Appointments & Nominations, May 12, 1986

Appointment of Mari Maseng as Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Public Liaison

May 12, 1986

The President today announced the appointment of Mari Maseng to be Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Public Liaison. She will succeed Linda Chavez.

Since April 1985 Ms. Maseng has been vice president and director of corporate relations at the Beatrice Companies in Chicago. Previously, she served as Assistant Secretary of Transportation for Public Affairs, 1983 - 1985; a speechwriter for President Reagan, 1981 - 1983; a press aide to Mrs. Reagan during the transition, 1980 - 1981; a media strategist for the Reagan-Bush campaign, 1980; staff director for Senator Bob Dole's Presidential campaign, 1979; a press aide to Representative Phil Crane, 1979; campaign press secretary for Senator Strom Thurmond, 1978; and a reporter for the Charleston Evening Post, 1976 - 1978.

Ms. Maseng graduated from the University of South Carolina (B.A., 1975). She resides in Washington, DC, and was born March 15, 1954, in Chicago, IL.

Nomination of Manuel H. Johnson To Be Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

May 12, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate Manuel H. Johnson, of Virginia, to be Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System for a term of 4 years. He would succeed Preston Martin in his capacity as Vice Chairman. Mr. Johnson has served as a member of the Board of Governors since February 6, 1986.

Dr. Johnson has served as Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy at the Department of the Treasury, 1982 - 1986, and as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy, 1981 - 1982. Dr. Johnson was an associate professor of economics at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA, 1980 - 1981, and an assistant professor of economics, 1977 - 1980. He was an instructor and research associate in the economics department at Florida State University in 1973 - 1976.

Dr. Johnson graduated from Troy State University (B.S., 1973) and Florida State University (M.S., 1974; Ph.D., 1977). He is married, has two children, and resides in Fairfax, VA. He was born February 10, 1949, in Troy, AL.

Nomination of H. Robert Heller To Be a Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

May 12, 1986

The President today has announced his intention to nominate H. Robert Heller of California, district 12, to be a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System for the unexpired term of 14 years from February 1, 1982. He would succeed Preston Martin.

Since 1978 Dr. Heller has been senior vice president and director of international economic research at Bank of America, San Francisco, CA. Previously, he was Chief, Financial Studies Division, International Monetary Fund, Washington, DC, 1974 - 1978; professor of economics, University of Hawaii, 1971 - 1974; and assistant and associate professor, University of California, Los Angeles, 1965 - 1971.

Dr. Heller graduated from Parsons College (B.A., 1961), the University of Minnesota (M.A., 1962), and the University of California, Berkeley (Ph.D., 1965). He is married, has two children, and resides in Mill Valley, CA. Dr. Heller was born January 8, 1940, in Cologne, Germany.

Nomination of Joyce Doyle To Be a Member of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission

May 12, 1986

The President today has announced his intention to nominate Joyce Doyle to be a member of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission for a term expiring August 30, 1992. This is a reappointment.

Ms. Doyle was first appointed to this Commission in April 1985. Previously, she was assistant general counsel at Belco Petroleum Corp. in New York, 1976 - 1985; and vice president of Belcoal, Inc., 1982 - 1983. From 1973 to 1976, she was a litigation attorney with Fogarty, McLaughlin & Semel in New York City.

Ms. Doyle graduated from Youngstown State University (B.A., 1960), Catholic University (M.A., 1964), and Fordham University (J.D., 1972). She resides in Washington, DC, and was born August 13, 1937, in Youngstown, OH.

Appointment of Louis R. Bruce as a Member of the National Advisory Council on Indian Education

May 12, 1986

The President today has announced his intention to appoint Louis R. Bruce to be a member of the National Advisory Council on Indian Education for a term expiring September 29, 1988. This is a reappointment.

Since 1974 Mr. Bruce has been owner and president of Native American Consultants, Inc., in Washington, DC. Previously, he was Commissioner of Indian Affairs at the Bureau of Indian Affairs, 1969 - 1973; executive director and chairman of the board of trustees of Zeta Psi Education Foundation and Fraternity, North America, Inc., 1966 - 1969; and public relations editor and marketing promotions director for Mid-Eastern Cooperative, 1964 - 1966. Mr. Bruce has owned and operated a 600-acre dairy farm in Richfield Springs, NY, and he has been an adviser on American Indian affairs to former Presidents from Franklin D. Roosevelt to Gerald R. Ford.

