Nomination of Chester E. Norris, Jr., To Be United States Ambassador to Equatorial Guinea

 

January 21, 1988

 

The President today announced his intention to nominate Chester E. Norris, Jr., a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Equatorial Guinea. He would succeed Francis Stephen Ruddy.

 

Since 1986 Mr. Norris has been Deputy Representative of the United States on the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. Prior to this, he was Deputy Executive Director, Secretary of State's Advisory Committee on South Africa at the Department of State in 1986; economic counselor and acting deputy chief of mission and Charge at the U.S. Embassy in Lagos, Nigeria, 1982 - 1985; Iranian claims affairs, special commission at the Department of State, 1981 - 1982; minister-counselor for Economic and Commercial Affairs and acting deputy chief of mission, Jidda, Saudi Arabia, 1979 - 1981; and Office Director and Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of International Organization Affairs at the Department of State, 1976 - 1979. Mr. Norris attended the National War College, 1975 - 1976. He was director of the United States Trade Centers in London, England, 1972 - 1975, and in Sydney, Australia, 1970 - 1972. Mr. Norris was commercial attache at the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel, 1966 - 1970. Mr. Norris joined the Foreign Service in 1965.

 

Mr. Norris graduated from the University of Maine (B.A., 1951) and attended the U.S. Maritime Academy (1946 - 1947). Mr. Norris was born December 1, 1927, in Bangor, ME. He is married and resides in New York, NY.

 

Designation of Lawrence M. Hecker as a Member of the Board of Visitors to the United States Air Force Academy

 

January 21, 1988

 

The President today announced his intention to designate Lawrence M. Hecker as a member of the Board of Visitors to the United States Air Force Academy, Department of the Air Force, for a term expiring December 30, 1990. He will succeed Terrence O'Donnell.

 

Mr. Hecker is currently corporate vice president for aviation affairs at Wicat in Stamford, CT. Prior to this he was vice president of flight operations for Western Airlines. From 1984 to 1985, he was senior director of flight operations for Air Atlanta, Inc. In 1983 he formed Consultants for Aviation Training and Operations, an independent consulting group. From 1981 to 1983, he was vice president of operations at Simuflight Training, Inc.

 

Mr. Hecker served in the U.S. Navy from 1942 to 1953. He attended Georgia Tech (1940 - 1941) and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy (1941 - 1943). Mr. Hecker was born on May 7, 1923, in New York City. He is married, has six children, and resides in New Canaan, CT.

 

Appointment of Roxani M. Gillespie as a Member of the Supplemental Health Insurance Panel

 

January 21, 1988

 

The President today announced his intention to appoint Roxani M. Gillespie to be a member of the Supplemental Health Insurance Panel. She would succeed Joseph F. Murphy.

 

Since 1986 Mrs. Gillespie has been insurance commissioner for the California Department of Insurance in San Francisco, CA, and chief deputy insurance commissioner, 1983 - 1986. Prior to this she was corporate counsel and vice president of the Industrial Indemnity Co., in San Francisco.

 

Mrs. Gillespie attended the University of Athens and Boston College of Law (J.D., 1967). She was born April 19, 1941, in Athens, Greece. Mrs. Gillespie is married, has two children, and resides in San Francisco, CA.

 

Nomination of Eugene J. McAllister To Be an Assistant Secretary of State

 

January 21, 1988

 

The President today announced his intention to nominate Eugene J. McAllister to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Economic and Business Affairs) at the Department of State. He would succeed Douglas W. McMinn.

 

Since 1985 Mr. McAllister has been Special Assistant to the President and Executive Secretary of the Economic Policy Council at the White House in Washington, DC. Prior to this he was Deputy Assistant Director of the Office of Policy Development at the White House, 1983 - 1985. Mr. McAllister was senior policy analyst in the Office of Economics and Planning at the Office of Management and Budget, 1982 - 1983, and policy analyst for the Director's Office, 1981. He was a Walker fellow in economics at the Heritage Foundation, 1978 - 1981.

 

Mr. McAllister graduated from Loyola University of Los Angeles (B.S., 1974) and the University of California, Davis (M.A., 1976). He was born May 20, 1952, in the Bronx, NY. He is married and resides in Fairfax, VA.