THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES JOHN T. SPOTILA AS ADMINISTRATOR OF THE OFFICE OF INFORMATION AND REGULATORY AFFAIRS IN THE OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET
The President today announced his intent to nominate John T. Spotila to be Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in the Office of Management and Budget.
"I am especially proud to name John Spotila to this important position," the President said. "He brings with him experience in the private sector, a distinguished record of public service, sound judgment and good common sense. With John as the head of OIRA, my administration will continue to follow a balanced, fair-minded approach to regulatory review and information policy."
Mr. John T. Spotila, of Cherry Hill, New Jersey has served as the General Counsel of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) since 1993. In this capacity, he spearheaded SBA's streamlining and regulatory reform efforts. In 1995, SBA rewrote all of its regulations in plain language, adding clarity and reducing the pages by 55%. With an emphasis on eliminating costs and improving customer service, Mr. Spotila helped SBA revamp its operating procedures, cut paperwork in its loan programs, and deliver services more effectively. He represented SBA on the President's Regulatory Working Group and the Vice President's special regulatory reinvention team, and served as counsel to the 1995 White House Conference on Small Business.
Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Mr. Spotila practiced law in Cherry Hill, New Jersey for nearly 20 years before joining SBA. He specialized in business, real estate, trust planning and related matters. He has run his own business and has represented many small business owners and other individuals.
Mr. Spotila is a graduate of Georgetown University and the Yale Law School. After graduating from Yale and being admitted to the Ohio Bar, he worked as a staff attorney in the Criminal Appeals Section at the U.S. Department of Justice. He served as a Captain in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He currently lives in McLean, Virginia with his wife and two sons.
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) evaluates and formulates management procedures and programs objectives within Federal departments and agencies. The Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs develops regulatory reform proposals and programs for paperwork reduction, especially for the reporting burdens on the public.