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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release August 31, 1993


WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Clinton today announced his appointment of 38 men and women to Senior Executive Service posts in his Administration.

"I am proud today to name these hard-working men and women to posts in my Administration," the President said.

Asian Development Bank

N. Cinnamon Dornsife
Alternate Executive Director

N. Cinnamon Dornsife has over fifteen years of international development and foreign policy experience. She was most recently the Program Director, Asian Affairs, for US-Asia Environmental Partnership where she was responsible for policy affairs and program development. She served as The Asia Foundation's Washington Representative for four years and worked in Indonesia as a field representative for six years.

Department of Commerce

Gary Bachula
Deputy Under Secretary of Technology Administration

Gary Bachula possesses eighteen years experience in public administration. Most recently, he was Vice President for Planning and Program Development at the non-profit Consortium for International Earth Science Information Network. He also served on Former Michigan Governor Jim Blanchard's Cabinet Council on Human Investment where he helped reinvent the state workforce development plans.

Department of Commerce cont.

Keith Calhoun-Senghor
Director of the Office of Space Commerce

Keith Calhoun-Senghor, a former Fulbright Scholar at the University of Bonn, West Germany, and a Foreign Fellow through the German Academic Exchange Service, West Germany, comes to the Department of Commerce from a private legal practice in the areas of government relations, litigation, contracts, labor and commercial law. He is also President of Noma International Enterprises, assisting American firms with trade, investment, joint venture and project development opportunities in Eastern Europe and abroad.

Michele C. Farquhar
Director of the Office of Policy Control & Management National Telecommunications & Information Administration

Michele Farquhar was most recently Vice President for Law and Regulatory Policy for the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association. Prior to her work there, she served as a Senior Advisor to a Commissioner, capping four and a half years at the Federal Communications Commission. During the Carter Administration, she had been a press aide in the White House Press Office.

Katherine W. Kimball
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration

Katherine Kimball was President-elect Clinton's Deputy Director for Policy and External Affairs on the Natural Resources Cluster during the Transition. She also was environment counsel to the Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works since 1988. Previously, she was Associate then Assistant Counsel from 1984 to 1988. She was Legislative Director in the office of Rep. Allan Mollohan (D-WV) from 1983 to 1984 where she was personally responsible for issues that came before the Interior and Insular Affairs Committee. Ms. Kimball was an Investigator of the Three Mile Island incident for the Senate's Environment and Public Works Committee from 1979-1980.

Paul L. Rosenberg
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Planning for the International Trade Administration

Paul Rosenberg was Executive Vice President of the Kensington Investment Company, Inc., where he had the responsibility over the ownership and management of $50,000,000 of real estate assets in Greater Boston and New England. He also managed development projects in Boston and New Hampshire with a special focus on environmental development issues.

Department of Commerce cont.

Jonathan M. Silver
Assistant Deputy Secretary

Jonathan Silver was a private investor and the Managing Partner of Waybridge Holdings, an investment fund with interests in media, fitness, and finance. Previously, Mr. Silver was a Managing Partner and the Chief Operating Officer of Tiger Management, Inc., one of the largest hedge funds in the country. Having served as a member of the United Nations Scientific, Educational and Cultural Organization delegation to the United Nations and as a delegate to the International Labor Conferences, Mr. Silver has extensive public sector experience.

Department of Defense

Cheryl P. Bowen
Executive Director of the National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve

Cheryl Bowen, currently a Lieutenant Commander in the Naval Reserve, has worked for the Department of Defense in Ubon/Thailand, Wiesbaden/Germany, and Washington/DC. Most recently, she was the Director of Management Information Systems for the Office of Technical Assistance at the General Services Administration. She possesses over 12 years of experience
in program management, training, and development.

Joan Kelly Horn
Chair of the Reinvestment Assistance Task Force

Until most recently, Joan Kelly Horn was a Democratic Member of the House of Representatives from the 2nd Congressional District of Missouri. She served on the Science, Space and Technology Committee; the Public Works and Transportation Committee, Vice Chair of the Aviation Subcommittee;
and also served on the Congressional Board of Directors, Office of Technology Assessment.

