May 8, 1987 The President today announced the appointment of James L. Hooley as Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Presidential Advance.
Mr. Hooley was appointed Special Assistant to the President and Director of Presidential Advance on June 3, 1985. He will continue in his role as Director of Presidential Advance. In that position, Mr. Hooley has been responsible for the planning and direction of the President's public events and activities. Mr. Hooley joined the White House as a member of the President's advance staff in September 1982. Mr. Hooley resigned from the White House staff following the 1984 Republican National Convention to work on the Reagan-Bush reelection campaign. At Reagan-Bush he acted as director of advance for Presidential appearances. Then Mr. Hooley was appointed group director for Presidential events for the 50th Presidential inauguration. Prior to his White House service, Mr. Hooley served as Director of Intergovernmental Affairs for the U.S. Department of Labor. He has been working for Ronald Reagan since May 1978, serving as an advance man and organization consultant until the 1980 election. Prior to that time, he had served in several national and statewide campaigns as a political consultant.
Mr. Hooley graduated from the American University (B.A., 1974). He was born May 9, 1951, in Albany, NY. Mr. Hooley currently resides in Alexandria, VA.