THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES PAUL W. FIDDICK AS ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR
ADMINISTRATION AT THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
President Clinton announced today his intent to nominate Paul W. Fiddick to serve as Assistant Secretary of Administration at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Paul W. Fiddick, of Dallas, Texas, has over twenty-eight years of professional experience in the communications and technology industries, sixteen as a division president for two diversified public companies. He has managed a total of 46 radio stations at either the station or corporate level and negotiated the purchase, sale, or exchange of 39 stations in 23 separate transitions. Mr. Fiddick co-founded Heritage Media Corporation in 1987, and served as President of its 24-station radio group until its sale in 1998. Prior to joining Heritage, Mr. Fiddick was President of the Radio Division of Multimedia Inc., a publicly held communications company from 1982 to 1986. In the past year, Mr. Fiddick has been a consultant to firms developing Internet businesses, and recently completed an assignment as Interim President of Motorola's Internet subsidiary, RadioWave.com, Inc. From 1978 to 1981, Mr. Fiddick taught at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Mr. Fiddick received his Bachelor of Journalism with honors from the University of Missouri.
The Assistant Secretary for Administration provides the U.S. Department of Agriculture with overall direction and coordination of the management service programs and activities through agency heads and other top officials and exercises general direction over the Office of Personnel, Office of Advocacy and Enterprise, Administrative Law Judges, Board of Contract Appeals, Office of Operations, Office of Finance Management, and Office of Information Resources Management.