Nomination of Martha O. Hesse To Be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and Designation as Chairman

June 16, 1987

The President today announced his intention to nominate Martha O. Hesse to be a member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for a term expiring October 20, 1991. This is a reappointment. Upon confirmation, she will be redesignated Chairman.

Currently Ms. Hesse is Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Prior to this, she served as Assistant Secretary for Management and Administration at the Department of Energy, 1982 - 1986; Executive Director of the President's Task Force on Management Reform, in the Office of Management and Budget, 1981 - 1982.

Ms. Hesse graduated from the University of Iowa (B.A., 1964) and the University of Chicago (M.B.A., 1979). She was born August 14, 1942, in Hattiesburg, MS. Ms. Hesse currently resides in Washington, DC.