Josephine S. Huang
Assistant Deputy Under Secretary for Environmental Security

Josephine Huang brings with her a unique blend of federal, state and private sector experience spanning more than twenty-five years. Ten of those years were as a Toxicologist at the EPA and as a Program Manager of EPA's multi-disciplinary and multimedia regulatory programs in the areas of health effects, risk assessment, environmental monitoring, technology development, and hazardous wastes. She offers over ten years of experience in health-related research work with State Government and more than five years of private sector experience in environmental engineering, program management, regulatory policy analysis and business development.

Department of Defense cont.

Clark A. Murdock
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Plans & Policy

Since 1987, Clark Murdock has been a Professional Staff Member on the U. S. House of Representative's Committee on Armed Services. He served as a Senior Policy Advisor to the Chair specializing in foreign policy and long-range strategic planning. He also headed the Chair's Iraq Task Force during the Persian Gulf crisis. Prior to his experience on the Hill, he was with the CIA as the Research Director in the Office of African and Latin American Affairs.

David Ochmanek
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Resources and Plans

David Ochmanek has been with the RAND Corporation since 1983. First as a member of the research staff then, starting in 1989, he was Program Director for the National Security Strategies Program/Project AIR FORCE. He has done extensive work to identify ways to improve the capabilities of tactical air forces in Europe and elsewhere.

Department of Education

Eugene E. Garcia
Director of the Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Congressional Affairs

Eugene Garcia, a widely respected researcher in bilingual education, was most recently Co-Director of the National Center for Research on Cultural Diversity and Second Language Learning. He also serves as Dean of the Division of Social Sciences at the University of California, Santa

Thomas Hehir
Director for Special Education Programs

Thomas Hehir was formerly Senior Researcher with the Education Development Center, Inc. He provided project leadership for two national projects: Atlas, funded by the New American School Development Corporation and the Comprehensive School Restructuring Project, funded by the U. S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs and the National Center to Improve Practice for Students with Disabilities Through Technology, Media, and Materials. He was also the Associate Superintendent of Chicago's Public Schools from 1990 to 1993.

Department of Energy

Jana Sawyer Prewitt
Special Assistant to the Director for Communications in the Office of Public Affairs

Jana Sawyer Prewitt was most recently Interim Press Secretary to Arkansas Governor Jim Guy Tucker and, in 1992, was Special Assistant to Former Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton. Prior to that experience, she was the Managing General Partner of River Country Development Corporation
where she was chief operations, financial, and marketing officer for the leisure development/management company and theme park.

European Bank of Reconstruction and Development

Lee Jackson
Alternate Executive Director

Lee Jackson is the former Collector-Treasurer for the City of Boston where, among other things, he was responsible for the investment of $1.5 billion of operating, capital, and trust funds annually and the collection of $1.3 billion of revenue each year. Prior to that experience, he was Vice President of the Public Finance Department of the First Boston Corporation. He was also Vice President of the Municipal Finance
Department of Salomon Brothers, Inc.

General Services Administration

Cynthia A. Metzler
Associate Administrator

Cynthia Metzler was previously Special Assistant to the Chair for New Initiatives and Programs at the Federal Labor Relations Authority. Prior to that she was Chief Counsel to the Chair from 1988 to 1989 and, from 1987-1988, Chief Counsel and Executive Assistant to a member of the Federal Labor Relations Authority. She was also Executive Director of Florida Rural Legal Services, Inc., from 1979 to 1986.

Department of Health and Human Services

Faye Baggiano
Associate Administrator of the Communications and Beneficiary Service Health Care Finance Service

Faye Baggiano comes to HHS from Robbins-Gioia, Inc., where she has been responsible for the development of new business markets in federal, state, and commercial sectors for business engineering services since 1988. Prior to that, she was Commissioner of the Alabama Department of Human Resources and Commissioner of the Alabama Medicaid Agency, serving from 1981-1987. The only appointed individual to serve through two Democratic Alabama Governors' administrations.

Department of Health and Human Services cont.

