CHF International announced today that William C. Lane has joined its Board of Trustees, effective September 1, 2012. Mr. Lane is the Washington Director for Caterpillar and a leading business advocate for free trade and global engagement in Washington, D.C.
"We are delighted to have Bill join our Board of Trustees. His vast experience in international trade and development is a great asset to CHF International. Bill's expertise in working with the private sector, NGOs and local communities all over the world will play a vital role in helping us live up to our mission of partnering with communities worldwide to help them improve their lives and livelihoods," says CHF President and CEO David A. Weiss.
Mr. Lane has been with Caterpillar since 1975 and has held various leadership positions in Washington since 1993. He is a chairman of the U.S. Latin America Trade Coalition, a group that led the advocacy effort in support of the Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with Colombia and Panama. Mr. Lane is also co-president of the U.S. Global Leadership Campaign and a leader of the business effort to provide Russia with Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR).
"The Board will benefit enormously from Bill's expertise, knowledge, and leadership," says Robert A. Mosbacher Jr., Chairman of the CHF International Board of Trustees. "His deep understanding of how corporations, governments and nonprofits can work together to bring about greater global prosperity will be highly valuable to CHF International, as we advance our mission of working and partnering with communities around the globe."
Mr. Lane received his bachelor's and master's degrees from Pennsylvania State University and attended the University of Cologne in Germany. He is a 2011 Penn State alumni fellow and an adjunct professor at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University. He was also a certified management accountant.