Nominations & Appointments, May 23, 1986

Nomination of G. Norman Anderson To Be United States Ambassador to Sudan

May 23, 1986

The President announced today his intention to nominate G. Norman Anderson, of Florida, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, as Ambassador to the Republic of Sudan. He succeeds Hume Alexander Horan.

Mr. Anderson entered the Foreign Service in 1960 and served as a personnel officer until 1962. He then took Arabic language training at the Foreign Service Institute in Beirut, Lebanon, 1962 - 1963, before being assigned as political officer in Beirut, 1963 - 1966. From 1966 to 1967, he took Russian language training at the U.S. Army Institute for Advanced Russian Studies in Garmisch, Germany. Following that he was assigned as assistant administrative officer in Moscow from 1967 to 1968, and then political officer, 1968 - 1969. Mr. Anderson returned to the Department in 1969 to become the Soviet desk officer. In 1971 he was assigned as Egyptian desk officer in the Department until he departed in 1974 for Rabat, Morocco, as political counselor. He served there until 1978, when he was named special assistant to the senior adviser to the President and Secretary of State on Middle East and Soviet Affairs. From 1979 to 1982, he served as deputy chief of mission in Sofia, Bulgaria, and from 1982 to the present, he has been deputy chief of mission in Tunis, Tunisia.

Mr. Anderson served in the United States Navy as a lieutenant from 1954 to 1958. He graduated from Columbia College (B.A., 1954) and School of International Studies (M.I.A., 1960). Mr. Anderson's foreign languages are Arabic, French, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, and Swedish. He is married to the former Mary (Bonnie) Churchill, has three children, and resides in Tunis, Tunisia. He was born March 26, 1932, in Lewes, DE.

Nomination of Frank G. Wisner To Be United States Ambassador to Egypt

May 23, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate Frank G. Wisner, of the District of Columbia, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Career Minister, as Ambassador to the Arab Republic of Egypt. He succeeds Nicholas A. Veliotes.

Mr. Wisner entered the Foreign Service in 1962 and was assigned as a vice consul at the American Consulate General in Tangier, Morocco. He served as third secretary at the U.S. Embassy in Algiers, Algeria. In 1964 Mr. Wisner became a rural development officer at the U.S. Embassy in Saigon, Vietnam, for the Agency for International Development. He served in Vietnam until 1969, when he returned to the Department as officer in charge of Tunisian affairs. From 1971 to 1973, he was first secretary at the U.S. Embassy in Tunis, Tunisia, and following that, from 1973 to 1974, he was first secretary at the U.S. Embassy in Dacca, Bangladesh. From 1974 to 1975, he was Director of the Office of Plans and Management in the Bureau of Public Affairs and in late 1975 became Deputy Director of the President's Indo-China Task Force in the Department. From 1975 to 1976, Mr. Wisner was a special assistant to the Under Secretary of State, and then assigned as Director of the Office of Southern African Affairs. He became Deputy Executive Secretary of the Department from 1977 to 1979, and in 1979 he was appointed as the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Zambia. Since 1982 Mr. Wisner has been Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs.

Mr. Wisner graduated from Princeton University (B.A., 1961). His foreign languages are French, Arabic, and Vietnamese. He is married, has four children, and resides in Washington, DC. He was born July 2, 1938, in New York, NY.

Nomination of Jonathan Moore To Be United States Coordinator for Refugee Affairs and Ambassador at Large

May 23, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate Jonathan Moore to be United States Coordinator for Refugee Affairs and Ambassador at Large. He would succeed Howard Eugene Douglas.

Mr. Moore became director of the Institute of Politics of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in 1974 after having resigned his post as Associate Attorney General in the U.S. Department of Justice. Immediately prior to that, he served as special assistant to the Secretary of Defense, Counselor to the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs. He was a legislative assistant to Senator Leverett Saltonstall, and he worked in various State and national election campaigns in 1967 - 1968. Earlier, he worked in the Departments of Defense and State and the U.S. Information Agency in the Kennedy, Johnson, and Eisenhower administrations, respectively. Mr. Moore presently serves on the board of directors of IU International, chairs the WCVB - TV editorial board and the visiting board of the Rockefeller Center for the Social Sciences at Dartmouth College, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Mr. Moore was born September 10, 1932, in New York City. He received his A.B. in 1954 from Dartmouth College and M.P.A. in 1957 from Harvard University. He is married, has four children, and resides in Weston, MA.

Appointment of John A. Rocco as a Member of the National Commission for Employment Policy

May 23, 1986

The President today announced his intention to appoint John A. Rocco to be a member of the National Commission for Employment Policy for a term expiring March 20, 1989. This is a reappointment.

Since 1970 Dr. Rocco has been an associate professor of education, supervisor of student teachers, and on the faculty of the Graduate School of Education, 1972 - 1974, at Rider College in New Jersey. Previously, he was a member of the adjunct faculty at the Graduate School of Education with Rutgers University, 1973 - 1976; director of continuing education and an associate professor at Camden County College, 1968 - 1979; and principal of the Woodcrest School in Cherry Hill, NJ, 1964 - 1968.

Dr. Rocco graduated from West Chester State College (B.S., 1959), Villanova University (M.A., 1961), and Rutgers University (Ed.D., 1974). He is married, has two children, and resides in Cherry Hill, NJ. Dr. Rocco was born June 25, 1936, in Philadelphia, PA.

