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  • Submitted on 07 September 2011

    David Hinson Boston, Massachusetts
    August 13, 2011
    As Delivered

    Thank you Janet for that kind introduction.

    I appreciate Janet’s comments on Asian efficiency. I prepared a nice long speech, but right before I came in, I was told that I needed to cut it short by a lot. So, in the spirit of my new found heritage and the efficiency that it brings, I will keep my comments brief.

    I bring you greetings from President Barack Obama, Acting Secretary of Commerce Dr. Rebecca Blank, and an Administration who appreciates the great work you are doing to build leaders of today and tomorrow. When I first learned of the invitation to address you today, I was intrigued by the Conference theme: “The Road to Revolutionary Leadership.” In politics, revolutionary leadership is the type of leadership that is change oriented and has a major and positive impact on society and/or on the human condition.

  • Submitted on 12 August 2011

    David HinsonWhite House Philadelphia Urban Entrepreneurship Forum
    August 8, 2011
    As Delivered

    Thank you for that kind introduction.

    It is always a joy to be in Philadelphia, the home of many of my family members and friends, the home of my Alma mater, University of Pennsylvania, and of course the home of the Philadelphia Eagles.

    I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait for football season to start – and I think the Eagles will have something to say this season. I want to thank all the organizations who helped make this White House Urban Entrepreneurship Forum possible – and I want to give a special shout out to Fox School of Business here at Temple University and PECO/Excelon Corp., who graciously agreed to sponsor this luncheon. Thank you!

  • Submitted on 14 July 2011

    David HinsonAlliance of Merger and Acquisition Advisors Third Annual Symposium
    London, England
    May 10-12, 2011
    As Prepared

    Thank you for the kind introduction. I am delighted to be here in London for this very important symposium.

    I bring you greetings from President Barack Obama and Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke who are working hard to insure that all businesses have a chance to Win Their Future through creating a level playing field around the world. I would like to introduce you to our head of business development for the Minority Business Development Agency, Mr. Alex Done’ who has joined me here – Alex please stand. Alex has spent his career as an investment banker on Wall Street and he is currently leading our national effort to support economic expansion of minority-owned firms in the United States through merger, acquisition, joint venturing and strategic partnerships.

  • Submitted on 10 May 2011

    MBDA National Director David Hinson AS DELIVERED
    April 23, 2011

    National Association of Minority Contractors
    Northern California Chapter - 1st Annual Gala
    Claremont, CA

    Good evening!  Thank you for that wonderful introduction. I am honored to speak this evening at the FIRST annual gala of the Northern California chapter of the National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC).  NAMC is a strong ally of the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) in our shared mission to foster the growth and global competitiveness of minority businesses across the nation.

    I would like to thank Mr. Len Turner for inviting me to speak with you this evening, but I would also like to recognize him for the considerable contributions that his company, Turner Construction Group has made to the Northern California economy.  Building a company that has created 462 jobs and employed 54 subcontractors is no easy feat and it is something that should be applauded – so let’s give Len a round of applause! To Mayor Quan, Mayor Lee, County Supervisor Carson, Council member Brooks, Judge Thompson and distinguished guests for over 40 years our goal at MBDA has been to create jobs for all Americans by expanding the U.S.  economy through that sector of our economy called the minority business community.

  • Submitted on 12 April 2011

    MBDA National Director David HinsonAS DELIVERED
    April 4, 2011

    MBDA National Director David Hinson
    Keynote Speech at Hannover Messe International Trade Show
    , Germany

    Good afternoon.   Thank you for that kind introduction. I would like to thank Dr. Wolfram von Fritsch for the invitation to speak before you today. I would also like to thank Marco Seibert and his outstanding team who has gone beyond the call of duty to position Hannover Messe as a “must-attend” global business forum and trade show. And finally, I would like to thank Lawrence Walker from the U.S. embassy in Germany.

    Last year I was unable to attend this event due to flight cancelations across Europe and Lawrence graciously stepped in and did an outstanding job at delivering my comments.

  • Submitted on 17 March 2011

    Good morning!   Thank you for that kind introduction.

    It’s a pleasure to be here today for this Summit on Capital and Minority Business Capacity Building. This theme hits at the core of an issue impacting just about every business owner in this room.

    I would like to thank my friend, Dr. Fred McKinney, the board of directors and staff of the Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council for the opportunity to come before you today. I would also like to thank the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and the many corporations that support this critically important summit.

  • Submitted on 02 February 2011

    Thank you Ron for your kind introduction.

    On behalf of President Barack Obama and Secretary Gary Locke, I am delighted to be with you at this very important gathering.

    Before I get started I would like to introduce members of the MBDA team Holden Hoofnagle, Chief of Business Development and Don Chapman, Senior Advisor to the Secretary for Native American Affairs and our Chief of Native American Business Development.

    I want to thank Ron Perry and the National 8a Association leadership for co-sponsoring this event.

  • Submitted on 12 October 2010

    9th Annual Diversity Business Exchange
    Hartford, CT. October 2010

    Ni Hao… hank you Claudia for the kind introduction.

    Elieen Drake, Jeffrey Place, Ron Tates, Dr. Fred, Gold Suppliers and distinguished guests: It is my pleasure to be here today at the 9th Annual Diverse Business Exchange.

    On behalf of the President Barack Obama and Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke, I want to thank United Technologies Corporation for inviting me to join you, particularly I want to thank Claudia Munez-Nahar, Tom Donnelly and Dennis Proto for their outstanding leadership and friendship.

  • Submitted on 22 September 2010


    Before the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
    Subcommittee on Government Management, Organization, and Procurement
    September 22nd, 2010


    Chairwoman Watson, Ranking Member Bilbray, and Members of the Subcommittee:

    Thank you for inviting the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) to appear before the Subcommittee to discuss the important issues surrounding minority contracting opportunities in the federal marketplace. I request that my entire written statement, including the attachments, be entered into the official hearing record.

    I. Overview

    MBDA has been in existence for over forty years, originally established as the Office of Minority Business Enterprise by President Nixon on March 5, 1969, pursuant to Executive Order 11458. On October 13, 1971, President Nixon issued Executive Order 11625, as amended, which clarified the Agency’s authority and expanded the scope of its operations. MBDA is the sole federal agency dedicated exclusively to promoting equal economic opportunities for the nation’s minority business enterprises (MBEs) and accomplishes its mission through programs and activities designed to foster MBE growth and global competitiveness. Today, MBDA continues as the sole federal agency dedicated to fostering minority business growth and global competitiveness.

  • Submitted on 19 July 2010

    Dinner Remarks – International Trade Focus

    AS PREPARED FOR DELIVERY, March 18, 2010
    On behalf of President Barack Obama and Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke, I want to thank you for allowing me to join you this evening.

    Secretary Locke was unable to attend this event, but he asked that I extend his heart-felt thanks to the Board of Directors and staff of GLACK and Chairman and Co-Founder Gene Hale who graciously extended the invitation to address you this evening. I’d also like to thank Kerman Maddox a good friend of the Administration, for being here.

    I am always happy to be in Los Angeles away from the sometimes frigid weather back in D.C. From the looks of this very attractive crowd, I am going to have to make my way back to Los Angeles more often. My younger sister, Peyton, lives out here so I have a legitimate excuse! I am glad she is able to join me this evening.


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