Nominations, January 13, 1986

Nomination of Paula V. Smith To Be Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division in the Department of Labor

January 13, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate Paula V. Smith to be Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division, Department of Labor. She would succeed William M. Otter.

Since 1981 she has been director of the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations in St. Louis, MO. Previously, she was with Trans World Airlines in Kansas City, MO, in 1960 - 1981, serving in various positions including manager of professional training and development (1979 - 1981); manager of sales and services training (1977 - 1979); field manager of the task force (1976 - 1977); and senior analyst (1974 - 1976).

Mrs. Smith graduated from Washington University (B.S., 1972) and St. Louis University (M.B.A., 1977). She is married, has three children, and resides in St. Louis, MO. She was born April 4, 1933, in St. Louis, MO.

Nomination of Janet Hale To Be an Assistant Secretary of Transportation

January 13, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate Janet Hale to be an Assistant Secretary of Transportation (Budget and Programs). She would succeed Donald Allen Derman.

Since May 1985 Ms. Hale has been serving as Acting General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Previously, she served at HUD as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Financial Management and Administration (1982 - 1985) and Special Assistant to the Secretary and Director of the Executive Secretariat in 1981 - 1982. She was special assistant to Senator Edward W. Brooke (R - MA) in 1977 - 1979.

Ms. Hale graduated from Miami University (B.S., 1971) and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University (M.P.A., 1980). She was born April 2, 1949, in Buffalo, NY, and now resides in Washington, DC.

Nomination of Mark N. Blitz To Be an Associate Director of the United States Information Agency

January 13, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate Mark N. Blitz to be an Associate Director of the United States Information Agency (Educational and Cultural Affairs). He would succeed Ronald L. Trowbridge.

Mr. Blitz is currently serving as a senior professional staff member, Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate. Previously, he was Director of the Office of Private Sector Programs at the United States Information Agency in 1983 - 1985. He was Acting Associate Director and then Assistant Director of ACTION in 1981 - 1983.

Mr. Blitz graduated from Harvard University (A.B., 1966; Ph.D., 1971). He is married, has two children, and resides in Fairfax, VA. He was born March 15, 1946, in Brooklyn, NY.

Nomination of David B. Rohr To Be a Member of the United States International Trade Commission

January 13, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate David B. Rohr to be a member of the United States International Trade Commission for the term expiring December 16, 1994. This is a reappointment.

Since 1984 he has been serving as a Commissioner of the International Trade Commission. Previously, he was at the Subcommittee on Trade, Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives, as staff director (1980 - 1984) and professional staff member (1974 - 1980). He was Director of the Trade Negotiations and Agreements Division, Office of International Trade Policy, U.S Department of Commerce, in 1970 - 1974. He was an international economist in the Office of Commercial and Financial Policy, U.S. Department of Commerce, in 1961 - 1970.

He graduated from Colorado State University (B.S., 1958). He is married, has two children, and resides in Laurel, MD. He was born April 18, 1933, in Hartford, CT.

Nomination of Bohdan A. Futey To Be Chairman of the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the United States

January 13, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate Bohdan A. Futey to be Chairman of the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the United States, Department of Justice, for the term expiring September 30, 1988. This is a reappointment.

Since 1984 Mr. Futey has been Chairman of the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the United States. Previously he was a partner in the law firm of Bazarko, Futey & Oryshkewych in Parma, OH (1975 - 1984). He was executive assistant to the mayor of Cleveland and director of the bicentennial for Cleveland (1974 - 1975) and chief assistant police prosecutor for the Cleveland law department (1972 - 1974).

Mr. Futey graduated from Western Reserve University (B.A., 1962; M.A., 1964) and Cleveland Marshall Law School (J.D., 1968). He is married, has three children, and resides in Washington, DC. He was born July 28, 1939.