Appointments & Nominations, May 22, 1986

Appointment of the 1986 - 1987 White House Fellows

May 22, 1986

The President today announced the appointment of the 1986 - 1987 White House fellows, the 22d class of fellows since the program began in 1964. The 11 fellows were chosen from among 585 applicants nationwide and were screened by 11 regional panels. The President's Commission on White House Fellowships, chaired by Vice Adm. James B. Stockdale, USN (Ret.), interviewed 34 national finalists before recommending 11 names to the President. The fellows' year of government service will begin on September 2, 1986. The 1986 - 1987 White House fellows are:

Paul A. Gigot, 30, of Green Bay, WI; editorial page editor, The Asian Wall Street Journal, Hong Kong;

Kristine A. Langdon, 28, of Waltham, MA; associate, McKinsey & Company, Inc., Boston, MA;

Maj. William J. Lennox, U.S. Army, 36, of Houston, TX; student, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Ft. Leavenworth, KS;

Meredith A. Neizer, 29, of Dover, NJ; transportation analyst, Exxon International Co., Florham Park, NJ;

Capt. Vicki A. O'Meara, U.S. Army, 29, of Burnsville, MN; Assistant to the General Counsel, the Pentagon, Washington, DC;

Maj. Michael R. Reopel, U.S. Army, 33, of West Point, NY; assistant professor, department of social sciences, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY;

Maj. Michael C. Ryan, U.S. Army, 36, of Arlington, TX; student, College of Naval Command and Staff, U.S. Navy War College, Newport, RI;

Thomas A. Saponas, 37, of Colorado Springs, CO; research and development manager, Hewlett-Packard Co., Colorado Springs, CO;

Robert G. Schwetje, 37, of Longmont, CO; vice president, personnel, Valleylab, Inc., Boulder, CO;

Maj. William L. Webb III, U.S. Army, 35, of Vienna, VA; associate professor and executive officer, department of social sciences, U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY;

Diane C. Yu, 34, of Albany, CA; Superior Court Commissioner, Alameda County Superior Court, Oakland, CA.

Fellows serve for 1 year as Special Assistants to the Vice President, members of the Cabinet, and the President's principal staff. In addition to the work assignment, the fellowship includes an educational program which parallels and broadens the unique experience of working at the highest levels of the Federal Government. The program is open to U.S. citizens in the early stages of their careers and from all occupations and professions. Federal Government employees are not eligible, with exception of career Armed Forces personnel. Leadership, intellectual and professional ability, and commitment to community and Nation are the broad criteria employed in the selection of fellows.

Appointment of Robert H. Christensen II as a Delegate to the National White House Conference on Small Business

May 22, 1986

The President today announced his intention to appoint Robert H. Christensen II to be a delegate to the National White House Conference on Small Business. This is a new position.

Since 1970 Mr. Christensen has been president and general manager of the Christensen Broadcasting Co., Inc., in Humboldt, IA. He is a member of the National Association of Broadcasters, where he has been serving on the small market committee since 1984. He has been serving as a member of the Iowa Real Estate Commission since 1984. He also was a member of the Region VII Des Moines Advisory Council of the Small Business Administration, 1982 - 1984.

Mr. Christensen attended Eagle Grove Junior College and graduated from the Don Martin School of Radio & TV Arts & Sciences in Hollywood, CA (1967). He is married, has two children, and resides in Humboldt, IA. Mr. Christensen was born April 29, 1942, in Humboldt, IA.

Nomination of Peter R. Greer To Be a Deputy Under Secretary of Education

May 22, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate Peter R. Greer to be Deputy Under Secretary for Intergovernmental and Interagency Affairs, Department of Education. He would succeed A. Wayne Roberts.

Since 1979 Dr. Greer has been superintendent for the Portland public school system in Portland, ME; and from 1974 to 1979, he was assistant superintendent. Previously, he was associate director of the national humanities faculty in Concord, MA, 1972 - 1974; and a teacher in Ipswich, MA, and Berlin, NH, 1965 - 1972.

Dr. Greer graduated from the University of New Hampshire (B.A., 1962; M.A., 1964) and Boston University (Ed.D., 1974). He is married, has two children, and resides in Yarmouth, ME. Dr. Greer was born August 14, 1940, in Portsmouth, NH.

Nomination of Kalo A. Hineman To Be a Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission

May 22, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate Kalo A. Hineman to be a Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission for the term expiring June 19, 1991. This is a reappointment.

Since 1981 Dr. Hineman has served in this position as Commissioner, and since 1947 he has been a cattleman, rancher, wheat and milo farmer in Dighton, KS. He is co-owner of Kalo Hineman Cattle Co. and Hineman Partners, a farming company. Previously, he was a director of First National Bank of Dighton, 1955 - 1981; and he was a member of the Kansas House of Representatives, 1974 - 1981. Dr. Hineman is a member of the Kansas Livestock Association, where he served as president in 1972; a member of the board of directors of the National Cattlemen's Association, American Farm Bureau Federation, and the National Association of Wheat Growers.

Dr. Hineman graduated from Kansas State University (D.V.M., 1943). He is married, has four children, and resides in Alexandria, VA. Dr. Hineman was born March 4, 1922, in Dighton, KS.

Nomination of Creighton E. Mershon To Be a Member of the Peace Corps National Advisory Council

May 22, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate Creighton E. Mershon to be a member of the Peace Corps National Advisory Council for a term of 2 years expiring November 29, 1987. This is a new position.

Since 1981 Mr. Mershon has been general attorney with the South Central Bell Telephone Co. in Louisville, KY. Previously, he was in private practice as an attorney, 1981; special assistant to the mayor of Louisville, 1973 - 1981; associate attorney with Greenbaum, Doll & McDonald, 1968 - 1973; and a volunteer with the United States Peace Corps in Bolivar, Venezuela, 1965 - 1968.

Mr. Mershon graduated from Bellarmine College (B.A., 1963) and the University of Louisville (J.D., 1968). He is married, has one child, and resides in Louisville, KY. He was born October 13, 1941, in Louisville.

Nomination of James S. Rosebush To Be a Member of the National Museum Services Board

May 22, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate James S. Rosebush 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. He would succeed Anne Carroll Badham.

Mr. Rosebush is currently president of James S. Rosebush & Co. in Washington, DC, which he founded earlier this year after leaving his position as Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff for the Office of the First Lady. He joined the White House staff in March of 1981 as Special Assistant to the President for Private Sector Initiatives, and earlier in 1981 he was in the U.S. Office of Business Liaison at the Department of Commerce. Previously, he was corporate contributions manager with the Standard Oil Co. in Cleveland, OH, 1979 - 1981; vice president, National Chamber Foundation and Citizen's Choice, Inc., in Washington, DC, 1976 - 1979; and a management consultant for community development and public issues in Boston, MA, 1972 - 1976.

Mr. Rosebush graduated from Principia College (B.A., 1971) and Boston University (M.A., 1973). He is married, has two children, and resides in Washington, DC. Mr. Rosebush was born on June 1, 1949, in Flint, MI.