The President today announced his intention to nominate William Evans to be Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere. This is a new position.
Since 1986 Dr. Evans has been Assistant Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for Fisheries in Washington, DC, and is currently Chairman of the Marine Mammal Commission, 1984-present. Prior to this he was executive director and senior scientist for Hubbs-Sea World Research Institute, 1977-1986. He was head of the bioanalysis group of the biosystems division at the Naval Undersea Center, 1974-1976, and advance study fellow and visiting scientist for the National Marine Fisheries Service at the Southwest Fisheries Center, 1972-1974.
Dr. Evans graduated from Bowling Green State University (B.S., 1953), Ohio State University (M.A., 1954), and the University of California at Los Angeles (Ph.D., 1975). He was born October 11, 1930, in Elkhart, IN. He is married, has two sons, and currently resides in Silver Spring, MD.