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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release December 10, 1993


President Clinton announced today that he has appointed Maine businessman Robert J. Dunfey, Jr. to be the Deputy Regional Administrator of the General Services Administration for Regions I and II, covering the Northeastern part of the country.

"This appointment reaffirms the commitment that I have made, along with Administrator Roger Johnson, to bringing people with sound management experience into the GSA," said the President.

Dunfey joins the General Services Administration from the international trade business, where he has been serving as an agent primarily involved with U.S. exports to Asia and joint ventures between U.S. interests and Asian businesses. Prior to 1992, Mr. Dunfey was with Quality Suites Hotel in Portland, Maine where he was the managing partner and executive director for three years. In that capacity, he developed, sought approvals from federal, state and local authorities, financed, constructed, opened and operated Portland's first all-suites and airport hotel. Prior to his experience with Quality Suites Hotel, Mr. Dunfey was the president and general partner of Dunfey Properties from 1985 to 1990. During that same time period, he has also served as the chairman and general partner of Dunfey, Collins, Manning Hospitality Group in Boston, Massachusetts. Mr. Dunfey's other experiences include: corporate director of purchasing at Omni/Dunfey Hotels (1982-1985); manager of staff planning (1980-1982); and general manager of Dunfey Hotels (1973 to 1980), in Hampton, New Hampshire. Mr. Dunfey's present community contributions include: director of Coastal Savings Bank since 1986; director of Dunfey Foundation since 1986; member of the State Compensation Commission at the State House in Augusta, Maine since 1986; adviser and volunteer at the Housing Partnership and at York Community Initiatives since 1992; and director of the Pine Tree Council since 1986. Mr. Dunfey earned his B.A. in business administration from the University of New Hampshire in 1974. He also attended Dartmouth College from 1969 to 1971.

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