Nominations & Appointments, May 16, 1985

Nomination of Glenn R. Wilson, Jr., To Be President of the Government National Mortgage Association

May 16, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Glenn R. Wilson, Jr., to be President of the Government National Mortgage Association, Department of Housing and Urban Development. He would succeed Robert W. Karpe.

Since 1975 Mr. Wilson has been president and owner of Mid-Continent Enterprises, Inc., in Grand Island, NE. Previously, he was executive director of the Nebraska Republican State Central Committee in 1971 - 1975; executive director of the Young Republican National Federation in 1970 - 1971; and district sales representative with the Masonite Corp. in 1968 - 1969.

He was a member of the Multi-Family Committee of the National Association of Home Builders in 1984. He served as president of the Home Owners Warranty Corp. of Nebraska and of the Nebraska State Home Builders Association in 1979 - 1980.

He is married, has four children, and resides in Grand Island, NE. He was born February 20, 1938, in Pittsburgh, PA.

Nomination of Antonio Navarro To Be a Member of the Advisory Board for Radio Broadcasting to Cuba

May 16, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Antonio Navarro to be a member of the Advisory Board for Radio Broadcasting to Cuba for a term of 3 years. This is a new position.

Mr. Navarro is a senior vice president of W.R. Grace & Co. He joined the company in 1961 and in 1971 was appointed vice president of Grace's Natural Resources Group, general manager of the industrial complex in Paramonga, Peru, and manager of Grace's Peruvian chemical division. In 1973 he became vice president of the corporate communications division and was based in New York. He was elected a corporate vice president in 1978 and named to his present position in February 1982.

He serves on the advisory board of the Council of the Americas, is a member of the North American-Chilean Chamber of Commerce, and is a member of the Pan-American Society of the United States.

He graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology (B.S., 1944). He is married, has three children, and resides in New York, NY. He was born September 26, 1922, in Havana, Cuba.

Appointment of Matthew J. Guglielmo as a Member of the President's Committee on Mental Retardation

May 16, 1985

The President today announced his intention to appoint Matthew J. Guglielmo to be a member of the President's Committee on Mental Retardation for a term expiring May 11, 1988. He will succeed Lawrence A. Kane, Jr.

Mr. Guglielmo is vice president, corporate merchandise programs, for Carter Hawley Hale Stores, Inc., in Los Angeles, CA. He is a member of the executive committee of the California Association State Hospitals Parent Council for the Retarded. He is a member of the executive committee and chairman of the East Los Angeles Regional Center for the Developmentally Disabled.

He has been recognized for his efforts to improve the care and well-being of the mentally retarded and the developmentally disabled. His honors include the United States Congressional Achievement Award and the Community Service Award for his outstanding contribution to the State of California. As a tribute to Mr. Guglielmo's work, the Matthew J. Guglielmo Biology Research Fellowship was established at the City of Hope in 1974 and the Matthew J. Guglielmo Chair in Mental Retardation was established in perpetuity at California State University, Los Angeles, in 1981.

He is married, has three children, and resides in San Marino, CA. He was born January 5, 1920, in New York, NY.