Nomination of Thomas P. Rona To Be an Associate Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy

June 16, 1987

The President today announced his intention to nominate Thomas P. Rona to be an Associate Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy. He would succeed Bernadine Healy Bulkley.

Mr. Rona is currently Assistant Director for Government Programs in the Office of Science and Technology Policy at the White House. Prior to this, he served as Special Assistant for Space Policy at the Department of Defense, 1985 - 1986; Special Assistant for Space Policy at the Department of Defense, 1984 - 1985. Mr. Rona was employed with the Boeing Co., in Seattle, WA, from 1959 to 1984.

Mr. Rona graduated from Ecole Superieure d'Electricite (M.E., 1943; E.E., 1945); and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.S. in E.E.; Sc.D. in E.E., 1955). He received his license certificate in physical electronics at the Sorbonne in 1946. Mr. Rona was born January 7, 1923, in Budapest, Hungary. He has four children and resides in Alexandria, VA.