Roy Kienitz,   
former Under Secretary for Policy,  US Department of Transportation            Roy is President of Roy Kienitz, LLC, a consulting firm specializing in policy, finance and project management for major infrastructure investments. Before starting his own business, Roy worked in and out of government at the federal and state levels for 25 years.     Most recently he served at the U.S. Department of Transportation as Under Secretary for Policy, the number three position in the agency. While at DOT he created and oversaw the TIGER discretionary grant program, and was deeply involved in high speed rail, the TIFIA loan program, and other major investment and regulatory efforts.     Before being appointed to USDOT by President Obama, he served as Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor Ed Rendell of Pennsylvania. In this role he oversaw transportation and environmental policy and managed major infrastructure projects, including the proposed lease of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, the expansion of the Pennsylvania Convention Center and the construction of a new hockey arena for Pittsburgh.     Prior to this he spent several years as Secretary for Planning for the State of Maryland, helping   guide the state's smart growth program. 

Roy Kienitz,  
former Under Secretary for Policy,
US Department of Transportation

Roy is President of Roy Kienitz, LLC, a consulting firm specializing in policy, finance and project management for major infrastructure investments. Before starting his own business, Roy worked in and out of government at the federal and state levels for 25 years. 

Most recently he served at the U.S. Department of Transportation as Under Secretary for Policy, the number three position in the agency. While at DOT he created and oversaw the TIGER discretionary grant program, and was deeply involved in high speed rail, the TIFIA loan program, and other major investment and regulatory efforts. 

Before being appointed to USDOT by President Obama, he served as Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor Ed Rendell of Pennsylvania. In this role he oversaw transportation and environmental policy and managed major infrastructure projects, including the proposed lease of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, the expansion of the Pennsylvania Convention Center and the construction of a new hockey arena for Pittsburgh. 

Prior to this he spent several years as Secretary for Planning for the State of Maryland, helping 

guide the state's smart growth program. 

Jeremie O. Waterman Senior Director, Greater China US Chamber of Commerce    Jeremie O. Waterman - is Senior Director, Greater China, at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C., where he is responsible for developing and executing U.S. Chamber programs and policy relating to U.S. trade and investment in the Greater China region.    In carrying out the U.S. Chamber's Greater China trade and investment agendas, Mr. Waterman works extensively with member companies, state and local chambers of commerce, business coalitions, American Chambers of Commerce abroad, and the U.S. and foreign governments. His responsibilities include issues relating to U.S. business interests in the region. He oversees and directs the Chamber's China trade and investment policy initiatives, including the Chamber's intellectual property rights (IPR) and outreach in China. Mr. Waterman also directs the Chamber's China policy advocacy and trade promotion efforts in Washington, DC and at the grassroots level in cities around the United States.    Prior to joining the U.S. Chamber, Mr. Waterman worked for over five years at The US-China Business Council, most recently as the Council's Director for Government Affairs. While at the Council, Mr. Waterman was responsible for providing information and analysis on policy developments that affected U.S. member companies' operations in China and led Council policy outreach efforts toward the U.S. Executive and Congressional branches of government on issues ranging from WTO compliance to export controls to U.S. visa policy.

Jeremie O. Waterman
Senior Director, Greater China
US Chamber of Commerce

Jeremie O. Waterman - is Senior Director, Greater China, at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C., where he is responsible for developing and executing U.S. Chamber programs and policy relating to U.S. trade and investment in the Greater China region.

In carrying out the U.S. Chamber's Greater China trade and investment agendas, Mr. Waterman works extensively with member companies, state and local chambers of commerce, business coalitions, American Chambers of Commerce abroad, and the U.S. and foreign governments. His responsibilities include issues relating to U.S. business interests in the region. He oversees and directs the Chamber's China trade and investment policy initiatives, including the Chamber's intellectual property rights (IPR) and outreach in China. Mr. Waterman also directs the Chamber's China policy advocacy and trade promotion efforts in Washington, DC and at the grassroots level in cities around the United States.

