THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES MICHELLE ANDREWS SMITH AS ASSISTANT SECRETARY
FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS AT THE DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY
The President announced today his intent to nominate Michelle Andrews Smith to be Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs at the Department of Treasury.
Ms. Michelle Andrews Smith, of Dallas, Texas, is currently serving as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs at the Treasury Department. Ms. Smith has served at Treasury since 1993 as Deputy Assistant Secretary and Director of the Office of Public Affairs. Before joining the Treasury Department, Ms. Smith was deputy press secretary for Senator Lloyd M. Bentsen (D-TX.)
Ms. Smith received a bachelor's degree in 1990 and a Master of International Journalism degree in 1991, both from Baylor University.
The Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs is responsible for developing and implementing press strategy for the Treasury Department. The Public Affairs office's guiding principles are to provide accurate information promptly to the public through the press, and to address issues aggressively, targeting its efforts through research, strategic counseling, coalition building, outreach, public education, and long term planning.