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People on the Move

New York, Jun 05, 2007

People on the Move spotlights trailblazers in standardization, highlighting their latest achievements, advancements, and contributions to the standards community.

  • Patrick Cleary
  • , senior vice president of communications at the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) has taken a position as director, digital public affairs at Fleishman-Hillard. The search for his replacement is currently underway.

    A strong supporter and valuable advocate of the U.S. standardization community, Cleary was a featured speaker at the 2006 ANSI Annual Conference, Standardization and Innovation, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) sponsored 2006 chemical summit, Innovation and Competitiveness: A Strategic Approach to Emerging Chemical Issues.

    Prior to joining NAM in 1997, Cleary served the Reagan Administration as deputy assistant secretary for policy in the Labor Department, and the Bush Administration as member and chair of the National Mediation Board. In 2001, he served on the Bush-Cheney Transition Team for the U.S. Department of Labor.

  • Robert Zoellick Nominated as President of World Bank

  • On May 30, President George W. Bush nominated Robert Zoellick to serve as the eleventh president of the World Bank. One of the world's largest sources of development assistance, the World Bank provides support to more than one hundred developing economies.

    Most recently vice chairman, international at Goldman Sachs, Zoellick served as Deputy Secretary of State under President Bush in 2005 and 2006. Previously, he served as the U.S. Trade Representative, during which time he helped to bring China and Taiwan into the World Trade Organization, launched the Doha Round of trade talks at the WTO, and significantly increased the number of U.S. free trade agreements. Zoellick brings to the position more than three decades of working in government, business and higher education, with experience ranging from the reunification of Germany to the post-Soviet economic transition. Zoellick would replace Paul Wolfowitz, who will step down from the position on June 30.

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