Barbara Wanner Named to Lead ICT Policy at United States Council for International Business

Barbara Wanner

New York, N.Y., October 9, 2012Barbara Wanner has been named vice president for information, communications and technology (ICT) at the United States Council for International Business (USCIB), a pro-trade association encompassing America’s top global companies.

Wanner, who comes to USCIB from the Coalition of Services Industries, where she was director of the Global Services Summit and played a leading role on ICT policy, joined USCIB’s Washington, D.C. office on October 1.

“Barbara Wanner is an outstanding addition to USCIB’s policy team,” said USCIB President and CEO Peter M. Robinson. “She brings over thirty years of experience in trade and economic policy, as well as strong relationships with policy makers and a deep understanding of the business advocacy process.”

Founded in 1945, USCIB works to advance U.S. industry positions around the world, utilizing a unique network of international business groups – including the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and BIAC, the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD – with official standing in the United Nations, the OECD and many other inter-governmental bodies. It has long championed policies to expand information flows and the global Internet, promote information security, and expand market access for telecommunications and other information services.

As the lead staff member supporting USCIB’s Information, Communications and Technology Committee, Wanner will work closely with a diverse member base led by the committee’s chair, David Gross (Wiley Rein), and its vice chairs, Joseph Alhadeff (Oracle) and Leslie Martinkovics (Verizon). Important upcoming policy initiatives falling under her and the committee’s remit include the UN’s Internet Governance Forum and this December’s World Conference on International Telecommunications.

In addition to her work with the Coalition of Services Industries, Wanner has held positions at the U.S. Asia Pacific Council of the East-West Center, the International Electronics Manufacturers and Consumers of America, the Japan Economic Institute, and on Capitol Hill. She holds a master’s degree from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree from Bucknell University.

About USCIB:

USCIB promotes open markets, competitiveness and innovation, sustainable development and corporate responsibility, supported by international engagement and regulatory coherence.  Its members include U.S.-based global companies and professional services firms from every sector of our economy, with operations in every region of the world.  With a unique global network encompassing leading international business organizations, USCIB provides business views to policy makers and regulatory authorities worldwide, and works to facilitate international trade and investment. More at www.uscib.org.

Contact:
Jonathan Huneke, USCIB
(212) 703-5043 or jhuneke@uscib.org

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Kira Yevtukhova manages USCIB’s print and online publications, including the website, e-newsletter and quarterly magazine, and serves as the organization’s digital media strategist. Prior to this role, Kira worked for over five years within USCIB’s Policy Department, focusing on climate change, environment, nutrition, health, and chemicals related policy issues. She is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and is currently pursuing an MBA at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business.
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