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The Congressionally-established Advisory Committee advises EXIM on its policies and programs, in particular on the extent to which EXIM provides competitive financing to support American jobs through exports. The committee provides EXIM with guidance from various sectors of the economy to strengthen its support of U.S. exports. Comprised of 17 members and appointed by the Board of Directors, the committee includes representatives of environment, production, commerce, finance, agriculture, labor, services, state government, and the textile industry.

The Advisory Committee meets four times yearly to examine EXIM's programs and make recommendations for enhancing service and value for EXIM customers.

Subcommittee Letter Supporting the Renewal of the PEFCO Partnership

Please click here to view the transcripts from the committee meetings.

EXIM 2020-21 Advisory Committee Members:


The Honorable Stevan Pearce*
Chief Executive Officer/Manager
Trinity Industries, Inc
Former Member
U.S. House of Representatives and New Mexico House of Representatives
Hobbs, NM
Representing: State Government


Maria Cino
Vice President, Corporate Affairs for the Americas
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Washington, DC
Representing: Production

Bill Cummins*
Executive State Director
Alabama SBDC Network
The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL
Representing: Commerce

Ambassador Paula Dobriansky
Senior Fellow, Harvard University Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Vice Chair, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security (Atlantic Council)
Washington, DC
Representing: Commerce

Rodney Ferguson
President and Chief Executive Officer
Winrock International
Arlington, VA
Representing: Environment

Lawrence Goodman
President and Founder
Center for Financial Stability
New York, NY
Representing: Finance

Owen Herrnstadt
Chief of Staff, Director of Trade and Globalization
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
Upper Marlboro, MD
Representing: Labor

Bill Huntington
President, N.A. Wholesale Men’s, Kids’ & Home
Ralph Lauren Corporation
New York, NY
Representing: Textiles

Sean McGarvey
North America’s Building Trade Unions
Washington, DC
Representing: Labor

Scott Palmer*
Palmer Hunter & Hall
Los Angeles, CA
Representing: Services

Rich Powell
Executive Director
Washington, DC
Representing: Environment

T.J. Raguso
Group Executive Vice President, Director of Global Banking
Zions Bancorporation
Houston, TX
Representing: Finance

Alex Sanchez
President and Chief Executive Officer
Florida Bankers Association
Tallahassee, FL
Representing: Finance

Venkee Sharma*
Chief Executive Officer
Aquatech International
Canonsburg, PA
Representing: Production

Christopher Smith*
Executive Director
Parity for Main Street Employers
Washington, DC
Representing: Commerce

Linda Upmeyer*
Member and Former Speaker Iowa House of Representatives
Clear Lake, IA
Representing: Agriculture

Joanne Young
Managing Partner
Kirstein & Young, PLLC
Washington, DC
Representing: Services

*Small Business

For more information about the Advisory Committee, please click here to view a Fact Sheet or email external@exim.gov.