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Jun042013

Tuesday, Thank you, Mr. President, for your kind introduction. I bring you greetings and heart-felt congratulations from President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and the entire Obama Administration for the great work that you have done here today. I am delighted to be here with you today. And I want to thank members of the faculty, the family members and friends of the graduates, and especially...

May162013

AS PREPARED FOR DELIVERYMelbourne, AustraliaMay 14, 2013 Thank you for the kind introduction. On behalf of President Barack Obama and Deputy Secretary of Commerce Dr. Rebecca Blank, I am delighted to be here at Connect 2013. Allow me to acknowledge the traditional owner of this land and the elders past and present. I would like to thank Charles Prouse, the Supply Nation Board of Directors and the...

May162013

New York CityApril 4, 2013 Thanks you for the kind introduction. I am delighted to be here with you at this business and innovation conference and it is always a good day when you can follow your boss at the podium. I have had the occasion to work with Dr. Blank for several years now as she guided the Department of Commerce and I can say first hand that she is one of our nation’s finest leaders...

Feb042013

Washington, DCThursday, January 24, 2013 Good Afternoon Thank you for the kind introduction. When the Minority Business Development Agency was established over 40 years ago, its mandate was to build the wealth and capacity of minority owned firms, in support of U.S. job growth. As we just witnessed the second inauguration of our first African-American president, Barack Obama, the state of U.S...

Dec262012

Washington, DCThursday, December 13, 2012 Good afternoon, On behalf of President Barack Obama and Acting Secretary Rebecca Blank, I am delighted to be here with you this afternoon. I always look forward to being in the company of my good friend, Marie Johns, and applaud the work of her and her team at the Small Business Administration. MBDA and SBA are strong partners in the President’s efforts...

Dec262012

Los Angeles, CAMonday, December 10, 2012 Thank you Kermit for the kind introduction. Before I get going I want to provide you with some information. My email address is dhinson@mbda.gov and my phone number is 202-482-2332. I want to also thank Representative Bass for her leadership on the House Foreign Affairs committee and Africa sub-committee and for inviting me to this event. I am delighted to...

Dec262012

Minority Enterprise Development Week Conference Washington, DC Thursday, December 6, 2012   Introduction of Mr. John Rogers, Jr. MBDA National Director Special Recognition One of the fringe benefits I have as National Director of the Minority Business Development Agency is meeting and working with a lot of talented people. Our 2012 MED Week award winners is one such group of people . . . and they...

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