New York, N.Y., October 5, 2006 – The United States Council for International Business (USCIB), a leading pro-trade group, announced today that Terry A. Cullum, director for corporate responsibility and environment & energy with General Motors Public Policy Center, has been named the chair of USCIB’s Environment Committee.
“We are delighted that Terry Cullum has agreed to lead USCIB’s dynamic environmental affairs activities,” said USCIB President Peter M. Robinson. “Working with a team of dedicated members and staff professionals, we look forward to continuing to help business play a major role in international environmental policy discussions.”
USCIB’s Environment Committee promotes appropriate environmental protection within an open trade and investment system, and advances environmental protection and economic development as fundamental to sustainable development. As chair of the USCIB committee, Mr. Cullum succeeds George Carpenter, director for global sustainable development with Procter & Gamble, who retired at the end of September.
“We are very grateful to George Carpenter, who has helped define the whole idea of corporate sustainability, for his outstanding work on behalf of U.S. business in promoting greater awareness of environmental matters and of the many efforts by companies to improve environmental performance,” said Mr. Robinson.
Mr. Cullum began his career in General Motors’ Cadillac division as a project engineer. He held positions dealing with selection of materials, validation testing, and specification development before joining the corporate environmental staff in 1994. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Michigan. Mr. Cullum is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers and serves on a number of academic advisory boards.
General Motors Corp. (NYSE: GM), the world’s largest automaker, has been the global industry sales leader for 75 years. Founded in 1908, GM today employs about 327,000 people around the world. With global headquarters in Detroit, GM manufactures its cars and trucks in 33 countries.
USCIB promotes an open system of global commerce in which business can flourish and contribute to economic growth, human welfare and protection of the environment. Its membership includes some 300 U.S. companies, professional service firms and associations whose combined annual revenues exceed $3 trillion. As American affiliate of the leading international business and employers organizations, including ICC, USCIB provides business views to policy makers and regulatory authorities worldwide and works to facilitate international trade.
Norine Kennedy, Vice President, Environmental Affairs, USCIB
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