Appointment of Joseph W. Canzeri as Assistant to the President and Assistant to the Deputy Chief of Staff
September 14, 1981
The President today announced the appointment of Joseph W. Canzeri to be Assistant to the President and Assistant to the Deputy Chief of Staff. Mr. Canzeri will serve as a general-purpose assistant to the Deputy Chief of Staff, while continuing to coordinate White House scheduling and advance operations and all Presidential travel. He will also serve as liaison with former Presidents.
Mr. Canzeri, 51, is presently a Deputy Assistant to the President, having joined the White House staff on January 20, 1981. He served as tour director of the 1980 Reagan Presidential campaign.
In 1966-72 Mr. Canzeri served as assistant to the Governor of New York, and in 1974-76 he served as Assistant to the Vice President for Special Events. In 1976-79 he served as personal assistant to Nelson A. Rockefeller. Mr. Canzeri has also served as president of the Greenrock Corp. He has held executive positions with hotels in Cooperstown and Lake Placid, N.Y., and in the Bahamas.
Mr. Canzeri received a degree in hotel administration from Paul Smith's College in 1953. He served in the United States Army in 1949-51. He has one son and resides in the District of Columbia.
Appointment of Richard G. Darman as Assistant to the President and Deputy to the Chief of Staff
September 14, 1981
The President today announced the appointment of Richard G. Darman to be Assistant to the President and Deputy to the Chief of Staff.
In his new position, Mr. Darman will have increased responsibility for the coordination and integration of White House staff activities. He will at the same time continue to serve as Deputy to the Chief of Staff, as White House Staff Secretary, and as coordinator of the Legislative Strategy Group. He will also retain overall management responsibility for the White House operating units.
Mr. Darman joined the White House staff on January 20, 1981, as a Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy to the Chief of Staff. He served from November 1980 to January 1981 as executive director of the White House transition.
In 1977-80 Mr. Darman was a principal in ICF Inc., a Washington-based consulting firm. He served at the same time as a member of the faculty of Harvard University's Graduate School of Government, from which he is on leave of absence.
Mr. Darman served previously in the Federal Government in five Cabinet departments, including service as Assistant Secretary of Commerce (for Policy) in the Ford administration.
Mr. Darman, 38, was raised in Massachusetts and graduated with honors from Harvard College (B.A., 1964) and Harvard Business School (M.B.A., 1967). He is a former fellow of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the author of several publications in the field of public policy and management. Mr. Darman is married to the former Kathleen Emmet, Ph. D. They live with their sons William (age 5) and Jonathan (age 7 months) in McLean, Va.
Appointment of Craig L. Fuller as Assistant to the President for Cabinet Affairs
September 14, 1981
The President today announced the appointment of Craig L. Fuller to be Assistant to the President for Cabinet Affairs. Mr. Fuller will advance from his present position as Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Cabinet Administration. He will continue to coordinate Cabinet activities and will report directly to Presidential Counsellor Edwin Meese.
Prior to joining the White House staff in January, Mr. Fuller served as a vice president and corporate secretary of Deaver & Hannaford, Inc., a Los Angeles-based public affairs consulting firm.
Mr. Fuller received his B.A. degree in political science from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1973 and his master's degree in urban studies from Occidental College in 1974. He was a Coro Foundation public affairs fellow in 1974.
In 1973 he served as a consultant to Governor Reagan's Local Government Reform Task Force. Also, in 1973 he served as a member of the California Housing and Community Development Commission. In 1974 he chaired the California Advisory Commission on Youth and became a public affairs officer for the Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Co. in Los Angeles. In 1977 he joined Deaver & Hannaford, Inc.
Mr. Fuller is married to the former Norine Leas of Los Angeles. They reside in Washington, D.C. Mr. Fuller is 30.
Appointment of Helene von Damm as Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Presidential Personnel
September 14, 1981
The President today announced the appointment of Helene von Damm as Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Presidential Personnel. Mrs. von Damm, currently Special Assistant to the President, will succeed John Herrington who is assuming the post of Assistant Secretary of the Navy.
