THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON TO NOMINATE DEPUTY SECRETARY FOR COMMERCE AND ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR TRANSPORTATION
President Clinton has announced his intention to nominate David Barram to the position of Deputy Secretary at the Department of Commerce and Steve Palmer to be Assistant Secretary for Governmental Affairs at the Department of Transportation.
"These appointments are a continuation of our efforts to nominate accomplished and dedicated professionals to important government positions," the President said.
President Clinton said that Mr. Barram's private sector experience will be a valuable asset at the Commerce Department. "His professional background combined with his extensive community service will add an important perspective."
Steve Palmer, said the President, "has lengthy experience in federal government, which makes him especially qualified for this post."
DAVID BARRAM has worked at Apple Computer, Inc. since 1985, where he has served in various capacities, including most recently as Vice President for Worldwide Corporate Affairs and Public Policies. He previously worked with Silicon Graphics, Inc., Hewlett-Packard Co., and Price Waterhouse & Co. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1966 to 1969.
STEVEN O. PALMER has been the Senior Staff Member on the Science, Technology and Space Subcommittee of the Senate's Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation since 1990. His Senate experience also includes serving as Transportation Budget Analyst for the Committee on the Budget. He previously worked as a Presidential Management Intern at the Department of Transportation. Palmer holds a master's degree in Public Affairs from the University of Texas and a bachelor's degree from Kalamazoo College.
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