Public Papers - 1989
Nomination of Thomas E. Anfinson To Be a Deputy Under Secretary of Education
The President today announced his intention to nominate Thomas E. Anfinson to be Deputy Under Secretary for Management at the Department of Education in Washington, DC. He would succeed Patrick Pizzella.
Since 1986 Mr. Anfinson has served as Chairman of the Federal Prevailing Rate Advisory Committee at the Office of Personnel Management in Washington, DC. Prior to this, he served as special assistant to the Deputy Administrator for Management, Administration, and Budget for the Health Care Financing Administration at the Department of Health and Human Services, 1986; and as special assistant to the Assistant Secretary for the Employment and Training Administration and special assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Policy at the Department of Labor, 1985 - 1986. In addition, he served as special assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Public Housing at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, 1985; deputy treasurer for the Reagan-Bush 1984 Presidential reelection committee in Washington, DC, 1983 - 1985; Executive Assistant to the Assistant Secretary and Acting General Manager of the New Community Development Corporation at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, 1981 - 1983; and special assistant to the Deputy Under Secretary for Field Coordination at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, 1981 - 1983. Mr. Anfinson served as president of Anfinson Accountancy Corp. in Newport Beach, CA, 1977 - 1981; on the renegotiation board in Los Angeles, CA, 1972 - 1977; and national tax manager for the Toyota Motor Sales and Distributors, Inc., in Torrance, CA, 1971 - 1972.
Mr. Anfinson graduated from the University of Southern California at Los Angeles (B.S., 1964) and the Federal Executive Institute in 1987. He was born August 16, 1941, in Stockton, CA. Mr. Anfinson served in the U.S. Army Reserve, 1965 - 1970. He is married, has three children, and resides in Great Falls, VA.