FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 8, 2011
Adrian Gianforti, (202) 565-3200
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) today announced that Sean Robert Mulvaney was sworn as the newest member of Ex-Im Bank's Board of Directors. Mulvaney, a Republican of Illinois, was nominated by President Obama on April 8TH, 2011 and confirmed by the Senate on May 26th, 2011 for the term expiring January 20, 2015.
Prior to his appointment, Director Mulvaney served as director of Economic Policy Program at the German Marshall Fund of the United States. Previously, he worked for the U.S. Agency for International Development, where he served until November 2008 as Assistant Administrator for Management, a Presidentially-appointed and Senate-confirmed position.
In addition to his service in the executive branch, Director Mulvaney has ten years of legislative experience on Capitol Hill serving various members working on trade and other policy issues. From 2005 to 2006, he worked as an assistant to Speaker J. Dennis Hastert for Appropriations, Budget and U.S. Trade Policy in the U.S. House of Representatives. From 2001 until 2005, he served as a trade and foreign policy advisor to the chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Foreign Operations, Congressman Jim Kolbe of Arizona. From 1998 to 2001, Director Mulvaney worked in brand management for the consumer products division of GlaxoSmithKline.
Director Mulvaney's prior trade and public policy experience represents a valuable addition to the Bank's board of directors, said Ex-Im Bank Chairman and President Fred P. Hochberg. His public service contributions are already exemplary and I believe his work with Ex-Im Bank will benefit the Nation and our economy by helping small businesses add more jobs by increasing U.S. exports.
Director Mulvaney received a B.A.S. in Economics and French from Washington University in St. Louis in 1990 and a Masters in International Management from Thunderbird, the American Graduate School of Global Management in 1997.
Ex-Im Bank, an independent, self-sustaining federal agency, helps create and maintain American jobs by filling gaps in export financing and strengthening U.S. export competitiveness. The Bank has generated $3.4 billion for U.S. taxpayers over the past 5 years.