President George W. Bush has announced on April 15, 2008 that he intends to nominate David J. Bronczek, president and chief executive officer of FedEx Express, to the National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC). The NIAC advises the president, through the Secretary of Homeland Security, on the security of critical infrastructures that support sectors of the economy.
"FedEx Express serves 220 countries and territories, and we understand how modern, strong networks -- both physical and virtual -- are critical in protecting the U.S. and global economies," Bronczek said. "I look forward to helping improve cooperation between the public and private sectors in order to more fully secure our infrastructures and protect our communities."
The council is composed of a maximum of 30 members, appointed by the president from private industry, academia, and state and local government.