THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES VIRGINIA M. APUZZO AS ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT FOR MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION
President Clinton today announced the appointment of Virginia M. Apuzzo as Assistant to the President for Management and Administration at the White House.
Virginia M. Apuzzo, of Kingston, New York, is currently Associate Deputy Secretary of Labor at the United States Department of Labor, a position she has held since September 1996. Before joining the Administration, Ms. Apuzzo was President of the New York State Civil Service Commission and Commissioner of the New York State Department of Civil Service, positions for which she was nominated by the Governor of New York and subsequently confirmed by the New York State Senate in 1994. In 1996 she received the Outstanding Public Service Award from the New York State Civil Service Merit Council. Prior to that service, from 1991 to 1994, she was Executive Deputy Commissioner of the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal.
From 1985 to 1991, Ms. Apuzzo served as Deputy Executive Director of the New York State Consumer Protection Board, and from 1986 to 1989, she served concurrently as the Governor's liaison to the lesbian and gay community. Additionally, from 1985 to 1996, she served as Vice-Chair of the New York State AIDS Advisory Council of the New York State Department of Health. From 1983 to 1985, Apuzzo was Executive Director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. Prior to that, Ms. Apuzzo held positions as Executive Director of the Office of Trials and Hearings for the City of New York and as Assistant Commissioner, Office of Operations, City of New York Department of Health. She has also held a post as Tenured Lecturer at Brooklyn College, City University of New York's School of Education.
In her new position, Ms. Apuzzo will direct all the management and administration functions of the entire White House complex and will have oversight responsibilities for all of the agencies of the Executive Office of the President.