THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES KATHLEEN M. GILLESPIE AS A COMMISSIONER ON THE EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION
The President today announced his intent to nominate Kathleen M. Gillespie as a Commissioner on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Ms. Kathleen M. Gillespie, of Chevy Chase, Maryland, was the Workplace Policy Counsel for the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce from 1989-1998. She advised members in the drafting and development of equal employment opportunity, labor standards, and labor-management relations legislation. From 1988 to 1989, she was an associate at the law firm of Dow, Lohnes, Albertson, where she worked in the higher education practice group with an emphasis on both student financial group and employment law.
Ms. Gillespie received a B.A. degree from George Washington University, and a J.D. degree from Harvard Law School.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has the responsibility to enforce Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and other federal laws that prohibit employment discrimination.