Nomination of M. Alan Woods To Be Administrator of the Agency for International Development

April 15, 1987

The President today announced his intention to nominate M. Alan Woods to be Administrator of the Agency for International Development, U.S. International Development Cooperation Agency. He would succeed M. Peter McPherson.

Since 1985 Mr. Woods has been Deputy United States Trade Representative, with the rank of Ambassador. Previously, he was vice president (technology), Sears World Trade, 1983 - 1985; vice president, DGA International, 1977 - 1983; Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs), Department of Defense, 1976 - 1977; and Special Assistant to the Secretary and Deputy Secretaries of Defense, Department of Defense, 1975 - 1976.

He graduated from American University (B.A., 1967). Mr. Woods is married and resides in Washington, DC. He was born October 13, 1945.