Nomination and Appointments, September 19, 1986

Nomination of Charles R. Gillum To Be Inspector General of the Small Business Administration

September 19, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate Charles R. Gillum to be Inspector General, Small Business Administration. He succeeds Mary F. Wieseman.

Since 1984 Mr. Gillum has been serving as the Acting Inspector General, General Services Administration. Previously, he was Deputy Inspector General, General Services Administration, 1981 - 1984; Director, Internal Evaluation and Compliance Office (Audit and Investigation), Federal Home Loan Bank Board, 1980 - 1981. From January 1980 to September 1980, he was Acting Assistant Inspector General, Director of Field Operations Division, Office of Inspector General, Department of Housing and Urban Development. He was also an administrative/personnel officer in the U.S. Air Force, 1962 - 1963.

Mr. Gillum graduated from Arizona State College (B.S., 1960) and Arizona State University (M.P.A., 1961). He was a captain in the U.S. Air Force. He is married and has two children. Mr. Gillum was born September 22, 1938, in Phoenix, AZ, and now resides in Alexandria, VA.

Nomination of Lawrence F. Davenport To Be an Assistant Secretary of Energy

September 19, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate Lawrence F. Davenport to be an Assistant Secretary of Energy (Management and Administration). He would succeed Martha O. Hesse.

Since 1982 Dr. Davenport has been Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education. Previously, he was Associate Director for Domestic and Anti-Poverty Operations, ACTION, 1981 - 1982; provost, San Diego Community College District, 1979 - 1981; president, San Diego Community College educational cultural complex, 1974 - 1979; vice president for development, Tuskegee Institute, 1972 - 1974; and assistant dean for special projects, the University of Michigan-Flint, 1969 - 1972.

Dr. Davenport graduated from Lansing Community College (A.A., 1962), Michigan State University (B.A., 1968 and M.A.), and Fairleigh Dickinson University (Ph.D., 1975). He is married, has three children, and currently resides in Reston, VA. Dr. Davenport was born on October 13, 1944, in Lansing, MI.

Appointment of James L. Ketelsen as a Member of the President's Commission on Executive Exchange

September 19, 1986

The President today announced his intention to appoint James L. Ketelsen to be a member of the President's Commission on Executive Exchange for a term of 2 years. This is a new position.

Since 1985 Mr. Ketelsen has been chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Tenneco, Inc., in Houston, TX.

Mr. Ketelsen graduated from Northwestern University (B.A., 1952), and he was born November 14, 1930, in Davenport, IA.

Nomination of Noel Gross To Be an Alternate United States Representative to the 41st Session of the United Nations General Assembly

September 19, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate Noel Gross to be an Alternate Representative of the United States of America to the 41st Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations.

Mrs. Gross is the president of Hudson Landing Corp. in Edgewater, NJ. She was born on December 25, 1938, in New York City, and she currently resides in Saddle River, NJ.

Nomination of Paul A. Russo To Be United States Ambassador to Barbados, Dominica, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Antigua and Barbuda, and St. Christopher and Nevis

September 19, 1986

The President today announced his intention to nominate Paul A. Russo, of Virginia, as Ambassador to Barbados, the Commonwealth of Dominica, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Antigua and Barbuda, and St. Christopher and Nevis. He succeeds Thomas H. Anderson, Jr.

Mr. Russo began his career in 1967 in the Cuyahoga County sheriff's department, detective bureau, in Cleveland, OH. From 1968 to 1969, he was a relocation counselor for the Ohio department of highways in Cleveland. In 1969 he was director of advance, Robert Taft for Senate campaign, in Cincinnati. He worked there until 1971, when he became special assistant to the chairman of the Republican National Committee in Washington, DC. In 1973 he returned to Cleveland as director of Federal relations in the office of the mayor. Mr. Russo was special assistant to the Governor of the State of California from 1973 to 1975, and from January to August 1976, he served as assistant to the chairman, Reagan for President Committee, followed by assistant to Vice-Presidential nominee, Ford/Dole Committee, from August to December 1976. In the first 6 months of 1977, he was director of special projects for the Honorable Thomas B. Evans, Jr., in the U.S. House of Representatives. He later served as director of the Political Action Committee Development (PAC) for the Republican National Committee. From 1978 to 1979, he was executive director, Campaign America PAC (Senator Bob Dole), in Washington, DC, and from 1979 to 1980, director of congressional relations, Reagan for President/Reagan-Bush Committee, in Washington, DC. From 1980 to 1981, he was deputy director for congressional relations, office of the President-elect, and from 1981 to 1983, he was Special Assistant to the President, the White House. In 1983 he became Deputy Under Secretary for Labor, where he served for a year, before serving as chief labor adviser for the Reagan-Bush '84 Committee. He joined Keene-Monk and Associates as a partner in Alexandria from 1984 to 1985, at which time he was also a consultant to the Department of Labor, as well as a consultant to Capitol Consultants in Alexandria, VA. Since 1985 he has been president of Capitol Consultants.

Mr. Russo graduated from Ohio State University (B.S., 1966). He is married to the former Kathie Regan, and he was born July 21, 1943, in Cleveland, OH.