Nominations & Appointments, October 17, 1985

Nomination of Charles Roger Carlisle for the Rank of Ambassador While Serving as United States Negotiator on Textile Matters

October 17, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Charles Roger Carlisle, of Vermont, for the rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service as United States Negotiator on Textile Matters in the Office of the United States Trade Representative. He would succeed Richard H. Imus.

Mr. Carlisle entered the Foreign Service in 1956 as an international economist in the Trade Agreements Division in the Bureau of Economic Affairs. He was political officer in Bogota, Colombia (1958 - 1960), and commercial officer in Melbourne, Australia (1960 - 1962). In 1962 - 1963 he attended advanced economic studies at Harvard University and was assigned as minerals officer in Santiago, Chile, in 1963. Mr. Carlisle then returned to the Department as an economic planning officer in the Office of Cuban Affairs (1963 - 1966) and senior staff assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Inter-American Affairs (1966 - 1967). In 1967 he was economic officer at the United States Mission to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in Paris and Brussels. In the Department he was chief of the Industrial and Strategic Materials Division in the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs (1967 - 1968) and special assistant to the Under Secretary of State for Economic Affairs (1969 - 1970). He resigned from the Foreign Service in 1970. In 1970 - 1971 he was director of the international action branch of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development and chairman of the Lead-Zinc Producers Committee in 1971 - 1974. He was vice president of St. Joe Minerals Corp. in 1974 - 1983 and president of Man-Made Fibers Producers Association, Inc., in 1983 - 1984. In 1984 he became special negotiator in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Economic and Business Affairs, Department of State.

He graduated from the University of Cincinnati (B.A., 1953) and Harvard University (M.P.A., 1963). His foreign languages are Spanish and French. He is married to the former H. Nadeane Howard, and they have two children. He was born April 11, 1929, in Marietta, OH.

Nomination of Jerry Lee Calhoun To Be a Member of the Federal Labor Relations Authority, and Designation as Chairman

October 17, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Jerry Lee Calhoun to be a member of the Federal Labor Relations Authority for the remainder of the term expiring July 29, 1987. He would succeed Barbara Jean Mahone. Upon his confirmation, the President intends to designate him Chairman.

Mr. Calhoun is presently serving as Acting Assistant Secretary and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manpower, Installations and Logistics, Department of Defense. Previously he was Deputy Assistant Secretary of Civilian Personnel Policy and Requirements in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Manpower, Installations and Logistics). Prior to joining the Department of Defense, he was manager of industrial and labor relations with the Boeing commercial airplane company in Seattle, WA. He also taught on the faculty of the University of Washington School of Business.

He graduated from Seattle University (B.A., 1967) and the University of Washington (M.A., 1975). He has two children and resides in Washington, DC. He was born September 9, 1943, in Ludlow, MA.

Nomination of Gerald Ralph Riso To Be an Assistant Secretary of the Interior

October 17, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Gerald Ralph Riso to be an Assistant Secretary of the Interior (Policy, Budget and Administration). He would succeed J. Robinson West.

Mr. Riso most recently served as vice president of the health care division of Korn-Ferry International in New York City (1984 - 1985). Previously, he was at the Department of Justice as Deputy Commissioner of the Immigration and Naturalization Service in 1982 - 1984; vice president, health and medical division, at Booz-Allen & Hamilton in New York City in 1978 - 1982; with Touche Ross & Co. in New York City in 1977 - 1978; managing director of the American Lung Association in 1974 - 1977; and managing director of Knight, Gladieux & Smith in 1973 - 1974.

Mr. Riso graduated from Lafayette College (B.A., 1953) and Wharton School of Business and Finance, University of Pennsylvania (M.B.A., 1956). He is married, has four children, and resides in Scarsdale, NY. He was born January 31, 1930, in New York City.

Designation of Charles D. Hobbs as Director of the Office of Policy Development

October 17, 1985

Charles D. Hobbs, Deputy Assistant to the President for Policy Development, has been designated as the Director of the Office of Policy Development, replacing Dr. Roger B. Porter, who has left the administration to return to the faculty at Harvard University.

