Nominations & Appointments, September 26, 1984

Nomination of Jose Manuel Casanova To Be United States Executive Director of the Inter-American Development Bank

September 26, 1984

The President today announced his intention to nominate Jose Manuel Casanova to be United States Executive Director of the Inter-American Development Bank for a term of 3 years. This is a reappointment.

Since 1981 Mr. Casanova has been serving as Executive Director of the Inter-American Development Bank. Previously, he was president of Agro-Com Exports in Miami, FL (1979 - 1981), and a real estate broker with Presto Realty (1978 - 1981). He also served as a financial and management consultant (1977 - 1981). In 1976 he was senior vice president of the Flagship National Bank of Miami. In 1974 - 1976 he was president of Flagship National Bank of Westland in Hialeah, FL.

Mr. Casanova attended Babson Institute in Wellesley Hills, MA, Flagship College, and the University of Miami. He is married, has seven children, and resides in Miami, FL. He was born August 14, 1930, in Havana, Cuba.

Nomination of Robert Elsner To Be a Member of the Marine Mammal Commission

September 26, 1984

The President today announced his intention to nominate Robert Elsner to be a member of the Marine Mammal Commission for the term expiring May 13, 1987. He would succeed Robert Weeden.

Since 1973 Dr. Elsner has been serving as professor of marine science, Institute of Marine Science, at the University of Alaska. Previously, he served as associate professor of physiology at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and in the department of pediatrics at the University of California at San Diego (1970 - 1973); visiting scientist, department of human physiology and pharmacology, University of Adelaide, South Australia (1969 - 1970); and associate research physiologist, physiological research laboratory, Scripps Institution of Oceanography (1963 - 1970). He also served as a distinguished lecturer at the University of Hawaii (1971) and was a member of the panel on biological and medical sciences, Committee on Polar Research, at the National Academy of Sciences (1971 - 1974).

He graduated from New York University (B.A., 1950) and the University of Washington (M.S., 1955; Ph.D., 1959). He is married, has three children, and resides in Ester, AK. He was born June 3, 1920, in Boston, MA.

Appointment of Joseph Ben Trujillo as a Member of the National Advisory Council on Adult Education

September 26, 1984

The President today announced his intention to appoint Joseph Ben Trujillo to be a member of the National Advisory Council on Adult Education for a term expiring July 10, 1987. This is a reappointment.

He is president of JBT Financial Group in Denver, CO. He has been serving as vice president of Hicks Pension Services in Englewood, CO, since 1980. Previously he was president of Larimer Insurance Group, Inc., in Englewood. He was in insurance sales with Connecticut Mutual Life (1976 - 1978) and Connecticut General Life (1973 - 1976).

He graduated from Wichita State University (B.A., 1969) and New Mexico Highlands University (M.A., 1972). He is married and resides in Littleton, CO. He was born September 26, 1947, in Sante Fe, NM.