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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
December 20, 2001
President Bush Today Announcd His Intention to Nominate Three Individuals, and His Intention to Appoint Three Individuals to Serve in His Administration
President George W. Bush today announced his intention to nominate three individuals, and his intention to appoint three individuals to serve in his administration.
The President intends to nominate Matthew D. Orwig of Texas, to be United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas. Orwig has served as Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas since 1989. From 1986 to 1989, he was an associate and partner with Jones, Trout, Flygare, Moody, and Brown in Lubbock, Texas. He has BA and JD degrees from Texas Tech University.
The President intends to nominate Paul S. Atkins of Virgina, to be Commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission, for the remainder of a five-year term expiring 6/05/03. Atkins is currently a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Washington, DC, and was a partner with Coopers & Lybrand in Washington from 1994 to 1998. From 1990 to 1994, he served as Attorney-fellow, Counsel, Chief of Staff, and Counselor at the Securities and Exchange Commission. Atkins was an associate with Davis Polk & Wardwell from 1990 to 1994 in New York and Paris. He has a BA from Wofford College and a JD from Vanderbilt University School of Law.
The President intends to nominate Cynthia A. Glassman of Virginia, to be Commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission, for the remainder of a five-year term expiring 6/5/06. She is currently a Principal at Ernst & Young, where she has worked since 1997. From 1997 to 1998, she worked at Furash & Company, where she was a Managing Director and Director of Research. From 1977 to 1986, she served with the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in several positions, including Economist and Senior Economist. Glassman was an Economics Supervisor at the University of Cambridge in England from 1974 to 1977, and worked for the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia from 1971 to 1974. She has a BA in Economics from Wellesley College, and an MA and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.
The President intends to appoint Helen Mercer Witt of Pennsylvania to the President's Emergency Board #237 and upon appointment, will designate her as Chair. She is currently an attorney/arbitrator in Pittsburgh, and has served in over 250 cases. Witt was appointed to the Presidential Emergency Board #233 in 1997, and to the Presidential Emergency Board #235 and #236 in 2001. She was member of the National Mediation Board from 1983 to 1988. Witt has a BA from Dickinson College and a JD from the University of Pittsburgh.
The President intends to appoint Ira F. Jaffe of Maryland, to the President's Emergency Board #237. He is currently an arbitrator in Potomac, Maryland, and has served in over 200 cases. Jaffe has a BS from Cornell University and a JD from George Washington University.
The President intends to appoint David P. Twomey of Massachusetts to the President's Emergency Board #237. He is currently a professor at Boston College, where he has taught since 1978. Twomey has served on five Presidential Emergency Boards from 1986 to 1996. He has BS and JD degrees from Boston College, and an MBA from the University of Massachusetts.