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Ex-Im Bank Announces FY2012 Advisory Committee Members

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 14, 2011

Media Contact Name/Phone: 

Jamie Radice (202-565-3200)

Washington, D.C. - Today, The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) announced the addition of eight new members to the Bank's Advisory Committee for 2012. Now in its 29th year, the Congressionally-established committee helps Ex-Im Bank review policies and programs by providing input from various sectors of the U.S. economy.

Returning member Nelson Cunningham, managing partner of McLarty Associates, will chair the committee.

I am pleased to announce our 2012 Advisory Committee members, said Ex-Im Bank Chairman and President Fred P. Hochberg. Their service and expertise is greatly appreciated, and we look forward to working together to find new ways to increase U.S. exports and create jobs.

The members of the committee, and the sectors they represent, are as follows (asterisked names indicate new members):

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2012 Advisory Committee New Members.
From left to right: C. Fred Bergsten, Peter Baranay, Leslie Bergland, Nancy Mercolino, Kelly Williams, John Brislin, Garrett Pierce. Not pictured: Michael O'Neil

CHAIRMAN - NELSON CUNNINGHAM
Managing Partner
McLarty Associates
Washington, DC

*PETER BARANAY
President
ABRO Industries, Inc.
South Bend, IN
Representing Manufacturing

*LESLIE BERGLAND
Principal
Trade Acceptance Group, Ltd.
Edina, MN
Representing Small Business

*C. FRED BERGSTEN
Director
Peterson Institute for International Economics
Washington, DC
Representing Commerce, Trade Policy

*JOHN BRISLIN
President & CEO
Export Finance Assistance Center for Washington
Seattle, WA
Representing Government

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

THEA LEE
Deputy Chief of Staff, President's Office
AFL-CIO
Washington, DC
Representing Labor

*NANCY MERCOLINO
CEO
Ceilings Plus
Los Angeles, CA
Representing Small Business

*MICHAEL O'NEILL
Director, Citigroup
Chairman, Citibank N.A.
Chairman, Citibank N.A.
Representing Finance

DEVEN PAREKH
Managing Director
Insight Venture Partners
Chairman, Citibank N.A.
Representing Finance

STEVEN PARRISH
Founding Member
Steve Parrish Consulting Group, LLC
Westport, CT
Representing Services

*GARRETT PIERCE
Vice President & CEO
Orbital Sciences Corp.
Dulles, VA
Representing Manufacturing

DANIEL R. TISHMAN
Chairman & CEO
Tishman Construction Corporation
New York, NY
Representing Environmental

KIRK WAGAR
Managing Partner
The Wagar Law Firm
Miami, FL
Representing Small Business

*KELLY WILLIAMS
Managing Director and Group Head
Customized Fund Investment Group
Credit Suisse
New York, NY
Representing Finance

JOANNE WITTY
Attorney at Law
Brooklyn, NY
Representing Environmental

RANDY ZWIRN
CEO
Siemens Energy, Inc.
Orlando, FL
Representing Manufacturing

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 six years, Ex-Im Bank has earned for U.S. taxpayers $3.7 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.