THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES GREGORY L. ROHDE AS ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION AT THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
The President today announced the nomination of Gregory L. Rohde as Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information at the Department of Commerce.
Mr. Gregory Rohde, of North Dakota, has served as Senior Legislative Assistant for United States Senator Byron L. Dorgan since 1993. He also serves as chief policy advisor for all areas of jurisdiction under the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, which includes telecommunications, transportation, science, space, and technology issues. Mr. Rohde has contributed to significant legislation including the Telecommunications Act of 1996, which provided for comprehensive reform of all aspects of the telecommunications and media industries, and the Internet Tax Freedom Act, which provides a moratorium on state and local taxation of electronic commerce. In 1992, Mr. Rohde directed the Nicholas Spaeth for Governor campaign in the state of North Dakota. From 1988 to 1992, he served as Legislative Assistant to then Representative Byron L. Dorgan.
Mr. Rohde received a Bachelor of Science in Education from North Dakota State University and a Bachelor of Sacred Theology from Catholic University of America in 1988.
The Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information serves as the Administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). The Assistant Secretary is responsible for formulating policies supporting the development and growth of telecommunications, information and related industries; furthering the efficient development and use of telecommunications and informational services; providing policy and management for federal use of the electromagnetic spectrum; and providing telecommunications facilities grants to public users.