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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
April 18, 2006

Personnel Announcement

President George W. Bush today announced his intention to nominate two individuals to serve in his Administration:

The President intends to nominate Rob Portman, of Ohio, to be Director of the Office of Management and Budget. Ambassador Portman currently serves as United States Trade Representative. Prior to this, he served in the United States House of Representatives. He was a member of the Ways and Means Committee and its subcommittee on Trade. He served as Vice Chairman of the Budget Committee and Chairman of the House Republican Leadership. Earlier in his career, Ambassador Portman practiced international trade law at the Washington, DC law firm of Patton Boggs. He also served in President George H. W. Bush's Administration as Associate Counsel to the President and later as Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Office of Legislative Affairs. He received his bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College and his JD from the University of Michigan.

The President intends to nominate Susan C. Schwab, of Maryland, to be United States Trade Representative, with the Rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary. Ambassador Schwab currently serves as Deputy United States Trade Representative. Prior to this, she was the President and CEO of the University of Maryland Foundation, Inc. and USM Vice Chancellor for Advancement. She also served as Dean of the University of Maryland School of Public Policy. Earlier in her career, Ambassador Schwab served as Director of Corporate Business Development for Motorola, Inc. Ambassador Schwab also served as Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Director General for the U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service. Ambassador Schwab received her bachelor's degree from Williams College, her master's degree from Stanford University and her PhD from The George Washington University.

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