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Nomination of Velma Montoya To Be a Member of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission


The President today announced his intention to nominate Velma Montoya to be a member of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission for the remainder of the term expiring April 27, 1991. She would succeed Robert E. Rader, Jr.

Since 1988 Dr. Montoya has served as an associate professor of finance for the School of Business Administration at California State Polytechnic University in Pomona, CA. Prior to this, she served as president of the Hispanic American Public Policy Institute, 1984; an adjunct professor at the Pepperdine University School of Business and Management, 1987 - 1988; director of studies in public policy and associate professor of political economy at Chapman College, School of Business and Management, 1985 - 1987; and an expert economist for the Office of Regulatory Analysis, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, at the Department of Labor, 1983 - 1985. In addition, she has served as the Assistant Director for Strategy for the White House Office of Policy Development in the Executive Office of the President, 1982 - 1983; and as a staff economist for the RAND Corp. in Santa Monica, CA, 1973 - 1982.

Dr. Montoya graduated from St. Hugh's College, Oxford University Occidental College (B.A., 1959), Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (M.A., 1960), Stanford University (M.A., 1966), and the University of California at Los Angeles (Ph.D., 1977). She was born April 9, 1938, in Los Angeles, CA. She is married, has one child, and resides in Los Angeles, CA.

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