FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Barry S. Featherman, Esq.
Inter-American Economic Council
1225 I Street, N.W., Suite 500
Washington, DC 20005
Former Chief of Staff to Canadaís Foreign Minister Joins Inter-American Economic Councilís Advisory Board
June 17, 2002. Jim LeBlanc, former Chief of Staff to Two Senior Canadian Cabinet Ministers -the Secretary of State for External Affairs and International Trade; and the Minister of Science and Technology has joined the Inter-American Economic Councilís Advisory Board..
In commenting on the contribution that Jim LeBlanc will make to the Council, IAEC Chairman Ambassador Christopher Thomas said ďJimís Insights will be invaluable as the Council continues to construct Economic and Business Links between Canada, the Caribbean and Latin America.Ē Mr. LeBlanc is a recognized expert in the Washington DC area helping international technology companies develop strategic partnerships and alliances in both the private and public sectors in the United States. With his extensive public and political experience at senior levels in the Government of Canada, he has played a significant role in helping Canadian technology companies establish a presence in the U.S. in general. He sits on the Board of Directors of the Canadian American Business Council as Vice President and Chairman of the CABC Technology Group and the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance. Mr. LeBlanc is also an active member of a number of Washington area technology, trade and business associations, including Chairing the Northern Virginia Technology Council's International Committee and serving as the Interim Director of the International Business Council of the Greater Washington Board of Trade. Mr. LeBlanc holds a Graduate degree from Harvard University, specializing in business-government relations in the US; a Graduate degree in International Affairs from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs in Ottawa; and an Undergraduate degree in Law and Political Science.
The Inter-American Economic Council Provides Senior Government Officials, Leading Business Executives and Academic Professionals a forum to discuss critical issues affecting Latin America and the Caribbean by engaging the public and private sectors in meaningful dialogs and by launching initiatives to address significant economic issues. The Council has entered into a Cooperative Agreement with the Organization of American States [OAS] and is accredited to the OAS.
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