FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 7, 2012
Phil Cogan (202) 565-3200
Washington, D.C. - Daniel Reilly, an experienced communicator on Capitol Hill and a former reporter, has been named senior vice president, Communications, for the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank), the official export-credit agency of the United States.
In that position Reilly oversees all Ex-Im Bank external communications and public outreach activities.
I am pleased to welcome Daniel Reilly to Ex-Im, said Fred P. Hochberg, chairman and president of Ex-Im. Daniel's experience working at the highest levels of government and as a reporter has helped him gain an understanding of Ex-Im Bank and the important role it plays in contributing to the Nation's economy. Daniel will be applying that experience to ensure that more small and mid-sized businesses can take advantage of all that Ex-Im has to offer to help grow their foreign sales and keep Americans working.
Prior to joining Ex-Im, Reilly was national press secretary for Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), first in the Office of the Majority Leader and then in the Office of the Democratic Whip. Before that, Reilly was communications director for Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) who was the chairman of the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming.
A former reporter, Reilly was a staff writer at Politico from 2006 to 2009 where he covered Congress and politics. Before that, he worked in the Washington bureau of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
From 2003 to 2004, Reilly was a Fulbright Scholar in Trinidad where he reported for the Trinidad Guardian newspaper. He began his career as a media studies researcher at the Brookings Institution.
A native of Rochester, NY, Reilly received a bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin and a master's degree from The George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs.
About Ex-Im Bank:
Ex-Im Bank is an independent federal agency that helps create and maintain U.S. jobs by filling gaps in private export financing at no cost to American taxpayers. In the past five years, Ex-Im Bank has earned for U.S. taxpayers $1.9 billion above the cost of operations. The Bank provides a variety of financing mechanisms, including working capital guarantees, export-credit insurance, and financing to help foreign buyers purchase U.S. goods and services.
Ex-Im Bank approved $32.7 billion in total authorizations in FY 2011 -- an all-time Ex-Im record. This total includes more than $6 billion directly supporting small-business export sales -- also an Ex-Im record. Ex-Im Bank's total authorizations are supporting an estimated $41 billion in U.S. export sales and approximately 290,000 American jobs in communities across the country. For more information, visit www.exim.gov.