Appointment of James S. Rosebush as Special Assistant to the President in the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff
The President today announced the appointment of James S. Rosebush as Special Assistant to the President in the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff.
His responsibilities include the development of a private sector initiatives strategy for the President. Mr. Rosebush joined the administration on May 1, 1981, as Director of the Office of Business Liaison, U.S. Department of Commerce. To assume the role, Mr. Rosebush resigned his position with the Standard Oil Co. (SOHIO), where he had responsibility for a $10 million corporate contributions program.
Prior to this association with SOHIO, he was vice president for two affiliates of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States—the National Chamber Foundation, a public policy research group, and Citizens Choice, a national grassroots taxpayers lobby. Prior to his experience with the U.S. Chamber, he was a management consultant in Boston, specializing in corporate community affairs and organizational development. He also worked for two private foundations-the C. S. Mott Foundation in Flint, Mich., and the Associated Foundation of Greater Boston, in Boston, Mass.
Mr. Rosebush has a B.A. in business administration from the Principia College in Elsah, Ill., and an M.A. in public affairs from Boston University. He has taught at Georgetown University and George Washington University on the subject of corporate/public issues management and the history of philanthropy.
Originally from Flint, Mich., Mr. Rosebush now resides in Washington, D.C., with his wife, the former Nancy Paull, and his two daughters. He is 32 years old.
Ronald Reagan, Appointment of James S. Rosebush as Special Assistant to the President in the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/247420