Potter Is New Labor Committee Chair

Winter 2009/2010

Edward E. Potter of The Coca-Cola Company at USCIB’s February 2009 forum on child labor

Edward E. Potter, director of global labor relations with The Coca-Cola Company, is the new chair of USCIB’s Labor and Employment Policy Committee.  With extensive experience in international labor, workplace rights and employment law issues, Mr. Potter’s responsibilities include global labor and employee relations as well as the workplace social compliance of the business system and supply chain.  He has been closely involved with USCIB and the International Labor Organization, both at The Coca-Cola Company and at the law firm McGuinness & Williams, for over 25 years.

Business Leaders Sought for ICANN

USCIB members, please take note: the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is seeking nominations for leadership positions within the organization, including three ICANN board director positions that will be vacated in 2010.  Candidates need not have previous direct exposure to ICANN, but should be experienced in high-level business representation.  Christopher Martin, USCIB’s manager for marketing, ICTs and emerging markets, is serving on the ICANN nominating committee assessing candidate. Contact Chris at cgmartin@uscib.org for more information.  The application deadline is April 2, 2010.

USCIB Staff News

USCIB President and CEO Peter M. Robinson has been re-elected to the board of NAFSA: Association of International Educators.  NAFSA is the world’s largest nonprofit professional association dedicated to international education. … Kate Whitelaw has joined USCIB’s policy and program staff as an intern, assisting Norine Kennedy and Adam Greene on various environmental, corporate responsibility and human rights issues.  Kate holds a B.A. in political science and religious studies from Queen’s University in Canada, and has worked with Oxfam Canada, the Clinton Foundation and the International Crisis Group.

New USCIB Members

We are delighted to welcome the following organizations as the most recent new members of USCIB:

  • BP America
  • Bingham McCutchen LLP
  • Chaffetz Lindsey LLP
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP

To learn how your organization can benefit from USCIB membership, contact Alison Hoiem at (212) 703-5095 or ahoiem@uscib.org.


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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