The United Corporate Council is the united front presented to Seattle’s government by the major corporations. Behind the scenes, of course, the various members of the UCC are busy plotting against each other. The Council is considered an advisory body to the governor and pushes the corporate agenda through the halls of government.
The UCC was formed in 2030, after execs at Campana & Carrindum Technical Industries accused Aztechnology of instigating the virus that caused the Crash of ’29 and began a series of retaliatory assaults on Azzie installations.
Aztechnology defended itself on several fronts, wiping out C&C. The Seattle corporations decided to band together to prevent such “misunderstandings” in the future, and ratified the UCC charter shortly thereafter.
The Council functions like a small-scale version of the Corporate Court that handles intercorporate issues for the AAA megacorporations.
According to its mission statement, the UCC “works to foster a stable business environment in which all corporations can flourish and profit, by minimizing overt conflict between corporations and working with the metroplex government to ensure a friendly economic environment.” Recent shakeups among the top corps have changed the organization’s membership, makeup and mission somewhat, as well as casting doubt on its continued effectiveness. The UCC doesn’t like to use its power openly; its members prefer to work behind the scenes, backing pro-corporate politicians and lobbyists.
|Corporation (Rating*)||Council Member|
|Ares (AAA)||Karen King|
|Aztechnology (AAA)||Luis Ocasio|
|Brackhaven Investments (A)||William Roper|
|Eta Engineering (A)||Hanan Zubayr-Chong|
|Evo (AAA)||Mary Luce|
|Federated-Boeing (AA)||Jessica Sirianni|
|Gaeatronics (AA)||Cassie Blue Cloud|
|Horizon Group (AAA)||Klaus Coppage|
|Lone Star Security Services (AA)||William Loudon|
|Mitsuhama (AAA)||Takafumi Maeda|
|NeoNET (AAA)||Samantha Villiers|
|Regency MegaMedia (AA)||Kamar Kumar|
|Shiawase (AAA)||Hiromi Miyano|
|Telestrian Industries (AA)||Alain Telestrian|
|Universal Omnitech (AA)||Kara Parker|
|Wuxing (AAA)||Sun Runming|
- Karen King, Chairman, Ares Macrotechnology
- Shigeru Aoyama, Shiawase Corporation
- Nicholas Aurelius, Cross Applied Technologies
- Keith Davids, Ingersoll and Berkley
- Siony Ecklund, Independent Information Network
- Morgan Gallagher, Draco Foundation
- Alberta Johnson, Dassurn Securities and Investments
- Norman Jones, Brackhaven Investments
- Thormond Lordstrung, Lordstrung Retail Consortium International
- William Loudon, Lone Star Security Services, Inc.
- Maximilian Lozano, Aztechnology
- Mary Luce, Yamatetsu Corporation
- Yoshi Okakura, Pacific Rim Communications Unlimited
- Mika Red Tree, Gaeatronics
- James Rinchik, United Oil
- Sun Runming, Wuxing, Inc.
- Masaru Shirokawa, Renraku Computer Systems
- Jessica Sirianni, Federated-Boeing
- Jonathan Takano, Mitsuhama Computer Technologies
- Alain Telestrian, Telestrian Industries
- Samantha Villiers, Novatech
A: Multinationals operate internationally, but are still restricted by national laws. AA: Megacorporations have gained suffi cient affl uence to be recognized by the Corporate Court and are granted extraterritorial status. AAA: These megacorporations are among the top 10 largest economic entities in the world, each holding at least one seat on the Corporate Court and co-owning the Zurich-Orbital Gemeinschaft Bank (ZOG).