Mr. Bruce graduated from Syracuse University (B.A., 1930). Mr. Bruce is married, has three children, and resides in Arlington, VA. He was born on December 30, 1905, on the Onondaga Reservation near Syracuse, NY.

Appointment of Four Members of the National Council on Vocational Education

May 12, 1986

The President today has announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the National Council on Vocational Education for terms expiring January 17, 1989. These are reappointments.

Marilyn D. Liddicoat, of California. Mrs. Liddicoat is an attorney in Watsonville, CA, and currently serves as vice chairman of the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors. She graduated from UCLA (B.A.) and the University of Southern California (J.D.). She is married, has three children, and was born October 2, 1931, in Los Angeles, CA.

John Henry Mackey, of Georgia. Mr. Mackey is president of local 1414 of the International Longshoremen's Association in Savannah, GA. He has been vice president of both the South Atlantic and gulf coast district of the ILA and the International Longshoremen's Association. He is married, has three children, and was born October 26, 1921, in Savannah, GA.

Ray Shamie, of Massachusetts. Mr. Shamie is chairman and founder of Metal Bellows Corp. in Sharon, MA. He attended Fenn College in Cleveland, OH. Mr. Shamie is married, has two children, and was born February 14, 1921, in Brooklyn, NY.

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

Nomination of Diana D. Denman To Be a Member of the National Museum Services Board

May 12, 1986

The President today has announced his intention to nominate Diana D. Denman to be a member of the National Museum Services Board, Institute of Museum Services, National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities, for a term expiring December 6, 1990. She would succeed Liles B. Williams.

Since 1983 Mrs. Denman has been vice chairman of the Republican Party of Texas. She owns and operates a ranch in San Antonio, TX, and was formerly an actress in Los Angeles, CA.

Mrs. Denman graduated from the George Washington University (B.A., 1955). She is married, and she has one child. Mrs. Denman was born on February 20, 1934, in Abilene, TX.

Appointment of 17 Delegates to the National White House Conference on Small Business

May 12, 1986

The President today has announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be delegates to the National White House Conference on Small Business. These are new positions.

Dennis V. Alfieri, of California. Mr. Alfieri is vice president for development with Alken Construction Co. in Arcadia, CA. He graduated from the University of Southern California (B.S, 1980). Mr. Alfieri is married, and he was born November 20, 1958, in Pasadena, CA.

Marion R. Behr, of New Jersey. Mrs. Behr is president of Women Working Home, Inc., in Edison, NJ. She graduated from Syracuse University (B.A., 1961). Mrs Behr is married, has three children, and was born September 12, 1939, in Rochester, NY.

Melvin A. Bilal, of Maryland. Mr. Bilal is president of Howard Security Services, Inc., in Baltimore, MD. He graduated from the University of Illinois (B.S., 1965) and the University of Pennsylvania (J.D., 1972). Mr. Bilal is married, has two children, and resides in Ellicott City, MD. He was born September 10, 1942, in White Plains, NY.

John M. Burris, of Delaware. Mr. Burris is vice president of Burris Foods, Inc., in Milford, DE. He graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University (B.A., 1969). Mr. Burris is married, has three children, and was born April 19, 1946, in Milford, DE.

Margaret A. Carpenter, of Alabama. Mrs. Carpenter is president and founder of Compos-it, Inc., in Montgomery, AL. She graduated from the University of Alabama (B.S., 1945). Mrs. Carpenter is married, has three children, and was born April 7, 1924, in Birmingham, AL.

Paul J. Coughlin, Jr., of the District of Columbia. Mr. Coughlin is president of the Washington Aluminum Co. in Baltimore, MD. He graduated from Georgetown University (B.A., 1961) and Columbia University (L.L.B., 1964). He is married, has four children, and resides in Washington, DC. Mr. Coughlin was born November 14, 1939, in Cleveland, OH.

Willis K. Drake, of Minnesota. Mr. Drake is the retired chairman of Micro Computers Tech., Inc., in St. Paul, MN. He graduated from Purdue University (B.A., 1947). Mr. Drake is married, has two children, and resides in Edina, MN. He was born May 28, 1923, in LaCrosse, WI.

Billy Joe DuPree, of Texas. Mr. DuPree is president of DuPree Construction Co., in Dallas, TX. He attended Michigan State University. Mr. DuPree is married, has two children, and was born March 7, 1950, in Monroe, LA.

Florence Fang, of California. Mrs. Fang is president of Grand Palace Restaurant in San Francisco, CA. She graduated from Taiwan University (B.A., 1960). Mrs. Fang is married, has three children, and was born in Peking, China.

