S  ean T. Connaughton   Secretary of Transportation for the Commonwealth of Virginia    Serving in the cabinet of Governor Bob McDonnell. As Secretary, he oversees seven state agencies with more than 9,700 employees and combined annual budgets of $5 billion.    Connaughton was named U.S. Maritime Administrator by President George W. Bush in 2006. As Maritime Administrator, he was head of the Maritime Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, and responsible for the daily management of that agency and its promotional programs for the marine transportation industry.     Connaughton was named U.S. Maritime Administrator by President George W. Bush in 2006. As Maritime Administrator, he was head of the Maritime Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, and responsible for the daily management of that agency and its promotional programs for the marine transportation industry. This included advising and assisting the Secretary of Transportation on commercial maritime matters, operation of over 50 ships in the Ready Reserve Force, supervision of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, oversight of the six State Maritime Academies, and administration of various shipyard and cargo programs. Connaughton was appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate.    Prior to joining the McDonnell administration, he served as Corporate Vice President, Government Affairs for the American Bureau of Shipping, one of the world's leading ship and marine classification societies.   State of Virginia Department of Transportation Bio

Sean T. Connaughton

Secretary of Transportation for the Commonwealth of Virginia

Serving in the cabinet of Governor Bob McDonnell. As Secretary, he oversees seven state agencies with more than 9,700 employees and combined annual budgets of $5 billion.

Connaughton was named U.S. Maritime Administrator by President George W. Bush in 2006. As Maritime Administrator, he was head of the Maritime Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, and responsible for the daily management of that agency and its promotional programs for the marine transportation industry. 

Connaughton was named U.S. Maritime Administrator by President George W. Bush in 2006. As Maritime Administrator, he was head of the Maritime Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, and responsible for the daily management of that agency and its promotional programs for the marine transportation industry. This included advising and assisting the Secretary of Transportation on commercial maritime matters, operation of over 50 ships in the Ready Reserve Force, supervision of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, oversight of the six State Maritime Academies, and administration of various shipyard and cargo programs. Connaughton was appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate.

Prior to joining the McDonnell administration, he served as Corporate Vice President, Government Affairs for the American Bureau of Shipping, one of the world's leading ship and marine classification societies.

State of Virginia Department of Transportation Bio

Dr. Yunlong Zhao, United Nations Economic Development Council and Business Owner    Starting from 30,000 RMB, he has successfully turned the nameless company in the culture industry into Guoxin Group, which has 11 subsidiaries and possesses billions of dollars in assets. He is not only an entrepreneur but a scholar as well, having made outstanding contributions for the development of marketing doctrine in China. In November, 2004, he was rewarded as one of the Top Ten Outstanding Chinese Youth's of the Year.    Guoxin Group has established the most accurate and precise enterprise database. Enterprise database provides a confidential information bridge between supply and sales.     "Art of War" is his favorite book, and he has read the book over a thousand times. He considers this book to have great value in life, guiding ideology and pragmatism in the market economy, as well as philosophical guidance. He often uses Sun Tzu's strategic thinking in work life and promotion advice for friends and acquaintances; how to live a better modern life, and have a greater career.     As an entrepreneur, he makes outstanding contributions to the early foundation and development of Chinese telephone marketing and ideology. “Scholar Entrepreneur” is the best interpretation for his gentle manner and appropriate appearance.    United Nations Bio

Dr. Yunlong Zhao, United Nations Economic Development Council and Business Owner

Starting from 30,000 RMB, he has successfully turned the nameless company in the culture industry into Guoxin Group, which has 11 subsidiaries and possesses billions of dollars in assets. He is not only an entrepreneur but a scholar as well, having made outstanding contributions for the development of marketing doctrine in China. In November, 2004, he was rewarded as one of the Top Ten Outstanding Chinese Youth's of the Year.

Guoxin Group has established the most accurate and precise enterprise database. Enterprise database provides a confidential information bridge between supply and sales. 

"Art of War" is his favorite book, and he has read the book over a thousand times. He considers this book to have great value in life, guiding ideology and pragmatism in the market economy, as well as philosophical guidance. He often uses Sun Tzu's strategic thinking in work life and promotion advice for friends and acquaintances; how to live a better modern life, and have a greater career.

