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Ex-Im Bank Announces FY2006 Advisory Committee Members, Sets First Meeting for December 13, 2005

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 4, 2005

Media Contact Name/Phone: 

Marianna Ohe (202) 565-3200

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) will hold the first meeting of its Fiscal Year 2006 Advisory Committee on December 13, 2005 at Ex-Im Bank headquarters in Washington, D.C. Now in its 23rd year, the Congressionally-established Advisory Committee helps Ex-Im Bank review policies and programs by providing input from various sectors of the economy.

EX-IM BANK 2006 ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING
When: 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 13, 2005
Where: Ex-Im Bank headquarters, 811 Vermont Ave., N.W., Room 1143
The meeting is open to the public

The Advisory Committee holds quarterly meetings to examine Ex-Im Bank's programs and make the recommendations for enhancing service and value. This year the committee is focusing on challenges for 2006 including increasing support for small business and the changing competitive landscape.

This year's Committee has seven new members and eight returning members. The members and the sectors they represent are as follows (starred names indicate new members):

CHAIRMAN - STEPHEN G. CANTON
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
iCore Advisory Services
Washington, DC
Representing Services

SUSAN AU ALLEN
National President and CEO
US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce
Washington, DC
Representing Small Business

*TIMOTHY A. BRIDGEWATER
Chairman & Managing Director
Interlink Capital Strategies, LLC
South Jordan, Utah
Representing Small Business

DANIEL W. CHRISTMAN
Senior Vice President-International Affairs Division
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Washington, DC
Representing Commerce

*SHARON FREEMAN
President
Lark-Horton Global Consulting, LTD
Washington, D.C.
Representing Small Business

*ALBERT A. GIANDOMENICO
President
EIA Global
Walpole, Mass.
Representing Services

OWEN E. HERRNSTADT
Director, Trade and Globalization
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
Upper Marlboro, MD
Representing Labor

THEA LEE
Assistant Director for International Economics
Policy Director
AFL-CIO
Washington, DC
Representing Labor

LINUS B. LOSH
Consultant - Conservation and Environmental Planning
Westerville, OH
Representing Agriculture

*JAMAL QURESHI
Director & CEO
JQ American Corporation
Hayward, Calif.
Representing Small Business

*JOSEPH E. SAMORA, JR.
Senior Vice President
CaseNewHolland, Inc.
Washington, D.C.
Representing Product Manufacturing

*ROBERT SIMONINI
Managing Director, Global Finance
Seimens Financial Services Inc.
Orlando, Fla.
Representing Product Manufacturing

LT. GOVERNOR MICHAEL S. STEELE
State of Maryland
Annapolis, MD
Representing State Government

*MARK C. TREANOR
Senior Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Wachovia Corporation
Charlotte, N.C.
Representing Finance

JAMES F. WILFONG
President
TradeNex
Fryeburg, ME
Representing Small Business

Ex-Im Bank, the official export credit agency of the United States, is in its 71st year of helping finance the sale of U.S. exports, primarily to emerging markets throughout the world, by providing loan guarantees, export credit insurance and direct loans. In fiscal year 2005, Ex-Im Bank authorized $14 billion in transactions supporting almost $17.9 billion of U.S. exports to markets worldwide. For more information on Ex-Im Bank visit //www.exim.gov. To receive news and information directly from Ex-Im Bank via e-mail, sign up at https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/USEXIM/subscriber/new.