THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES WILLIAM GINSBERG AS ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AT DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
President Clinton today announced his intention to nominate William W. Ginsberg as Assistant Secretary for Economic Development at the Department of Commerce.
"William Ginsberg's experience and commitment to economic development will serve him well in this new post. I am pleased to name him to our team," the President said.
Since 1990, Ginsberg has served as president of Science Park Development Corporation, a private, independent, not-for- profit corporation co-sponsored by business, Yale University and the State of Connecticut. As part of its efforts to promote development-stage technology businesses, the corporation is currently working to develop a high-technology research and business park in an abandoned inner-city site in Connecticut.
Ginsberg, a resident of New Haven, is also president of the Board of Directors of the Association of University Related Research Parks, an international organization.
Prior to his work with Science Park, Ginsberg served as Development Administrator for the City of New Haven, Connecticut (1984- 88) and as Executive Director of the New Haven Redevelopment Agency (1987 - 88). Ginsberg served as an attorney with Webster & Sheffield in New York City from 1980 - 84.
Ginsberg earned a B.A. from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut in 1976 and a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law in 1980. He is married to Ellen Kelly Ginsberg and the couple have two children.