Welcome to the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council


U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC), Wash, D.C., Tue, May 19, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Ukrainian American Coordinating Council (UACC), New York, NY, has been approved for membership in the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC), according to the USUBC executive committee, in an announcement on behalf of the entire USUBC membership of over 100 companies and organizations. The Ukrainian American Coordinating Council (UACC), an umbrella organization of Ukrainian diaspora organizations in the United States, was established on 15 May, 1983.  

The general mission of UACC is to represent its constituent member organizations as well as its individual members before the US Congress and US executive agencies, and, since the rebirth of independent Ukraine, before both governmental and non-governmental institutions of Ukraine. Its other primary objectives are to foster the development of the cultural, civic, religious and professional lives of both Ukrainian Americans and the citizens of Ukraine. 

In the US, the UACC and its member organizations assist in strengthening Ukrainian language schools, Ukrainian American social, educational and cultural organizations, sports, youth and student clubs.  In Ukraine it helps to foster the development and growth of democratic institutions and organizations, as well as individual human rights and freedom of the press.  It also seeks to increase mutual understanding and friendly relations between the United States and Ukraine. 

UACC was admitted to the World Congress of Free Ukrainians in November 1983 with its president henceforth serving as one of the vice presidents of that organization.  The First Convention of the UACC was held in Philadelphia on 1 October 1985, attended by delegates from 49 national organizations and 22 branches.  

The UACC is also a constituent member of the Ukrainian Worldwide Coordinating Council founded in Kyiv in August 1992, and UACC’s president is a member of the Executive Committee of that body.
Within its ranks, the UACC counts such leading Ukrainian American organizations as the Ukrainian National Association, the Ukrainian Fraternal Association, The Association of Ukrainians in America, the Organization of National Rebirth of Ukraine, the Association of the Friends of a Democratic Ukraine, the Brotherhood of  the Veterans of the First Ukrainian Division, the Organization of Ukrainian American Veterans, the Organization of Veterans of the UPA, the Organization of Democratic Ukrainian Youth, Ukrainian Golden Cross, and others. 

Ihor Gawdiak, serves as President of the Ukrainian American Coordinating Council (UACC). He lives in southern Maryland and is very active for many years on the Washington, D.C. scene on behalf of Ukrainian-Americans and issues related to building a strong, democratic, independent, prosperous Ukraine under the rule of law, with a private market driven economy and a vigorous civil society. USUBC has been working closely with Ihor now for some time.  Ihor has been very supportive of USUBC and its work and will represent UACC on the USUBC board of directors. 
"USUBC is very pleased to have the Ukrainian American Coordinating Council (UACC) as a new member," said Morgan Williams, Director, Government Affairs, Washington Office, SigmaBleyzer Emerging Markets Private Equity Investment Group, www.SigmaBleyzer.com, who serves as President/CEO of the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC).   

"USUBC has increased its membership four times over the past two and one-half years and now has a membership base of over 100 companies and organizations which allows USUBC to provide its new members such as the Ukrainian American Coordinating Council (UACC), with a full-time operation and a significantly expanded program of work," according to USUBC membership director Iryna Teluk.

The latest group of new USUBC members has included: 3M Ukraine; AeroSvit Ukrainian Airlines; AGCO Corporation; Aitken Berlin LLP/ASIA; AnaCom, Inc; Asters law firm; CEC Government Relations; ContourGlobal Ukraine; Defense Technology, Inc.; Dunwoodie Travel Bureau, Ltd.; Edelman; Foyil Securities; IBM Ukraine; KPMG Ukraine; Kyiv Mohyla Foundation of America (KMF); Mars Ukraine; Microsoft; Pratt & Whitney - Paton; R & J Trading International; RZB Finance (Raiffeisen Group); SE Raelin/Cajo , Inc.; SoftServe, Inc.; The Washington Group(TWG); Ukraine International Airlines (UIA); Vasil Kisil & Partners law firm; Winner Imports Ukraine (Ford, Jaguar, Land Rover, Volvo, Porsche); Zurich Surety, Credit, & Political Risk; DRS Technologies, Inc., International Services Corporation (ISC), Broad Street Capital Group, The State of Maryland’s International Investment and Trade Division of the Department of Business and Economic Development, and the Ukrainian American Coordinating Council (UACC).  

Over One-Hundred Members, May, 2009, Membership in January of 2007 was 22. 
LINK: http://www.usubc.org/members.php

1.  3M Ukraine
2.  AeroSvit Ukrainian Airlines
3.  AES Corporation
4.  AGCO Corporation
5.  Air Tractor, Inc.
6.  Aitken-Berlin, LLP/ASIA
7.  ALICO/AIG Ukraine
8.  American Continental Group
9.  American Councils for International Education
10.  AnaCom, Inc.

11.  Anemone Group 
12.  Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM)
13.  Asters law firm
14.  Atlantic Group
15.  Baker & McKenzie law firm
16.  Baker Tilly Ukraine
17.  Blufer & Associates
18.  The Boeing Company
19.  Bracewell & Giuliani LLP law firm
20.  Broad Street Capital Group

21.  Bunge North America
22.  Cargill
23.  Case New Holland
24.  CEC Government Relations
25.  Chadbourne & Parke LLP law firm
26.  Charles H. Camp, Law Offices of Charles H. Camp
27.  Cisco Systems, Inc.
28.  The Coca-Cola Company
29.  Commonwealth Energy Partners (CEP)
30.  ContourGlobal Ukraine\

31.  Crumpton Group
32.  Deere & Company
33.  Defense Technology, Inc. (DTI)
34.  DHL International Ukraine
35.  Dipol Chemical International Inc.
36.  DLA Piper LLC law firm
37.  DRS Technologies, Inc.
38.  Dunwoodie Travel Bureau, Ltd. 
39.  Edelman Europe
40.  EPAM Systems

