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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
July 15, 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 B. Charles of Maryland, to be Assistant Secretary of State (International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs). He currently serves as President of the Charles Group. Mr. Charles previously served as Staff Director and Chief Counsel for the House Subcommittee on National Security, International Affairs and Criminal Justice. He also served as Professor of Government and Law at Harvard University's Extension School. From 1992 until 1993, Mr. Charles served as Deputy Associate Director in the White House Office of Policy Development. He earned his bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College, his master's degree from Oxford University, and his J.D. from Columbia University Law School.

The President intends to nominate Thomasina V. Rogers of Maryland, to be a Member of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission, for a six-year term expiring April 27, 2009. She served as a member of this commission from 1998 until earlier this year when her term expired. Prior to this position, Ms. Rogers served as Chairman for the Administrative Conference of the United States, an agency charged with examining government procedures and practices and making recommendations to promote efficiency, effectiveness and fairness. Earlier in her career she served as Legal Counsel for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Ms. Rogers earned her bachelor's degree from Northwestern University and her J.D. from Columbia University.

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