Member Staff News

USCIB Chairman William J. Parrett of Deloitte, (right) with Kurt Soderlund of the Safe Water Network, at January’s World Economic Forum in Davos.  They announced a joint project to develop small-scale, community-based solutions to bring safe water to neglected populations.
USCIB Chairman William J. Parrett of Deloitte, (right) with Kurt Soderlund of the Safe Water Network, at January’s World Economic Forum in Davos. They announced a joint project to develop small-scale, community-based solutions to bring safe water to neglected populations.

USCIB Chairman William G. Parrett will complete his term as Deloitte’s global chief executive officer on May 31, but he will continue as a senior partner at Deloitte and until his planned retirement in mid-2008.  He will also retain his USCIB chairmanship and continue to serve on ICC’s Executive Board through 2008.

Deloitte’s board has approved the nomination of James Quigley as Mr. Parrett’s successor.  “I look forward to the next 12 months, where I will be working to ensure a smooth transition to our leadership team,” said Mr. Parrett of his transition.  He plans to remain closely involved in Deloitte’s Chinese and European operations, advise many clients and contribute to the company’s corporate responsibility activities.

Under Mr. Parrett’s leadership, Deloitte has experienced five consecutive years of double-digit growth, and member firms were expected to finish fiscal year 2007 with some $23 billion in aggregate revenues.

In other member news, Christopher Kuner (Hunton & Williams) has been named  vice chair of the ICC Commission on E-Business, IT and Telecoms (EBITT).  He will also continue to chair ICC’s Task Force on Privacy and the Protection of Personal Data, which he has headed for the past four years.

USCIB Staff News

Chris Martin has joined USCIB’s Policy and Program Department as manager of marketing and advertising, and will share responsibility for information, communications and technology with Heather Shaw.

Gabriela Vera is the latest addition to USCIB’s ATA Carnet Export Service, where she will serve as an issuing representative.

Alison Kueffner has joined us as a spring intern, supporting USCIB’s Membership and Communications departments.

New Members – USCIB is proud to welcome the following new members: Council on Competitiveness, ElectronicIndustries Alliance, LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae LLP, and Mattel, Inc.

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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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