Appointments & Nominations, October 13, 1981

Appointment of James H. Cavanaugh and Steve M. Jeong as Members of the President's Export Council

October 13, 1981

The President today announced his intention to appoint James H. Cavanaugh and Steve M. Jeong to be members of the President's Export Council. They will succeed Robert B. Washington, Jr., and Stephen P. Yokich.

Dr. Cavanaugh recently served as Special Consultant to the President in Presidential Personnel. Presently he is president of Allergan International, a unit of the Allergan Pharmaceutical Co. in Irvine, Calif. He was senior vice president for science and planning, having joined the company in 1977. In 1971 he joined the White House staff as Staff Assistant to the President for Health Affairs and was named Associate Director of the Domestic Council Staff in 1973. He later became Deputy Director of the Domestic Council Staff, and in 1976, was named Deputy Assistant to the President for Domestic Affairs and served as Deputy Chief of the White House staff. Prior to his White House service, Dr. Cavanaugh was Deputy Assistant Secretary of Health and Scientific Affairs, Department of Health, Education and Welfare. He was a member of the faculty of the Graduate College at the University of Iowa. He graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University (B.S., 1959) and the University of Iowa (M.A., 1961; Ph. D., 1964). He is married, has two children, and resides in Newport Beach, Calif. He is 43 years old.

Mr. Jeong is a real estate broker and tax consultant and is owner of Steve M. Jeong Realty in San Francisco, Calif. He has been very active in civic and community affairs of the San Francisco Chinese community. He is the former president of the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association, the official representative organization of Chinese in the United States; former president of the Lung Kong Association; former president and member of the board of directors of the Sue Hing Benevolent Association; and serves on the boards of directors of the Chinese Hospital and the Chinese Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Jeong has served on the board of directors of the Chinatown-North Beach English Language Center (an agency of the Economic Opportunity Council of San Francisco). In 1971 he obtained a grant from the Department of Commerce to train non-English-speaking Chinese immigrants in a saleable skill, enabling them to be self-supporting. Mr. Jeong was born in Canton, China, on June 21, 1919. He has degrees in accounting from Kong Tai College in Hong Kong and Golden Gate University in San Francisco. He is married, has two grown children, and resides in San Francisco.

Nomination of Robert M. Garrick To Be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Communications Satellite Corporation

October 13, 1981

The President today announced his intention to nominate Robert M. Garrick to be a member of the Board of Directors of the Communications Satellite Corporation (COMSAT).

Mr. Garrick recently served as Deputy Counsellor to the President and resigned his full-time position to return to his public relations business in California.

Mr. Garrick, a retired rear admiral in the U.S. Navy Reserve, has been on leave from his position as senior vice president of Doremus & Co., an international public relations firm. He served on the transition organization as deputy director for public affairs and was director of research and policy development for the Reagan-Bush campaign committee.

Mr. Garrick attended Los Angeles City College, the University of Southern California, and the University of Hawaii, where he majored in journalism, radio and aeronautical engineering. During World War II, he served as an enlisted combat correspondent in the U.S. Navy on the staff of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz. During his 4 years in the Navy, he advanced from yeoman 3/C to chief yeoman. He was commissioned a lieutenant junior grade in the Naval Reserve in 1948, and in 1973 was promoted to the rank of rear admiral, as the Naval Reserve's first public affairs flag officer.

Following World War II, he returned to the Los Angeles Times-Mirror Corp. and served as assistant director of public relations. In 1947 he became director of public relations and advertising for the A. F. Gilmore Co. and the Hollywood Farmer's Market. He founded Robert M. Garrick Associates, a public relations consulting firm, in 1951, serving industrial and commercial firms and associations. In 1973 the firm was incorporated as Garrick Associates, Inc., and in 1975 the corporation merged with Doremus & Co.

Mr. Garrick retired from the Naval Reserve in March 1980 and was awarded the Legion of Merit. His other awards include two Navy Commendation Medals, the Asia-Pacific ribbon with 16 combat stars, and the World War II Victory, American Theatre, Naval Reserve Good Conduct, Philippines Liberation medals and other citations. He is a member of the Public Relations Society of America and has been awarded the Society's Silver Anvil, the highest recognized award in the public relations field.

Mr. Garrick is married to the former Billie Clair Welsh of Kansas City, Mo. They have two children, Martin Welsh Garrick and Patti Kathleen Garrick. The Garricks reside in Pasadena and Bonsall, Calif.