THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT NAMES THREE MEMBERS TO THE COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED
President Clinton announced today his intent to appoint the following individuals to the Committee for Purchase from People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled:
Deborah G. Groeber of Pennsylvania, who is legally blind and deaf, is an associate in the labor & employment section of Morgan, Lewis & Bocklus LLP in Philadelphia. She is a graduate of Columbia University School of Law and received her M.B.A. at the Wharton School. Ms. Groeber also received her B.S. from Wharton where she graduated magna cum laude. Ms. Groeber's ability to complete her studies despite her dual disability has been covered by The New York Times, as well as ABC's "Person of the Week" news segment with Peter Jennings.
Kenneth J. Oscar of Virginia is currently Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Procurement. Previously, Dr. Oscar served as Principal Deputy for Acquisition at HQ Army Material Command and as Deputy Commander for Research, Development and Engineering for the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive Command (TACOM). During Operation Desert Storm, Dr. Oscar was appointed as TACOM's Deputy Commander for Procurement and Readiness. Dr. Oscar hold a B.S. in physics from Clarkston University, as well as an M.S. and Ph.D. in physics from American University.
Major General Ray E. McCoy, U.S. Army, of Oklahoma, is currently Principal Deputy Director of the Defense Logistics Agency, Department of the Defense. Previously, General McCoy served as Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army Material Command from 1994 to 1995, and was Deputy Director for Material Management at the Defense Logistics Agency from 1993 to 1994. General McCoy holds a B.S. degree in technical education from Oklahoma State University.
The Committee for Purchase from People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled was established for the purpose of generating employment for such individuals through federal contracts for products and services. The Committee determines which contracts should be set aside for non-profit agencies employing people with severe disabilities, as well as fair market prices for those contracts.