Member Staff News: New Chair for ICT Committee

Spring 2011

New Chair for ICT Committee

Amb. David Gross
Amb. David Gross

Ambassador David Gross, the former top State Department official on international communications policy, now at Wiley Rein, is the new chair of USCIB’s Information, Communications and Technology Committee. He will lead the development and delivery of business views on information technology and Internet policy developments worldwide. Mr. Gross succeeds Arthur Reilly, who has retired from Cisco Systems, Inc….Pfizer executive Anthony Barone has been appointed vice chair of USCIB’s Customs and Trade Regulations Committee, in which he is set to advance the committee’s work program and provide support to the committee’s chair, Selig Merber, vice president of GE International. The committee’s work focuses on customs reform, with the aim of simplifying and harmonizing customs policies and procedures so as to overcome barriers to trade.

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New USCIB Members

We are delighted to welcome the following companies and organizations as the latest additions to USCIB’s diverse membership:

The Gap, Inc.

NBC Universal

King & Wood

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

FTI Consulting

American Farm Bureau Federation

Center for Information Policy Leadership

Distilled Spirits Council of the U.S.

To learn more about how USCIB membership can benefit your organization, contact Alison Hoiem (202-682-1291 or

Staff News

Josefa Sicard-Mirabal, Director of Arbitration and ADR, North America of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, has joined a new Sanctions Committee under the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), which will investigate and sanction all new corruption allegations…  Alexandra Garcia and Kira Yevtukhova have joined USCIB as program development assistants supporting the policy team. Prior to joining USCIB, Kira interned at the British Council‘s New York office working with the Programming and the Partnerships teams.  She holds a Bachelors Degree from Mount Holyoke College in International Relations and a minor in Russian Eurasian Studies. After the completion of her undergraduate degree, she participated in Columbia University’s 2010 Hertog Global Strategy Initiative, which focused on historical analysis and policy making in the field of Nuclear Nonproliferation. She is a Russian speaker and is proficient in French. Alexandra obtained Bachelor of Arts degrees in International Affairs and Communication Studies from Northeastern University.   She studied abroad in Italy and South Africa and lived in Geneva, Switzerland while she worked as a Junior Professional Officer for the Implementation Support Unit of the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention.  She is fluent in Spanish and is currently learning French.

Staff Contact:   Alison Hoiem

Vice President Membership
Tel: 202.682.1291

Alison Hoiem manages USCIB’s Member Services department and works to ensure that USCIB’s policy priorities are aligned with the needs of members. She also works to recruit new members to USCIB. Prior to joining USCIB in 2008 as membership assistant, she served as an account executive at several public relations agencies, where she worked with a number of association clients.
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