Gov. Romney Announces His Trade Policy Advisory Group

Boston , MA Today, Governor Mitt Romney announced the Romney for President Trade Policy Advisory Group. This group will advise Governor Romney on the issues and policies needed to promote American trade with the rest of the world. The Trade Policy Advisory Group will be led by Dr. Thomas J. Duesterberg, the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI.

"Opening markets to our goods and services is key to expanding opportunity here at home. Expanding trade is pro-growth, pro-industry, pro-agriculture, and pro-American leadership in the world," said Governor Romney. "With years of public and private sector experience working on trade related issues, this group will provide valuable insight into what we can do as a nation to expand trade opportunities around the world."

As Chair of the Trade Policy Advisory Group, Dr.Duesterberg said, "Governor Romney has proposed a bold agenda to open markets to American goods and services. We look forward to working with him to advance his vision of a stronger America with a stronger economy fueled by increased trade." To read Governor Romney's agenda to open markets to America, please clickhere.

Members Of The Romney For President Trade Policy Advisory Group:

Dr. Thomas J. Duesterberg – Dr. Duesterberg is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI.

Geoffrey T. Boisi – Boisiis Chairman and Senior Partner of Roundtable Investment Partners LLC.

Thomas Dattilo – Dattilois the former Chairman and CEO of Cooper Tire & Rubber Company.

John Fiedler – Fiedleris the former Chairman and CEO of BorgWarner.

Dr. R. Glenn Hubbard – Dr.Hubbard is Dean of the Columbia Business School and former Chairman of the U.S. Council of Economic Advisers.

Richard Johnston, Jr. – Johnston is a Senior International Business and Strategy Adviser at Baker Donelson.

Dr. Joseph Kennedy – Dr. Kennedy is an economist and professor at Georgetown University.

Franklin Lavin – Lavin served as Under Secretary of International Trade at the U.S. Department of Commerce and as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Singapore.

Keith Rabois – Rabois is Vice President for Strategy and Business Development at Slide.

Steven Schrage – Schrageis the Romney for President Foreign Policy and Trade Director.

Shanker Singham – Singham is a Partner at Squire, Sanders & Dempsey focusing on antitrust and international trade law.

Background On The Romney For President Trade Policy Advisory Group:

Thomas J. Duesterberg, Ph.D.– Dr. Duesterberg is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI. He also serves as President of The Institute for Technological Advancement and is a member of the Board of Directors of The Manufacturing Institute. Prior to joining the Alliance,Dr. Duesterberg was a Senior Fellow and Director of the Washington Office of the Hudson Institute. He has also served as Chief of Staff to Congressman Chris Cox (1995-96); U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for International Economic Policy (1989-93);Administrative Assistant to U.S. Senator Dan Quayle (1981-89); Senior Research Analyst, International Business Services (1979-81); and Associate Instructor, Stanford University (1978-79). Dr.Duesterberg has co-authored two books and numerous articles on international trade, information technology, and global economics.

Geoffrey T. Boisi – Boisi is Chairman and Senior Partner of Roundtable Investment Partners LLC, a private investment firm. He is a member of the Board of Directors of FreddieMac. In May 2002, Boisi retired as Vice Chairman of JPMorgan Chase, where he served as co-CEO of JPMorgan, the firm's investment bank, and a member ofthe JPMorgan Chase's executive and management committees. Prior tojoining JPMorgan Chase, he was founding Chairman and Senior Partner of TheBeacon Group. He also was a senior general partner of Goldman, Sachs& Co., where he served as a member of the firm's management committee andhead of the global investment banking business during his 22 years with thefirm. He also served as Chairman of strategic planning, Co-Chair of theinternational management committee, Partner in charge of global finance, headof investment banking services and Partner in charge of mergers andacquisitions. He also is a Director of the Brookings Institution and atrustee of the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

Thomas Dattilo – Currently a Senior Adviser to private investment firms, Dattilo was mostrecently Chairman, President, and CEO of Cooper Tire & Rubber Company from2000 until August 2006. Prior to joining Cooper in 1999, he held seniorpositions with Dana corporation over a 22 year career. He is a member of theBoard of Directors of Harris Corporation and Alberto Culver. Dattilo wasalso past Chairman of the Rubber Manufactures Association and past Chairman ofthe Manufacturers Alliance.

John Fiedler – Fiedler is the retired Chairman and CEO of BorgWarner. Under his leadership(1994-2003) BorgWarner became a highly profitable global supplier of automotivepowertrain components. Prior to joining BorgWarner, he was with GoodyearT&R for 30 years. Fiedler is currently on the Boards of AirTranAirways, Snap On Inc., Mohawk Industries and WABCO. In the past, he hasserved on the Boards of Navistar, Cooper Tire and Yellow-Roadway Trucking inaddition to a number of community and trade associations.

