Member Staff News: Help Us Keep USCIB’s Member Base Growing

USCIB’s membership is growing!  This year, more than ever, we owe our success to USCIB’s volunteer leadership – our current members – who have worked hard to open doors and tell their peers about the benefits of a USCIB membership.  Our 2012 membership campaign, led by USCIB’s Executive Committee and many key members, has resulted in the addition of 21 new members in the first half of 2012 – the most new members in the first six months of any year since 2005.

While that’s great news, now is not the time to sit back.  Competition for membership dollars is at an all-time high, and we need your help to tell the USCIB story to as many prospects as we can.

If you have a contact at a company that could benefit from USCIB membership, here are three simple steps you can take to get the ball rolling:

  1. E-mail or call with testimonial support on the value USCIB brings to your organization.
  2. Invite them to join you at a committee meeting as an observer to see how the process works first-hand.
  3. Offer them a one-year complimentary subscription to International Business.

Then be sure to let us know.  When you reach out, you’ll be helping to enrich your own membership at USCIB by adding more voices to support action on issues that are important to your company.  For more information on how you can get involved, contact me at, or Member Services Director Alison Hoiem at You’ll be glad you did.

Rob Mulligan
Rob Mulligan

Mulligan to Help Lead BIAC Trade Committee

USCIB Senior Vice President Rob Mulligan has been appointed by the BIAC (Business & Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD) Executive Board as vice chair of the BIAC Trade Committee.  Rob, who heads USCIB’s Washington, D.C. office, together with Committee Chair Cliff Sosnow and Vice Chair Oliver Wieck, will help guide BIAC’s work on trade, which is currently focused on trade and jobs, global value chains, services trade, export restrictions, non-tariff measures and state-owned enterprises.

New USCIB Members

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

DirecTV Latin America

Dickstein Shapiro LLP

McDermott Will & Emery LLP

McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP

WeiserMazars LLP

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

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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