Bush: Names two from Illinois to posts. Servicemaster’s Steven Preston to head SBA.

SHARE Bush: Names two from Illinois to posts. Servicemaster’s Steven Preston to head SBA.
SHARE Bush: Names two from Illinois to posts. Servicemaster’s Steven Preston to head SBA.

From the White House…

The President intends to nominate Steven C. Preston, of Illinois, to be

Administrator of the Small Business Administration. Mr. Preston

currently serves as Executive Vice President of Strategic Services at

The ServiceMaster Company.

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary

________________________________________________________________

For Immediate Release April 25, 2006

President George W. Bush today announced his intention to nominate seven

individuals, appoint two individuals and designate one individual to

serve in his Administration:

The President intends to nominate April H. Foley, of New York, to be

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of

America to the Republic of Hungary. Ms. Foley most recently served as

First Vice President and Member of the Board of Directors of the

Export-Import Bank of the United States. Prior to this, she was

Director of Strategy for Reader’s Digest Association, Incorporated.

Earlier in her career, she was Director of Business Planning and

Corporate Strategy at PepsiCo, Incorporated where she worked for 17

years. Ms. Foley received her bachelor’s degree from Smith College and

her master’s degree from Harvard University.

The President intends to nominate Tracey Ann Jacobson, of the District

of Columbia, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the

United States of America to the Republic of Tajikistan. Ms. Jacobson, a

career member of the Senior Foreign Service, currently serves as United

States Ambassador to Turkmenistan. Prior to this, she served as Deputy

Chief of Mission in Riga, Latvia. Earlier in her career, she served as

Deputy Executive Secretary at the National Security Council. Ms.

Jacobson received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Johns

Hopkins University.

The President intends to nominate Kevin J. Martin, of North Carolina, to

be a Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission, for an

additional five-year term expiring June 30, 2011. Upon appointment, he

will be redesignated Chairman. Mr. Martin currently serves as Chairman

of the Federal Communications Commission. Prior to this, he served as

Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy. Earlier in his

career, he was an advisor to FCC Commissioner Harold Furchtgott-Roth.

Mr. Martin received his bachelor’s degree from the University of North

Carolina at Chapel Hill and his master’s degree from Duke University.

He later went on to receive his JD from Harvard University.

The President intends to nominate Sue C. Payton, of Virginia, to be

Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Research and

Development. Ms. Payton currently serves as the Deputy Under Secretary

of Defense for Advanced Systems and Concepts at the Department of

Defense. She previously served as Acting Director of Defense Research

and Engineering. Prior to this, she was Vice President of Applied

Technology for ImageLinks, Incorporated. Earlier in her career, she was

the Senior Site Systems Integration Manager for Martin Marietta, and

Advanced Technology Manager for Lockheed Martin. Ms. Payton received

her bachelor’s degree from Eastern Illinois University and her master’s

degree from the University of Southern California.

The President intends to nominate Steven C. Preston, of Illinois, to be

Administrator of the Small Business Administration. Mr. Preston

currently serves as Executive Vice President of Strategic Services at

The ServiceMaster Company. He previously served as the company’s

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to that,

Mr. Preston was Senior Vice President and Treasurer of First Data

Corporation. Earlier in his career, he was a Senior Vice President in

Investment Banking at Lehman Brothers. Mr. Preston received his

bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University and his master’s degree

from the University of Chicago.

The President intends to nominate Gaddi H. Vasquez, of California, for

the rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service as the United States

Representative to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture.

Mr. Vasquez currently serves as the Director of the United States Peace

Corps. Prior to this, he was a Division Vice President for Public

Affairs at Southern California Edison Company. From 1987 to 1995, he was

County Supervisor of Orange County, California, and from 1985 to 1987,

he served in the California Governor’s Office, first as the Deputy

Appointments Secretary, then as Chief Deputy Appointments Secretary. Mr.

Vasquez received his bachelor’s degree from the University of the

Redlands.

The President intends to nominate Lawrence A. Warder, of Texas, to be

Chief Financial Officer of the Department of Education. Mr. Warder most

recently served as Global Director of Operations for Deloitte

Consulting, a company he worked for since 1969. Throughout his more

than thirty years with the company, Mr. Warder served in senior

management positions in their London, New York, Dallas and Detroit

offices. Earlier in his career, Mr. Warder was a Supervisor for

Financial Systems at General Tire and Rubber Company. He received his

bachelor’s degree from the University of Akron and his master’s degree

from Kent State University.

The President intends to appoint Ralph B. Marquez, of Texas, to be a

Member of the Joint Public Advisory Committee of the Commission for

Environmental Cooperation.

The President intends to appoint David A. Ullrich, of Illinois, to be a

Commissioner of the United States Section of the Great Lakes Fishery

Commission, for a six-year term.

The President intends to designate General Robert H. Foglesong, U.S.A.

(Ret.), of West Virginia, to be Co-Chairman of the United States-Russian

Joint Commission on POW/MIAs.

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