THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
November 30, 2000
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES RAYMOND V. GILMARTIN AND
JESSICA TUCHMAN MATHEWS AS MEMBERS TO THE
ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR TRADE POLICY AND NEGOTIATIONS
The President today announced his intention to appoint Raymond
Gilmartin and Jessica Tuchman Mathews, 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 worked for 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 Mathews, of Washington, DC, is 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. Mathews also served in the Carter
Administration where she was Director of the Office of Global Issues at the
National Security Council. Ms. Mathews received a B.A. from Radcliffe
College and a Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology.
The Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations (ACTPN)
policy and advice on matters concerning objectives and bargaining positions
before entering into trade agreements and other matters connected with U.
S. Trade policy. ACTPN is broadly representative of key sectors and groups
of the economy, particularly those which are affected by trade.