THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release January 12, 2001
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES RAYMOND V. GILMARTIN,
JESSICA TUCHMAN MATTHEWS AND STEPHEN JAMES BROBECK AS MEMBERS TO THE
ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR TRADE POLICY AND NEGOTIATIONS
President Clinton today announced his intention to appoint Raymond
Gilmartin, Jessica Matthews, and Stephen Brobeck as members to the Advisory
Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations (ACTPN).
Mr. Raymond V. Gilmartin, of Park Ridge, New Jersey, joined Merck &
Co., Inc. in June 1994 as President and Chief Executive Officer. He was
named to the additional post of Chairman of the Board in November 1994.
For eighteen years, prior to joining Merck, he was with Becton Dickinson
and Company where he ascended to Chief Executive Officer, Chairman, and
President. Mr. Gilmartin received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from
Union College in 1963 and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School in 1968.
Ms. Jessica Tuchman Matthews, of Washington, DC, is the President of
the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Prior to assuming her
present duties, she was Deputy Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs
and a columnist for the Washington Post. Ms. Matthews also served in the
Carter Administration where she was Director of the Office of Global Issues
at the National Security Council. Ms. Matthews received a B.A. from
Radcliffe College and a Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology.
Mr. Stephen James Brobeck, of District of Columbia, is currently the
Executive Director of the Consumer Federation of America (CFA). CFA is the
nation?s largest consumer advocacy organization. Mr. Brobeck received a
B.A. from Wheaton College and a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania
The Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations (ACTPN)
provides overall policy and advice on matters concerning objectives and
bargaining positions before entering into a trade agreement and other
matters arising in connection with U. S. Trade policy. ACTPN is broadly
representative of key sectors and groups of the economy, particularly with
respect to those groups which are affected by trade.