Appointment of Mari Maseng as Assistant to the President for Communications


June 16, 1988


The President today announced the appointment of Mari Maseng to be Assistant to the President for Communications, effective July 1, 1988.


Ms. Maseng has served President Reagan in the White House on two separate occasions during this administration. She was Director of the Office of Public Liaison from May 1986 to July 1987 and was a member of the President's speechwriting staff from January 1981 to November 1983. Most recently Ms. Maseng served as press secretary for the Dole for President campaign. She was Assistant Secretary of Transportation for Public Affairs from November 1983 to April 1985 and was also vice president of the Beatrice Companies in Chicago, IL. Mari Maseng has served the President and the administration with distinction in three important capacities in the past 7 years. Her close relationship with the President during this period and her previous service in the White House should ensure a smooth transition in the Office of Communications.


Ms. Maseng graduated from the University of South Carolina (B.A., 1975). She was born March 15, 1954, in Chicago, IL, and resides in Washington, DC.