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Feb022011

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...

Oct122010

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...

Jul192010

Dinner Remarks – International Trade Focus , 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...

Nov212009

- Good Afternoon! On behalf of President Barack Obama and Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke, it is my honor to be here today. I’d like to take a moment to thank the Board of Directors for the People Fund for extending this wonderful invitation, specifically Mr. Hopeton Hay who has had a long career as a staunch advocate for minority business development. I had the pleasure of being a guest on Mr...

Nov212009

- Good Evening! It is an honor to be here with you as we come together to celebrate Asian-American Entrepreneurship. I must say, it feels good to be back in Chicago. My mother grew up in Chicago and I lived here for nearly ten years, so in a real sense Chicago is my second home. I may be a bit biased, but I think Chicago is the greatest city in the world….In the worst possible location-...

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