The President today announced that he will nominate Guy Feliz Erb, of San Francisco, Calif., to be Deputy Director of the International Development Cooperation Agency, a new position.
Erb has been on the National Security Council (NSC) staff since 1977. His responsibilities include trade policy, U.S. economic policies toward the countries of Africa, Asia, and Latin America, and international commodity policy. Since 1979 he has been the NSC staff member responsible for U.S.-Mexican relations. In that capacity he participated in the U.S.-Mexican negotiations on natural gas.
He was born July 24, 1938, in San Francisco. He received a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1961 and an M.Sc. from the University of London, London School of Economics and Political Science in 1963.
Erb joined the Foreign Service in 1963 and served as a member of the U.S. delegation to the Kennedy round of trade negotiations. He joined the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development in 1965 and worked with that organization in both New York and Geneva until 1971.
From 1971 to 1972, Erb was adviser to the Central American Common Market in Guatemala. From 1972 to 1977, he was a senior fellow at the Overseas Development Council.