Nominations & Appointments, June 12, 1985

Nomination of Jennifer Ann Hillings To Be an Assistant Secretary of Transportation

June 12, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Jennifer Ann Hillings to be an Assistant Secretary of Transportation (Public Affairs). She would succeed Mari Maseng.

Ms. Hillings is currently media coordinator for the Western United States for the Department of the Interior. Previously, she was Deputy Director, Public Affairs, Department of Commerce (1983 - 1984); press secretary, Conference on Productivity (1983); and press secretary, Republican National Committee (1981 - 1982).

Ms. Hillings graduated from the University of Southern California (B.A., 1976). She was born October 7, 1954, in Washington, DC, and resides in Sacramento, CA.

Nomination of Henry M. Ventura To Be Deputy Director of ACTION

June 12, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Henry M. Ventura to be Deputy Director of the ACTION agency. He would succeed Betty H. Brake.

Mr. Ventura is currently executive director of the National Advisory Council on Adult Education. Previously, he was director of development, University of California, San Diego (1981 - 1982); program director, Brakeley, John Price Jones, Inc., Los Angeles (1980 - 1981); director of development, special programs (1973 - 1979) and director of planning, university lmbraries (1973 - 1979), University of Southern California, Los Angeles; and assistant dean of student affairs, Whittier College (1970 - 1973).

Mr. Ventura graduated from Los Angeles City College (A.A., 1966) and California State University (B.A., 1968; M.A., 1970). He is married, has one child, and resides in Bethesda, MD. He was born September 4, 1945, in Los Angeles, CA.

Appointment of 22 Members of the Christopher Columbus Quincentenary Jubilee Commission

June 12, 1985

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the Christopher Columbus Quincentenary Jubilee Commission. These are new positions.

Lee Collins is currently vice president of Bank Hapoalim in Los Angeles, CA. He was born February 16, 1917, in Kearny, NJ, and resides in Beverly Hills, CA.

Virgil C. Dechant is currently the chief executive officer of the Knights of Columbus. He was born September 24, 1930, in Antonino, KS, and resides in Hamden, CT.

Daniel M. DiCarlo, Jr., is currently president of Area Lighting Research. He was born September 14, 1938, in New Castle, PA, and resides in Hackettstown, NJ.

John N. Goudie is currently president of Goudie & Associates Realty. He was born October 8, 1945, in Havana, Cuba, and resides in Miami, FL.

Herbert Cameron Haight is currently an insurance agent with Lutheran Mutual Life. He was born October 23, 1932, in San Francisco, CA, and resides in Spokane, WA.

William Hardy McNeill is currently the Robert A. Milliken Distinguished Service Professor of History at the University of Chicago. He was born October 31, 1917, in Vancouver, Canada, and resides in Chicago, IL.

James J. O'Connor is chairman, president, and chief executive officer of Commonwealth Edison Co. He was born March 15, 1937, in Chicago, IL, and resides in Evanston, IL.

Venrendo S. Sequenzia is currently publisher of the Florida Italian Bulletin and the Connecticut Italian Bulletin. He was born August 3, 1917, in Sortino, Italy, and resides in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Arthur E. Teele, Jr., is currently president of the National Business League in Washington, DC, and is a partner with the law firm of Sparber, Shevin, Shapo and Heilbronner in Miami, FL. He was born May 14, 1946, in Washington, DC, and resides there.

Upon the recommendation of the majority leader of the Senate, in consultation with the minority leader of the Senate:

Mary Jane Checchi is currently a freelance consultant. She was born December 10, 1945, in Calais, ME, and resides in Washington, DC.

Luis A. Ferre is currently State chairman of the Republican Party of Puerto Rico, president of the Luis A. Ferre Foundation, and founder and trustee of the Ponce Museum of Art. He was born February 17, 1904, in Ponce, PR, and resides in San Juan.

Jayne H. Plank is currently Director for Intergovernmental Affairs, Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs, U.S. Department of State. She was born March 10, 1933, in Washington, DC, and resides in Washington.

Charles William Polzer is currently an ethnohistorian at the Arizona State Museum. He was born December 1, 1930, in San Diego, CA, and resides in Tucson, AZ.

Peter F. Secchia is currently chairman of the board of Universal Companies. He was born April 15, 1937, in Tenafly, NJ, and resides in Grand Rapids, MI.

Michael A. Valerio is currently the owner and chairman of the board of Papa Gino's of America, Inc. He was born August 1, 1931, in Villa Latina, Italy, and resides in Framingham, MA.

Upon the recommendation of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, in consultation with the minority leader of the House of Representatives:

Mario Cuomo is currently the Governor of the State of New York. He was born June 15, 1932, in Queens, NY, and resides in Holliswood, NY.

Aldo Annuzzio DeAngelis is currently an Illinois State senator and assistant minority leader. He was born March 25, 1931, in Chicago Heights, IL, and resides in Olympia Fields, IL.

Eugene C. D'Angelo, Jr., is currently president of WBNS and WTHR Television. He was born July 31, 1928, in Columbus, OH, and resides in Dublin, OH.

Arthur J. Decio is currently chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Skyline Corp. He was born October 19, 1930, in Elkhart, IN, and resides in Elkhart.

Jane Lee Garcia is currently president of the Bronx Museum of the Arts. She was born November 8, 1940, in Colorado Springs, CO, and resides in the Bronx, NY.

Charles N. Ginoli is currently president of Ginoli & Co., Ltd. He was born June 7, 1918, in Spring Valley, IL, and resides in Peoria.

Henry Raymont is currently president of Mondus Novus Foundation, Inc. He was born April 21, 1927, in Koenigsberg, Germany, and resides in Washington, DC.

Nomination of Edwin G. Corr To Be United States Ambassador to El Salvador

June 12, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Edwin G. Corr, of Oklahoma, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, as Ambassador to the Republic of El Salvador. He would succeed Thomas R. Pickering.

Mr. Corr served in the United States Marine Corps in 1957 - 1960 and was a teaching assistant at the University of Oklahoma in 1960 - 1961. He entered the Foreign Service in 1961 as a trainee at the Foreign Service Institute. In 1962 he was international affairs officer in the Office of Mexican and Caribbean Affairs in the Department. He served as a junior officer in Mexico, then administrative assistant to the Ambassador in Mexico City (1962 - 1966). He was regional Peace Corps director in Cali, Colombia, in 1966 - 1968. He attended the Institute for Latin American Studies at the University of Texas in 1968 - 1969. In 1969 - 1971 he was desk officer in the Office of Panamanian Affairs in the Department and program officer at the Inter-American Foundation in 1971 - 1972. He was executive assistant to the Ambassador in Bangkok, Thailand (1972 - 1975); counselor for political affairs in Quito, Ecuador (1975 - 1976), followed by deputy chief of mission in Quito (1976 - 1978). In 1978 - 1980 he was Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics Matters in the Department. He then served as Ambassador to Peru in 1980 - 1981 and Ambassador to Bolivia from 1981 to the present.

Mr. Corr was born August 6, 1934, in Edmond, OK. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma (B.S., 1957; M.A., 1961). His foreign language is Spanish. He is married to the former Susanne Springer, and they have three daughters.