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Appointment of Seven Members of the National Commission for Employment Policy, and Designation of Chairman

November 27, 1981

The President today announced his intention to appoint the following individuals to be members of the National Commission for Employment Policy. The President also announced his intention to designate Kenneth M. Smith as Chairman.

Kenneth M. Smith is president and chief executive officer, International Management and Development Group Ltd., a management consulting firm in Washington, D.C. He is also president and chief executive officer, Jobs for America's Graduates, Inc., a national public service corporation designed to replicate the Delaware comprehensive youth employment program in five other States. Previously he was president and chief executive officer, Jobs for Delaware Graduates, Inc., in 1978-80. Mr. Smith was special assistant for education to Gov. Pierre S. du Pont IV (R-Del.) in 1977-78; founder, president, and chief executive officer, 70001, Ltd., a national job training program for high school dropouts, in 1976-77; and director of 70001 and director of special projects for Distributive Education Clubs of America in 1973-76. He was staff assistant to Patrick J. Buchanan, Special Assistant to the President, in 1969-71. He graduated from American University (B.S, 1970). He is married, has one child, and resides in Queenstown, Md. He was born April 5, 1949, in Auburn, N.Y. He would succeed George L. Jenkins.

Roberto Cambo is sole owner and president of Rocam Produce Co., Inc., in Miami, Fla. He began the business in 1960 selling fruits and vegetables, effecting deliveries in his own car. With increased sales he acquired delivery trucks and purchased his first warehouse in 1964. In 1973 he acquired a second warehouse and currently employs 14 people. He is also former president of Loveland Estates, Inc. Mr. Cambo was educated in Cuba and came to the United States in 1960. He is married, has three children, and resides in Key Biscayne, Fla. He was born April 15, 1937, in Cuba. He would succeed Sam Lena.

Michael D. Caver is an associate with the firm Heidrick and Struggles, Inc., an international consulting firm in executive search, located in Chicago, Ill. Previously he was director of personnel and manager of employee relations, Travelnol International, Inc., in Deerfield, Ill. (1977-79), and held various positions with the Procter & Gamble Co. (1965-77). He was manager of personnel administration for Procter & Gamble in Canada in 1973-76 and personnel services manager (international division) in 1976-77. He graduated from Hampden-Sydney College, Virginia (1964) and attended Yale University (1964-65). He is married, has three children, and resides in Deerfield, Ill. He was born April 7, 1942, in Washington, D.C. He would succeed Austin P. Sullivan, Jr.

Jack A. Gertz is public affairs and media relations manager with AT&T (Bell System) in Washington, D.C. He has served with AT&T since 1961. Previously he was National Director of Public Affairs and Press Relations, Federal Aviation Agency, in 1959-61; Washington news bureau chief and national director of public affairs, Mutual Broadcasting System, in 1954-59; and Director of Public Affairs at the State Department in 1951-53. He is a graduate of the United States Naval War College. He is married, has one child, and resides in Potomac, Md. He was born April 10, 1916, in Chugwater, Wyo. He would succeed Pedro R. Garza.

Paul R. Locigno is research director, Ohio Conference of Teamsters. He is also serving as legislative agent of Ohio D.R.I.V.E., the political voice of the Ohio Conference of Teamsters. He is a member of the Ohio Commission on Aging; Economic Development Group, Ohio House of Representatives, Committee on Business and Economic Development; and chairman, Private Industry Council, Employment and Training Consortium of Cuyahoga and Geauga County. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio (B.A., 1976). He is married, has one child, and resides in Windham, Ohio. HE was born September 17, 1948, in Cleveland. He would succeed Eli Ginzberg.

Roderick R. Paige is professor of health and physical education, Texas Southern University. Previously he was athletic director, professor of health and physical education, in 1975-80, and head football coach in 1971-75. He served at the University of Cincinnati as assistant football coach and assistant professor of health and physical education in 1969-71. He was head football coach at Jackson State University in 1962-69. He graduated from Jackson State University (B.S., 1955) and Indiana University (M.S., 1964; Ph.D., 1969). He is married, resides in Houston, Tex., and was born June 17, 1933, in Monticello, Miss. He would succeed Leon H. Sullivan.

Kenneth O. Stout is self-employed and involved with real estate investment programs. He was business manager, Alaska Methodist University, in 1975-76; professor of business administration in 1974-75; Chief, J-6 Military Secretariat Organization of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in 1973-74; Commander, U.S. Army Security Detachment Headquarters, U.S. Army, Alaska, in 1971-73; Commander, Intelligence Detachment, Office of the Chief of Staff for Intelligence, in 1969-70; and Operations Officer, Communications Intelligence, U.S. Army Seem rity Agency, in 1965-67. He graduated from the University of Nebraska (1964) and the University of Alaska (1973). He is married, has two children, and resides in Anchorage, Alaska. He was born October 5, 1929, in Wheatland, Mo. He would succeed Ruth Love.

Ronald Reagan, Appointment of Seven Members of the National Commission for Employment Policy, and Designation of Chairman Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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