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                      Office of the Press Secretary 
                    (Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts)
For Immediate Release                                  August 29, 1997 

                         AT DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

President Clinton today announced his intent to nominate R. Roger Majak of Alexandria, Virginia to serve as Assistant Secretary for Export Administration at the United States Department of Commerce.

Mr. Majak is currently a consultant with expertise in the areas of international and domestic trade promotion and regulation, international telecommunications, and government finance. Prior to becoming a consultant, he was the legislative director for the law firm of Powell, Goldstein, Frazer and Murphy from 1990-1996 where his clients included Hewlett-Packard, INTELSAT, British Airways, and Dr. Pepper/7UP. Prior to this position, Mr. Majak was the federal government relations manager for TEKTRONIX Inc., a Fortune 500 electronic technology company.

From 1975-1985, Mr. Majak was the Chief of Staff at the United States House of Representatives Subcommittee on International Economic Policy and Trade. He was responsible for legislation relating to foreign investment and export trade promotion and regulation, including authority for the use of economic sanctions. He was also Chief of Staff in the office of The Honorable Jonathan B. Bingham, and served on the staff of the United States Commission on the Organization of Government for the Conduct of Foreign Policy.

Mr. Majak was born in Hammond, Indiana and was raised in Lansing, Illinois. He received a B.S. in Political Science and Journalism from Northwestern University and an M.A. in Political Science and International Security Policy from Ohio State University.

The Assistant Secretary for Export Administration is responsible for overseeing the Department's export licensing system, and analyzes and develops policy relating to goods and technology subject to control for national security and foreign policy reasons. The Assistant Secretary also works with United States allies in implementing stronger and more uniform controls on strategic exports.