As Director of Personnel, Mrs. von Damm will be responsible for the day-to-day internal management of the complex White House appointments process. In addition, the President intends to continue to rely on her personal assistance as may be required.
Mrs. von Damm has been associated with President Reagan since his first campaign for Governor in California in 1966. She has served him as personal secretary during his two terms as Governor, executive assistant during his business years, and as northeast regional finance director in the 1980 Presidential campaign. After the election, she worked with E. Pendleton James during the transition as associate director of personnel before assuming her present duties in the White House.
Helene von Damm was born and raised in Austria, where she received her formal education before immigrating to the United States in 1959. She recently married Byron Leeds, a New Jersey businessman.
Appointment of Karna Small as Director of White House Media Relations and Planning
September 14, 1981
The President today announced the appointment of Karna Small to be Director, Media Relations and Planning.
Ms. Small, Deputy Assistant to the President and currently serving as Deputy Press Secretary, will direct the Office of Media Relations and Planning, which will have responsibility for long-range planning in communicating the President's programs, media liaison with editors and broadcasters across the country, and the White House Speakers' Bureau.
In her new post, she will be reporting to the Assistant to the President for Communications, David Gergen.
Prior to joining the administration in January 1981, Ms. Small was the writer and moderator of a public affairs television program, produced by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which was syndicated in 135 television markets nationwide. She also hosted a 3-hour radio program on WRC Radio (NBC) in Washington on political and economic issues, with guests from the current administration, the House and Senate, business, labor, and academia.
Previously, from 1976 to 1978, she anchored the 10 p.m. news on WTTG-TV in Washington, D.C. From 1972 to 1976, Ms. Small anchored the early evening news on KGO-TV (ABC) in San Francisco, and from 1968 to 1972, she was featured on three newscasts per day on KRON-TV (NBC). During this time, she also commuted to Los Angeles to appear on the 6 p.m. news on KNBC-TV (NBC). Before this, she appeared in many freelance films in the San Francisco Bay area.
Ms. Small received her B.A. degree (with honors) from the University of Michigan and studied journalism and television news in the graduate schools at Stanford and San Francisco State Universities.
She is married to Dan Stringer, executive vice president of The Interface Group, and she has three sons. Ms. Small is a native of Wilmette, Ill.
Appointment of Peter Roussel as Deputy Press Secretary to the President
September 14, 1981
The President today announced the appointment of Peter Roussel to be Deputy Press Secretary to the President.
Mr. Roussel's primary duties will be in the domestic area, providing guidance on issues both to the Press Office and the press. He will also have other duties as assigned. Mr. Roussel will report directly to Larry Speakes, the Principal Deputy Press Secretary.
Mr. Roussel joins the White House from the Houston Chamber of Commerce, where he has served as director of governmental relations.
Mr. Roussel's career in Washington began in 1969, when he was named press secretary to U.S. Congressman George Bush. In 1970 he returned to Texas to serve as campaign press secretary to Mr. Bush in the U.S. Senate race of that year.
Following Mr. Bush's appointment as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations in 1971, Mr. Roussel was named his personal press officer. When Mr. Bush was appointed Chairman of the Republican National Committee in 1973, Mr. Roussel returned to Washington as his personal press officer until 1974, when Bush reentered the diplomatic service. At that point, Mr. Roussel began a period of service at the White House as Staff Assistant to President Gerald Ford. In 1975 he was appointed assistant to Chief of Staff Donald Rumsfeld, former U.S. Ambassador to NATO. Mr. Roussel served in a similar capacity to Richard Cheney, Mr. Rumsfeld's successor.
In 1976 Mr. Roussel served on the President Ford Campaign Committee as special assistant to James A. Baker III, national campaign director. In 1978 he was codirector of Mr. Baker's campaign for Attorney General.
