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Public Papers - 1992

Nomination of Gerald R. Riso To Be Chief Financial Officer of the Department of Housing and Urban Development


The President today announced his intention to nominate Gerald R. Riso, of Virginia, to be Chief Financial Officer of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. This is a new position.

Since 1991, Mr. Riso has served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Student Financial Assistance at the Department of Education. He has also served as a senior partner with Riso and Dempsey, 1989 - 91; Associate Director for Management at the Office of Management and Budget and Chief Financial Officer of the United States, 1987 - 89; Assistant Secretary for Policy, Budget and Administration at the Department of the Interior, 1985 - 87; vice president at Korn/Ferry International, 1984 - 85; and Deputy Commissioner of the Immigration and Naturalization Service at the Department of Justice, 1982 - 84.

Mr. Riso graduated from Lafayette College (B.A., 1953) and Wharton Graduate School (M.G.A., 1957). He served in the United States Army, 1953 - 55. He was born January 30, 1930, in New York, NY. Mr. Riso is married, has six children, and resides in Washington, DC.

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