Obama Appoints Dow Corning CEO To Council 7-07-2010 - WNEM TV 5

Obama Appoints Dow Corning CEO To Council 7-07-2010

Dow Corning CEO Dr. Stephanie A. Burns has been appointed by President Barack Obama to the President’s Export Council, a public/private sector advisory committee that advises the president on international trade.
The council will advise the president on policies and initiatives to improve U.S. trade performance; promote expanded exports; and address trade-related challenges among the business, industrial, agricultural, labor and government communities.
“I am proud that Dow Corning is viewed by government officials and the business community as an innovative leader in global business,” said Burns, whose term lasts until November 2011. “Collaborating with this diverse, experienced and respected group of individuals will be an honor, but more importantly, will help guide the United States for sustainable economic strength.”
The PEC, which reports to the Department of Commerce, will play a key role in the president’s plan to double U.S. exports over the next five years.
The Council will be led by James McNerney, CEO of the Boeing Corp. Ursula Burns, CEO of the Xerox Corp, will serve as vice chair woman.
“To build on the progress we’ve made so far, I’ve appointed these accomplished men and women to serve in these important roles,” said Obama at a reception in the White House Rose Garden where he announced the council members. “I am confident that their depth of experience in the private sector will be valuable as we continue working to open new markets for American goods, boost our exports and level the playing field for American workers.”
“This challenging economic environment only heightens the importance of some of the trade challenges and opportunities we have in the U.S.,” said Burns.
Burns’ 27-year career at Dow Corning has spanned scientific research, issues management, science and technology leadership and business management.
She has been a member of Dow Corning’s board of directors since 2001 and was elected president of the company in 2003 and Chief executive officer in 2004.
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