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SARAH McCRAY HILDEBRAND APPOINTED EX-IM BANK VICE PRESIDENT OF CONGRESSIONAL AND EXTERNAL RELATIONS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 12, 2001

Media Contact Name/Phone: 

Marianna Ohe (202) 565-3200

Sarah McCray Hildebrand, a government and public affairs executive with experience in dealing with Congress, the Executive Branch and the private sector, has been named vice president of Congressional and external relations at the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank), Ex-Im Bank Chairman John E. Robson announced Wednesday.

Hildebrand comes to Ex-Im Bank from the American Forest & Paper Association where she has served as vice president of government affairs since 1994. She was deputy assistant secretary of public liaison at the U.S. Treasury Department from 1989-1993. Before that she was director of Congressional affairs at the Commerce Department's International Trade Administration.

Hildebrand headed the Reagan-Bush 1984 campaign committee scheduling office. In 1983, she was deputy director of the office of Presidential scheduling in the Reagan White House. She was director of information services at the National Republican Congressional Committee in 1982-1983 and, before that, served as legislative assistant to Rep. Dan Lungren, 42nd District, CA, and staff assistant to Rep. Bill Chappell, 4th District, FL.

Hildebrand holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Government from the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA.

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. Ex-Im Bank supported $15.5 billion in U.S. exports in fiscal year 2000.