Ex-Im Bank Announces FY2011 Advisory Committee Members

Dec 03, 2010, 18:42 ET from Export-Import Bank of the United States

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The directors of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) have named nine new members, and eight returning members, to the Bank's Advisory Committee for 2011. The committee provides Ex-Im Bank with expert guidance from various sectors of the economy to strengthen its support of U.S. exports.

Returning member James B. Murray, Jr., managing partner of Court Square Ventures, Charlottesville, Va., will chair the committee. This year the committee is focusing on challenges for 2011 relating to operational efficiency, small business, renewable energy and implementation of the Bank's Strategic Plan.

"We are very grateful to these committee members for volunteering their expertise which helps us do our part to realize President Obama's National Export Initiative (NEI) goal of doubling U.S. exports by 2015," said Ex-Im Bank Chairman and President Fred P. Hochberg.

The committee's first meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, December 14, 2010, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m..  The meeting is open to the public.

The members of the committee, and the sectors they represent, are as follows (starred names indicate new members):

CHAIRMAN – JAMES B. MURRAY, JR.

Managing Partner

Court Square Ventures

Charlottesville, Va.

Representing Finance

LUIS M. ARGUELLO

President

DemeTech Corporation

Miami, Fla.

Representing Small Business

*CATHERINE BESSANT

EVP, Global Technology & Ops

Bank of America

Charlotte, N.C.

Representing Finance

*NELSON CUNNINGHAM

Managing Partner

McLarty Associates

Washington, D.C.

Representing Services

DEBBIE I. DINGELL

President

D2 Strategies

Dearborn, Mich.

Representing Manufacturing

OWEN E. HERRNSTADT

Director, Trade and Globalization

International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers

Upper Marlboro, Md.

Representing Labor

*RICHARD KAUFFMAN

Chairman of the Board

Levi Strauss & Co.

San Francisco, Calif.

Representing Finance

JAMES T. KOLBE

Senior Transatlantic Fellow

German Marshall Fund of the United States

Washington, D.C.

Representing Government

THEA LEE

Deputy Chief of Staff, President's Office

AFL-CIO

Washington, D.C.

Representing Labor

*DEVEN PAREKH

Managing Director

Insight Venture Partners

New York, N.Y.

Representing Finance

STEVEN C. PARRISH

Founding Partner

Steve Parrish Consulting Group, LLC

Westport, Conn.

Representing Services

*JOHN RAUBER

Regional Director, Int'l. Finance,

 Central Europe, CIS, Africa &

 Middle East

John Deere Financial

Washington, D.C.

Representing Manufacturing

*MARIA DE LOURDES SOBRIN0

CEO

Lulu's Dessert Corporation

Huntington Beach, Calif.

Representing Small Business

DANIEL R. TISHMAN

Chairman & CEO

Tishman Construction Corporation

New York, N.Y.

Representing Environmental

*KIRK WAGAR

Managing Partner

The Wagar Law Firm

Coconut Grove, Fla.

Representing Small Business

*JOANNE WITTY, ESQ.

Brooklyn, N.Y.

Representing Environmental

*RANDY ZWIRN

CEO

Siemens Energy, Inc.

Orlando, Fla.

Representing Manufacturing

Ex-Im Bank, an independent, self-sustaining federal agency, helps create and maintain U.S. jobs by filling gaps in export financing and strengthening U.S. export competitiveness.

In fiscal year 2010, the Bank posted its second consecutive record breaking year, including preliminary figures of $24.5 billion in export financing, which supported $34.4 billion worth of American exports and 227,000 American jobs at more than 3,300 U.S. companies. Of these authorizations, more than $5 billion was for small businesses -- another record for the Bank.

SOURCE Export-Import Bank of the United States



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