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June 25, 2010 
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Ben Aderholt Elected as Chair of the Mayor’s International Trade And Development Council - Americas

HOUSTON - Ben Aderholt, a Member at Gray Reed & McGraw, was elected Chair of the Mayor's International Trade And Development Council - Americas for the year 2010-2011.  With over 40 years of experience, Ben's practice is primarily commercial transactions and litigation in the construction industry.

Dedicated to the preservation, promotion, and continued growth of Houston's standing as a renowned international city, the mission of the MIADC is to establish concrete objectives that embrace matters of international affairs, economic, and community development. The MIADC assists in the creation of strategies and in the implementation of projects that will enhance Houston's presence on the global stage.  The Council's mission is to develop inbound and outbound trade missions and coordinate exchanges between  other  nations and Houston.

"I am deeply honored to receive this appointment from Mayor White", said Mr. Aderholt. "Houston is a global leader in economic and community development and I look forward to advancing the mission of the MIADC," said Mr. Aderholt.

Mr. Aderholt graduated from the University of Texas with a B.A. in 1964 and a J.D. in 1968. He participated in the graduate studies program at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. He was recently awarded the Rotary International's 2009 Global Service to Humanity Award.

About Gray Reed & McGraw

Founded in 1985, Gray Reed & McGraw is a full-service, Texas based law firm with more than 90 lawyers practicing in Houston, Dallas and Tyler. Gray Reed & McGraw offers a wide range of legal services including business litigation, corporate transactions, oil & gas, tax planning and litigation, real estate, healthcare, trusts and estates, employment law, family law, and bankruptcy.  For more information, visit