THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NOMINATES THOMASINA "TOMMY" ROGERS AS CHAIR TO THE ADMINISTRATIVE CONFERENCE OF THE UNITED STATES The President today announced his intent to nominate Thomasina
"Tommy" Rogers as the Chair to the Administrative Conference of the United States.
The Administrative Conference of the United States develops recommendations for improving the procedures by which federal agencies administer regulatory, benefit and other government programs. The Conference reports annually to the President and Congress concerning its activities and the implementation of its recommendations.
After graduating from St. Jude High School, Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism and Columbia University School of Law, she went on to government service where she committed much of the ensuing 18 years to addressing issues of discrimination in public schools, colleges, social services and employment.
Her positions in government have included an eight-month detail to the Presidential Personnel Office in the White House, seven years as the Legal Counsel and Deputy Legal Counsel to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and nine years as an attorney with U.S. Department of Education (formerly, U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare).
As the EEOC's top career attorney since 1990, Ms. Rogers headed the 70-member Office of Legal Counsel where she had primary responsibility for managing the development of the Americans with Disabilities Act employment regulations and policy. In addition, her expertise covers a wide range of employment law matters as well as government ethics, the civil service system and various benefit programs administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Ms. Rogers is a member of numerous bar associations and civic organizations and serves on the Board of Directors of Children's Hospital. She is married to Gregory M. Gill, Vice President and General Counsel of Cassidy & Associates, a government relations firm in Washington, D.C.