For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
October 12, 2001
Nomination and Designation
President George W. Bush today announced his intention to nominate one
individual and his designation of one individual to serve in his
President George W. Bush today announced his intention to nominate one individual and his designation of one individual to serve in his administration.
The President intends to nominate Christopher Bancroft Burnham to be Chief Financial Officer at the Department of State. Burnham is presently the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer on InviteUSA.com, a company he founded in early 2000. Previously he served as Vice-Chairman-International of the Pacific Investment Management Funds Company and President and Chief Executive Officer of Columbus Circle Investors. Burnham was elected in 1994 to be Treasurer of the State of Connecticut, a position he held until 1997, and he was an elected member of the Connecticut State House of Representatives from 1987 to 1992. He received an undergraduate degree from Washington and Lee University and a Master's degree in Public Administration from Harvard University.
The President intends to designate Thomas E. White to be Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict.