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Public Papers - 1989

Nomination of William C. Brooks To Be an Assistant Secretary of Labor


The President today announced his intention to nominate William C. Brooks to be an Assistant Secretary of Labor (Employment Standards Administration). He would succeed Fred William Alvarez.

Since 1973 Mr. Brooks has served in several capacities for the General Motors Corp., including executive director of personnel administration, since January 1989; manager of executive recruiting; director of education systems and program services; director of personnel planning, industrial relations staff; director of personnel, Fisher Body Division engineering center; general director of personnel and public relations, Delco Moraine division; general director of personnel administration; and executive director of the personnel analysis group. Prior to this, Mr. Brooks held several positions in the Federal Government: in the Office of Management and Budget in the Executive Office of the President, the Department of Defense, the Department of Labor, and the Department of the Air Force.

Mr. Brooks received a bachelor of arts degree from Long Island University in Brooklyn, NY, and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK. He is also a graduate of Harvard Business School's advanced management program and has received an honorary doctor of humane letters degree from Florida A M University. Mr. Brooks was born in Ste. Genevieve, MO. He is married, has three children, and currently resides in Detroit, MI.

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