For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
September 24, 2008
President George W. Bush today announced his intention to nominate two people, appoint three people and designate one person to serve in his Administration.
The President intends to nominate Michael S. Doran, of New Jersey, to be Assistant Secretary of State (International Information Programs). Dr. Doran currently serves as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Support to Public Diplomacy. Prior to this, he served as Senior Director for Near East and North African Affairs at the National Security Council. Earlier in his career, he served as a Professor in the Department of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University. Dr. Doran received his bachelor's degree from Stanford University. He received his master's degree and PhD from Princeton University.
The President intends to designate Elizabeth Johnson, of Indiana, to be Acting Under Secretary of Agriculture for Food Safety.
The President intends to nominate John Grasty Crews II, of New Mexico, to be Inspector General of the Small Business Administration. Mr. Crews currently serves as Assistant United States Attorney for the District of New Mexico. Prior to this, he served as Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of Texas. Earlier in his career, he served as a police officer in Roswell, New Mexico and as a law clerk to the late Honorable Sam B. Hall, Jr. United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Texas. Mr. Crews received his bachelor's degree from Boston University and his JD from Southern Methodist University.
The President intends to appoint the following individuals to be Members of the Board of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, for the remainder of a six-year term expiring 09/01/14:
Duane R. Roberts, of California
Donald J. Hall, Jr., of Kansas
Joan Hotchkis, of California
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