Gwen Fraser, of Washington. Mrs. Fraser is co-owner of Fraser Boiler, Inc., in Seattle, WA. She attended Seattle Community College, 1970 - 1973. Mrs. Fraser is married, has three children, and was born April 22, 1939, in Opelousas, LA.

Thomas L. Gregory, of South Carolina. Mr. Gregory is president of Gregory Electric Co., Inc., in Columbia, SC. He graduated from the University of South Carolina (B.S., 1949). Mr. Gregory is married, has two children, and resides in Chapin, SC. He was born April 4, 1926, in Columbia, SC.

John T. (Jack) Harris, of Virginia. Mr. Harris is president of J.T. Harris Co. (formerly Aycock's department stores) in Tappahannock, VA. He attended Lewisburg and Wesleyan Colleges. Mr. Harris is married, has three children, and resides in Dunnsville, VA. He was born March 19, 1945, in Columbus, GA.

Stephen B. Herrick, of California. Mr. Herrick is chairman of Import Parts America in Palo Alto, CA. He graduated from the University of California at Berkeley (B.S., 1960). He is married, has two children, and resides in Atherton, CA. Mr. Herrick was born July 26, 1937, in Berkeley, CA.

John A. Kleppe, of Nevada. Dr. Kleppe is president of Scientific Engineering Instruments in Sparks, NV. He graduated from the University of Nevada (B.S., 1961; M.S., 1967) and the University of California (Ph.D., 1970). Dr. Kleppe is married, has three children, and resides in Reno, NV. He was born February 21, 1939, in Oakland, CA.

Gay Conrad Kruglick, of Arizona. Mrs. Kruglick is president of Joy-Etc., Ltd., in Mesa, AZ. She attended the University of Arizona and Mesa Community College. Mrs. Kruglick is married, has three children, and resides in Phoenix, AZ. She was born May 17, 1935, in Mesa, AZ.

J. Michael Levesque, of Rhode Island. Mr. Levesque is currently director of job development training in the Office of the Governor of Rhode Island. He graduated from St. Michael's College (B.A., 1975). Mr. Levesque is married, has two children, and resides in Providence, RI. He was born September 2, 1953, in Warwick, RI.

Ben P. Talbot, Sr., of Arkansas. Mr. Talbot is owner of Talbot's Department Store in Magnolia, AR. He graduated from the University of Arkansas (B.S., 1950). Mr. Talbot is married, has two children, and was born August 25, 1928, in Texarkana, AR.

Nomination of Six Members of the Peace Corps National Advisory Council

May 12, 1986

The President today has announced his intention to nominate the following individuals to be members of the Peace Corps National Advisory Council. These are new positions.

For terms of 1 year expiring November 11, 1986:

Gary D. Robinson, of Washington. Mr. Robinson is the industrial relations manager of the Boeing Co. He graduated from Southern Illinois University (B.A., 1964) and Case Western University (Ph.D., 1976). He is married and has two children. He was born August 9, 1938, in Colcord, WV.

Laren R. Robison, of Utah. Mr. Robison is associate dean of the College of Biology and Agriculture at Brigham Young University. He graduated from Brigham Young University (B.S., 1957; M.S., 1958; Ph.D., 1962). He is married and has six children. He was born March 25, 1931, in Georgetown, ID.

Frank C. Kiehne, of Pennsylvania. Mr. Kiehne is currently secretary for refugees and rehabilitation for the world alliance of the YMCA. He graduated from George Williams College (B.A., 1947; M.S., 1951). He is married and has two children. He was born February 2, 1925, in Burlington, IA.

Sue Wagner, of Nevada. Ms. Wagner is currently special assistant to the president of the Desert Research Institute. She graduated from the University of Arizona (B.A., 1962) and Northwestern University (M.A., 1964). She has two children. She was born January 6, 1940, in Portland, ME.

For terms of 2 years expiring November 29, 1987:

Paul Koehler, of Texas. Mr. Koehler is currently studying law at St. Mary's School of Law in San Antonio, TX. He graduated from Washington and Lee University (B.A., 1980). He is married and was born June 1, 1958, in Dallas, TX.

Alice Roxana Thompson, of Virginia. Mrs. Thompson currently serves as director of information of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. She graduated from American University (B.A., 1971) and Catholic University (M.S., 1975). Mrs. Thompson is married and was born January 16, 1940, in Washington, DC.