Dr. R. Glenn Hubbard – Dr.Hubbard was named Dean of Columbia Business School on July 1, 2004. A Columbia faculty membersince 1988, he is also the Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance andEconomics. From February 2001 to March 2003, Dr. Hubbard was Chairman ofthe U.S. Council of Economic Advisers under President George W. Bush. Healso chaired the Economic Policy Committee of the OECD. Dr. Hubbardserved as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury Department for TaxPolicy from 1991 to 1993. He has sat on the advisory boards of severalorganizations, including the Council on Competitiveness, the American Councilon Capital Formation, Resources for the Future, the Tax Foundation, and theCenter for Addiction and Substance Abuse. He is a trustee of Resourcesfor the Future, the Economic Club of New York, and the Fifth Avenue PresbyterianChurch of New York and a member of the Big Apple District Committee of the BoyScouts of America.

Richard Johnston, Jr. – Johnston is a Senior InternationalBusiness and Strategy Adviser in the Washington,D.C. office of BakerDonelson. Fluent in English, Chinese and basic Japanese, his most recentexperience includes projects in the Asia-Pacific region, primarily China,where he, through his own company EEI, Inc., served as consultant andinvestment adviser to companies in various industries. For seven yearsprior to EEI, Inc., Johnston worked at the U.S.Department of Commerce where he served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretaryfor International Economic Policy and as Commercial Minister, U.S. Embassy, Beijing, China. For twelve years prior to his government positions, he held numerous positionswith The Chase Manhattan Bank, N.A.

Joseph Kennedy, Ph.D. – Dr.Kennedy has worked as an economist and attorney in Washington for over two decades. Hemost recently served as Senior Economist at the Joint Economic Committee inCongress. During the 108th Congress, Dr. Kennedy was the General Counselfor the U.S. Senate's Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. From 1993to 2003, he worked as an Attorney/Economist for the Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI. Previous positions include the House of Representatives Budget Committee, thelaw firm of Bishop, Cook, Purcell and Reynolds, and the Office of Managementand Budget. Dr. Kennedy is currently an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University. He also serves on theBoard of the Arlington/Alexandria Coalition for the Homeless.

Franklin Lavin – Lavinserved as Under Secretary of International Trade at the U.S. Department ofCommerce where he was responsible for trade negotiations and exportpromotion. From 2001 to 2005, he was the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Singapore, where he helped negotiate thelandmark U.S.-Singapore Free Trade Agreement. From 1996 to 2001, heworked in Hong Kong and Singaporein senior banking and management positions at Citibank and Bank ofAmerica. He served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Asia and the Pacific during President George H.W. Bush'sAdministration. During the Reagan Administration, Lavin worked in theWhite House as Director of the Office of Political Affairs and as DeputyExecutive Secretary of the National Security Council.

Keith Rabois– Rabois is responsible for Slide's strategyand partnerships. Under his leadership, Slide has become the leadingapplication developer on Facebook with more than 65 million applicationsinstalled on more than 55% of all Facebook users' profiles. Raboiscurrently serves on the Board of Directors of Yelp, Vendio, Xoom and FanIQ. Heis also an early investor in YouTube and several other high profile early stagestart-ups. Previously, Rabois worked as Vice President of BusinessDevelopment and Advertising Sales at LinkedIn where he was responsible fordeveloping strategic partnerships as well as generating new revenue for thebusiness. Earlier in his career, he served as Executive Vice President ofBusiness Development and Policy for PayPal. After leaving PayPal, he wasEntrepreneur-in-Residence at Clarium Capital Management, the global hedge fundlead by PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel. Prior to his foray into Silicon Valley,Rabois practiced law at Sullivan & Cromwell, clerked for the Hon. Edith H.Jones, and engaged in politics, serving as political director for former VicePresident Quayle and associate counsel for a U.S. Senate committee.

Steven Schrage – Schrageis Governor Romney's Foreign Policy and Trade Director. Previously, hewas the first official appointed to the White House's Office of the U.S. TradeRepresentative (USTR) under President George W. Bush. He also served asthe President's co-chairman of the G8's Anti-Crime and Terrorism group. He held several positions at the U.S. Department of State, including DeputyAssistant Secretary for international law enforcement where he oversaw over $2billion in assistance, including extensive programs in Afghanistan and Iraq,and co-chaired U.S.inter-agency terrorist financing and Intellectual Property Rights assistancegroups. His experience includes working for both House and SenateLeadership Members – including serving as the senior foreign policy and tradecounsel and counsel for the Western Hemisphere,Narcotics and Terrorism Subcommittee for Senator Paul Coverdell, and asInternational Trade Counsel for the Committee on Ways and Means.

Shanker Singham – Singham is a Partner at Squire, Sanders & Dempsey focusing his practice onantitrust and international trade law, including WTO and market accessissues. He is both a U.S.and European competition and trade lawyer and began his career in London with CameronMcKenna. A frequent speaker and author, Singham has addressed Wilton ParkConference, Commonwealth Trade Forum (Universityof London), the International BusinessLeaders' Forum, Royal Institute of International Affairs, the Inter-AmericanDialogue, Universityof London, Euro FinanceConference, Oxford Analytical International Conference and the World EconomicForum. He is the author of the first text book that describes theinterface between trade and competition policy, A General Theory of Trade andCompetition (Pub. Cameron May, 2007). He has served on numerous advisorycommissions, including for the Council on Foreign Relations and Chatham House,and is the Chairman of the International Roundtable on Trade and CompetitionPolicy, Inc.

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