July 17, 1987 The President today announced his intention to appoint Marina von Neumann Whitman to be a member of the Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations for a term of 2 years. She would succeed Robert B. Delano.
Since 1985 Mrs. Whitman has been vice president and group executive at General Motors Corp. in Detroit, MI. She has been with General Motors since 1979. Prior to this Mrs. Whitman was a professor of economics at the University of Pittsburgh, 1973 - 1979.
Mrs. Whitman graduated from Radcliffe College (B.S., 1956) and Columbia University (M.A., 1959; Ph.D., 1967). She was born March 6, 1935, in New York, NY. Mrs. Whitman is married, has two children, and resides in Ann Arbor, MI.