Expert Panel Convenes First Meeting March 27
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 16, 2000
Marianna Ohe (202) 565-3200
The Export Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) today announced the members of its 2000 Advisory Committee, which will be chaired by Owen E. Herrnstadt, director-international affairs, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. It is the first time a representative of the labor sector will chair the committee. Now in its 17th year, the Congressionally-mandated Advisory Committee helps Ex-Im Bank formulate policies and programs by providing input from various sectors of the economy. The Committee's first meeting will take place Monday, March 27, 2000 at 9:30 a.m.
The Advisory Committee meets four times yearly (the other three meetings this year are June 15, September 20 and December 13) to examine Ex-Im Bank's programs and make recommendations for enhancing service and outreach. The theme of this year's meetings is a broad exploration of the changing world of global export finance and Ex-Im Bank's role in it.
This year's members and the sectors they represent are as follows:
CHAIR - OWEN E. HERRNSTADT
Director, International Affairs
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
Upper Marlboro, MD
JEFFREY B. ADAMS
Director of International Marketing and Administration
Lamb Greys Harbor Co.
Representing Small Business
STEVEN G. LAMB
President and Chief Operating Officer
CNH Global N.V.
IAN M. WATSON McLAUGHLIN
Watson Machinery, International
Representing Production/Small Business
JAMES V. ORLANDO
Lucent Technologies, Inc.
KENNETH A. OYE
Center for International Studies,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
JAMES D. PRICE
Price & Marshall, Inc.
New York, NY
HECTOR E. RETTA
Senior Vice President
JOHN J. SALINGER
AIG Global Trade & Political Risk Insurance Co.
New York, NY
GERALD W. SMITH
Transcon Trading Co., Inc.
Representing Services/Small Business JOSEPH
Representing Production.HARRIET TAMEN
Tamen Law Office
New York, NY
DANIEL K. TARULLO
Professor of Law
Georgetown University Law Center
TOMMY G. THOMPSON
Governor of Wisconsin
Office of the Governor
Representing State Government
DAVID A. SMITH
Director of Public Policy
Herrnstadt and four other committee members (McLaughlin, Retta, Gerald Smith and Thompson) are serving repeat terms on the committee. The rest are new members.
Ex-Im Bank is an independent U.S. government agency that assists in financing the export of US goods and services to developing markets around the world by providing loans, guarantees and export credit insurance. Worldwide in fiscal year 1999, Ex-Im Bank supported nearly $17 billion of US exports.