Focus On Middle Market Exporters - New Members Announced
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 16, 2003
Marianna Ohe (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 2004 Advisory Committee tomorrow, Dec. 18, 2003, at Ex-Im Bank headquarters, with a focus on middle market exporters. The meeting is open to the public.
WHERE: ROOM 1143, EX-IM BANK HEADQUARTERS
WHEN: 10 A.M., DECEMBER 18, 2003
Now in its 21st year, the Congressionally-mandated Advisory Committee helps Ex-Im Bank review policies and programs by providing input from various sectors of the economy. This year's committee has eight new members and six returning members. A fifteenth member will be added shortly to complete the committee.
The committee will conduct four meetings during fiscal 2004 to examine Ex-Im Bank's programs and make recommendations for enhancing service and value. This year's focus will be the characteristics and financial needs of middle market exporters in an economy where service exports play an ever larger role, and effective outreach techniques to serve the middle market.
The members of the fiscal 2004 Committee and the sectors they represent are as follows (starred names indicate new members):
CHAIR - H. THOMAS KORNEGAY
Port of Houston Authority
WILLIAM LEE BRYANT, II
Bryant Christie Inc. (BCI)
*STEPHEN G. CANTON
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
iCore Advisory Services
Managing Director and Global Manager of Structured Trade Finance, Investment
Citigroup Global Markets Inc.
New York, NY
*KAREN P. GIBBS
Co-anchor, Wall $treet Week with FORTUNE
Maryland Public Television
Owings Mills, MD
*HARRY G. HAYMAN, III
Senior Vice President and Group Head, Global Services and Strategic Partners
OWEN E. HERRNSTADT
Director, International Affairs
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers
Upper Marlboro, MD
Assistant Director for International Economics, Public Policy Department
*MARGARITA A. MORALES-PEREZ
Chief Financial Officer
MD International, Inc.
Representing Small Business
*LINO J. PIEDRA
Executive Vice President
Griesinger Associates, Inc.
LT. GOVERNOR MICHAEL S. STEELE
State of Maryland
Representing State Government
*MICHAEL W. STODDARD
Managing Director and President
Trade Source International
*DANIEL H. WALTERS
Manager, Global Accounts Division
Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation
DIANE M. WILLKENS
President, Chief Executive Officer and Founder
Development Finance International Inc.
Representing Small Business/Services
The Advisory Committee will hold subsequent meetings on February 18, May 19, and July 21 of 2004.
Ex-Im Bank is an independent U.S. government agency that helps finance the sale of U.S. exports primarily to emerging markets throughout the world by providing loans, guarantees and insurance. In fiscal year 2003, Ex-Im Bank supported $14.3 billion of U.S. exports worldwide.