THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES M. JOHN BERRY AS ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POLICY, MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET AT THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR
President Clinton today announced his intent to nominate M. John Berry as the Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management and Budget at the Department of the Interior.
Mr. Berry, of Rockville, Maryland, served as the Maryland Senate Finance Committee Staff Director for the Maryland General Assembly's Department of Fiscal Services from 1984 to 1985. From 1985 until 1994 he served as Representative Steny Hoyer's Legislative Director and Associate Staff to the U.S. House Appropriations Committee. From 1994 to 1995, he served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement at the Department of Treasury and is currently the Director of Government Relations and Senior Policy Advisor at the Smithsonian Institution. Throughout his professional career, he has participated in environmental preservation projects including coordinating development of restoration programs for the Chesapeake Bay, Potomac, Anacostia and Patuxent Rivers as well as funding protection for the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin.
Mr. Berry received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Maryland, graduating Summa Cum Laude in 1980. He went on to earn his Master of Public Administration in 1981 from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, as a Herbert H. Lehman Fellow.
The Assistant Secretary for Policy, Management, and Budget is responsible for providing policy guidance and administrative and fiscal oversight of the department including the divisions of personnel, budget and policy.