Nominations & Appointments, November 8, 1985

Nomination of Rockwell Anthony Schnabel To Be United States Ambassador to Finland

November 8, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Rockwell Anthony Schnabel, of California, as Ambassador to the Republic of Finland. He would succeed Keith Foote Nyborg.

Mr. Schnabel began his career in the international investment banking field in 1959 with Quincy Cass Associates in Los Angeles. In 1965 he joined Bateman Eichler, Hill Richards Group (members N.Y.S.E.), and held various positions to president. Since 1983 Mr. Schnabel has been deputy chairman of Morgan, Olmstead, Kennedy & Gardner, Inc. (investment bankers). He also is a director of a number of U.S. and foreign corporations. Mr. Schnabel has been active in a number of civic and political organizations, including Citizens for America, Americans for Responsible Government, the Los Angeles World Affairs Council, and the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee. This year Mr. Schnabel received the Medal of Honor of The Netherlands Olympic Committee. During 1983 - 1984 he was the Los Angeles Olympic Committee's envoy to The Netherlands.

Mr. Schnabel was born December 30, 1936, in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, where he attended Trinity College. He served in the U.S. National Guard in 1959 - 1965. Mr. Schnabel is married to the former Marna Belle Del Mar, and they have three children. They reside in Malibu, CA.

Appointment of Elizabeth I. Board as Special Assistant to the President and Director of the Television Office

November 8, 1985

The President has appointed Elizabeth I. Board to be Special Assistant to the President and Director of the Television Office at the White House.

Since January 1985 Miss Board has served as Director of the Television Office at the White House. Miss Board worked for NBC News in 1979 - 1984, first as senior unit manager and later as network news editor. Previously she was director of creative services for WMAL Radio and executive producer of the Washington Redskins Radio Network. She was also an account executive at WRC Radio and producer of ``Empathy'' on WWDC Radio.

Miss Board graduated from the University of Colorado (B.A., 1974), the Stanford University Broadcasting and Film Institute, and George Washington University (M.B.A., 1981). She now resides in Washington, DC, where she serves on the board of directors for Big Sisters.