The President today announced his intention to nominate Robert H. Gentile to be an Assistant Secretary of Energy for Fossil Energy at the Department of Energy. He would succeed James Allan Wampler.
Since 1988, Mr. Gentile has served as Acting Director and Director of the Office of Surface Mining at the Department of the Interior in Washington, DC. Prior to this, he served as the liaison for coal affairs and Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management at the Department of the Interior in Washington, DC, 1986 - 1988; chief executive officer of the Ohio River Collieries in Bannock, OH, 1982 - 1986; president of N&G Construction in Bloomingdale, OH, 1975 - 1982; management consultant for Lafferty Trucking Co. in Bannock, OH, 1975; Deputy Director of Operations and Director of Training for the Peace Corps in Brazil, 1973 - 1975; training program officer for the Peace Corps in northeast Brazil, 1972 - 1973; supervisory management information specialist for the Peace Corps in Washington, DC, 1972; evaluation officer in the Office of Program Development, Evaluation and Research for the Peace Corps in Washington, DC, 1970 - 1972; Peace Corps fellow, 1970; and resident adviser and assistant dean at the University of Toledo in Toledo, OH, 1966 - 1969.
Mr. Gentile graduated from the Franciscan University of Steubenville (B.A., 1966) and the University of Toledo (B.B.A., 1967; M.B.A., 1969). He was born February 5, 1944, in Steubenville, OH. Mr. Gentile resides in Arlington, VA.