Export-Import Bank of the United States Hosts Joint Meeting of 2022-2023 Advisory Committees and Subcommittees to Kick Off EXIM Annual Conference
WASHINGTON – The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) today hosted its first-ever joint meeting with the 2022-2023 Advisory Committee, Sub-Saharan Africa Advisory Committee and the Councils on Climate, China Competition, Small Business and Advancing Women in Business.
The meeting, which was held virtually and in-person, opened with remarks from EXIM President and Chair Reta Jo Lewis, who expressed her excitement with having the members of all EXIM’s advisory committees and councils together to kick off EXIM’s Annual Conference. Subsequently, the members of EXIM’s Board of Directors, Vice Chair Judith Pryor and Directors Spencer Bachus and Owen Herrnstadt spoke about important initiatives at EXIM and welcomed the committee members’ expertise.
The Chairs and Co-Chairs each discussed their priorities for their respective committees and members were then briefed by EXIM staff on EXIM programs including China and Transformational Exports (CTEP), sub-Saharan Africa, small business, and climate and renewable energy. The 2021 EXIM Competitiveness report was also reviewed in addition to an ethics briefing.
“I am pleased to kick off EXIM’s Annual Conference week with this meeting of our advisory committees and subcommittees – the first time many of our members have engaged with each other in-person,” said Chair Lewis. “The expertise and work of each of these advisory groups truly informs and helps in shaping the processes and programs at EXIM as we continue to carry out our mission of supporting U.S. exports and the priorities of the Biden-Harris Administration.”
Following the joint meeting, individual sessions were held for each of the six committees and councils and featured presentations from Claire Wang, Senior Policy Advisor of the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Special Presidential Envoy for Climate (SPEC), Jesse Young, Senior Advisor, Special Presidential Envoy for Climate (SPEC) and senior members of EXIM staff.
The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) is the nation’s official export credit agency with the mission of supporting American jobs by facilitating U.S. exports. To advance American competitiveness and assist U.S. businesses as they compete for global sales, EXIM offers financing including export credit insurance, working capital guarantees, loan guarantees, and direct loans. As an independent federal agency, EXIM contributes to U.S. economic growth by supporting tens of thousands of jobs in exporting businesses and their supply chains across the United States. Since 1992, EXIM has generated more than $9 billion for the U.S. Treasury for repayment of U.S. debt. Learn more at www.exim.gov.