Appointments & Nominations, March 20, 1984

Appointment of Karna Small as Deputy Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Public Affairs at the National Security Council

March 20, 1984

The President today announced his intention to appoint Karna Small to be Deputy Assistant to the President and Senior Director, Public Affairs, National Security Council.

Since November 1981 Ms. Small has been serving as Director of Media Relations and Planning for the White House Office of Communications. From January 1981 to November 1981, she served as White House Deputy Press Secretary.

From 1978 to 1981, Ms. Small was writer and moderator of a public affairs television program on economic, political, and foreign policy issues which aired in Washington on WJLA - TV (ABC) and was syndicated in 135 cities nationwide. She also hosted a 3-hour radio program on WRC (NBC).

From 1976 to 1978, she anchored the 10 p.m. news on WTTG - TV in Washington, DC. From 1972 to 1976, she anchored the early evening news on KGO - TV (ABC) in San Francisco, and from 1968 to 1972, she was featured on three newscasts per day on KRON - TV (NBC). During that time, she also commuted to Los Angeles once a week to appear on the 6 p.m. news on KNBC - TV (NBC).

Ms. Small received her B.A. degree, with honors, from the University of Michigan and studied journalism and television news in the graduate school at San Francisco State and Stanford Universities.

Ms. Small is a native of Wilmette, IL. She resides in Washington, DC.

Appointment of Pamela Giles Bailey as Special Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Office of Communications Planning

March 20, 1984

The President today announced his intention to appoint Pamela Giles Bailey as Special Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Office of Communications Planning.

Mrs. Bailey joined the White House Staff in April of 1983 as Special Assistant to the President for Public Affairs and Deputy Director of the White House Office of Public Affairs.

From 1981 to 1983, Mrs. Bailey served as Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services (Public Affairs). From 1975 to 1979, Mrs. Bailey was with American Hospital Supply Corp. as director, government relations. From 1970 to 1975, she was a member of the White House staff. She was Assistant Director of the Domestic Council in 1974 - 1975; Staff Assistant to the President and Director of Research in 1973 - 1974; and Research Assistant to the President in 1970 - 1973.

Mrs. Bailey was assistant director of the office of personnel, office of the President-elect, in 1980. She was a member of the Reagan-Bush Campaign Advisory Task Force on Welfare Reform.

She graduated from Mount Holyoke College (A.B., 1970). She is married to William W. Bailey and has four children. Mrs. Bailey was born in Reading, PA, on May 24, 1948. She resides in Annandale, VA.

Appointment of Merrie Spaeth as Special Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Office of Media Relations

March 20, 1984

The President today announced his intention to appoint Merrie Spaeth to be Special Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Office of Media Relations.

Since May 1982 Ms. Spaeth has been serving as Director of Public Affairs for the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, DC. Previously she was Special Assistant to the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Judge William H. Webster.

In 1979 she produced segments for ABC's weekly show, 20/20. In 1978 she was the host and producer of a nightly television show in Columbus, OH, for Warner-Amex Cable. Between 1970 and 1978, she wrote for numerous print publications and was a reporter for several local television stations. She also started her own cable production company.

Ms. Spaeth received her B.A. degree, with honors, from Smith College in 1970, and from the Columbia Graduate School of Business in 1980. She serves on the Alumnae Association's board of directors.

Ms. Spaeth was born August 23, 1948, in Philadelphia, PA. She now resides in Rosslyn, VA.

Nomination of James W. Fuller To Be a Director of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation

March 20, 1984

The President today announced his intention to nominate James W. Fuller to be a Director of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation for the term expiring December 31, 1986. This is a reappointment.

Mr. Fuller has been a Director of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation since 1982. He is partner and chief executive officer for Presidio Management -- James Fuller & Co. in San Francisco, CA. Previously, he was senior vice president, marketing, for the Charles Schwab Corp. in 1980 - 1983; senior vice president, marketing and public information, for the New York Stock Exchange in 1977 - 1980; manager, investment industries program for SRI International in 1974 - 1977; and vice president of Shields & Co. in 1972 - 1974.

He graduated from San Bernardino Valley College (A.A., 1960), San Jose State University (B.S., 1962), and California State University (M.B.A., 1969). He is married, has two children, and resides in San Francisco, CA. He was born April 3, 1940, in Rochester, IN.

Appointment of Two Members of the Board of Visitors of the United States Naval Academy

March 20, 1984

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the Board of Visitors to the United States Naval Academy for the terms expiring December 30, 1986.

C. Fred Chambers is owner, president, and chief executive officer of Chambers Exploration, Inc., in Houston, TX. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin (LL.B., 1941). He is married, has eight children, and resides in Houston, TX. He was born March 22, 1918, in Dallas, TX. Mr. Chambers will succeed Evelyn Gandy.

Lando William Zech, Jr., is former Deputy Chief of Naval Operations and Chief of Naval Personnel (Manpower, Personnel and Training), Department of the Navy. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy (B.S., 1944) and George Washington University (M.S., 1971). He is married, has five children, and resides in Falls Church, VA. He was born June 29, 1923, in Astoria, OR. He will succeed Blu Middleton.