September 14, 1988

The President today announced his intention to appoint Rebecca Gernhardt Range to be Chairperson of the Interagency Committee on Women's Business Enterprise. She would succeed Susan E. Phillips.

Since 1987 Ms. Range has been Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Public Liaison at the White House. Prior to this she was Assistant Secretary for Governmental Affairs at the Department of Transportation, 1985 - 1987. She was counselor to the Secretary of Transportation, 1984 - 1985, and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Governmental Affairs, 1983 - 1984. Ms. Range has also served as chief of staff, legislative assistant, and staff assistant for Senator Ted Stevens, 1977 - 1983.

Ms. Range graduated from DePauw University (B.A., 1976) and Catholic University, Columbus School of Law (J.D., 1981). She is a member of the District of Columbia and American Bar Associations. She was born October 23, 1954, in Mansfield, OH. Ms. Range is married, has two children, and resides in Washington, DC.