Douglas J. McCarron, Vice Chairman of the Council on Competitiveness

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Douglas J. McCarron, Vice Chairman of the Council on Competitiveness

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Competitiveness Top on the Agenda at Governors Winter Meeting

Council vice chair signs memorandum of understanding with NGA, pledges support for NGA Chair’s “Innovation America” initiative

February 24, 2007
WASHINGTON—A group of U.S. private sector leaders today joined the nation’s governors to strengthen American innovation capacity and competitiveness. Douglas J. McCarron, vice chair of the Council on Competitiveness and president of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, joined Gov. Janet Napolitano (D-AZ), chair of the National Governors Association (NGA), to sign a memorandum of understanding between the two groups. McCarron and Napolitano formalized the agreement at the start of the NGA winter meeting in Washington...

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March 3, 2011
WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, chaired by Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-CA), Thursday convened a hearing to examine specific steps that can be taken to create new jobs, as well as to bring jobs back to the United States from abroad...
 
...Deborah L. Wince-Smith, President and CEO of the Council on Competitiveness testified that her foreign counterparts have ridiculed the United States tax code as it hinders economic growth. Watch the video HERE: http://www.youtube.com/user/energyandcommerce?feature=mhum#p/a/u/1/rxTxmYZrMNw

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Steering Committee Meeting 7.28 1

From left to right:

Dr. Michael Langford is a co-chair of the ESIS initiative as well as National President of Utility Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO.

James Owen is a co-chair of the ESIS initiative and Chairman and CEO of Caterpillar Inc.

Andy Karsner is the U.S. Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Shirley Ann Jackson is the University Vice Chairman of the Council on Competitiveness, a co-chair of the ESIS initiative as well as President of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Deborah Wince-Smith is the president of the Council on Competitiveness

Douglas J. McCarron is the Labor Vice Chairman of the Council on Competitiveness as well as General President of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters






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http://www.manufacturingnews.com/news/06/1130/art1.html
...When asked if the Council On Competitiveness is a mouthpiece for the multinationals, given that there is paltry representation on its board from small- and medium-sized domestic manufacturers and labor leaders involved in manufacturing industries, Council President Deborah Wince-Smith said: "Absolutely not. I am very proud that I have revitalized the relationship we have with labor. We have a very, very dynamic vice chairman, Doug McCarron, the head of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners. If you go to his training facility in Las Vegas, it's the most advanced in the world. This is a union that is building big manufacturing plants, big hotels -- highly skilled. Ed McElroy (Director of ULLICO), the new head of the American Federation of Teachers, is very much engaged with us and is going to be working very hard on how to deal with the challenges of pay for performance for teachers."

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Deborah L. Wince-Smith

Picture of Deborah Wince-SmithDeborah L. Wince-Smith is the president & CEO of the Council on Competitiveness, the only place where CEOs, labor leaders and university presidents are working together to ensure that Americans prosper in the global economy. Founded in 1986, this unique business-labor-academia coalition recommends actionable public policy solutions to make America more competitive in the global marketplace.

Wince-Smith is internationally renowned as a leading voice on competitiveness, innovation strategy, science and technology policy, energy, education, economics and business.

As president of the Council, Wince-Smith spearheaded the groundbreaking National Innovation Initiative (NII), which played a pivotal role in creating a reinvigorated U.S. competitiveness movement. The NII shaped the bipartisan America COMPETES Act, created state and regional innovation initiatives, and brought a global focus to innovation.

Wince-Smith is a member of the board of directors of NASDAQ-OMX, Inc., and serves on the Audit, Compensation and Finance Committees. She is also a Senate-confirmed member of the Oversight Board of the Internal Revenue Service, responsible for administering the Nation’s tax laws, and the U.S. Department of State’s Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy. She recently chaired the Secretary of Commerce’s Advisory Committee on Strengthening America’s Communities. She has served on four Cabinet-level advisory groups, including the Secretary of Energy’s Task Forces on the Future of Science and Nuclear Energy.

Wince-Smith serves on the University of Chicago’s Board of Governors for Argonne National Laboratory and was a long-standing member of the University of California President’s Council on the National Laboratories, providing oversight for Los Alamos, Lawrence Livermore and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories. She also serves on the board of directors at the Albert Shanker Institute and the U.S. Naval Academy Foundation.

During her 17-year tenure in the federal government, Wince-Smith held leading positions in the areas of science, technology policy and international economic affairs. Most notably, she served as the nation’s first assistant secretary of commerce for technology policy in the administration of George H.W. Bush, overseeing federal technology transfer policy, implementation of the Bayh-Dole Act, and the White House National Technology Initiative. She was also the first assistant director of international affairs and competitiveness in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the architect of the landmark Head of Government Science and Technology Agreement with Japan.

Wince-Smith developed President Reagan’s Competitiveness Initiative, and led the implementation of executive orders and new laws that transformed federal technology transfer policy for U.S. national laboratories and American industry.

She began her career as a program director for the National Science Foundation, where she managed U.S. research programs with Eastern European countries and U.S. universities. Wince-Smith earned her Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from Vassar College and her master’s degree in classical archeology from King’s College at the University of Cambridge. In 2006, she received an Honorary Doctor of Humanities degree from Michigan State University

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4STO2A6gCo&feature=related
Deborah Wince-Smith CNBC's Kudlow & Co. 3/12/07
Council on Competitiveness President Deborah Wince-Smith is interviewed by Larry Kudlow.
(Discussion includes: abolition of Sarbanes-Oxley, class action lawsuits, and corporate governance.)
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They can all be friends w/union labor,
They may haver working relationshipos to a moderate degree,
They may form the center of their repective universes,

THEY WILL NOT DESIGNATE CEO'S TO OPERATE THIS UNION !

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Douglas J. McCarron is the Labor Vice Chairman of the Council on Competitiveness as well as General President of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters

---McCarrons team prepared the introduction and hands it over to the committee as read.
His primary allegience seems to be misplaced.


* Convene top private and public sector leaders to address America’s long-term competitiveness challenges.
    * Generate innovative public policy solutions, galvanizing our unique coalition to translate ideas in action.
    * Measure U.S. performance in the global marketplace to identify key obstacles and opportunities...

---He's a policy hound just like the rest of the meglomaniacs sitting beside him.
And his strings are being pulled by Blum/Tudor Perini