February 19, 1987 The President today announced his intention to appoint Frank J. Donatelli to be Assistant to the President for Political and Intergovernmental Affairs. He will succeed Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr.
Mr. Donatelli is currently a partner with the law firm of Patton, Boggs, and Blow in Washington, DC. He served as Deputy Assistant to the President for Public Liaison (1984 - 1985). Prior to that he served as Assistant Administrator of the Agency for International Development (African Affairs) (1983 - 1984). He also served with the Reagan-Bush transition in 1980 - 1981, regional political director for the Reagan for President Committee during the primary and general elections in 1979 - 1980; campaign manager for the Baker for Attorney General campaign in Texas in 1978; and executive director of Young Americans for Freedom in 1973 - 1977.
Mr. Donatelli graduated from the University of Pittsburgh (B.A., 1967) and American University Law School (J.D., 1976). He is married, has one child, and resides in Alexandria, VA. He was born July 5, 1949, in Pittsburgh, PA.