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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
February 20, 2004

Personnel Announcement

President George W. Bush today announced his intention to nominate two individuals, appoint one individual, and appoint and designate one individual to serve in his administration:

The President intends to nominate Paul V. Applegarth, of Connecticut, to be Chief Executive Officer of the Millennium Challenge Corporation. Mr. Applegarth currently serves as Chief Executive Officer for Value Enhancement International, LLC. In addition, he also serves as Senior Advisor to the Secretary of State and to the Under Secretary for Economic, Business, and Agricultural Affairs at the State Department. Previously, Mr. Applegarth worked for Emerging Markets Partnership in England, Washington, DC and Hong Kong. He earned his bachelor's degree from Yale University, his master's degree from Harvard Business School, and his Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School.

The President intends to nominate John Campbell, of Virginia, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Federal Republic of Nigeria. A career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Mr. Campbell serves as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Resources at the State Department. He previously served as Dean of the Foreign Service Institute's School of Language Studies. Earlier in his career, Mr. Campbell was the Counselor for Political Affairs in South Africa. He earned his bachelor's degree and master's degree from the University of Virginia, and his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin.

The President intends to appoint John W. McCarter, Jr., of Illinois, to be a Member of the Cultural Property Advisory Committee (Museum Representative), for the remainder of a three-year term expiring April 25, 2006.

The President intends to appoint LaSalle Doheny Leffall, Jr., of the District of Columbia, to be a Member of the President's Cancer Panel for a three-year term expiring February 20, 2007, and designate him Chairman for a one-year term beginning May 29, 2004.

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