IAM Strategic Resources Director David White has been appointed to serve on the Advisory Committee of the U.S. Export-Import Bank, the nation’s official export credit agency with the mission of supports American jobs by facilitating U.S. exports.
The Advisory Committee provides guidance to Ex-Im on its policies and programs as it fulfills its mission to provide competitive financing to support American jobs through exports.
“I’m extremely proud to represent the IAM and its members in this critical role with the Export-Import Bank,” said White. “I’m excited to work with colleagues from a variety of backgrounds to ensure American workers have a seat at the table.”
Since joining the IAM in 2001, White has provided economic and financial analysis in support of negotiations, providing research in support of organizing with a special emphasis on organizing within the context of the Service Contract Act, and teaching classes at the IAM’s Winpisinger Center. He has also been active in the IAM’s corporate governance and shareholder activism.
White holds a master’s degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and has been active in the labor movement for over 24 years.
“David brings a strong and labor-centered voice to the Export-Import Bank, a vital agency that helps finance IAM-built products around the world,” said IAM International President Robert Martinez Jr. “We’re thrilled that David will be representing the IAM and the labor movement as we continue to fight for the best workers in the world.”
As an independent federal agency, Ex-Im contributes to U.S. economic growth by supporting tens of thousands of jobs in exporting businesses and their supply chains across the United States.
The committee includes 17 representatives from a variety of backgrounds ranging from labor, agriculture, environment, production, and commerce to finance, services and the textile industry. The committee meets quarterly and is mandated by Congress under Ex-Im’s charter. The chair and members of the committee are appointed to one-year terms.
Owen Herrnstadt, the IAM’s former Chief of Staff to the International President and Director of Trade and Globalization, currently serves on Ex-Im’s Board of Directors.