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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release March 15, 1993



(Washington, DC) President Clinton announced today his intention to nominate Sally Katzen to be Administrator of the OMB's Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, and James Allen, Yvonne Santa Anna, and Victor Raymond to be Assistant Secretaries of Veterans Affairs for Human Resources and Administration, Public and Intergovernmental Affairs, and Policy and Planning, respectively. He also appointed Mary Ann Campbell to chair the National Women's Business Council, of which she is currently a member.

"Each of the individuals I am calling on today has had a distinguished career in which they have proven themselves in both private and public enterprises," said the President. "I am proud that they are joining me in the federal government."

Sally Katzen, a former chair of the American Bar Association's Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Section, is a partner in the Washington, DC firm of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, which she has been associated with since 1968. From 1979-81 she worked for the Council on Wage and Price Stability, first as General Counsel and later as Deputy Director for Program Policy. From 1967-1968 she was a Law Clerk to Judge J. Skelly Wright of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Katzen is a graduate of Smith College and the University of Michigan Law School.

James Allen is a retired Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps. Among the many positions he held in his more than 40 years in the service were presiding officer of a formal hearing panel for the Naval Council of Personnel Boards from 1990-91, Assistant Chief of Staff for the Marine Expeditionary Brigade in Okinawa, Japan from 1988-90, and Colonel Program Manager for the Marine Corps Research, Development and Acquisition Command from 1986-88. He holds an M.B.A. from Bristol University.


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Victor Raymond is an expert on veterans affairs who currently serves at the DVA as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy. He has previously been Deputy Executive Director of the Commission on Future Structure of Veteran Health Care, Staff Director of the House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Hospital and Health Care, and a Professional Staff Member of the House Veterans Affairs Committee. He has also been a Research Analyst and Legislative Liaison for the National Center for Health Services Research at the Department of Health and Human Services, and Director of Science, Operations, and Research at the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri.

Yvonne Santa Anna, a former public health nurse and home care nurse, is currently a Professional Staff Member of the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs. She has previously served on the staff of the House Select Committee on Aging, and as a Home Care Consultant in California. From 1980 to 1987, she worked as a nurse in a variety of public and private settings. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Masters of Science in Gerontology from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Mary Ann Campbell, the President of Money Magic, Inc. in Little Rock, AR, is a nationally recognized certified financial planner who currently serves on the Council she has been appointed to chair. She is a member of Southwestern Bell's Small Business Advisory Panel and ARKLA's State Consumer Roundtable, and is treasurer of the Arkansas Business and Education Alliance. Campbell, who hosts a weekly radio program and writes a regular newspaper column on financial matters, was listed by Money magazine as one of the top certified financial planners in the country. She is a recipient of the Freedom Foundation of Valley Forge Award for Economic Education and the Bronze Award of the International Film and TV Festival of New York. Campbell is a graduate of Ouachita University and holds a Masters from Texas Woman's University.