March 14, 1988

The President today announced the appointment of Roman Popadiuk to be Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Press Secretary for Foreign Affairs. He will succeed J. Daniel Howard. Mr. Popadiuk has been an Assistant Press Secretary for Foreign Affairs at the White House since July 1986.

Mr. Popadiuk has been a career Foreign Service officer since 1981. He served in Mexico City from 1982 to 1984, where he did consular and political work and was special assistant to the Ambassador. From 1984 to 1986, he had a tour with the Department of State and the National Security Council. Prior to joining the Foreign Service he was an adjunct lecturer in political science at Brooklyn College in New York City.

Mr. Popadiuk was born on May 30, 1950. He received a B.A. from Hunter College in 1973 and a Ph.D. from the City University of New York in 1981. He is married to the former Judith Ann Fedkiw. They have four children and reside in Bethesda, MD.