Prior to his Washington service, Mr. Roussel was affiliated with the Houston advertising/public relations firm of Rives, Dyke and Co., and worked in numerous Texas political campaigns, including serving as media adviser in Senator John Tower's successful 1966 reelection effort. He has written and produced national award-winning documentary films and published articles.
Mr. Roussel graduated in 1965 from the University of Houston (B.S.). He was born October 23, 1941, in Houston, Tex., and resides in Houston.
Appointment of Kathleen Osborne as Personal Secretary to the President
September 14, 1981
The President today announced the appointment of Kathleen Osborne to be Personal Secretary to the President.
Since 1975 Mrs. Osborne has been self-employed with Sacks Howe Avenue in Sacramento, Calif. She worked as a volunteer in the Reagan-Bush campaign headquarters in Sacramento during the 1980 Presidential campaign.
Mrs. Osborne was assistant to Helene von Damm in the Office of the Governor in 1969-72 and was secretary to Mrs. Reagan in 1972-73.
Mrs. Osborne has two children and was born December 4, 1943.
Appointment of Lyndon K. (Mort) Allin as Deputy Press Secretary to the President
September 14, 1981
The President today announced the appointment of Lyndon K. (Mort) Allin to be Deputy Press Secretary to the President.
Mr. Allin's responsibilities will be in the area of foreign affairs, providing guidance on issues and assisting in the coordination with the National Security Council, the State Department, and the Defense Department. He will also continue to serve as Press Office liaison with members of the foreign press corps. Mr. Allin will report to Larry Speakes, Principal Deputy Press Secretary.
A Foreign Service Reserve officer with the U.S. International Communications Agency, Mr. Allin has been Associate Press Secretary since January 20, 1981. In December 1980, he was transferred from the U.S. Embassy in Lagos, Nigeria, to assist the Office of the President-elect in working with foreign correspondents. He went to Lagos as assistant information officer in February 1979. He joined the United States Information Agency in 1975 and has earned Meritorious Service Awards both from USIA and its successor, USICA.
In 1975 Mr. Allin was deputy director of the American Council of Young Political Leaders. From 1968 to 1974, he was editor of the Daily News Summary for Presidents Nixon and Ford, and Special Assistant to the President in 1973-74. In 1967-68 Mr. Allin was national director of Youth for Nixon. Previously he was a high school social studies instructor in Janesville, Wis.
Mr. Allin graduated from the University of Wisconsin (B.A., 1963). He is married, has two children, and resides in Washington, D.C. He was born February 7, 1941, in Detroit, Mich.
Appointment of Michael E. Baroody as Director of the White House Office of Public Affairs
September 14, 1981
The President today announced the appointment of Michael E. Baroody as Director of the Office of Public Affairs at the White House.
The Public Affairs Office will have the responsibility for the coordination of public affairs offices in the various departments and agencies of the administration, as well as the operation of a central research and information center to serve the White House staff.
The Public Affairs Office will be one of four reporting directly to the Assistant to the President for Communications, David Gergen.
Mr. Baroody, 35, joined the White House staff as Deputy Director of Communications in April 1981, leaving another position as Executive Assistant to the U.S. Trade Representative, Bill Brock.
Mr. Baroody has been public affairs director, and before that research director, at the Republican National Committee from 1977 to 1981. At the RNC, he founded and edited ``Commonsense: A Republican Journal of Thought and Opinion,'' and directed the RNC's involvement in the Republican Party's unprecedented institutional advertising campaign, ``Vote Republican. For a Change.'' He also served as editor-in-chief of the 1980 Republican platform.
Prior to 1977 Mr. Baroody had held various political and governmental positions, including service as executive assistant to Senator Bob Dole (R-Kans.) and legislative assistant to Senator Roman Hruska (R-Nebr.).
A native of the Washington, D.C., area, Mr. Baroody served in the U.S. Navy from 1968 to 1970 and is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame. He and his wife Muff and their six children reside in Alexandria, Va.
