Nominations & Appointments, September 6, 1985

Nomination of Alan L. Keyes To Be an Assistant Secretary of State

September 6, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Alan L. Keyes to be an Assistant Secretary of State (International Organization Affairs). He would succeed Gregory J. Newell.

Since 1983 Ambassador Keyes has been serving as U.S. Representative on the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, with the rank of Ambassador. He was a teaching fellow at Harvard University in 1974 - 1978. In 1978 he was TV-radio news secretary with the Bell for Senate Committee in New Jersey and that same year entered the Foreign Service. In 1979 - 1980 he was consular officer in Bombay. In the Department he was Zimbabwe desk officer in 1980 - 1981 and a member of the policy planning staff in 1981 - 1983. In 1983 he resigned from the Foreign Service.

He received his B.A. (1972) from Harvard College and his Ph.D. (1979) from Harvard University. His foreign languages are French, Spanish, and Italian. He is married, has one child, and resides in Guttenberg, NJ. He was born August 7, 1950, in New York City.

Nomination of Ronald E. Robertson To Be General Counsel of the Department of Health and Human Services

September 6, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Ronald E. Robertson to be General Counsel of the Department of Health and Human Services. He would succeed Juan A. del Real.

He recently served as chief counsel for the Reagan-Bush '84 Committee. Previously he was a partner in the law firm of Musick, Peeler & Garrett in Los Angeles, CA. He was a professor of law at Pepperdine University (1978 - 1981) and at Mississippi College (1975 - 1978). He was vice president and general counsel of Amcord, Inc. (formerly American Cement Corp.), in 1971 - 1975.

Mr. Robertson graduated from California State University at Los Angeles (B.S., 1961) and the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law (J.D., 1964). He is married, has two children, and resides in Vienna, VA. He was born November 8, 1935, in Long Beach, CA.

Nomination of Lawrence J. Jensen To Be an Assistant Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency

September 6, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate Lawrence J. Jensen to be an Assistant Administrator (Water Programs) of the Environmental Protection Agency. He would succeed Jack E. Ravan.

Since 1981 he has been Associate Solicitor at the Department of the Interior. Previously he was an associate with the law firm of Jones, Waldo, Holbrook and McDonough in Salt Lake City, UT (1979 - 1981), and a trial attorney in the Civil Division at the Department of Justice (1976 - 1979).

He graduated from the University of Utah (B.A., 1973) and Brigham Young University (J.D., 1976). He is married, has three children, and resides in Woodbridge, VA. He was born January 17, 1950, in Salt Lake City, UT.

Nomination of James P. McNeill To Be an Associate Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency

September 6, 1985

The President today announced his intention to nominate James P. McNeill to be an Associate Director (Training and Fire Programs) of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. He would succeed Fred Joseph Villella.

Since 1984 Mr. McNeill has been serving as senior planning officer, international security affairs, at the Department of Defense. Previously he was an assistant campaign director for the Reagan-Bush '84 Committee. He was with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in 1977 - 1983, serving as senior planning officer, Civil Security Division (1981 - 1983); senior planning officer, Continuity of Government Division (1980 - 1981); and associate superintendent, National Fire Academy (1977 - 1980). In 1971 - 1976 he was with the U.S. Postal Service as director, Northeast Regional Management Institute.

He graduated from Cathedral College (B.A., 1955) and New York University (M.B.A., 1962). He is married, has four children, and resides in Olney, MD. He was born April 9, 1933, in New York City.

Appointment of James M. Crawford as a Member of the National Highway Safety Advisory Committee

September 6, 1985

The President today announced his intention to appoint James M. Crawford to be a member of the National Highway Safety Advisory Committee for a term expiring March 15, 1987. He will succeed Anatole Milunas.

Mr. Crawford is president and chairman of City Mortgage Corp. in Anchorage, AK. Previously he was president of City Deposit Corp. in Anchorage. He was with the Alaska State Housing Authority as deputy executive director in 1979 - 1981 and manager of Groh Investments in 1978 - 1979. He was coordinator for the Alaska offices of U.S. Senator Ted Stevens in 1975 - 1978.

He is married, has one child, and resides in Anchorage, AK. He was born July 10, 1948, in Anchorage.

Appointment of Two Members of the National Commission on Innovation and Productivity, and Designation of the Chairman

September 6, 1985

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the National Commission on Innovation and Productivity. These are new positions.

