Member Staff News: Bank of New York’s Donald Monks Elected USCIB Treasurer

New USCIB Treasurer Donald Monks (center) with board member Irene Meister and Paul Cronin, USCIB’s CFO.
New USCIB Treasurer Donald Monks (center) with board member Irene Meister and Paul Cronin, USCIB’s CFO.

At the October meeting of the Executive Committee, USCIB’s board of directors, Donald Monks was unanimously elected USCIB’s treasurer.  Mr. Monks is vice chairman of The Bank of New York, Inc., where he serves as chief administrative officer, manager of operations and technology and a member of the company’s senior policy committee.

As USCIB’s treasurer, Mr. Monks will chair the Finance and Oversight Committee, a standing committee of the board that oversees USCIB financial operations, working closely with Paul Cronin, USCIB’s vice president and chief financial officer.  He succeeds J. Frank Brown, who retired earlier this year from PricewaterhouseCoopers to become dean of the INSEAD business school.

During more than three decades with Bank of New York, Mr. Monks has directed key functions including an operations and technology organization that now spans three continents and includes a staff of nearly 7,000.  He has been recognized globally as a leader in shaping the evolution of the payments and securities servicing industries as well as in developing industry protocols for infrastructure resilience and business continuity.

Thanks to Outgoing Chairs!  – Also at its October meeting, USCIB’s Executive Committee unanimously adopted a resolution expressing the organization’s thanks to several outgoing committee chairs: George D. Carpenter (Environment),Nancie S. Johnson (Trade Policy), John F. Manfredi (Marketing and Advertising), Donald M. Nelson (Food and Agriculture) and Edward J. Regan (Information Policy).

“On behalf of USCIB, we thank you for your commitment and leadership, which have advanced the mission of USCIB and its international affiliates for the benefit of the American and global business community,” wrote USCIB Chairman William G. Parrett and USCIB President Peter M. Robinson in follow-up to each outgoing chair.  “Your colleagues on the Executive Committee, and in the wider USCIB family, honor your outstanding contribution in clearly demonstrating the USCIB theme of ‘Global Business Leadership at Work.’”

Additional Committee Changes

In addition to Mr. Monks’ election, noted above, and following close consultation with members involved, USCIB has consolidated several committees, while appointing new chairs to these and several other committees and working groups to succeed a number of outgoing chairs.  The changes are as follows:

Environment Committee

Chair: Terry A. Cullum, director of corporate responsibility and environment & energy, General Motors Corporation

Lead staff: Andrea Fava (212-703-5047 or and Norine Kennedy (212-703-5052,

Food and Agriculture Working Group

Chair: Leonard Condon, vice president of international business relations, Altria Corporate Services, Inc.

Lead staff: Kimberly Halamar (212-703-5091,

Information, Communications and Technology Committee

(combining Information Policy Committee and Telecommunications Committee

Chair: Kenneth W. Leeson, chairman and CEO, TheDCoffice, Inc.

Vice Chairs: Joseph Alhadeff, vice president of global public policy, Oracle Corporation; Kim J. Ambler, director of information services policy affairs, The Boeing Company

Lead staff: Heather Shaw (212-703-5068,

Marketing and Advertising Committee

Chair: George Velez, global process leader, General Motors Corporation

Vice Chair: Carla Michelotti, executive vice president and general counsel, Leo Burnett Worldwide, Inc.

Lead staff: Alix Heywood (212-703-5090,

Trade and Investment Policy Committee

(combining Trade Policy Committee and Investment Policy Committee)

Chair: R. Scott Miller, director of national government relations, The Procter & Gamble Company

Vice Chair: Geoffrey B. Gamble, director of international government affairs, DuPont

Lead staff: Steve Canner (202-371-1316,, Joseph Gavin (202-371-1316,

Click here for a complete list of USCIB committees and officers

USCIB Staff News

USCIB President Peter M. Robinson has been elected to the board of NAFSA, the Association of International Educators, a member organization promoting international education and providing professional development opportunities to the field.  Mr. Robinson has long been involved in international educational exchange and travel.  He served as director of the inbound division at the American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS), an international educational travel company, and he was a member of the International Board of Trustees of AFS (American Field Service) Intercultural Programs from 1997 to 2004, following six years on the Board of Directors of AFS-USA.  He was also an AFS high school exchange student to Austria.

Congratulations to Josefa Sicard-Mirabal, the ICC International Court of Arbitration’s director of arbitration and ADR for in North America, who was named in October as one of the 100 most influential Hispanics by Hispanic Business magazine.  “New York-raised Ms. Sicard-Mirabal cut quite a swath through the legal community of her native Dominican Republic, serving as chief justice of the Civil, Commercial and Labor Court in La Vega,” the magazine notes.  “She worked with powerhouse law firm Greenberg Traurig before taking her new posting with the ICC in August.  The trilingual Ms. Sicard-Mirabal (Spanish, English, and French) founded and chairs Dominicans on Wall Street and can often be seen commenting on the news on television or in domestic and international newspapers.”  We couldn’t have said it better ourselves!

New Members

USCIB is proud to welcome the following new members:

  • Akerman Senterfitt, a law firm of some 500 attorneys and consultants, with offices in Florida and elsewhere around the United States
  • Allen & Overy LLP, an international legal practice with approximately 4,900 staff, including some 450 partners working in 25 major locations worldwide.

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Staff Contact:   Abby Shapiro

Executive Vice President, Strategy and Business Development
Tel: 212.703.5064

Abby Shapiro is responsible for evaluating and growing new products, services and programs that provide new revenue streams to USCIB, add value to membership and support USCIB’s mission and vision.
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