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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
April 11, 2001
President Bush to Nominate Two Individuals to Serve in His Administration
President George W. Bush today announced his intention to nominate two individuals to serve in his administration.
The President intends to nominate Jon A. Hansen to be Administrator of the United States Fire Administration. He is currently the General Manager of Around the Clock American La France, an emergency vehicle and equipment retailer in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and is a 26 year veteran of the Oklahoma City Fire Department. Additionally, Hansen is the manager of Hansen and Associates, a crisis communications and public relations firm. While serving with the Oklahoma City Fire Department, he served as Chair of the State Fire Marshall's Commission, as President of the Oklahoma State Fire Chiefs and received the Fire Official of the Year Award in 1997.
The President intends to nominate Richard R. Nedelkoff to be the Director of the Bureau of Justice Assistance. He is presently the Executive Director of the Texas Governor's Criminal Justice Office where he has served since 1998. Nedelkoff served as the Executive Director of the Florida Network of Youth and Family Services from 1996 to 1998 and was a District Juvenile Justice Manager with the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice from 1993 to 1996. He is a graduate of Bowling Green State University, received a Master's degree from the University of Louisville and received a J.D. from Capital University Law School.