Prior to joining the U.S. Chamber, Mr. Waterman worked for over five years at The US-China Business Council, most recently as the Council's Director for Government Affairs. While at the Council, Mr. Waterman was responsible for providing information and analysis on policy developments that affected U.S. member companies' operations in China and led Council policy outreach efforts toward the U.S. Executive and Congressional branches of government on issues ranging from WTO compliance to export controls to U.S. visa policy.

IIra Kasoff  
Former deputy assistant secretary for Asia  U.S. Department of Commerce’s  International Trade Administration (ITA)    His extensive experience in Asia spans more than three decades, having completed six commercial service assignments in the region, in addition to private sector and academic experience.     Prior to serving as deputy assistant secretary of commerce, Dr. Kasoff was principal commercial officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Shanghai, commercial counselor at the American Embassy in Tokyo and senior commercial officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Hong Kong. Earlier in his career, Dr. Kasoff worked for the Boston Consulting Group, the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations and as the Beijing representative for the Fuqua World Trade Corporation.    Dr. Kasoff received a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard University and a Ph.D. from Princeton University, where he specialized in Chinese and Japanese history. He is the author of a book on Chinese intellectual history entitled The Thought of Chang Tsai, published by Cambridge University Press.

IIra Kasoff
Former deputy assistant secretary for Asia
U.S. Department of Commerce’s
International Trade Administration (ITA)

His extensive experience in Asia spans more than three decades, having completed six commercial service assignments in the region, in addition to private sector and academic experience. 

Prior to serving as deputy assistant secretary of commerce, Dr. Kasoff was principal commercial officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Shanghai, commercial counselor at the American Embassy in Tokyo and senior commercial officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Hong Kong. Earlier in his career, Dr. Kasoff worked for the Boston Consulting Group, the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations and as the Beijing representative for the Fuqua World Trade Corporation.

Dr. Kasoff received a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard University and a Ph.D. from Princeton University, where he specialized in Chinese and Japanese history. He is the author of a book on Chinese intellectual history entitled The Thought of Chang Tsai, published by Cambridge University Press.

Alton Perkins  Chairman Yilaime Companies  Co-Chair US China Investment and Trade Summit      Mr. Alton Perkins serves as the Company's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, President.     Additionally, He served as the Co-Chair of the 2013 – USA China Investment and Trade Summit held at the National Press Club, Wash DC, Wharton University, PA, New York University, New York, and Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.  Mr. Perkins presently serves as the Chairman of two major businesses in China.   1) USA-China Investment, Trade and Development Center (US-China Trade Center) Project:   A National Investment and Trade Center permanently located in China that is designed to support and help:   a) USA businesses sale their goods and services to Chinese customers;  b) Chinese companies locate USA based goods and services;  c) Chinese companies secure funding to acquire US goods and services; an d) USA companies secure investment funding from Chinese private and institutional investors.  2) A US-China Senior Citizens Community on 1,000 mu of land in China.  Served as Co-chair of the Foreign Invested Partnership, and Chief consultant to a major Chemical Company in China responsible for funding and technology transfer. He coordinated business with USA based CPA auditors, DOW Chemical and USA Exim Bank. 

Alton Perkins
Chairman Yilaime Companies
Co-Chair US China Investment and Trade Summit

Mr. Alton Perkins serves as the Company's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, President. 

Additionally, He served as the Co-Chair of the 2013 – USA China Investment and Trade Summit held at the National Press Club, Wash DC, Wharton University, PA, New York University, New York, and Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.

Mr. Perkins presently serves as the Chairman of two major businesses in China. 

1) USA-China Investment, Trade and Development Center (US-China Trade Center) Project:

 A National Investment and Trade Center permanently located in China that is designed to support and help: 

a) USA businesses sale their goods and services to Chinese customers; 
b) Chinese companies locate USA based goods and services; 
c) Chinese companies secure funding to acquire US goods and services; an
d) USA companies secure investment funding from Chinese private and institutional investors.

2) A US-China Senior Citizens Community on 1,000 mu of land in China.

Served as Co-chair of the Foreign Invested Partnership, and Chief consultant to a major Chemical Company in China responsible for funding and technology transfer. He coordinated business with USA based CPA auditors, DOW Chemical and USA Exim Bank. 


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