October 12, 1983

The President today announced his intention to nominate Frank J. Donatelli to be an Assistant Administrator of the Agency for International Development (Africa), U.S. International Development Cooperation Agency. He would succeed Francis Stephen Ruddy.

Since 1981 Mr. Donatelli has been an attorney with the law firm of Patton, Boggs & Blow in Washington, D.C. Previously he was with the Reagan-Bush transition in 1980 - 1981; regional political director for the Reagan for President Committee during the primary and general elections in 1979 - 1980; campaign manager for the Baker for attorney general campaign in Texas in 1978; and executive director of Young Americans for Freedom in 1973 - 1977.

Mr. Donatelli graduated from the University of Pittsburgh (B.A., 1971) and American University Law School (J.D., 1976). He is married, has one child, and resides in Alexandria, Va. He was born July 4, 1949, in Pittsburgh, Pa.