Appointment of Thomas Patrick Melady as Private Sector Coordinator of International Training at the Agency for International Development

March 5, 1986

The President today announced the appointment of Thomas Patrick Melady to be Private Sector Coordinator of International Training. This is a new position at the Agency for International Development, United States International Development Cooperation Agency.

Dr. Melady is currently serving as president of Sacred Heart University in Bridgeport, CT. He also serves as a consultant to the Secretary of Education and was an Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education in 1981 for a period of 1 year while on leave from the university. In 1974 - 1977 he served as executive vice president of St. Joseph's University. He was U.S. Ambassador to Burundi in 1969 - 1972 and U.S. Ambassador to Uganda in 1972 - 1973.

Dr. Melady graduated from Duquesne University (B.A., 1950) and Catholic University of America (M.A., 1952; Ph.D., 1954). He is married, has two daughters, and resides in Fairfield, CT. He was born March 4, 1927, in Norwich, CT.

Appointment of Jerry Douglas Geist as a Member of the President's Export Council

March 5, 1986

The President today announced his intention to appoint Jerry Douglas Geist to be a member of the President's Export Council.

Mr. Geist has been with Public Service Co. of New Mexico for 25 years and now serves as chairman and president. In addition, he is a director of Reddy Communications, Inc.; Lectrosonics, Inc.; Southwest Community Health Services; Resources for the Future; and United New Mexico Financial Corp.

Mr. Geist graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder (B.S., 1956). He is married, has three children, and resides in Albuquerque, NM. He was born May 23, 1934, in Raton, NM.