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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
December 21, 2005

Personnel Announcement

President George W. Bush today announced his intention to nominate three individuals and appoint seventeen individuals to serve in his Administration:

The President intends to nominate Alexander A. Karsner, of Virginia, to be Assistant Secretary of Energy (Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy). Mr. Karsner currently serves as Managing Director for Enercorp, LLC. Prior to this, he served as Director of Development & Senior Development Manager for Wartsila Power Development & Wartsila Diesel Development Ltd. He also served as Chief of Staff for the Honorable Moses Cheng Mo-Chi, former Member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong. Earlier in his career, Mr. Karsner served as International Project Director for Tondu Energy Systems. Mr. Karsner received his bachelor's degree from Rice University and his master's degree from Hong Kong University.

The President intends to nominate Donald R. DePriest, of Mississippi, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority, for a term to expire on May 18, 2009.

The President intends to nominate Vince J. Juaristi, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service, for the remainder of a five year term expiring February 8, 2009.

The President intends to appoint the following individuals to be Members of the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation, for two-year terms:

V. Jay Allen of Arkansas

Stephen A. Baldwin of New York

Jean M. Case of Virginia

Gerald Colangelo of Arizona

Evern D. Cooper of Georgia

Myrka DeLlanos of Pennsylvania

Hilary E. Duff of Texas

Patricia H. Heaton of California

Kasey K. Kahne of Washington

Arthur G. Linkletter of California

Mary J. Myers of Virginia

Corinne B. Roberts of Louisiana

Michael W. Smith of Tennessee

Wendy M. Spencer of Florida

Roxanne Spillett of Georgia

Hope Taft of Ohio

Charles P. Turlinski of Ohio.

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