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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release April 14, 1993


(Washington, DC) President Clinton announced his intention today to nominate Albert Herberger to be Administrator of the Federal Maritime Administration, Loretta Dunn to be Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Import Administration, and Christopher Finn to be Executive Vice President of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation.

Additionally, he has approved the appointments of Joan Yim to be Deputy Administrator of the Federal Maritime Administration, Alice Maroni to be Principal Deputy Comptroller of the Department of Defense, and Deborah Castelman to be Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Command, Control, and Communications.

"We are continuing to move forward with putting together a government of excellent, diverse Americans who share my commitment to changing the way that Washington works," said the President. "These six people I am naming today fit that bill."

Biographical sketches of the nominees are attached.


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Albert Herberger, a thirty-five year Navy veteran who retired with the rank of Vice Admiral, is the Vice President of the International Planning and Analysis Center (IPAC). Among the positions he held during his naval service were Deputy Commanderin -Chief of the U.S. Transportation Command, Director of Logistics on Staff for the Atlantic Fleet Commander-in-Chief, and Director of the Military Personnel Policy Division for the Office of Naval Operations. A surface warfare expert and a merchant marine officer with over eighteen years operational experience, Herberger is also Vice Chairman of the National Defense Transportation Association's Sealift Committee. He is a graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and the Naval Postgraduate School.

Loretta Dunn has served on the staff of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation since 1979. Since 1983 she has been the Committee's Senior Trade Counsel, responsible for drafting trade legislation and reports, planning and conducting hearings, managing legislation on the Senate floor and in conferences with the House, overseeing a variety of executive branch agencies, including the Department of Commerce. She was previously a Staff Counsel for the Committee. Dunn holds a B.A. in History from the University of Kentucky, a J.D. from the University of Kentucky College of Law, and an L.M. from the Georgetown University Law Center.

Christopher Finn is the Executive Vice President of Equities for the American Stock Exchange. Previous positions he has held have included Senior Vice President of the Air and Water Technologies Corporation, Chief of Staff to Senator Daniel P. Moynihan, Deputy Commissioner of the New York State Department of Economic Development, and Chief Legislative Aide to Congressman James R. Jones. Finn is a graduate of Harvard College.

Joan Yim is a professional planner with over 17 years experience in community based planning, policy analysis, project design and management, inter-agency coordination and government affairs. From 1975-92, she was with the Hawaii Office of State Planning as a planner on issues relating to natural resource and coastal zone management and public infrastructure financing, among other issues. Currently, she is Supervising Planner with the Honolulu firm of Parsons Brinckerhogg Quade & Douglas. Before going to work for the state, she was Executive Neighborhood Commission Secretary for the City and County of Honolulu, and Chair on the Kaneohe Community Planning Committee. A Democratic National committeewoman, Yim holds a B.A. from Connecticut College and pursued graduate studies at the University of Hawaii.


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Alice Maroni is a professional staff member of the House Armed Services Committee specializing in defense budget issues. She previously worked as a national defense specialist in the Foreign Affairs and National Defense Division of the Congressional Research Service, and as an international risk analyst for Rockwell International. She has written extensively on defense budget related topics. Maroni received her B.A. from Mount Holyoke College, and an M.A. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. She has also completed the senior service program at the National War College and Harvard's Program for Senior Executives in National and International Security.

Deborah Castleman is currently on leave from RAND, where she is a Space and Defense Policy Analyst. She was an advisor to the Clinton/Gore campaign on space, science and technology, and national security issues. Prior to joining RAND in 1989, Castleman held engineering positions with the Hughes Space and Communications Group, General Dynamics, and Electrac, Inc. She served as an Avionics Technician in the Air Force from 1974-77. Castleman holds a B.S. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from California State Polytechnic University, M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology, and M.A. in International Studies from Claremont Graduate School.