January 23, 1987

The President today announced his intention to nominate James L. Kolstad, of Colorado, to be a member of the National Transportation Safety Board for the term expiring December 31, 1991. He would succeed Donald D. Engen.

Since April of 1986 Mr. Kolstad has been vice president of the Pat Thompson Co., a public affairs consulting firm in Englewood, CO. He was a private consultant for the airline and travel industries in Denver, CO, 1985 - 1986; senior director of communications and public affairs, Frontier Airlines, 1978 - 1985; and Director, Office of Community and Congressional Relations, Civil Aeronautics Board in Washington, DC, 1973 - 1978.

Mr. Kolstad graduated from the University of Montana (B.A., 1960). He resides in Aurora, CO, and was born March 3, 1939, in Washington, DC.