For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
March 17, 2006
President George W. Bush today announced his intention to nominate one individual, appoint five individuals and designate one individual to serve in his Administration:
The President intends to nominate Michael D. Kirby, of Virginia, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Moldova. Mr. Kirby, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, currently serves as Consul General in Seoul, South Korea. Prior to this, he served as Consul General in Warsaw, Poland. Earlier in his career, he served as Director of the Office of Intelligence Coordination in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research at the Department of State. Mr. Kirby received his bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
The President intends to appoint the following individuals to be Members of the President's Council on Bioethics, for the remainder of a two-year term expiring January 15, 2008:
Floyd E. Bloom, of California
Nicholas Eberstadt, of the District of Columbia
The President intends to appoint the following individuals to be Members of the National Veterans Business Development Corporation:
Raymond Jardine, Jr., of Hawaii, for the remainder of a six-year term expiring December 4, 2010
Samuel Metters, of Texas, for the remainder of a six-year term expiring September 21, 2006
William Gregory Rothman, of Pennsylvania, for the remainder of a six-year term expiring October 23, 2011
The President intends to designate Thomas E. Harvey, of New York, to be Acting Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs (Congressional Affairs).