Spooner Named Chief Textile Negotiator

David Spooner, former office manager and legislative director for Rep. Sue Myrick (R-NC), has been
named Special Textile Negotiator in the office of the U.S. Trade Representative. Spooner has the
strong support of the U.S. textile industry . In naming him to the post, U.S. Trade Representative
Robert B. Zoellick said Spooner will work with the U.S. textile and apparel industries to expand
their access to overseas markets and “help the industries as they adjust for the future.” He added:
“David Spooners experience on Capitol Hill and his knowledge of textile issues and textile
communities provide the UStr with an important and special perspective.”