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World Expos: USA Expo 2010 National Pavilion Expands leadership Team

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Moving quickly on the heels of the July signing by the USA of a Participation Contract for the 2010 Shanghai World Expo and the groundbreaking ceremony for the USA National Pavilion, the USA Pavilion organizers have expanded the Board of Directors of the Pavilion operating entity, Shanghai Expo 2010.  Announcement of the appointments of Kenneth Jarrett, Brenda Foster and Jeffrey Li to the Board was made today by Shanghai Expo 2010’s Co-Founders, Nick Winslow
and Ellen Eliasoph.

“We are proud and honored to announce that Ken Jarrett , Brenda Foster and Jeffrey Li (above from left to right), all highly respected members of the American business community in China, have agreed to join our Board of Directors” said Winslow.  “The addition of these stellar individuals to our Board elevates the stature of the project and enhances the Board’s visibility and outreach capabilities.”

“Ken, Brenda and Jeffrey have been staunch supporters of the USA National Pavilion initiative since inception, and have each in their own way been instrumental in moving the effort forward.  Their vision, skills and resources will help us realize the full potential of the USA Pavilion project.” said Eliasoph

Jarrett, who will assume the Chairmanship of the Board, is Vice Chairman of APCO Greater China, and, in his prior role as the U.S. Consul General in Shanghai from 2005-2008, worked tirelessly to ensure that the U.S. would participate in the 2010 Shanghai World Expo.  Foster, President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, has led an extensive business and media outreach effort aimed at ensuring a robust U.S. presence at the Expo.  Li, President of Novartis in China and a member of the influential Chinese-American business association the Committee of 100, has been an active participant in the Committee’s fund-raising and outreach work on behalf of the project.

Shanghai Expo 2010 is the non-profit corporation that is carrying out the fund-raising, design and construction, and operation of the USA National Pavilion project on behalf of the government of the United States of America.  The new Board appointees will join Winslow, Eliasoph and Frank Lavin, who also serves as Chairman of the USA Pavilion’s Steering Committee, on the Board of Shanghai Expo 2010.

For more information:
Ms. Jessica Li / Ms. Page Wang
Ruder Finn Public Relations, Shanghai
Tel: +86 21 5383 1188 ext. 620 / 641
Email: lij@RuderFinnAsia.com / wangp@RuderFinnAsia.com

This News Flash is distributed by Ruder Finn Public Relations on behalf of Shanghai Expo 2010 Inc., a non-profit corporation authorized by the State Department of the United States of America to conduct the planning, design, fundraising and operation of the proposed USA national pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo.

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