Nominations & Appointments, April 14, 1986

Nomination of Warren Zimmermann for the Rank of Ambassador While Serving as Chief of the United States Delegation to the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe

April 14, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate Warren Zimmermann for the rank of Ambassador in his capacity as Chief of the United States delegation to the Vienna Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe followup meeting.

Mr. Zimmermann was a staff reporter for the Munroe News Bureau in Washington, DC, from 1960 to 1961. He began his career in the Foreign Service in 1961. From 1962 to 1964, he served as consular and political officer in Caracas, Venezuela. In 1964 he was assigned to the Foreign Service Institute to study Serbo-Croatian. From there, in 1965 - 1968 he served as political officer in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. He returned in 1968 - 1970 to the Bureau of Intelligence and Research as a Soviet policy analyst. In 1970 - 1973 he served as a special assistant to the Secretary of State in the Office of the Counselor. In 1973 he studied Russian at the Foreign Service Institute and from there became deputy counselor for politico-military affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow. In 1975 - 1977 he returned to the Bureau of European and Canadian Affairs, where he was assigned as a Special Assistant for Policy Planning. In 1977 - 1980 Mr. Zimmermann was counselor for political affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Paris, France. In 1980 - 1981 he was Deputy Chairman of the U.S. delegation to the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE) in Madrid, Spain, and in 1981 became deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow. From 1984 to 1985, he was a visiting fellow, Council on Foreign Relations. In 1985 he became deputy to the head of the United States delegation to the arms reduction negotiations in Geneva with the personal rank of Ambassador.

Mr. Zimmermann graduated from Yale University (B.A., 1956) and Cambridge University (M.A., 1958). He served in the U.S. Army in 1959. His foreign languages are Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish, and French. He is married, has three children, and resides in Great Falls, VA. He was born November 16, 1934, in Philadelphia, PA.

Appointment of Frank D. McDonald as a Member of the National Commission for Employment Policy

April 14, 1986

The President today announced his intention to appoint Frank D. McDonald to be a member of the National Commission for Employment Policy for a term expiring September 30, 1988. He would succeed Paul R. Locigno.

Mr. McDonald is president of McDonald Enterprises, Inc., a plastics and industrial property firm in Newbury Park, CA. He has been active in a number of civic and cultural projects in Thousand Oaks and Ventura County, CA.

Mr. McDonald attended the University of California at Los Angeles. He is single and resides in Thousand Oaks, CA. He was born September 30, 1925, in Santa Monica, CA.

Appointment of Trudy McDonald as a Member of the National Commission for Employment Policy, and Designation as Chairman

April 14, 1986

The President today announced his intention to appoint Trudy McDonald to be a member of the National Commission for Employment Policy for a term expiring March 19, 1989. This is a reappointment. Upon her appointment, the President intends to redesignate her Chairman.

Mrs. McDonald has been serving as Chairman of the National Commission for Employment Policy since 1985. Previously, she was director of special education for the Fremont Unified School District; a member of the executive board of the Fremont School District Administrator's Association; and cochairman of the California Guidance Association.

Mrs. McDonald graduated from San Jose State University (B.A., 1944; M.S., 1961). She resides in Fremont, CA. She was born July 21, 1923, in the Irvington District of Fremont.

Nomination of Daniel R. Levinson To Be a Member and Chairman of the Merit Systems Protection Board

April 14, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate Daniel R. Levinson to be a member of the Merit Systems Protection Board for the term of 7 years, expiring March 1, 1993. The President also intends to nominate Mr. Levinson to be Chairman of the Merit Systems Protection Board. He would succeed Herbert E. Ellingwood.

Mr. Levinson is currently General Counsel for the Consumer Product Safety Commission, a position he has held since March 1985. Previously, he was Deputy General Counsel, Office of Personnel Management, 1983 - 1985; a partner and associate with the firm of McGuiness & Williams, 1982 - 1983 and 1977 - 1981; and an adjunct lecturer at Catholic University of America, 1982, and American University Law School, 1981 and 1982.

Mr. Levinson graduated from the University of Southern California (A.B., 1971), Georgetown University (J.D., 1974), and George Washington University (LL.M., 1977). He is married, has one child, and resides in Falls Church, VA. Mr. Levinson was born March 24, 1949, in New York, NY.