Duncan Is New Chair of Intellectual Property Committee

Dan Duncan, Senior Director of Government Affairs with McGraw Hill Financial [now S&P Global], has agreed to serve as Chair of USCIB’s Intellectual Property Committee. Dan is responsible for advising the company’s Standard & Poor’s unit on public policy initiatives and analyzing how changes in laws and regulations affect the company’s business. In addition, he chairs McGraw Hill Financial’s anti-piracy committee, and he has been an active member of the IP Committee. Congratulations, Dan, and thank you for your leadership!

We welcome Kristin Isabelli as USCIB’s Director of Customs and Trade Facilitation. In addition to staffing USCIB’s Customs and Trade Facilitation Committee, chaired by Jerry Cook (HanesBrands), Kristin will serve as the International Chamber of Commerce’s representative to the World Customs Organization’s Harmonized System Committee, and as a member of the APEC Customs Business Working Group. Kristin comes to USCIB from the House Committee on Ways and Means, where she worked as the trade legislative assistant for Committee Chairman Dave Camp. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Allegheny College and is currently working toward a master’s degree in international commerce at George Mason University.

In November, USCIB Vice President Shaun Donnelly was one of just a few business panelists at the annual conference of the Vale Columbia Center on Sustainable International Investment, which was held in New York. The annual Columbia University conference has become a major gathering place for investment policy experts.  In October, Helen Medina, USCIB’s Senior Director for Product Policy and Innovation, was the keynote speaker at a meeting of senior product stewardship executives organized by the Conference Board, at the headquarters of PPG Industries in Pittsburgh. Helen addressed emerging global discussions that will impact product stewardship.

New USCIB Members

We are delighted to welcome the following companies and organizations as the newest members of USCIB:

Amgen

Bechtel

Caplin & Drysdale

Institute of Scrap Metal Recycling Industries

K&L Gates

Miller & Chevalier

Mishcon de Reya

PPL Corporation

TD Bank

Wal-Mart

To learn more about the benefits of membership in USCIB, please contact Alison Hoiem, Director of Member Services, at 202-682-1291 or ahoiem@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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