Appointment of Alison Brenner Fortier as Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs

April 2, 1987

The President today announced the appointment of Alison Brenner Fortier as Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs. She will also serve as Senior Director of Legislative Affairs for the National Security Council. She succeeds Ronald K. Sable.

Mrs. Fortier served from February 1985 until now as Director of Congressional Affairs at the United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. Previously she served as a professional staff member for the Committee on Foreign Affairs, U.S. House of Representatives.

Mrs. Fortier was born in South Bend, IN, where she graduated from James Whitcomb Riley High School (1964). She is a graduate of the College of William and Mary (B.A., 1968) and was a former Fulbright fellow at the Institute of Political Studies, University of Bordeaux, France (1968 - 1969). Mrs. Fortier has an M.A. in European history from the University of Michigan (1970), where she also became a Ph.D. candidate.

Mrs. Fortier is the widow of Donald R. Fortier. She and her two children reside in Bethesda, MD.