THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON APPOINTS FOUR MEMBERS TO THE COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED The President today announced his intention to appoint Evelyne
Villines, Gary Krump, Leonard Vincent and Donald Wedewer as members to the Committee for Purchase from People who are Blind or Severely Disabled.
The Committee For Purchase From People Who are Blind or Severely Disabled determines fair market prices for commodities and services offered for sale to the Federal government by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities. These activities serve the Committee's primary mission of increasing employment and training opportunities to help prepare these workers for competitive employment. The Committee also assists Federal agencies to expand procurement from participating organizations.
EVELYNE VILLINES of Iowa
Ms. Villines is the Chairperson of the Family Support Committee of Children and Families of Iowa and a member of the advisory committee of the Metropolitan Transit Authority. She was inducted into the National Hall of Fame for Persons with Disabilities.
LEONARD VINCENT of Virginia
Rear Admiral Leonard Vincent is the Deputy Director, Acquisition for the Defense Logistics Agency and Commander, Defense Contract Management Command.
DONALD H. WEDEWER of Florida
Mr. Wedewer retired after 15 years as the Director of Florida's Division of Blind Services. Mr. Wedewer continues to serve his community as a Board member on the Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation, Florida Governors Committee on Employment of the Handicapped, and other like organizations.
GARY J. KRUMP of Maryland
Mr. Krump is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Material Management at the Department of Veterans Affairs.