Lavinia Limon
Director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement

Lavinia Limon brings with her over seventeen years of professional experience managing domestic and overseas refugee, social service, and immigration programs. Most recently, she was Executive Director of the International Institute of Los Angeles, a nonprofit community organization whose mission is to assist immigrants, refugees, the foreign born and their children to achieve economic and social self sufficiency. She is also a Founding Member of the Coalition for Humane Immigration Rights of Los Angeles.

Donald Sykes
Director of the Office of Community Services Administration for Children & Families

Donald Sykes has been the Executive Director of the New Hope Project in Milwaukee, WI, since 1992. Prior to that, he was the Executive Director of the Community Relations-Social Development Commission in Milwaukee, WI, for twenty years. He has also been an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Urban Affairs at the University of Wisconsin.

Sally R. Richardson
Director of the Medicaid Bureau of the Health Care Finance Administration

Sally Richardson was most recently the Vice-Chair of the West Virginia Health Care Planning Commission where she was the Governor's appointee to the Legislative Commission charged with developing a system of universal access to affordable, quality health care for all West Virginia residents. She has also been Director and Chair of the West Virginia Public Employees Insurance Agency as well as Chair of the West Virginia Health Care Cost Review Authority.

Michael S. Wald
Deputy General Counsel

Michael Wald was formerly the Jackson Eli Reynolds Professor of Law at Stanford University where his major fields of teaching were Children & Public Policy; Child Abuse/Neglect; Family Policy; and Welfare Policy. From 1984-1987 he served as Director of The Stanford Center for the Study of Families, Children, and Youth, an interdisciplinary research organization which sponsors, funds, and facilitates research regarding children at risk. For the past twenty years, he has devoted significant amounts of time to drafting legislation designed to reform the child welfare system and has been involved in drafting all of the major California legislation relating to abused and neglected children.

Department of Health and Human Services cont.

Robert Williams
Director of the Administration for Developmental Disabilities

Robert Williams, President of Hear our Voices (an advocacy group for people who use augmenting communications devices) and Vice President of The Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps, was most recently a Policy Associate in the Governmental Activities Department of The United Cerebral Palsy Associations, Inc. In that capacity, he spearheaded that organization's Washington-based and national grassroots advocacy efforts on the Americans with Disabilities Act, all personal assistance services legislative initiatives, and civil rights. He was also Deputy Director, Pratt Monitoring Program for the DC Association for Retarded Citizens.

Department of the Interior

Robert P. Davison
Deputy Assistant Secretary
Fish, Wildlife, & Parks

Robert Davison has been a Professional Staff Member on the Committee on the Environment and Public Works for the U. S. Senate for the past seven years. There, he has been the majority staff person responsible for fisheries, wildlife, endangered species, wetlands, and oil pollution issues. Prior to that, he was the Legislative Representative for the Fisheries and Wildlife Division of the National Wildlife Federation for four years. He has also been an Assistant Professor in the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences at the South Dakota State University.

Cynthia L. Quarterman
Deputy Director of the Minerals Management Service

Cynthia Quarterman comes to Interior from Steptoe & Johnson, a law firm where she has been an Associate since 1988. There, she gained substantive experience in the areas of oil pipeline regulation, oil royalty and income tax litigation, and energy regulation. She also has drafted periodic reports on the state-of-the-law for the oil pipeline subsection of the ABA Public Utility, Transportation, and Communications Committee.

Michael J. Anderson
Associate Solicitor of Indian Affairs

Michael Anderson was most recently the Executive Director of the National Congress of American Indians. There, he managed the headquarters of the nation's oldest and largest advocacy organization for American
Indian and Alaska Native tribal governments. Prior to that experience, he was an Associate in environmental law at McKenna and Cuneo. He was also Associate Counsel and then General Counsel in 1989 to the US Senate Select Committee on Indian Affairs where he conducted an investigation of fraud, waste and mismanagement in the US Department of the Interior programs serving American Indians. Peace Corps

Patricia Wilkerson Garamendi
Administrative Director of Volunteer Recruitment

Patti Garamendi is a former Peace Corps volunteer who brings with her over twenty-five years of being a volunteer and working with volunteers. She has also been with the California Trade Missions to China and Russia. In addition to having been a school teacher, her community service includes the Governor's Council on Voluntarism, the Lung Association, and the San Joaquin County Food Bank.

