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Public Papers - 1989 - September

Nomination of Adis Maria Vila To Be an Assistant Secretary of Agriculture


The President today announced his intention to nominate Adis Maria Vila to be an Assistant Secretary of Agriculture for Administration. She would succeed John J. Franke, Jr.

Since 1987 Ms. Vila has served as secretary at the department of administration for the State of Florida in Tallahassee, FL. Prior to this, she served as Director of the Office of Mexico and the Caribbean Basin at the Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, 1986 - 1987; special assistant to the Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs, 1983 - 1986; White House fellow in the Office of Public Liaison in the White House, 1982 - 1983; and an associate with the firm of Paul and Thomson in Miami, FL, 1979 - 1982.

Ms. Vila graduated from Rollins College (B.A., 1974), the University of Florida College of Law (J.D., 1978), and the Institut Universitaire de Hautes Etudes Internationales in Geneva, Switzerland (LL.M., 1981). She was born August 1, 1953, in Guines, Cuba. Ms. Vila currently resides in Tallahassee, FL.

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