Appointment of the Membership of Presidential Emergency Board No. 209 To Investigate a Railroad Labor Dispute

May 23, 1986

The President today has appointed the following individuals to be members of Presidential Emergency Board No. 209, created by Executive Order 12557 of May 16, 1986:

Robert O. Harris, of the District of Columbia, to serve as Chairman. He is an independent arbitrator consultant. Previously, he was a member of the National Mediation Board, 1977 - 1984, and served as Chairman, 1979 - 1980, 1982 - 1983. He graduated from Columbia College (A.B., 1951), Yale Law School (J.D., 1954), and Georgetown Law School (LL.M., 1961). Mr. Harris was born November 11, 1929, in New York City, and now resides in Washington, DC.

Richard R. Kasher, of Pennsylvania. He is an attorney and arbitrator in Bryn Mawr. Previously, he was director of labor relations for the Consolidated Rail Corp. in Philadelphia. Mr. Kasher graduated from Queens College (B.A., 1961), Boston University (J.D., 1964), and New York University Graduate School of Law (LL.M., 1965). He was born May 30, 1939, in New York City and now resides in Bryn Mawr, PA.

Robert E. Peterson, of New York. He is an independent arbitrator in Briarcliff Manor. Previously, he was chief personnel officer for the Long Island Rail Road. Mr. Peterson graduated from Westchester Community College (A.A.S., 1961) and New York University (B.S., 1963). He was born December 5, 1929, in Bronxville, NY, and now resides in Briarcliff Manor, NY.

Appointment of 14 Delegates to the National White House Conference on Small Business

May 23, 1986

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

Jim Anderson, of Wyoming. Mr. Anderson is store manager of Wyoming Machinery Co. He graduated from Casper College (A.B., 1972). Mr. Anderson is married, has two children, resides in Gillette, WY, and he was born July 24, 1948, in Sheridan, WY.

Camille Haney, of Wisconsin. She is president of the Haney Co. in Milwaukee, a national consulting organization that specializes in consumer-related public policy issues. Ms. Haney graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Madison (B.S., 1968). She resides in Milwaukee, WI, and she was born July 8, 1946, in Marshfield, WI.

Ivan Mothershead III, of North Carolina. He is president of UMI Publications in Charlotte, and he is currently a member of the North Carolina House of Representatives. Mr. Mothershead graduated from North Carolina State University (B.A., 1970; M.A., 1972). He is married, has one child, and resides in Charlotte, NC. He was born June 24, 1948, in Norfolk, VA.

Nestor J. Navarro, Jr., of Louisiana. He is president of LaCo Investments, Inc., in Baton Rouge, and since 1983 he has been a member of the board of directors of the Small Business Equity Corporation of Louisiana. Mr. Navarro graduated from Louisiana State University (B.S., 1971). He is married, has two children, resides in Baton Rouge, and was born August 19, 1947, in Victoria de Las Tunas, Oriente, Cuba.

Edward R. Norford, of Pennsylvania. He is president of Miller & Norford Contractors, Inc., in Lemoyne, and he is currently a member of both the West Shore and Harrisburg Area Chambers of Commerce. Mr. Norford graduated from Penn State University (B.S., 1946). He is married, has one child, resides in Camp Hill, PA, and he was born October 18, 1928.

Eugene Piacentini, of Massachusetts. He is executive vice president, treasurer, and CEO of Creative Gourmets, Ltd., in Boston. Mr. Piacentini graduated from New York University (B.S.) and the Culinary Institute of America. He is married, has three children, resides in West Medford, MA, and was born October 13, 1946, in Cambridge, MA.

Lester H. Poggemeyer, of Ohio. He is chairman of the board of Poggemeyer Design, and vice president of the Chamber of Commerce in Bowling Green. Mr. Poggemeyer graduated from the University of Toledo (B.S., 1962). He is married, has two children, resides in Luckey, OH, and was born December 24, 1940, in Toledo, OH.

Warren A. Price, of Delaware. He is president of Price Organization, Price Honda, Diamond Motor Sports, Inc., and Price Buick Pontiac in Dover. Mr. Price attended the University of Delaware. He is married, has three children, resides in Dover, and was born April 16, 1942, in Wilmington, NC.

Susan B. Sarvis, of New Hampshire. She is president and owner of LTS, Inc., a manufacturing company in Manchester. From 1983 to 1985, she served on the President's Advisory Committee on Women's Business Ownership. Ms. Sarvis graduated from Ohio State University (B.S., 1968). She has two children, resides in Manchester, NH, and was born August 5, 1945, in Cleveland, OH.

Susan F. Shultz, of Arizona. She is president of Susan Shultz & Associates, an executive search consulting firm that she founded in 1980 in Paradise Valley. She is a member of the Arizona District Export Council and the Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations. Ms. Shultz resides in Paradise Valley, and she was born March 25, 1943, in New York, NY.

Robert Gordon Wagner, of Ohio. Mr. Wagner is president and founder of the Glass Co. in Columbus. He attended Michigan State University. Mr. Wagner is married, has three children, and resides in Columbus, OH. He was born April 7, 1941, in Rochester, NY.

Wesley L. Walker, of New Mexico. Mr. Walker is owner of Walker Motor Co. in Alamogordo and director of the executive loan committee of Western Bank in Las Cruces. He graduated from New Mexico A&M (B.A., 1950). Mr. Walker is married, has four children, resides in Alamogordo, and was born September 13, 1926, in Deming, NM.

Gregory K. Washington, of Maryland. Mr. Washington is president of Gregory K. Washington, CPA's. He graduated from Florida State University (B.S., 1984). Mr. Washington is married, resides in Forestville, and was born May 5, 1952, in Sanford, FL.

Milton Zwickel, of New York. Mr. Zwickel is president of Milroy Cars, Inc., and Milroy Cars Rental Systems, Inc., in Catskill. He is married, has two children, resides in Catskill, and was born April 23, 1920, in Brooklyn, NY.