Nominations & Appointments, May 8, 1984

Nomination of June Q. Koch To Be an Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

May 8, 1984

The President today announced his intention to nominate June Q. Koch to be an Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (Policy Development and Research). She would succeed Emanuel S. Savas.

Since 1981 she has been serving as Deputy Under Secretary for Intergovernmental Relations. Previously, she was president of Koch & Associates in 1976 - 1980; director of Federal liaison for the Philadelphia Bicentennial Corp. in 1973 - 1975; and assistant professor of English, Bryn Mawr College, in 1967 - 1973.

She graduated from Brooklyn College (B.A., 1958), Temple University (M.A., 1959), and Columbia University (Ph.D., 1965). She is married, has five children, and resides in Potomac, MD. She was born January 18, 1933, in Brooklyn, NY.

Nomination of Mae Neal Peden To Be an Assistant Administrator of the Agency for International Development

May 8, 1984

The President today announced his intention to nominate Mae Neal Peden to be an Assistant Administrator of the Agency for International Development (Bureau for Private Enterprise), United States International Development Cooperation Agency. She would succeed Elise R.W. du Pont.

Since 1981 she has been director of administration for the Republican National Committee. Previously, she was comptroller of the Reagan-Bush transition in 1980 - 1981; deputy treasurer for the Reagan-Bush campaign and administrative assistant to the national political director, Reagan for President, in 1979 - 1980; and administrative assistant to the political director of the Republican National Committee in 1977 - 1979.

She attended Mississippi State College for Women. She has one son and resides in Alexandria, VA. She was born June 20, 1930, in Leakesville, MS.

Nomination of Marianne Mele To Be a Commissioner of the Copyright Royalty Tribunal

May 8, 1984

The President today announced his intention to nominate Marianne Mele to be a Commissioner of the Copyright Royalty Tribunal for the unexpired term of 7 years from September 27, 1982. She would succeed Katherine D. Ortega.

Since 1978 she has been an associate professor at Northern Virginia Law School. She also serves as a trust business development officer for NS&T Bank. Previously, she was an equal employment specialist for Riggs National Bank in 1979 - 1980; a member of the general counsel staff for the Copyright Office, Washington, DC, in 1977; campaign cochairman for the New Jersey 9th congressional election in 1976; and a special services agent for Eastern Airlines in 1972 - 1975.

She graduated from Northeastern University (B.S., 1972) and Rutgers School of Law (J.D., 1978). She has one child and resides in Falls Church, VA. She was born July 8, 1950, in New York City.

Appointment of V. Kim Hoggard as Assistant Press Secretary to the President

May 8, 1984

The President today announced his intention to appoint V. Kim Hoggard to be Assistant Press Secretary to the President.

Ms. Hoggard has served as Staff Assistant in the Office of the Press Secretary since January 20, 1981. From December 1979 through January 1981, she served as assistant to the press secretary in the press offices of the Reagan for President Campaign Committee, the Reagan-Bush Campaign Committee, and in the office of the President-elect.

From August 1978 to December 1979, she was assistant to the managing director of the Radio-Television News Directors Association, and from June 1977 to February 1978, she was a traffic assistant for WJLA - TV in Washington, DC.

Ms. Hoggard received her B.A. in 1978 from the University of Maryland. She was born December 14, 1956, in Oahu, HI. She is married and resides in Washington, DC.

Appointment of Robin C. Gray as Assistant Press Secretary to the President

May 8, 1984

The President today announced his intention to appoint Robin C. Gray to be Assistant Press Secretary to the President.

Mr. Gray has served in the Office of the Press Secretary as staff assistant since January 20, 1981. He was assistant to the press secretary of the Reagan for President Committee in Los Angeles, CA, and Washington, DC, in 1979 - 1980. He later served in the office of the President-elect during the Presidential transition period.

Mr. Gray was communications assistant at Citizens for the Republic, a political action committee formed by former Gov. Ronald Reagan, in Santa Monica, CA, in 1977 - 1979. He was previously a courier with the Central Intelligence Agency in Washington, DC, in 1976 - 1977. During the summer of 1974 Mr. Gray participated in the Lyndon B. Johnson Congressional Intern Program as an intern to Representative Donald G. Brotzman (R-CO). He later joined the Congressman's staff until January 1975.

Mr. Gray attended the University of Colorado in Boulder. He was born August 24, 1955, in Elmira, NY. He resides in Purcellville, VA.

Appointment of Theodore Alfred Burtis as the United States National Chairman for United Nations Day, 1984

May 8, 1984

The President today announced his intention to appoint Theodore Alfred Burtis to be the United States National Chairman for United Nations Day, 1984.

Mr. Burtis is chairman and chief executive officer of the Sun Co., Inc. Previously, he was with the Sun Co. as president in 1976 - 1981; executive vice president and director in 1975; president, products group in 1974 - 1975; vice president for marketing in 1972 - 1974; and vice president for research and development in 1970 - 1972.

He graduated from Carnegie Institute of Technology (B.S., 1942) and Texas A & M University (M.S., 1946). He is married, has three children, and resides in Villanova, PA. He was born May 17, 1922, in Jamaica, NY.