USET Foundation Elects New Trustee
Friday, August 8, 2014
Posted by Rebecca Walton, USET Foundation
Gladstone, NJ - August 7, 2014 - The United States Equestrian Team Foundation is pleased to announce that W. James McNerney, Jr., has been elected as a member of its Board of Trustees.
McNerney, chairman and chief executive officer of The Boeing Company, has been a member of the USET Foundation's National Advisory Committee for two years. He is active in the equestrian community through his family's long-standing involvement in show jumping. He and his wife Haity have supported show jumping development and events, with a focus on young rider development. Their daughters Julia and Hilary are active competitors in the hunter and jumper divisions. They also own young and Grand Prix jumpers ridden by Kent Farrington.
"We are so pleased that Jim has joined our Board. His vision and business acumen as well as his support of equestrian sport make him an incredible asset for us and we feel fortunate to have him join our leadership. We look forward to Jim's expertise and help in establishing the USET Foundation as the premiere philanthropic sports organization in this country," said Tucker Johnson, USET Foundation president.
"I am honored to be asked to serve the USET Foundation in support of our country's competitive tradition in the sport and to work on behalf of the athletes and horses that represent us internationally," McNerney said.
Before taking the helm at Boeing in 2005, McNerney served as chairman of the board and CEO of 3M, which he joined in 2000 after 19 years at the General Electric Company. Prior to joining GE, he worked at Procter & Gamble and McKinsey & Co., Inc.
McNerney is active in a variety of business and philanthropic leadership roles. By appointment of U.S President Barack Obama, he chairs the President's Export Council, which operates as an advisory committee on international trade. He is a member of The Field Museum Board of Trustees in Chicago, a trustee of Northwestern University, and a member of the Northwestern Memorial HealthCare Board.He also is a member of the executive committee and a past chair of Business Roundtable, an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies; and serves on the board of trustees of the Washington, D.C.-based Center for Strategic and International Studies, a bipartisan, non-profit organization that seeks to advance global security and prosperity.
The United States Equestrian Team Foundation (www.uset.org) is the non-profit organization that supports the competition, training, coaching, travel and educational needs of America's elite and developing international, high-performance horses and athletes in partnership with the United States Equestrian Federation.
The USET Foundation has been awarded Charity Navigators highest honor, a Four Star rating for good governance, sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.