41.  Ernst & Young
42.  The Eurasia Foundation
43.  First International Resources
44.  Foundation for International Arts & Education (FIAE)
45.  Foyil Securities
46.  General Dynamics
47.  Halliburton
48.  Heller & Rosenblatt law firm
49.  Holtec International
50.  Horizon Capital Advisors, LLC-
            Emerging Europe Growth Fund

51.  IBM Ukraine
53.  International Services Corporation (ISC)
54.  International Tax and Investment Center (ITIC)
55.  Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson
            International Center for Scholars
56.  KPMG - Ukraine
57.  Kraft Foods Ukraina
58.  Kyiv Atlantic Group of Companies
59.  Kyiv Mohyla Foundation of America (KMF)
60.  Magisters law firm

61.  Marks, Sokolov & Burd, LLC law firm
62.  Mars Ukraine
63.  Maryland's Division of International Investment & Trade;
              Department of Business and Economic Development
64.  MaxWell
65.  Microsoft
66.  Nationwide Equipment Company
67.  Northrop Grumman
68.  Och-Ziff Capital Management Group
69.  Open World Leadership Center at the
               U.S. Library of Congress
70.  The PBN Company

71.  Pratt & Whitney - Paton
72.  Procter & Gamble (P&G)
73.  R & J Trading International Inc.
74.  RULG - Ukrainian Legal Group law firm
75.  RZB Finance (Raiffeisen Group)
76.  Salans law firm
77.  SE Raelin/Cajo, Inc.
78.  Shell Oil Company
79.  SigmaBleyzer Private Equity Investment Group
80.  Siguler Guff & Co, LLC

81.  Softline Company
82.  SoftServe, Inc.
83.  Squire, Sanders and Dempsey LLP law firm
84.  Sweet Analysis Services, Inc. (SASI)
85.  TD International, LLC
86.  The State Export-Import Bank of Ukraine
87.  The Washington Group (TWG)
88.  TNK-BP Commerce LLC
89.  Ukraine International Airlines (UIA)
90.  Ukrainian American Bar Association (UABA)

91.  Ukrainian American Coordinating Council (UACC)
92.  Ukrainian-American Environmental Association (UAEA)
93.  Ukrainian Development Company (UDC)
94.  Ukrainian Federation of America (UFA)
95.  Umbra, LLC
96   UPS International Ukraine
97.  U.S. Civilian Research & Development Foundation (CRDF)
98.  U.S.-Ukraine Foundation (USUF)
99.  Vanco Energy Company
100.  Vasil Kisil & Partners law firm

101.  Vision TV LLC
102.  Westinghouse Electric Company
103.  Winner Imports Ukraine (Ford, Jaguar, Land Rover, Volvo, Porsche)
104.  WJ Agricultural Group
105.  Zurich Surety, Credit & Political Risk

For Year 2009 (http://www.usubc.org/excommittee.php)

Margarita Karpenko
Managing Partner
DLA Piper Ukraine LLC
Kyiv, Ukraine

Michael E. Kirst
Regional Vice President
Central/Eastern Europe and Russia
Westinghouse Electric Company
Brussels, Belgium

Paul Nathanson
Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
Washington, D.C.

Dr. Irina Paliashvili
President and Senior Counsel
RULG-Ukrainian Legal Group, P.A.
Washington, D.C./Kyiv, Ukraine

Andrew A. Pidgirsky
Board of Governors
Ukrainian American Bar Association (UABA)
Houston, TX

Mara L. Sovey
Director, International Affairs
John Deere Public Affairs Worldwide
Deere & Co.
Washington, D.C.

Samir B. Sahgal
Director, International Operations
Washington, D.C. Operations
The Boeing Company
Arlington, VA
       Treasurer, USUBC

Patrick H. Sweet
Sweet Analysis Services, Inc. (SASI)
Alexandria, VA

Arnold F. Wellman
Vice President
Corporate Public Affairs
Washington, D.C.

E. Morgan Williams
Director, Government Affairs
Washington Office
SigmaBleyzer Private Equity Investment Group
Washington, D.C. 
       Chairman, Executive Committee, USUBC
       President/CEO, USUBC

Van A. Yeutter
Vice President, Corporate Affairs
Washington, D.C.

Jack I. Heller
Attorney at Law
Heller & Rosenblatt
Washington, D.C.
       Legal Counsel, USUBC

Dr. Anders Aslund, Senior Fellow
Peterson Institute for International Economics
Washington, D.C.
Andy Bihun, President
Global Trade Development, Inc.
Director, Business Development Forum
The Washington Group (TWG)
Washington, D.C.
Ariel Cohen, Ph.D, Senior Research Fellow
Allison Center for International Studies,
Davis Institute for International Studies,
The Heritage Foundation
Washington, D.C.
Keith Crane, Senior Economist
Rand Corporation
Washington, D.C.
Leonid Kozachenko, President
Ukrainian Agrarian Confederation (UAC)
Kyiv, Ukraine

William Green Miller
Woodrow Wilson Center Senior Policy Scholar 
Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine

Washington, D.C.
Steven Pifer, Visiting Fellow
The Brookings Institution
Senior Advisor, Russia & Eurasia Program, CSIS
Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine
Washington, D.C.
Dr. Edilberto Segura, Partner, Chief Economist
SigmaBleyzer Private Equity Investment Group
Chair of the Advisory Board of The Bleyzer Foundation
Kyiv, Ukraine
Keith Smith, Senior Associate
Europe Program, CSIS
Former U.S. Ambassador to Lithuania
Washington, D.C.