SOURCE: The US-China Business Council

June 06, 2007 15:51 ET

USCBC Re-Elects Boeing Chairman & CEO McNerney as USCBC Chair; Welcomes New Board Members, Officers

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - June 6, 2007) - John Frisbie, president of the US-China Business Council (USCBC), today announced the re-election of Jim McNerney, Chairman, President and CEO of The Boeing Company, as the USCBC's chair for a second one-year term, as well as the election of the following new directors:

--  Stephen Angel, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer,
    Praxair, Inc.
--  William S. Cohen, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Cohen
    Group
--  Alan Gershenhorn, President, UPS International
--  Tom Lynch, Chief Executive Officer, Tyco Electronics
--  Robert A. McDonald, Vice Chairman, Global Operations, The Procter &
    Gamble Company
--  John Parker, Group Vice President, Asia Pacific and Africa,
    International Operations, Ford Motor Company
--  Christine Poon, Vice Chairman, Board of Directors; Member, Executive
    Committee, Johnson & Johnson
--  David Raisbeck, Vice Chairman, Cargill, Incorporated
    
In addition to the re-election of McNerney as USCBC chair, Frisbie also announced the following officers:
--  As vice chairs, Carla Hills, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer,
    Hills and Company; Andrew Liveris, President, Chief Executive Officer and
    Chairman, The Dow Chemical Company; and Edward Monser, Chief Operating
    Officer, Emerson
    
--  As secretary-treasurer, Keith Williams, President and Chief Executive
    Officer, Underwriters Laboratories Inc.
    
--  As Counsel, Andrew Shoyer, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP.
    
The full list of directors can be found at http://www.uschina.org/board_of_directors.html.

USCBC President Frisbie said, "The addition of eight new board members from a very diverse group of companies, along with the re-election of Boeing's Jim McNerney as USCBC chair, brings new depth and strength to the USCBC's efforts to forge a fair and balanced trade relationship between the United States and China. We must increase our efforts to ensure that both countries continue to benefit from this rapidly growing exchange of goods and services."

The US-China Business Council (USCBC, www.uschina.org) is the leading organization of US companies engaged in business with the People's Republic of China. Founded in 1973, the USCBC provides extensive China-focused information, advisory, and advocacy services, along with events, to nearly 250 US corporations operating within the United States and throughout Asia.

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