As an entrepreneur, he makes outstanding contributions to the early foundation and development of Chinese telephone marketing and ideology. “Scholar Entrepreneur” is the best interpretation for his gentle manner and appropriate appearance. 

United Nations Bio

Gerald F. Seib Washington Bureau Chief, The Wall Street Journal.    Gerald Seib is the Washington bureau chief for The Wall Street Journal. He is responsible for the Journal’s news and analysis from Washington. He also developed the digital edition of the Washington bureau that includes his own column and commentaries, a real-time version of Washington Wire and other features and columns.    Mr. Seib appears regularly on networks such as CNBC, Fox Business Network, CNN and the BBC as a commentator on Washington affairs. He also writes a weekly column, “Capital Journal,” which brings an insightful, predictive and original understanding to politics, national affairs and foreign policy. He also has responsibility for The Wall Street Journal/NBC News polls.    Previously, Mr. Seib had been the Journal’s deputy bureau chief in Washington since September 1997. He began writing his Capital Journal column in the spring of 1993.    Mr. Seib joined the Dallas bureau of the Journal as a reporter in 1978. He transferred to the Journal's Washington bureau in 1980 and covered the Pentagon and the State Department.    Wall Street Journal Bio

Gerald F. Seib
Washington Bureau Chief, The Wall Street Journal.

Gerald Seib is the Washington bureau chief for The Wall Street Journal. He is responsible for the Journal’s news and analysis from Washington. He also developed the digital edition of the Washington bureau that includes his own column and commentaries, a real-time version of Washington Wire and other features and columns.

Mr. Seib appears regularly on networks such as CNBC, Fox Business Network, CNN and the BBC as a commentator on Washington affairs. He also writes a weekly column, “Capital Journal,” which brings an insightful, predictive and original understanding to politics, national affairs and foreign policy. He also has responsibility for The Wall Street Journal/NBC News polls.

Previously, Mr. Seib had been the Journal’s deputy bureau chief in Washington since September 1997. He began writing his Capital Journal column in the spring of 1993.

Mr. Seib joined the Dallas bureau of the Journal as a reporter in 1978. He transferred to the Journal's Washington bureau in 1980 and covered the Pentagon and the State Department. 

Wall Street Journal Bio

Dr. Dennis Ceru  is an Adjunct Professor at Babson College, where he teaches MBA courses in entrepreneurship and business strategy.    Dennis Ceru has more than 30years of experience delivering successful business and technology solutions through leadership and management positions in the high-tech, financial services, and healthcare fields. He is a recognized speaker and author on key topics in strategy and technology for the financial services industry and has been quoted extensively online and in print periodicals.    He is the Managing Director of Strategic Management Associates, LLC, a company dedicated to providing business leaders with the tools necessary to expand and manage growth. His areas of expertise center on developing and implementing tactical action plans to achieve strategic goals, designing work flows to reduce inefficiency and optimize performance, aligning business operations and people for optimum effectiveness, and change management. In partnership with The SBANE Educational Center he developed and leads The CEOs Group, an innovative executive leadership program for growing entrepreneurial companies.   Short Bio

Dr. Dennis Ceru is an Adjunct Professor at Babson College, where he teaches MBA courses in entrepreneurship and business strategy.

Dennis Ceru has more than 30years of experience delivering successful business and technology solutions through leadership and management positions in the high-tech, financial services, and healthcare fields. He is a recognized speaker and author on key topics in strategy and technology for the financial services industry and has been quoted extensively online and in print periodicals.

He is the Managing Director of Strategic Management Associates, LLC, a company dedicated to providing business leaders with the tools necessary to expand and manage growth. His areas of expertise center on developing and implementing tactical action plans to achieve strategic goals, designing work flows to reduce inefficiency and optimize performance, aligning business operations and people for optimum effectiveness, and change management. In partnership with The SBANE Educational Center he developed and leads The CEOs Group, an innovative executive leadership program for growing entrepreneurial companies.

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