Marshall Turner, Jr., will be designated as Chairman upon his appointment. He is general partner in Taylor & Turner Associates, Ltd., in San Francisco, CA. He graduated from Stanford University (B.S., 1964; M.S., 1965) and Harvard University (M.B.A., 1970). He is married, has three children, and resides in Belvedere, CA. He was born October 10, 1941, in Santa Monica, CA.

William A. Barnstead is president and treasurer of Consolidated Machine Corp. and Scotty Fabricators, Inc., in Allston, MA. He is also an inventor, holding several U.S. and foreign patents. He is married, has two children, and resides in Lexington, MA. He was born November 4, 1919, in Cambridge, MA.

Appointment of Therese Dozier as a Member of the Commission on Presidential Scholars

September 6, 1985

The President today announced his intention to appoint Therese Dozier to be a member of the Commission on Presidential Scholars during her tenure as National Teacher of the Year. She will succeed Sherleen Sue Sisney.

Mrs. Dozier has been a teacher at Irmo High School in Columbia, SC. She graduated from the University of Florida (B.A., 1974; M.A., 1977). She is married and resides in Columbia, SC. She was born June 17, 1952, in Saigon, Vietnam.

Appointment of Nicholas A. Zoto as a Member of the President's Commission on White House Fellowships

September 6, 1985

The President today announced his intention to appoint Nicholas A. Zoto to be a member of the President's Commission on White House Fellowships. This is an initial appointment.

Mr. Zoto is founder and owner of Zoto's, Inc., a restaurant in Hatfield, PA. He was appointed to the board of directors of the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corp. in 1983 and to the board of directors of the Philadelphia Small Business Investment Corp. in 1982. He served as chairman of the Small Business Advisory Council in Philadelphia in 1980.

Mr. Zoto is married, has three children, and resides in Huntingdon Valley, PA. He was born May 29, 1937, in Philadelphia, PA.

Appointment of Seven Members of the National Council on Vocational Education

September 6, 1985

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the National Council on Vocational Education. These are new positions.

For terms expiring January 17, 1986:

Marilyn D. Liddicoat is an attorney in Watsonville, CA. Previously she was chairman of the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors. She served on the Santa Cruz County Board of Education for 6 years. She graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles (B.A.) and the University of Southern California (J.D.). She was born October 2, 1931, in Los Angeles, CA, and now resides in Watsonville, CA.

Joe C. Nunez is executive director of the Latin American Research Service Agency in Denver, CO. Previously he was an investigator for the Colorado Department of Labor. He graduated from the University of Northern Colorado (B.A., 1959) and the Inter American University of Puerto Rico (M.A., 1976). He was born April 5, 1937, in Greeley, CO, and now resides in Englewood, CO.

Ray Shamie is founder and chairman of the Metal Bellows Corp. in Sharon, MA. He is a director of the Massachusetts High Technology Council and an adviser and trustee of the National Schools Committee for Economic Education. He is the founder and chairman of Productivity Communication Center, a nonprofit educational foundation based in Boston. He was born February 14, 1921, in Brooklyn, NY, and now resides in Walpole, MA.

Arthur E. Vadnais is supervisor of education coordination for the Minnesota State Board of Vocational-Technical Education in St. Paul. He graduated from the University of Minnesota (B.S., 1962). He was born December 23, 1928, in Chicago, IL, and now resides in Minneapolis, MN.

For terms expiring January 17, 1987:

George Johnston Ames is president of Asa Properties in San Antonio, TX. He is a member of the board of directors and secretary/treasurer of the Southwest Food Industry Association. He graduated from Trinity University in San Antonio, TX. He was born July 28, 1940, in Gladewater, TX, and now resides in San Antonio.

Pier A. Gherini, Jr., is executive vice president of Westpac Shelter Corp. in Santa Barbara, CA. Previously he was president of Cow Hollow Investment Co. in San Francisco. He graduated from the University of San Francisco (B.A., 1965). He was born December 28, 1942, in Pecos, TX, and now resides in Santa Barbara.

William C. Hayes is president of Windsor Financial Corp., a real estate development company, in Encino, CA. He graduated from Brigham Young University (B.S., 1963). He was born July 25, 1941, in Los Angeles, CA, and now resides in Woodland Hills, CA.