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Nov212014

REMARKS November 18, 2014 Good Morning. A special thanks to our Mistress of Ceremonies for that warm introduction. I bring you greetings from Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker who is always supportive of strategic gatherings like this one that support the Commerce Department’s commitment to the growth, diversification and transformation of American business. Within the larger commercial focus of...

Nov202014

REMARKS November 13, 2014 Good afternoon and thank you Martin for that warm introduction. We certainly appreciate the remarks of Deputy Secretary of Commerce, Bruce Andrews.   I am so pleased to be here with you today. I certainly want to acknowledge the outstanding leadership of this organization: Sach Takayatsu – President & CEO of ACE Jimmy Ferguson – National Board Chairman Bill Imada –...

Nov052014

REMARKS November 3, 2014 Good morning and welcome to what we know will be the beginning of a very important conversation among stakeholders - full of possibility and promise. I want to honor and acknowledge the outstanding work of Dr. May and his team here at NIST and our colleagues at the WH Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities and all our guests here who serve at Minority...

Oct302014

REMARKS AS PREPARED FOR DELIVERY October 29, 2014 Good evening and thank you CeFaan Kim for that kind introduction.  I bring you greetings on behalf of Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and the National Director of the Minority Business Development Agency, Alejandra Castillo – it is my personal pleasure to be here with you this evening. As a business owner in Seattle Washington for 15 years, I...

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...

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