Mr. Hobbs has served on the White House staff since April 1984. From 1972 to 1984, he was president and principal consultant of Charles D. Hobbs, Inc., a California-based public policy and management consulting firm. His company served a wide variety of Federal, State, and local government agencies in the development of public service programs and management plans. Mr. Hobbs was chief deputy director of social welfare in California from 1970 to 1972 and also served on then-Governor Reagan's tax limitation and local government task forces in 1973 and 1974. He was a delegate to the Economic Summit Conference on Inflation in 1975. Mr. Hobbs designed and managed the development of computer-based information and command/control systems from 1958 to 1970.

He graduated from Northwestern University (B.S., 1955) and was a Woodrow Wilson fellow at UCLA in 1958 and 1959. He was the distinguished military graduate at Northwestern in 1955 and served 3 years as an officer in the U.S. Air Force. He was born September 2, 1933, in Kansas City, MO, and now resides in Arlington, VA.

Appointment of Donald A. Clarey as Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of the Office of Cabinet Affairs

October 17, 1985

The President today announced his intention to appoint Donald A. Clarey to be Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of the Office of Cabinet Affairs.

Mr. Clarey has served as Associate Director of the Office of Cabinet Affairs since August 1983. Previously he was a consultant to the State Department for the 1983 Williamsburg Summit of Industrialized Nations Task Force. Prior to joining the Reagan administration, Mr. Clarey served as administrative assistant to the majority leader of the New York State Senate from 1980 to 1983. In 1977 - 1980 he was a program associate in the office of the Senate majority leader. In both 1980 and 1982 he was a Republican/Conservative candidate for the New York State Assembly. From 1973 to 1976, he was executive assistant to the Director for Congressional Affairs at the Federal Energy Administration. In 1972 he served on the staff of Congressman Howard W. Robison (R-NY).

Mr. Clarey graduated from Union College (B.A., 1972) and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University (M.P.A., 1977). He is married to the former Wendy Allen and resides in Alexandria, VA. He was born on February 8, 1950, in Johnson City, NY.

Appointment of Deborah Steelman as Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs

October 17, 1985

The President today announced his intention to appoint Deborah Steelman as Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs.

Since April 1983, Ms. Steelman has been serving in the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs at the White House, handling policy matters. Ms. Steelman served as Director of Intergovernmental Affairs at the Environmental Protection Agency in 1983 - 1985. Previously, she was legislative director to Senator John Heinz of Pennsylvania; deputy director of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources under Governor Christopher S. (Kit) Bond; and campaign manager for the reelection effort of Attorney General John Ashcroft. She began her career as assistant public defender in Kansas City, MO.

She graduated from the University of Missouri (B.A., 1976; J.D., 1978). She was born February 4, 1955, in Salem, MO, and now resides in Alexandria, VA.

Appointment of Cecilia Cole McInturff as Special Assistant to the President for Political and Intergovernmental Affairs

October 17, 1985

The President today announced his intention to appoint Cecilia Cole McInturff as Special Assistant to the President for Political and Intergovernmental Affairs.

She currently serves at the White House in the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, acting as liaison between the White House and State legislators. Ms. Cole McInturff served as director of communications for the National Republican Senatorial Committee in 1983 - 1984. Previously she served as press spokesman for Senator Bill Armstrong of Colorado.

She attended the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications in 1974 - 1978. She is married and resides in Alexandria, VA. She was born November 19, 1956, in Ocala, FL.

Nomination of Robert Logan Clarke To Be Comptroller of the Currency

October 17, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Robert Logan Clarke to be Comptroller of the Currency, Department of the Treasury, for a term of 5 years. He would succeed C.T. Conover.

Since 1968 Mr. Clarke has been an attorney with the law firm of Bracewell & Patterson in Houston, TX. He serves as head of the banking section of Bracewell & Patterson, which he formed in 1972. He is a director of Allied Beltway Bank in Houston and an advisory director of the Centerville State Bank in Centerville, TX. He served as a captain in the United States Army in 1966 - 1968.

He graduated from Rice University (B.A., 1963) and Harvard Law School (LL.B., 1966). He is married, has one child, and resides in Houston, TX. He was born June 29, 1942, in Tulsa, OK.