Alice O'Brien, has six children, and resides in Arlington, VA. He was born June 19, 1941.