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Ex-Im Bank Announces FY2008 Advisory Committee Members

Sets First Meeting For December 6, 2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 28, 2007

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 2008 Advisory Committee on Thursday, December 6, 2007 at Ex-Im Bank headquarters in Washington, D.C. Now in its 25th 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 2008 ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING
When: 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Thursday, December 6, 2007
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's Committee has nine new members and eight returning members. 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

*CARLOS AGUILAR
President
Bechtel Financing Services
Bechtel Enterprises
Frederick, MD
Representing Manufacturing

*PATRICK BAUMAN
Director, Corporate Treasury
Harris Corporation
Melbourne, FL
Representing Manufacturing

*PAUL B. BERETZ
Managing Director
Pacific Business Solutions
Clayton, CA
Representing Small Business

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

*GRACIELA M. DAVIS
President, CEO
Omega Environmental Technologies
Dallas Texas
Representing Small Business

*DALE M. GALVIN
Chief Operating Officer
Rare
Arlington, VA
Representing Environment

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

*THOMAS E. LOVEJOY
President
The Heinz Center for Science Economics
Washington, DC
Representing Environment

*THOMAS J. MALLOY
Managing Partner
Risk Protection International
Stratford, CT
Representing Services

*KASSA MARU
Chairman of the Board and President
American General Supplies Inc.
Gaithersburg, MD
Representing Small Business

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

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

MICHAEL D. SELFRIDGE
Head, Global Products Division
Silicon Valley Bank
Santa Clara, CA
Representing Finance

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

TIM WALTER
President
Dakota Farms Intl. Ltd.
Carpenter, SD
Representing Agriculture

Ex-Im Bank is in its 73rd year of helping finance the sale of U.S. exports, primarily to emerging markets throughout the world. In fiscal year 2007, Ex-Im Bank authorized $12.6 billion in loans, guarantees and export credit insurance to support an estimated $16 billion of U.S. exports. 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. .