UPS board adds economic expert

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The UPS board of directors recently named as a company director Kevin Warsh, a former central banker, presidential adviser and noted economic and financial market expert. The appointment expanded the UPS Board to 13 members. Warsh will stand for election to a regular one-year term at UPS’s annual shareowners’ meeting in May 2013. He will serve on the Audit Committee of the board.

Warsh, 42, was a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve. Previously, he served four years at the White House as President George W. Bush’s special assistant for economic policy and as executive secretary of the National Economic Council. Warsh currently serves as a distinguished visiting fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution and a lecturer at its Graduate School of Business.

In February 2006, Warsh was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to join the Federal Reserve’s seven-member governing board, becoming the youngest appointee in Fed history at age 35. He focused on financial and economic developments and the conduct of monetary policy. Warsh played a significant role in navigating the financial market turmoil amid the global financial crisis. He also served as the Fed’s representative to the Group of Twenty (G-20), consisting of the world’s largest 20 economies, and as the Fed’s emissary to the emerging and advanced economies in Asia until his departure in April 2011.