Nominations & Appointments, January 15, 1986

Nomination of Otto J. Reich To Be United States Ambassador to Venezuela

January 15, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate Otto J. Reich, of Virginia, as Ambassador to the Republic of Venezuela. He would succeed George W. Landau.

Since 1983 Mr. Reich has been Coordinator of Public Diplomacy for Latin America and the Caribbean in the Office of the Secretary of State. From 1981 to 1983, he was the Assistant Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development in charge of Latin America and the Caribbean. As such, he was the principal officer in the U.S. Government charged with the direction of U.S. economic support and development assistance for this region of the world. From 1976 to 1981, Mr. Reich was director of Washington operations for the Council of the Americas, a private nonprofit association of U.S. companies with interests in Latin America. From 1975 to 1976, he was community development coordinator for the city of Miami. From 1973 to 1975, he was international representative for the State of Florida's Department of Commerce. From 1972 to 1973, he was vice president of Cormorant Enterprises, a Miami-based import-export company. While attending graduate school (1970 - 1971), Mr. Reich worked in the U.S. House of Representatives as a staff assistant to Congressman W.R. Hull, Jr.

Mr. Reich holds a bachelor's degree from the University of North Carolina in international studies (1966) and a master's from Georgetown University in Latin American studies (1973). At Georgetown, he studied under a fellowship from the Center for Strategic and International Studies (1971 - 1972). Mr. Reich served in the United States Army from 1966 to 1969; he was commissioned as a second lieutenant and honorably discharged as a first lieutenant. Mr. Reich was born October 16, 1945, in Havana, Cuba. He is married to the former Connie Dillinger, of Florida, and they have two children.

Appointment of Two Delegates to the National White House Conference on Small Business

January 15, 1986

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be delegates to the National White House Conference on Small Business:

George Edward Wolfe, Jr., of Texas. This is a new position. He is president of Wolfe the Florist, Inc., in Waco, TX. He is also a director of the Citizens National Bank of Waco. He is past director of the Waco Chamber of Commerce. He graduated from Baylor University (B.A., 1951). He is married, has five children, and resides in Waco, TX. He was born July 21, 1929, in Waco.

Angela Lee Miller, of Florida. This is a new position. She is vice president/treasurer of First Florida Building Corp. in Miami, FL. Previously she was president of Angela Miller Investments, Inc. She attended George Washington University, Sweet Briar College, and the University of Miami. She has one child and resides in Miami, FL. She was born November 1, 1951, in Miami, FL.

Nomination of Richard M. Scaife To Be a Member of the United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy

January 15, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate Richard M. Scaife to be a member of the United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy for a term expiring July 1, 1988. This is a reappointment.

Mr. Scaife is publisher of the Tribune Review Publishing Co. in Pittsburgh, PA. He also serves as chairman and publisher of Sierra Publishing Co. in Sacramento, CA; publisher of Lebanon News Publishing Co., Lebanon, PA; director of First Boston, Inc., in New York City; chairman of Calvary, Inc., in Pittsburgh; and director of Air Tool Parts & Service Co. in Pittsburgh. He has served as a director of the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh and as a member of the Presidential Task Force on the Arts and Humanities, the Presidential Commission on Broadcasting to Cuba, and the Advisory Board of the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC.

Mr. Scaife graduated from the University of Pittsburgh (B.A., 1957). He is married, has two children, and resides in Pittsburgh, PA. He was born July 3, 1932, in Pittsburgh.

Appointment of Robert S. Leventhal as a Member of the President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee

January 15, 1986

The President today announced his intention to appoint Robert S. Leventhal to be a member of the President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee. He will succeed H. Ross Perot.

Mr. Leventhal has been serving as chairman of the board, president, and chief executive officer of Western Union Corp. since 1984. He has served on the Western Union board of directors since 1980. Since 1981 he has been president and chief executive officer of Communications Products Corp. From 1976 to 1981, he was president and chief executive officer of Publicker Industries, Inc. From 1975 to 1976, he was senior vice president of Becker Industries and held the same position with Engelhard Minerals and Chemicals Corp. from 1970 to 1975.

Mr. Leventhal graduated from Harvard University (B.A., 1948; J.B.A., 1956). He has two children and resides in New York, NY. He was born January 8, 1927, in Cambridge, MA.

Appointment of 26 Members of the President's Child Safety Partnership, and Designation of the Chairman

January 15, 1986

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the President's Child Safety Partnership. These are all new positions.

William W. McConnell, of Connecticut, will be designated Chairman. He is president of Advo System, Inc., in Hartford. He was born October 20, 1948, in Darby, PA, and now resides in Glastonbury, CT.

Attorney General Edwin Meese III, of California.

Secretary of Education William J. Bennett, of New York.

Secretary of Health and Human Services Otis R. Bowen, of Indiana.

Bruce Atwater, Jr., of Minnesota, is chairman and chief executive officer of General Mills, Inc., in Minneapolis. He was born April 19, 1931, in Minneapolis and now resides in Wayzata, MN.

William R. Bricker, of New York, is national director of Boys Clubs of America in New York City. He was born May 5, 1923, in Reading, PA, and now resides in Scarsdale, NY.

