, Nov. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Board of Export-Import Bank of
the United States
(Ex-Im Bank) appointed sixteen members to the Bank's Advisory Committee for 2013. The Committee advises Ex-Im Bank on its policies and programs, in particular on the extent to which the Bank helps U.S. exporters to compete. Congress established the Advisory Committee thirty years ago.
, managing partner of McLarty Associates, will again chair the committee.
"I am pleased to announce our 2013 Advisory committee members," said Ex-Im Bank Chairman and President
Fred P. Hochberg
. "Our members represent various regions of our nation and all are committed to helping Ex-Im Bank achieve its mission of creating and sustaining U.S. jobs through exports. Our Committee is responsible for offering fresh ideas, perspectives and insights, and I look forward to working with each of our new members."
More nominations for the committee were received this year than ever before. This indicates strong bipartisan interest in achieving the National Export Initiative goal of doubling exports between 2010 and 2015. The Bank directors selected members in a process that weighed the nominees' business experience and qualifications, and created balance in perspectives. The final slate represents a wide sampling of business sectors, including small business, manufacturing, labor, services, finance, and environmental concerns.
Members of the FY2013 Advisory Committee, and the sectors they represent, are as follows. Asterisked names indicate new members:
, Managing Partner, McLarty Associates,
, CEO, Vermeer Corporation,
, CEO, Frontier Spinning Mills Inc.,
, Partner, ABRO Industries Inc.,
C. Fred Bergsten
for International Economics,
, CEO, Boyle Energy Services & Technology Inc.,
, Senior Counselor, Albright Stonebridge Group and Center for American Progress,
, Trade and Globalization Policy Specialist, AFL-CIO,
, President, Nuclear Business Group, CH2M Hill,
, Director, Trade and Globalization, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers,
, President and Owner, Ceilings Plus,
, Chairman of the Board, Citigroup Inc.,
New York City
, Vice Chairman and CFO, Orbital Sciences Corporation,
, President and CEO, Innovative Global Supply LLC,
, CEO, FirmGreen Inc.,
ABOUT EX-IM BANK:
is an independent federal agency that helps create and maintain U.S. jobs by filling gaps in private export financing at no cost to American taxpayers. In the past five years (from Fiscal Year 2008), Ex-Im Bank has earned for U.S. taxpayers nearly
above the cost of operations. The Bank provides a variety of financing mechanisms, including working capital guarantees, export-credit insurance and financing to help foreign buyers purchase U.S. goods and services.
in total authorizations in FY 2012 – an all-time Ex-Im record. This total includes more than
directly supporting small-business export sales – also an Ex-Im record. Ex-
's total authorizations are supporting an estimated
in U.S. export sales and approximately 255,000 American jobs in communities across the country. For more information, visit
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the United States