USA*Engage Welcomes New Chairman Robert W. Haines
Washington, DC - USA*Engage today announced the appointment of
Exxon Mobil's Robert W. Haines as Chairman of the organization.
Haines presently serves as the Manager of International Relations
for Exxon Mobil Corporation and has served on the Board of USA*Engage
"Bob Haines is the right person to lead USA*Engage in its
campaign to assist U.S. businesses in their efforts abroad,"
said Bill Reinsch, President of the National Foreign Trade Council
and Co-Chairman of USA*Engage. "At this crucial time in our
history, it has never been more important for U.S. companies to
conduct business and strengthen relationships all over the world.
No one understands this better than Bob Haines, whose expertise
in international business affairs will be critical to the future
success of USA*Engage."
A coalition of over 670 small and large businesses, agriculture
groups and trade associations, USA*Engage works to seek alternatives
to the proliferation of unilateral U.S. foreign policy sanctions
and to promote the benefits of U.S. engagement abroad. USA*Engage
has lead a campaign to inform policy-makers, opinion-leaders, and
the public about the counterproductive nature of unilateral sanctions,
the importance of exports and overseas investment for American competitiveness
and jobs, and the role of American companies in promoting human
rights and democracy world wide.
"I look forward to working with USA*Engage to strengthen our
business ties in the international arena," said Haines. "We
must continue to build on the momentum that it is foreign engagement
- not unilateral sanctions - that will drive the worldwide economy
forward in this century."
As a 22-year employee of the Exxon Mobil Corporation, Haines has
extensive knowledge of international trade issues. His current portfolio
includes the regions of Asia, Eurasia, Australia and the Asian Pacific.
Haines is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West
Point and the Northwestern School of Law.
Mr. Haines will replace Halliburton executive Don Deline, whose
term as USA*Engage Chairman expired this year. Deline had served
as Chairman since 2000.
"We will always be grateful to Don Deline for his years of
commitment and his tireless efforts for the goals of USA*Engage,"
Reinsch also stated. "We hope that he will continue to give
his valuable guidance to the organization and to its new Chairman
in the coming years."
USA*ENGAGE is a coalition of over 670 small
and large businesses, agriculture groups and trade associations
working to seek alternatives to the proliferation of unilateral
U.S. foreign policy sanctions and to promote the benefits of U.S.
engagement abroad. For more information on USA*ENGAGE and the harmful
effects of unilateral trade sanctions, visit the USA*ENGAGE web
site at www.usaengage.org.