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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release March 19, 1993


(Washington, DC) President Clinton announced today his choices for four senior positions at the Departments of Veterans Affairs, State, and Housing and Urban Development. He expressed his intention to nominate the following:

     Jerry Bowen, Director, National Cemetery Systems, Department
          of Veterans Affairs;

     Mark Catlett, Assistant Secretary for Finance and
          Information Resources Management, Department of
          Veterans Affairs;

     Daniel Tarullo, Assistant Secretary for Economic and
          Business Affairs, Department of State; and

     Susan Gaffney, Inspector General, Department of Housing
          and Urban Development.

"I am very pleased with the pace of the nominations that we have been making," said the President. "This week alone, I have named more than 30 people to fill important positions in the dayto -day operations of the federal government," he added.

Biographical sketches of the nominees are attached.


                          March 19, 1993

Jerry Bowen is a 26-year Army veteran who retired with the rank of Colonel after holding such positions as Chief of the Department of Army Protocol Office, Chief of Staff of the Army National Guard Directorate, and Deputy Operations Officer for the Military District of Washington. In addition he is Chairman and CEO of JESTCO Fitness, Inc. and the owner and manager of a 400- acre rice and soybean farm and other properties in Arkansas. He served as Deputy Campaign Manager for Veterans' Affairs of the Clinton/Gore campaign, and as a Transition staff member. He earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration degrees from Arkansas State University, and also studied at the Army War College and the Army command and General Staff College.

David Catlett has been with the Department of Veterans Affairs and its predecessor, the Veterans Administration, since 1976. He is currently the Acting Assistant Secretary for Finance and Information Resources Management. Prior to that, he was Deputy Assistant Secretary for Budget, Deputy Director of the Budget Service, Assistant Director for General Operating Expenses and Benefits Service, Chief of the General Operating Expenses Division, and a Budget Analyst with the Construction Division and Benefits Division.

Daniel Tarullo, a widely recognized expert on international economic affairs and public policy, is currently International Counsel to the law firm of Shearman and Sterling. Prior to joining that firm, he taught international economic regulation, antitrust, and corporations at the Harvard University Law School. He has served in government in the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice, as Executive Assistant to the Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade, and as Chief Counsel to Senator Edward Kennedy. Tarullo is a graduate of Georgetown University. He holds a Masters Degree from Duke University and a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.

Susan Gaffney is the Chief of the Management Integrity Branch of the Office of Management and Budget, where she previously served as Acting Assistant Director of the Financial Management Division. Prior to that, she served in the Inspector Generals' Offices of the General Services Administration and the Agency for International Development. She has also served the City of New York as Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Housing Preservation and Development. Gaffney holds a B.A. from Wilson College, and an M.A. from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and studied in a doctoral program in Economics at Cornell University.