Nominations & Appointments, March 19, 1986

Nomination of Dorcas R. Hardy To Be Commissioner of Social Security

March 19, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate Dorcas R. Hardy to be Commissioner of Social Security, Department of Health and Human Services. She would succeed John A. Svahn.

Ms. Hardy has been serving as Assistant Secretary for Human Development Services at the Department of Health and Human Services since 1981. Previously she was associate director of the Center for Health Services at the University of Southern California in 1974 - 1981. Since 1983 she also has been serving as the Chairman of the President's Task Force on Legal Equity for Women.

Ms. Hardy graduated from Connecticut College (B.A., 1968) and Pepperdine University (M.B.A., 1976). She was born July 18, 1946, in Newark, NJ, and now resides in Arlington, VA.

Appointment of Nancy M. Haist as a Delegate to the National White House Conference on Small Business

March 19, 1986

The President today announced his intention to appoint Nancy M. Haist to be a delegate to the National White House Conference on Small Business. This is a new position.

Mrs. Haist is president of Communication Equipment and Engineering Co. in Plantation, FL. She is also a member of the National Association of Woman Business Owners and of the Plantation Chamber of Commerce.

She is married, has six children, and resides in Del Ray Beach, FL. She was born December 31, 1929, in Nashville, TN.