Appointment of Joseph Robert Wright, Jr., as Director of the Office of Management and Budget

 

November 8, 1988

 

The President today recess appointed Joseph Robert Wright, Jr., to be Director of the Office of Management and Budget. He succeeds James C. Miller III.

 

Mr. Wright is currently Acting Director of the Office of Management and Budget, Chairman of the President's Council on Management Improvement, and Chairman of the President's Council on Integrity and Efficiency. Prior to joining the Office of Management and Budget in 1982, he was Deputy Secretary of Commerce. Previously, he was vice president of Citicorp, Inc., president of Citicorp Retail Services, Inc., and Retail Consumer Services, Inc. Mr. Wright has served as Assistant Secretary for Administration (Management) at the Department of Agriculture, Director of the Social and Economic Statistics Administration at the Department of Commerce, and Deputy Director of the Census Bureau. From 1966 to 1971, Mr. Wright was vice president and division head of the management consulting firm of Booz, Allen and Hamilton, Inc.

 

Mr. Wright received a professional engineering degree from the Colorado School of Mines, 1961, and a master's degree in industrial administration from Yale University, 1964. Mr. Wright was born in Tulsa, OK. He is married, has four children, and resides in Washington, DC.