Public Papers

Nomination of John G. Keller, Jr., To Be an Under Secretary of Commerce


The President today announced his intention to nominate John G. Keller, Jr., of the District of Columbia, to be Under Secretary of Commerce for Travel and Tourism at the Department of Commerce. He would succeed Rockwell Anthony Schnabel.

Since 1989, Mr. Keller has served as Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Presidential Advance. Prior to this Mr. Keller served in the Office of the Vice President as Deputy Assistant to the Vice President and Director of Advance, 1987 - 1989, and as Deputy Director of Advance, 1986 - 1987 and 1984 - 1985. He served as a confidential assistant to the Director at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1985 - 1986. Mr. Keller has served in the Office of the Vice President as a lead advance representative, 1982 - 1984, and as a volunteer advance representative, 1981 - 1982. Mr. Keller has served at the George Bush for President campaign as the scheduling and advance coordinator, 1979 - 1980. His work experience has allowed him to travel over one million miles and has taken him to more than 70 foreign countries and every State in the Nation.

Mr. Keller graduated from Iowa State University (B.A., 1982). He was born August 10, 1958, in Washington, DC. Mr. Keller is married and resides in Alexandria, VA.