THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT NAMES ROBERT B. SHAPIRO MEMBER, ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR TRADE POLICY AND NEGOTIATIONS
The President today announced his intention to appoint Robert B. Shapiro of Missouri to be a Member of the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations.
Robert B. Shapiro is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Monsanto Company in St. Louis, Missouri. He joined Searle, now a subsidiary of Monsanto, in 1979 as Vice President and General Counsel. Previously, Mr. Shapiro was Vice President and General Counsel for General Instrument Corporation. He served in government as Special Assistant to the General Counsel and later to the Undersecretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation. In addition, he has served under previous appointments on the White House Domestic Policy Review, and the Massachusetts Governor's Task Force on Transportation. He currently serves on the boards of directors of numerous organizations including Citicorp, the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, and the US - Japan Business Council.
Mr. Shapiro was born August 4, 1938 in New York, New York. He is a 1959 graduate of Harvard College and a 1962 graduate of Columbia University School of Law. He resides in St. Louis.
The Committee is responsible for providing overall policy advice on matters concerning objectives and bargaining positions before entering into a trade agreement, the operation of any trade agreement once entered into, and other matters arising in connection with trade policy in the United States.