Boeing chairman, president and chief executive officer Jim McNerney issued the following statement after the July 7 announcement by the White House of appointments to the President's Export Council. President Obama named McNerney chairman and Ursula Burns, chairman and CEO of Xerox, vice chairman of the council.
"President Obama has assembled an outstanding team to help reach the goal he has set for our nation to double U.S. exports over the next five years,” said McNerney. “It is an ambitious goal. However, with this team in place, I am confident we can develop a solid plan for the public policy decisions that will expand free and fair trade and strengthen the United States economically. I congratulate and welcome the new members named today and look forward to working with them in the months ahead."