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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
March 10, 2003

Personnel Announcement

President George W. Bush today announced his intention to nominate two individuals to serve in his administration:

The President intends to nominate Robert Stanley Nichols of Washington, to be Assistant Secretary of the Treasury (Public Affairs). Mr. Nichols currently serves as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs. Before joining the Department of Treasury, he served as Communications Director for the Electronic Industries Alliance. Prior to that, he served as Communications Director for Senator Slade Gorton and as Press Secretary for Congresswoman Jennifer Dunn. Earlier in his career, he was the Political Director for the Washington State Republican Party. During the George H.W. Bush administration, he worked at the White House as an aide in the Office of the Chief of Staff, and at the Department of Transportation in the Office of the Secretary. Mr. Nichols is a graduate of George Washington University.

The President intends to nominate Suedeen G. Kelly of New Mexico, to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, for the remainder of a five-year term expiring June 30, 2004. Ms. Kelly currently works as an attorney at the firm of Modrall, Sperling, Roehl, Harris & Sisk, and as a Professor of Law at the University of New Mexico School of Law. She was previously a fellow at the United States Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and served as Regulatory Counsel for the California Independent System Operator. She is a graduate of the University of Rochester and earned her law degree from Cornell School of Law.