THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES RAYMOND V. GILMARTIN, JESSICA TUCHMAN MATTHEWS AND STEPHEN JAMES BROBECK AS MEMBERS TO THE
ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR TRADE POLICY AND NEGOTIATIONS
President Clinton today announced his intention to appoint Raymond Gilmartin, Jessica Matthews, and Stephen Brobeck 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 was with 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 Matthews, of Washington, DC, is the 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. Matthews also served in the Carter Administration where she was Director of the Office of Global Issues at the National Security Council. Ms. Matthews received a B.A. from Radcliffe College and a Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology.
Mr. Stephen James Brobeck, of District of Columbia, is currently the Executive Director of the Consumer Federation of America (CFA). CFA is the nation's largest consumer advocacy organization. Mr. Brobeck received a B.A. from Wheaton College and a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania
The Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations (ACTPN) provides overall policy and advice on matters concerning objectives and bargaining positions before entering into a trade agreement and other matters arising in connection with U. S. Trade policy. ACTPN is broadly representative of key sectors and groups of the economy, particularly with respect to those groups which are affected by trade.