Nomination of Michael E. Zacharia To Be an Assistant Secretary of Commerce

 

March 15, 1988

 

The President today announced his intention to nominate Michael E. Zacharia to be an Assistant Secretary of Commerce (Export Administration) at the Department of Commerce. This is a new position.

 

Since 1987 Mr. Zacharia has been Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Trade Controls at the Department of State in Washington, DC. Prior to this, he was a partner with the firm of Weintraub, Genshlea, Hardy, Erich & Brown, 1983 - 1987; Special Counsel to the Under Secretary for International Trade at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 1982 - 1983; and a White House fellow, serving as special assistant to the Deputy Secretary of State, 1981 - 1982. He was a participating associate for the firm of Fulbright & Jaworski, 1978 - 1981.

 

Mr. Zacharia graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California, Berkeley (A.B., 1973) and the University of California, San Francisco (J.D., 1976). He was born April 14, 1952, in Chicago, IL. He is married, has three children, and resides in Annandale, VA.

 

Nomination of Susan S. Suter To Be Commissioner of the Rehabilitation Services Administration at the Department of Education

 

March 15, 1988

 

The President today announced his intention to nominate Susan S. Suter to be Commissioner of the Rehabilitation Services Administration at the Department of Education. She would succeed Justin W. Dart, Jr.

 

Since 1984 Mrs. Suter has been director for the Illinois Department of Rehabilitation Services in Springfield, IL; and executive associate director of the Illinois Department of Rehabilitation Services, 1982 - 1984. Prior to this, she was State coordinator for the International Year of Disabled Persons for the State of Illinois, Office of the Governor, 1981 - 1982; director of community services for the Illinois Developmental Disabilities Advocacy Authority (IDDAA), 1980 - 1981; and developmental disabilities planning specialist for the Governor's planning council on developmental disabilities, 1979 - 1980.

 

Mrs. Suter graduated from the University of Illinois (B.S., 1972) and Eastern Illinois University (M.S., 1984). She was born April 16, 1950, in Evanston, IL. She is married, has one child, and resides in Springfield, IL.

 

Appointment of John F.W. Rogers as Chairman of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

 

March 15, 1988

 

The President today announced his intention to appoint John F.W. Rogers to be Chairman of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation for the remainder of the term expiring June 10, 1989. He would succeed Cynthia Jeanne Grassby Baker.

 

Mr. Rogers is currently group vice president of operations for Oliver Carr Co. in Washington, DC. Prior to this he was Assistant Secretary for Management at the Department of the Treasury, 1985 - 1987. From 1981 to 1985, he was Assistant to the President for Management and Administration and Director of the Office of Administration at the White House. He also served as director and general manager of the Committee for the 50th American Presidential Inaugural. Prior to joining the White House staff, he was executive assistant to the director of the White House transition team, and assistant to the president for administration at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research.

 

Mr. Rogers graduated from George Washington University (B.A., 1978). He was born April 15, 1956, in Seneca Falls, NY, and currently resides in Washington, DC.

 

Appointment of Harlan Hockenberg as a Member of the President's Commission on White House Fellowships

 

March 15, 1988

 

The President today announced his intention to appoint Harlan (Bud) Hockenberg to be a member of the President's Commission on White House Fellowships. This is an initial appointment.

 

Since 1964 Mr. Hockenberg has been senior partner with Davis, Hockenberg, Wine, Brown, Koehn and Shors in Des Moines, IA. Prior to this he was a partner with Abramson, Myers and Hockenberg, 1958 - 1964.

 

Mr. Hockenberg graduated from the University of Iowa (B.A., 1949; J.D., 1952). He was born July 1, 1927, in Des Moines, IA. He served in the United States Navy from 1945 to 1946. He is married, has three children, and resides in Des Moines.