Nomination of Carl D. Covitz To Be Under Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

April 7, 1987

The President today announced his intention to nominate Carl D. Covitz to be Under Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. He would succeed Lee L. Verstandig.

Mr. Covitz is currently president of Landmark Communities, Inc., in Beverly Hills, CA. Previously, he was vice president for marketing, ITT/Levitt & Sons, 1970 - 1973; national marketing manager for Canada Dry Corp., 1968 - 1970; and director of marketing for Rheingold Breweries, 1966 - 1968. Mr. Covitz was the product manager for Bristol-Myers Co., 1962 - 1968. In 1981 he served on the Executive Committee of the President's Private Sector Survey on Cost Control.

Mr. Covitz graduated from the Wharton School of Business and Commerce (B.S., 1960) and Columbia University (M.B.A., 1962). He served in the Army Reserve, 1960 - 1966. Mr. Covitz was born March 31, 1939, in Boston, MA. He is married and has two children. Mr. Covitz resides in Los Angeles, CA.