Boeing Chairman & CEO Elected USCBC Chair

WASHINGTON, June 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The US-China Business Council (USCBC) today announced the election of W. James McNerney, Jr., chairman, president and CEO of The Boeing Company, as the USCBC's chair, as well as the election of other officers and directors.

McNerney leads the Chicago-based, $54.8 billion aerospace company. Boeing is the United States' largest exporter. The company's relationship with China has continued to grow since the early 1970s.

"The US-China Business Council has been the leading organization assisting American companies doing business with China for 33 years," said McNerney, whose own professional experience with China includes a period from 1992 to 1995, when he served in-region as senior vice president, Asia Pacific, for General Electric. "I am pleased to lead an organization that works so effectively to eliminate barriers and build opportunities in China."

John Frisbie, president of the USCBC, also announced the following elected officers:

      * As vice chairs, Hon. Barbara Hackman Franklin, president and CEO,
        Barbara Franklin Enterprises and former Secretary of Commerce; Andrew
        N. Liveris, president, CEO and chairman, The Dow Chemical Company; and
        Edward L. Monser, chief operating officer, Emerson;
      * As secretary-treasurer, Edgar G. Hotard, chairman, Monitor Group
        (China); and
      * As counsel, Andrew W. Shoyer, partner, Sidley Austin LLP

    The USCBC also today welcomed five new board members:

      * Joseph A. Gilmour, president and CEO, New York Life International,
      * William R. Rhodes, chairman and CEO, Citibank N.A.;
      * Patrick T. Stokes, president and CEO, Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc.;
      * Keith E. Williams, president and CEO, Underwriters Laboratories Inc.;
      * Gregory Q. Brown, Executive Vice President, Motorola, Inc.

    The full list of directors can be found below.

USCBC President Frisbie said, "I am delighted with today's election of Jim McNerney and the other officers and board members. USCBC has a strong board of business leaders with a balanced view of our commercial relationship with China."

McNerney succeeds Mike Eskew, chairman and CEO of UPS, as USCBC chair.

"I want to thank Mike Eskew for his contributions to USCBC's effectiveness over the past two-and-a-half years. I look forward to his continued involvement in our organization's important work," Frisbie said.

The US-China Business Council (USCBC, is the leading organization of US companies engaged in business with the People's Republic of China. Founded in 1973, the USCBC provides extensive China- focused information, advisory, and advocacy services, along with comprehensive events, to nearly 250 US corporations operating within the United States and throughout Asia.

    US-China Business Council

    Officers and Directors

    June 2006-07


    W. James McNerney, Jr.*
    Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
    The Boeing Company

    Vice Chairs

    Barbara Hackman Franklin*
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Barbara Franklin Enterprises

    Andrew N. Liveris*
    President, CEO and Chairman
    The Dow Chemical Company

    Edward L. Monser*
    Chief Operating Officer


    Edgar G. Hotard*
    Monitor Group (China)

    Andrew W. Shoyer
    Sidley Austin LLP

    John Frisbie



    Gregory Q. Brown
    Executive Vice President, President, Networks & Enterprise
    Motorola, Inc.

    David Constable
    Group President
    Fluor Corporation

    Michael L. Ducker
    Executive Vice President, International
    FedEx Express

    Michael T. Duke
    Vice Chairman
    Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

    Michael L. Eskew
    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

    John D. Finnegan
    Chairman, President and CEO
    The Chubb Corporation

    Barbara Hackman Franklin
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Barbara Franklin Enterprises

    Joseph A. Gilmour
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    New York Life International, LLC

    John J. Haley
    President and Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Board
    Watson Wyatt Worldwide

    Richard E. Hanson
    Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
    Weyerhaeuser Company

    Carla A. Hills
    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
    Hills & Company

    Edgar G. Hotard
    Monitor Group (China)

    Irwin M. Jacobs
    QUALCOMM Incorporated

    Muhtar Kent
    President, International
    The Coca Cola Company

    Jude P. Laspa
    Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President and Director
    Bechtel Group, Inc.

    Stuart L. Levenick
    Group President
    Caterpillar Inc.

    Roberta Lipson
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Chindex International, Inc.

    Andrew N. Liveris
    President, CEO and Chairman
    The Dow Chemical Company

    William B. Lytton
    Executive Vice President and General Counsel
    Tyco International Ltd.

    W. James McNerney, Jr.
    Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
    The Boeing Company

    Edward L. Monser
    Chief Operating Officer

    Dinesh C. Paliwal
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    ABB Inc.

    William R. Rhodes
    Chairman and CEO
    Citibank N.A.

    Mark A. Schulz
    Executive Vice President, Ford Motor Company President, International
    Ford Motor Company

    Deven Sharma
    Executive Vice President, Global Strategy
    The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

    John S. Shiely
    Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer
    Briggs & Stratton Corporation

    J. Stephen Simon
    Senior Vice President
    Exxon Mobil Corporation

    Bradford L. Smith
    Senior Vice President and General Counsel
    Microsoft Corporation

    Patrick T. Stokes
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc.

    Martin J. Sullivan
    CEO and President
    American International Group, Inc.

    Steve Van Andel
    Alticor Inc.

    Michael D. White
    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
    PepsiCo International

    Keith E. Williams
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Underwriters Laboratories Inc.

CONTACT: Catherine Gelb of the US-China Business Council, +1-202-441-9252,
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