FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 27, 2010
Marianna Ohe (202-565-3200)
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The directors of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) have named seven new members, and nine returning members, to the Bank's Advisory Committee for 2010. The committee provides Ex-Im Bank with expert guidance from various sectors of the economy to strengthen its support of U.S. exports.
Returning member Robert J. Bernabucci, president of UPS Capital Corporation, Melbourne, Fla., will chair the committee. This year the committee is focusing on challenges for 2010 relating to small business, renewable energy and implementation of the Bank's Strategic Plan.
The committee is scheduled to meet next on Friday, March 12, 2010, at the conclusion of Ex-Im Bank's annual conference at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. The Advisory Committee meeting is open to the public.
The members of the committee, and the sectors they represent, are as follows (starred names indicate new members):CHAIRMAN - ROBERT BOB J. BERNABUCCI President UPS Capital Corporation Atlanta, Ga. Representing Finance *LUIS M. ARGUELLO President DemeTech Corporation Miami, Fla. Representing Small Business PATRICK BAUMANN Director, Corporate Treasury Harris Corporation Melbourne, Fla. Representing Manufacturing GRACIELA M. DAVIS President and CEO Omega Environmental Technologies Dallas, Texas Representing Small Business *DEBBIE I. DINGELL President D2 Strategies Dearborn, Mich. Representing Manufacturing OWEN E. HERRNSTADT Director, Trade and Globalization International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Upper Marlboro, Md. Representing Labor *FRANK F. ISLAM CEO and Chairman FI Investment Group, LLC McLean, Va. Representing Small Business *JAMES T. KOLBE Senior Transatlantic Fellow German Marshall Fund of the United States Washington, D.C. Representing Government THEA LEE Deputy Chief of Staff, President's Office AFL-CIO Washington, D.C. Representing Labor THOMAS E. LOVEJOY President The Heinz Center for Science Economics Washington, D.C. Representing Environment THOMAS J. MALLOY Managing Partner Risk Protection International Stratford, Conn. Representing Services *JAMES B. MURRAY, Jr. Managing Partner Court Square Ventures Charlottesville, Va. Representing Finance *STEVEN C. PARRISH Founding Partner Steve Parrish Consulting Group, LLC Westport, Conn. Representing Services JOSEPH E. SAMORA, Jr. Senior Vice President Case New Holland Washington, D.C. Representing Manufacturing SANJIV S. SANGHVI President and CEO Wells Fargo HSBC Trade Bank San Francisco, Calif. Representing Finance MICHAEL D. SELFRIDGE Northern California Regional Manager Silicon Valley Bank Palo Alto, Calif. Representing Finance *DANIEL R. TISHMAN Chairman & CEO Tishman Construction Corporation New York, N.Y. Representing Environmental
Ex-Im Bank is the official export-credit agency of the United States. The independent, self-sustaining federal agency helps to create and maintain U.S. jobs by financing the sales of U.S. exports, primarily to emerging markets throughout the world, by providing loan guarantees, export-credit insurance and direct loans.
In fiscal year 2009, Ex-Im Bank set a record, authorizing more than $21 billion in support of U.S. exports to help ease tightened liquidity during the economic crisis. Ex-Im Bank also set a record for financing of small business exports at $4.36 billion in fiscal 2009. More information is available on the Bank's web site at www.exim.gov.