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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
February 16, 2006

Personnel Announcement

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

The President intends to nominate Linda Avery Strachan, of the District of Columbia, to be Assistant Secretary of Agriculture for Congressional Relations. Ms. Strachan formerly served as Director of Federal Government Affairs for the Monsanto Company. Prior to this, she served as Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of Oceans, International Environmental and Scientific Affairs at the Department of State. Earlier in her career, she served the United States Environmental Protection Agency as Special Assistant to the Assistant Administrator for the Offices of Pesticides and Toxic Substances as well as Policy, Planning and Evaluation. Ms. Strachan received her bachelor's degree from Greensboro College.

The President intends to appoint Lee J. Styslinger, III, of Alabama, to be a Member of the President's Export Council.

The President intends to appoint the following individuals to be Members of the National Advisory Council on Indian Education:

Joyce A. Silverthorne, of Montana
Arthur W. Zimiga, of South Dakota

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