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Ex-Im Bank Announces FY2007 Advisory Committee Members

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 30, 2006

Media Contact Name/Phone: 

Phil Cogan (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 2007 Advisory Committee on Tuesday, December 5, 2006 at Ex-Im Bank headquarters in Washington, D.C. Now in its 24th 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 2007 ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING
When: 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 5, 2006
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; its primary task is to advise the Bank concerning its programs, especially with respect to competitiveness. This year the committee is focusing on challenges for 2007, such as identifying the strategies and mechanisms that are enabling businesses to stay competitive in todays global marketplace.

(This year's Committee has five new members and nine returning members. One additional Advisory Board member is still to be named.
The members and the sectors they represent are as follows (starred names indicate new members):

CHAIRMAN - MARK C. TREANOR
Senior Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Wachovia Corporation
Charlotte, NC
Representing Finance

*ROSALEA W. Jo BRADLEY
Chief Executive Officer
Vermont Economic Development Authority
Stowe, VT
Representing State Government

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

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

ALBERT A. GIANDOMENICO
President
EIA Global
Walpole, MA
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

*STEPHANIE A. NOVOSEL
Chief Operating Officer, Corporate and Institutional Bank
PNC Bank
Pittsburgh, PA
Representing Small Business

JAMAL QURESHI
Director & Chief Executive Officer
JQ American Corporation
Hayward, CA
Representing Small Business

*JOHN W. RAUBER, JR.
Director, International Affairs
Deere & Company
Washington, DC
Representing Commerce


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

*VENKEE SHARMA
President and Chief Executive Officer
Aquatech International
Canonsburg, PA
Representing Small Business

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

*STEPHEN SOHN
President & Managing Director
Global Services, Inc.
Westport, CT
Representing Services


Ex-Im Bank is in its 72nd 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 nearly $14 billion in transactions supporting almost $17.9 billion of U.S. exports. More than $2.6 billion of these authorizations, representing 2,617 transactions, directly supported U.S. small businesses as primary exporters. 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/qualify.