New York, N.Y., October 24, 2006 – Harold McGraw III, chairman, president and chief executive officer of The McGraw-Hill Companies, a leading global information services provider, is to be honored with a leading pro-trade group’s top award for his work to promote international trade and to ensure America’s leadership in the global economy. The United States Council for International Business (USCIB) will present Mr. McGraw with its International Leadership Award at its December 4 annual dinner at the Hudson Theatre in New York City.
“Terry McGraw is precisely the type of business statesman the International Leadership Award was created for,” said USCIB Chairman William G. Parrett, chief executive officer of Deloitte. “His staunch and far-sighted advocacy of open markets around the world, coupled with his leadership of one of America’s most successful global companies, serve as a model for other executives.”
Each year since 1980, USCIB has honored a senior business executive for significant policy leadership in improving the global competitive framework for American business. Recent recipients of the International Leadership Award include Lee R. Raymond of ExxonMobil, Jean-René Fourtou of Vivendi Universal, Charles O. Holliday, Jr. of DuPont and George David of United Technologies. More information on the event is available at www.uscibgala.com.
In 1998, Mr. McGraw became chief executive officer of The McGraw-Hill Companies, which includes such leading brands as Standard & Poor’s, McGraw-Hill Education, BusinessWeek and J.D. Power and Associates, and was elected chairman of the company the following year. He has been a member of company’s board of directors since 1987. During his tenure, he has led a transformation of the company, consolidating 15 diverse units into three focused business segments, each one a market leader. Mr. McGraw is chairman of Business Roundtable as well as the Emergency Committee for American Trade. He serves on the Board of Directors of United Technologies and ConocoPhillips, and is a member of the Business Council.
Founded in 1945, USCIB promotes an open system of global commerce in which business can flourish and contribute to economic growth, human welfare and protection of the environment. Its membership includes some 300 leading U.S. companies, professional services firms and associations whose combined annual revenues exceed $3 trillion. As American affiliate of several leading global business groups, USCIB provides business views to policy makers and regulatory authorities worldwide and works to facilitate international trade. More information is available at www.uscib.org.
Jonathan Huneke, VP Communications, USCIB
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