The President today announced his intention to nominate Jose E. Martinez, of Texas, to be Director of the Trade and Development Program. This is a new position.
Currently Mr. Martinez serves as Special Assistant to the President and Associate Director of Presidential Personnel at the White House in Washington, DC. Prior to this, he served as Associate Director of Presidential Personnel for national security matters, 1990; as president of J.E. Martinez Associates, Inc., a consulting firm in Alexandria, VA, 1985 - 1990; and he served as a professional staff member of the United States Senate Committee on Armed Services, 1981 - 1985.
Mr. Martinez graduated from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, TX (B.A., 1976) and The Catholic University of America (M.A., 1979). He was born August 14, 1941, in Matamoros, Mexico. Mr. Martinez served in the United States Air Force 1961 - 1981. He is married, has five children, and resides in Alexandria, VA.