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Appointments to the Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship (ACA)

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Employment and Training Administration, Labor.


Notice of ACA appointments.


The Employment and Training Administration hereby announces the appointments of 31 members to fill vacancies on the Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship (ACA), an advisory board to the Secretary. The ACA, which is authorized by Section 2 of the National Apprenticeship Act (29 U.S.C. 50), complies with the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C., App.). The Committee will be an effective instrument for providing assistance, advice, and counsel to the Secretary of Labor and the Assistant Secretary for the Employment and Training Administration in the development and implementation of administration policies and programs regarding apprenticeship.

Members are appointed for one-year or two-year terms. Ten members represent labor, ten members represent employers, and eleven members represent the public. The National Association of State and Territorial Apprenticeship Directors and the National Association of Governmental Labor Officials will have representation within the public group of the Committee. The Secretary shall appoint one of the public members as Chairperson of the Advisory Committee. A representative of the U.S. Department of Education and a representative of the Department of Commerce will be invited to serve as non-voting “ex-officio” members of the Committee. The Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training shall be a member ex-officio. The Designated Federal Official for the ACA is Mr. Anthony Swoope, Administrator of the Office of Apprenticeship Training, Employer and Labor Services.

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Mr. Anthony Swoope, Administrator, Office of Apprenticeship Training, Employer and Labor Services, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N-4671, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, D.C. 20210, telephone: (202) 693-2796 (this is not a toll-free number).

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The following is a list of the committee members by group:

Represents: Employers

Mr. Robert W. Baird, Vice President, Apprenticeship and Training, Standards and Safety, Independent Electrical Contractors, Inc., Alexandria, Virginia.

Ms. Linda Bien, President and CEO, North East Medical Services, San Francisco, California.

Ms. Phyllis Eisen, Vice President, Manufacturing Institute, Washington, DC.

Ms. Julie A. Flik, Executive Vice President, Compass Group, North American Division, Bion Island, Mamaroneck, New York.

Mr. Fred Haag, Senior Vice President-Electrical, Infrasource Inc., Madison, Mississippi.

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Mr. Kelvin D. Harrison, Technical Training Manager, Caterpillar, Inc., Peoria, Illinois.

Mr. Neill J. Hopkins, Vice President of Skills Development, Computing Technology Industry Association, Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois.

Mr. Frederick N. Humphreys, President & CEO, Home Builders Institute, Washington, DC.

Mr. Stephen C. Mandes, Executive Director, National Institute for Metalworking Skills, Fairfax, Virginia.

Ms. Karen T. Soehner, Nursing Home Administrator, Avante at Ormond Beach Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Ormond Beach, Florida.

Represents: Labor

Mr. John T. Ahern, Business Manager, International Union of Operating Engineers Local 30, Richmond Hill, New York.

Mr. George H. Bliss, III, Director of Training Administration, United Association of Journeymen & Apprentices of the Plumbing & Pipe Fitting Industry of the U.S. & Canada, Washington, DC.

Mr. Stephen A. Brown, Director, Construction Training Administration Department, International Union of Operating Engineers, Washington, DC.

Mr. William P. Doyle, Attorney, Marine Engineers' Beneficial Association, Washington, DC.

Mr. John S. Gaal, Director of Training Administration & Workforce Development, Carpenters' District Council of Greater, St. Louis and Vicinity, St. Louis, Missouri.

Mr. William K. Irwin, Jr., Executive Director, United Brotherhood of Carpenters, International Training Center, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Mr. John Mason, Director, Seafarers International Union, Paul Hall Institute, Piney Point, Maryland.

Mr. Joseph A. Miccio, Recording Secretary, Uniformed Firefighters Association of Greater New York, Local 94 I.A.F.F AFL-CIO, New York, New York.

Mr. Edward Mullins, President, Sergeants Benevolent Association, New York, New York.

Mr. Michael L. White, Executive Director of Apprenticeship and Training, International Union of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers, Washington, DC.

Represents: Public

Dr. Philip J. Anderson, Commissioner of Labor, Kentucky Department of Labor, Frankfurt, Kentucky.

Ms. Sharon C. Chu, Attorney, Law Offices of Sharon C. Chu, Rockville, Maryland.

Mr. Guarione Diaz, President and Executive Director, Cuban American National Council, Inc., Miami, Florida.

Ms. Rita DiMartino, Staten Island, New York.

Ms. Diana Enzi, Washington, DC.

Mr. Earl Everett, President, National Association of Government Labor Officials, Atlanta, Georgia.

The Honorable Mufi Hannemann, Mayor of Honolulu, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Mr. Thomas F. Hartnett, Attorney, Meyer, Suozzi, English and Klein, PC, Albany, New York.

Mr. Mark Maki, President, National Association of State and Territorial Apprenticeship Directors, Helena, Montana.

Dr. Irving Pressley McPhail, Chancellor, The Community College of Baltimore County, Baltimore, Maryland.

Ms. Audrey Silverstein, U.S. Embassy—Montevideo.

Nominees were selected from employer or national employer associations; religious, social welfare, academic, charitable, community-based, or national women's organizations; and state or local government.

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Signed at Washington, DC, this 28th day of March, 2005.

Emily Stover DeRocco,

Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training Administration .

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[FR Doc. E5-1520 Filed 4-4-05; 8:45 am]