Richard McCormick
Vice President
International Chamber of Commerce
Paris, France

Richard McCormick is president of the International Chamber of Commerce, the world business organization that promotes open international trade and a global market economy.

McCormick began a two-year term as president of the organization on January 1, 2001. He had served as ICC vice president since January 1999. He is chairman of the United States Council for International Business, the U.S. affiliate of the ICC.

Richard is chairman emeritus of US WEST, Inc. (now called Qwest Communications), having retired as chief executive officer in 1998 and chairman in 1999. He was elected president and chief operation officer of US WEST in 1996, CEO in 1990 and chairman in 1992.

Under McCormick's leadership, Denver-based US WEST was the first regional Bell company to complete an alliance with a cable television company to build interactive networks nationwide and the first to build a network for the new generation of personal wireless phones. He also moved US WEST into a variety of international markets in 20 countries.

He began his telecommunications carrier in 1961 in Kansas City, MO., as an engineer for AT&T. After eight years with AT&T, McCormick transferred to Northwestern Bell, where he held a variety of assignments before being named president of the Omaha-based company in 1982. A year after the 1984 break-up of AT&T and the creation of US WEST, he moved to Denver as executive vice president of the new regional Bell operating company.

A native of Fort Dodge, Iowa, McCormick received an Electrical Engineering degree from Iowa State University in 1961.

He serves on the boards of United Airlines, Wells Fargo and Company, United Technologies Corp., Concept Five Technologies and Health Trio, Inc. Richard is a board member of Creighton University in Omaha, a trustee of the Denver Art Museum and a member of the Business Council.

McCormick and his wife, Mary Pat, live in Denver, CO and are the parents of four children.

Through its aggressive representation of all sectors of business in all parts of the world, the Paris-based ICC promotes open international trade and investment and free markets and is known as the "voice of business." Founded in 1919, and granted consultative status in the United Nations shortly after the U.N.'s founding, ICC has national committees and groups in 65 countries and members in 71 countries.

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After graduating from a University of Saarbruken in Germany, with a degree in Economics and Technical Engineering in 1982, Thomas Schuck started his professional career as manager of the research project "Innovation and Technology Transfer in Saarland." From 1983-1992, he headed several renowned Saarland institutes and companies such as GIU Corporation for Innovation and Company Promotion (CEO), AZB Professional Training Center Burbach (managing director), TeleTac Saar Telematic Consulting Company (managing director).

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Gretta Spendlove
Parry Anderson & Mansfield

Gretta Spendlove is an attorney specializing in corporate and commercial transactions and real estate law. She has handled numerous matters involving US companies doing business internationally and foreign companies doing business domestically. Ms. Spendlove received her J.D. from the University of Arizona, where she was a member of the Arizona Law Review. She has been president of the Business Section and the Real Property Section of the Utah State Bar, and has been president of Women Lawyers of Utah and the National Association of Women Business Owners, Salt Lake Chapter

Guadalupe Escalante
International Business Development Office