WASHINGTON, D.C.- The U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC) members of the executive committeeand corporate officers for 2015 were elected by the USUBC Board of Directors atthe USUBC annual business meeting held in December in Washington, D.C. Fifteenpersons were elected to the USUBC executive committee.  

Elected to the USUBCExecutive Committee for 2015 were: 

             [1]   Paul Burkhead, Senior Director, Government Relations, SCJohnson, Washington, D.C.
             [2]   Brigitte Dias Ferreira, Counsel, International Affairs, JohnDeere Public Affairs Worldwide, John Deere, Washington, D.C.
             [3]   Margarita Karpenko, Managing Partner, DLA Piper Ukraine LLC,Kyiv, Ukraine
             [4]   Michael E. Kirst, Regional Vice President, Central/EasternEurope and Russia, Westinghouse Electric Company, Brussels, Belgium
             [5]   Bryan Lopp, Director, International Operations & Policy,The Boeing Company, Arlington, Virginia
             [6]   Frank Mermoud, President, Orpheus International; Member ofBoard of Directors, Cub Energy, Washington, D.C.
             [7]   Stephanie Murphy, Director, International Government Affairs& Trade, Monsanto, Washington, D.C.
             [8]   Steven Nadherny, Vice President, Government Affairs, CNHIndustrial (CNHI), Washington, D.C.
             [9]   Dr. Irina Paliashvili, President and Senior Counsel,RULG-Ukrainian Legal Group, P.A., Washington, D.C./Kyiv, Ukraine
             [10] Andrew Pidgirsky, Partner & International Practice Team Leader, Adamsand Reese LLP, Houston, Texas
                     Member, Board of Directors, Ukrainian-American Bar Association (UABA)
             [11] John F. Steele, Director, International Affairs, Eli Lilly & Company,Washington, D.C.
             [12] Jay Thompson, Manager, International Government Affairs, Policy,Government and Public Affairs, Chevron Government Affairs, Chevron, Washington,D.C.
             [13] Morgan Williams, Director, Government Affairs, Washington Office,SigmaBleyzer, Washington, D.C.
             [14] David Woodruff, Senior Director for Government Relations, ADM, Washington,D.C.
             [15] Van A. Yeutter, Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Cargill, Washington,D.C.

The three newly elected members of the USUBC Executive Committee include[1] Frank Mermoud, Cub Energy [2] Paul Burkhead, SC Johnson and [3] DavidWoodruff, ADM.  

USUBC President,Secretary-Treasurer, & Chair, Executive Committee elected for 2015were: 

            [1] President - Morgan Williams,Director, Government Affairs, Washington Office, SigmaBleyzer, Washington, D.C.was re-elected President.
             [2]Secretary-Treasurer - Patrick Sweet, President, Sweet Consulting, Alexandria,VA, was re-elected Secretary-Treasurer.
             [3]Chair, Executive Committee - Morgan Williams, Director, Government Affairs,Washington Office, SigmaBleyzer, Washington, D.C.was re-elected Chair,Executive Committee.

Jack Heller, Partner, Rosenblatt & Heller, wasre-appointed legal counsel to USUBC.  Jack has served a legal counselsince USUBC was founded in 1995.

The Ambassador of Ukraine to the USA,Olexander Motsyk, brought greetings at the annual meeting business issuessession and congratulated USUBC and its members on their strongsupport for Ukraine during the important events and tough economic conditionsof 2014. The Ambassador said he is pleased so many U.S. companies areactive in Ukraine and they are especially important now to the future economicgrowth of Ukraine. 

The USUBC executive committee, at its meeting inDecember, passed a unanimous resolution thanking Michael Bleyzer,President/CEO, SigmaBleyzer private equity investment management company, forhis outstanding support of USUBC over the past eight years. The resolutionsaid in part, "The USUBC executive committee, on behalf of the entireU.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC) membership, sincerely extends ourappreciation for all you have so generously provided to the growth and successof USUBC. The common denominator for the successful growth has been yourconsistent and generous support, guidance and commitment."  

A special thanks to the USUBC members who supported the USUBCReceptions/Special Events Fund in 2014!


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