Small Business Administration

Richard Hernandez
Counselor to the Administrator

Richard Hernandez comes to the SBA from Evensen Dodge, Inc., where he was Senior Vice-President. Previously, he had been Deputy Director of the Department of Administration of the State of Arizona. He had also been Associate Administrator for Operations of the SBA from 1977 to 1978.

John T. Spotila
General Counsel

John Spotila was most recently the sole proprietor of a practice concentrating on sophisticated real estate environmental matters. His previous experience includes being an Appellate Section Staff Attorney at the U. S. Department of Justice from 1971 to 1973. He also was cofounder and General Counsel of Educational Planning Systems, Inc., a corporation helping families plan financially for college.

Department of State

Bennett Freeman
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs

Bennett Freeman, who has been with General Electric since 1985, has been Manager of Corporate Affairs since 1988. Prior experience includes being a speechwriter on Walter Mondale's personal staff from 1982 to 1983. He was also on the Mondale-Ferraro Campaign staff.

Cathy Elizabeth Dalpino
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of Human Rights & Humanitarian Affairs

Cathy Dalpino is the former Washington Director of the Asia Foundation's Center for Asian Pacific Affairs--an organization established in 1985 to expand and improve the policy dialogue between Asians and Americans. She directs the Center's international projects on democratization, civil-military relations, and the impact of the media on international affairs.
Department of State cont.

Mark R. Steinberg
Counselor on International Law
Office of the Legal Advisor

Mark Steinberg comes to State from O'Melveny & Myers in Los Angeles where he has worked since 1972, and as a partner in the Litigation Department since 1980. Prior to that he was a writer/producer for NBC in Chicago from 1968 to 1969. He was also Deputy General Counsel for the Christopher Commission on the Los Angeles Police Department.

Department of the Treasury

Jose R. Padilla
Associate Customs Commissioner Congressional & Public Affairs

Jose Padilla is the former Executive Director of the California Rural Legal Assistance in San Francisco where he was charged with the administration of a state-wide law firm that serves the rural poor in 23 California counties.

Floyd L. Williams, III
Senior Tax Advisor for Public & Legislative Affairs

Floyd Williams served as Chief Tax Counsel at the Tax Foundation since 1991. Prior to that experience, he was a tax consultant. He has also been Staff Vice President and Legislative Counsel for the National Association of Home Builders.

Thrift Depositor Protection Board

Dietra L. Ford
Executive Director

Dietra Ford was the Senior Legislative Associate for the US House of Representative's Committee on the District of Columbia. There, she was the principal staff member responsible for congressional legislation and oversight of several issues including federal and local urban planning issues, economic development, and expansion of home rule authority. She was also Associate Director for Economic Development Planning in the Executive Office of the Mayor of Washington, DC, from 1974 to 1975.

US Agency for International Development

Michael Mahdesian
Senior Advisor for the Bureau of Food & Humanitarian Assistance

Michael Mahdesian is the former Executive Director of the United Armenian Fund's Armenian Airlift (1989-1990). He has also been a political consultant/fundraiser for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in addition to having served as a Contract Supervisor for the Laurel Springs Institute's VISTA Training Program.

US Agency for International Development cont.

Alejandro J. Palacios
Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Bureau of Legislative Affairs

Alejandro Palacios possesses more than fifteen years of experience in public policy and advocacy and familiarity with the congressional process having served as Director of Public Policy and Government Relations for the US Committee for UNICEF. He has also served as Assistant General Counsel for the Peace Corps and Assistant General Counsel for the Inter-American Foundation.

US Information Agency

Robert L. Schiffer
Director of the Office of Special Projects

Robert Schiffer comes to USIA from a partnership in Schiffer & Lacey in New York, a consulting firm which specializes in public finance issues for financial institutions and health care issues such as hospital reimbursement and capital finance for health care institutions. He has also been Managing Director of L. F. Rothschild & Company as well as Managing Director for Drexel Burnham & Company. Additionally, he has been Deputy Secretary for Health and Human Services for the State of New York.