Arthur C. Eads, of Texas, is district attorney for the 27th judicial district of Texas. He was born October 13, 1941, in Belton, TX, and now resides in Belton.

Kenneth O. Eickenberry, of Washington, is attorney general of the State of Washington. He was born June 29, 1932, in Wenatchee, WA, and now resides in Olympia, WA.

Richard J. Elrod, of Illinois, is sheriff of Cook County. He was born February 17, 1934, in Chicago, IL, and now resides in Lincolnwood, IL.

Evelyn Irazarry-Guardarramas, of New York, is an attorney in private practice in New York City. She was born October 9, 1948, in New York City and now resides in the Bronx, NY.

Senator Paula M. Hawkins, of Florida, has been serving as a United States Senator since January 1981. She was born January 24, 1927, in Salt Lake City, UT.

Carole Hillard, of South Dakota, is former president of the South Dakota Board of Charities and Corrections. She was born August 14, 1936, in Deadwood, SD, and now resides in Rapid City, SD.

Robert P. Keim, of New York, is president of Advertising Council, Inc., in New York City. He was born January 28, 1920, in Ridgewood, NY, and now resides in East Williston, NY.

U.S. Representative Thomas Lewis, of Florida, was elected a Member of Congress in 1982. He was born October 26, 1924, in Philadelphia, PA, and now resides in North Palm Beach, FL.

Mario J. Machado, of California, is president of MJM Communications, Inc., in Los Angeles. He was born April 22, 1935, in Shanghai, China, and now resides in Los Angeles.

Gov. James G. Martin, of North Carolina. Governor Martin served 6 terms in the United States House of Representatives prior to his election as Governor. He was born December 11, 1935, in Savannah, GA, and now resides in Raleigh.

Mary Ellen McCaffree, of Washington, was director of the Department of Budget and Program Development for King County. She was born February 25, 1918, in El Dorado, KS, and now resides in Hansville, WA.

Senator Addison Mitchell McConnell, of Kentucky, was elected to the United States Senate in 1984. He was born February 20, 1942, in Sheffield, AL.

Donna Mae Owens, of Ohio, is mayor of the city of Toledo. She was born August 24, 1936, in Toledo, where she currently resides.

Frederick J. Ryan, Jr., of California, is Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Presidential Scheduling and Private Sector Initiatives, the White House. He was born April 12, 1955, in Tampa, FL, and now resides in Washington, DC.

Lory Arana Stevenson, of Colorado, is active in political and community affairs in Colorado Springs. She was born November 8, 1950, in Richmond, VA, and now resides in Colorado Springs.

Joseph V. Vittoria, of Connecticut, is president and chief executive officer of Avis, Inc. He was born May 9, 1935, in Sea Cliff, NY, and now resides in Greenwich, CT.

Robert G. Weeks, of Virginia, is executive vice president of Mobil Oil, marketing and refining division. He was born July 14, 1936, in Camden, NJ, and now resides in McLean, VA.

Mary P. Whyte, of Connecticut, is vice president of the National Crime Prevention Council in Washington, DC. She was born October 1, 1919, in New York City and now resides in Greenwich, CT.

Judy Wiedemeier, of Colorado, is vice president for regulatory affairs of the Tobacco Institute, Inc., in Washington, DC. She was born March 18, 1949, in Durango, CO, and now resides in Potomac, MD.

Jeri J. Winger, of Utah, is president of the General Federation of Women's Clubs in Washington, DC. She was born June 6, 1922, in Alpine, UT, and now resides in Provo, UT.

Nomination of Marilyn Logsdon Mennello To Be a Member of the National Museum Services Board

January 15, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate Marilyn Logsdon Mennello to be a member of the National Museum Services Board, National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities, for a term expiring December 6, 1989. She would succeed Elizabeth Helms Adams.

Ms. Mennello is active in civic and cultural affairs. In 1967 she was a cofounder of P.E.S.O. - Auction, Inc. (Participation Enriches Science, Music and Art Organizations). In 1976 she was president of P.E.S.O. and in 1985 was awarded the President's Award for her outstanding service to P.E.S.O. She became a member of the board of trustees of Rollins College in 1972 and served on the executive committee until 1983, when she became a trustee emeritus.

Ms. Mennello graduated from Pasadena College (A.A., 1945). She is married, has two children, and resides in Winter Park, FL. She was born May 1, 1925, in Pasadena, CA.

Appointment of Joyce C. Young as a Member of the Committee for Purchase From the Blind and Other Severely Handicapped

January 15, 1986

The President today announced his intention to appoint Joyce C. Young to be a member of the Committee for Purchase From the Blind and Other Severely Handicapped for a term expiring December 21, 1990. This is a reappointment.

Mrs. Young is president of Young Communications in Dayton, OH. Previously, she was public affairs manager for Metropolitan Life Insurance Co.; associate director of development at Wright State University; and executive director of Wright State University School of Medicine Foundation.

Mrs. Young graduated from Wright State University (B.A., 1975). She is married, has four children, and resides in Dayton, OH. She was born September 27, 1934, in Springfield, MA.