Appointment of James S. Rosebush as Special Assistant to the President in the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff
September 14, 1981
The President today announced the appointment of James S. Rosebush as Special Assistant to the President in the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff.
His responsibilities include the development of a private sector initiatives strategy for the President. Mr. Rosebush joined the administration on May 1, 1981, as Director of the Office of Business Liaison, U.S. Department of Commerce. To assume the role, Mr. Rosebush resigned his position with the Standard Oil Co. (SOHIO), where he had responsibility for a $10 million corporate contributions program.
Prior to this association with SOHIO, he was vice president for two affiliates of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States -- the National Chamber Foundation, a public policy research group, and Citizens Choice, a national grassroots taxpayers lobby. Prior to his experience with the U.S. Chamber, he was a management consultant in Boston, specializing in corporate community affairs and organizational development. He also worked for two private foundations -- the C. S. Mott Foundation in Flint, Mich., and the Associated Foundation of Greater Boston, in Boston, Mass.
Mr. Rosebush has a B.A. in business administration from the Principia College in Elsah, Ill., and an M.A. in public affairs from Boston University. He has taught at Georgetown University and George Washington University on the subject of corporate/public issues management and the history of philanthropy.
Originally from Flint, Mich., Mr. Rosebush now resides in Washington, D.C., with his wife, the former Nancy Paull, and his two daughters. He is 32 years old.
Appointment of the Chairman, Executive Director, and Membership of the President's Commission on Executive Exchange
September 14, 1981
The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the President's Commission on Executive Exchange. Robert E. Kirby will also serve as Honorary Chairman and June Grace Walker will serve as Executive Director.
Samuel Armacost, president and chief executive officer, Bank of America
James A. Baker III, Assistant to the President and Chief of the White House staff
Malcolm Baldrige, Secretary of Commerce
William M. Batten, chairman, New York Stock Exchange
A. George Battle, partner, Arthur Andersen and Co.
Roger E. Birk, chairman, president, and chief executive officer, Merrill-Lynch and Co.
Thornton F. Bradshaw, chairman and chief executive officer, RCA Corp.
James E. Burke, chairman and chief executive officer, Johnson and Johnson
Willard C. Butcher, chairman and chief executive officer, Chase Manhattan Corp.
William P. Clark, Deputy Secretary of State
David W. Christopher, partner, Price Waterhouse and Co.
Donald J. Devine, Director, Office of Personnel Management
Coy G. Eklund, president and chief executive officer, Equitable Life Assurance Society
Max L. Friedersdorf, Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs
Harry J. Gray, chairman and chief executive officer, United Technologies Corp.
Edwin L. Harper, Deputy Director, Office of Management and Budget
David T. Kearns, president and chief operating officer, Xerox Corp.
James L. Ketelsen, chairman and chief executive officer, Tenneco, Inc.
John F. McGillicuddy, chairman, president, and chief executive officer, Manufacturers Hanover Corp.
John K. McKinley, chairman and chief executive officer, Texaco, Inc.
Ruben F. Mettler, chairman and chief executive officer, TRW, Inc.
Betty Southard Murphy, partner, Baker and Hostetler
Frederick W. O'Green, president and chief operating officer, Litton Industries, Inc.
John R. Opel, president and chief executive officer, IBM Corp.
Donald T. Regan, Secretary of the Treasury
David Rockefeller, chairman, Chase International Advisory Committee, Chase Manhattan Bank
David M. Roderick, chairman and chief executive officer, United States Steel Corp.
James Roosevelt, president, James Roosevelt and Co.
Spyros S. Skouras, chairman, president, and chief executive officer, Prudential Lines, Inc.
Helene A. von Damm, Deputy Assistant to the President
William B. Walsh, chairman, Project HOPE
John C. Whitehead, senior partner, Goldman, Sachs and Co.
Marina v. N. Whitman, vice president, General Motors Corp.