America Exports: Why Export? Boost Your Bottom Line
Breaking Through Barriers to Boost Your Bottom Line Features Government agencies, Corporations, and Asian American Business owners to discuss exporting. An educational panel that will cover how small and medium enterprises can export within their own practice.
Business Development SpecialistExport - Import Bank of the United States (EXIM)
Business Development Specialist
Export - Import Bank of the United States (EXIM)
Jonathan Brady is a Business Development Specialist with the Minority and Women-Owned Business (MWOB) Outreach Group at the Export- Import Bank of the United States (EXIM). Based in Washington, DC, his business development role with the MWOB Outreach Group is to serve as the primary liaison for Hispanic business organizations and Veteran business organizations at the national, state, and local levels.
Jonathan possesses a strong background in international relations and economics from having worked for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the U.S. Treasury Department (International Banking Office), and ten years with the Ohio Department of Development’s International Trade Division.
Before joining EXIM, Jonathan worked at ExportDC, a division of the DC Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD). Promoted to Program Manager in 2015, his primary responsibilities consisted of administering business support grants for DC-based exporters, organizing trade missions, providing export counseling services, conducting international business seminars, and coordinating special projects with the foreign embassies located in the District of Columbia.
Jonathan holds a B.A. and Master of Financial Economics (MFE) from Ohio University, and is a 2009 graduate of Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies, with a Master of International Public Policy (MIPP).
PresidentMSL GLOBAL EXPRESS
MSL GLOBAL EXPRESS
Ming is passionate about delivering exceptional service to clients while fostering a culture of collaboration and continuous improvement within her team. Her ability to inspire and motivate others has led to the development of high-performing teams that consistently exceed expectations.
Ming's journey in the logistics industry commenced immediately after completing her bachelor's degree in Finance from SUNY-Plattsburgh in 2008. Equipped with a solid foundation in financial principles, she embarked on her career with a steadfast determination to excel in the world of logistics. Recognizing the importance of specialization and continuous education, Ming pursued a master's degree in Accounting from St. John's University, further augmenting her knowledge and skill set.
Ming has navigated the intricacies of the logistics landscape, adapting to evolving industry trends and regulations especially during the pandemic. Her leadership capabilities and strategic vision have proven invaluable in streamlining operations, optimizing supply chains, and ensuring seamless coordination between various stakeholders.
Beyond her professional accomplishments, Ming remains an avid learner, constantly seeking opportunities to expand her knowledge and stay at the forefront of industry advancements.
Kyungsoo Dan Kim
Director, U.S. Commercial Service IllinoisU.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration
Kyungsoo Dan Kim
Director, U.S. Commercial Service Illinois
U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration
Kyungsoo “Dan” Kim currently serves as the Director overseeing the State of Illinois for the U.S. Commercial Service. He joined the US Commercial Service in October 2015 as a Trade Specialist after working for the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency. Since then, he has worked on nation-wide projects such as Hannover Messe, 232/301 tariffs, and most recently he served as the Global Asia Team Leader.
His has grown relationships with those from various communities, working with the Asian American Pacific Islander and Native Hawaiian communities to raise the awareness of the Global Diversity Export Initiative and EO 13985 and 14031. He has been a speaker and panelist at conferences highlighting the resources of the US Commercial Service and outreach to underrepresented and underserved groups.
He has considerable hands-on knowledge dealing with the challenges of exporting and has leveraged his enthusiasm and technical skills to increase the impact of the US Commercial Service to deliver to clients. In addition to his leadership of the Global Asia Team and now the US Commercial Service Illinois, he has been a leading force in the Commerce Department’s largest annual trade mission, Trade Winds, which in 2023 focused on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region of Asia including Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, and Singapore
Global Asia Team LeaderU.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Commercial Service
Global Asia Team Leader
U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Commercial Service
Frances Selema is the Global Asia Team Leader with the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Commercial Service based in Central North Carolina. The Global Asia Team is represented by Trade Specialists from the U.S. Commercial Service's field offices throughout the country and headquarters unit in DC, and spans 18 U.S. Commercial Service countries and 5 U.S. State Department Partner Posts throughout the region. As the Global Asia Team Leader, Frances’ responsibilities include promoting Asia as an export destination for U.S. businesses, delivering value-added programming and coordinated market information that helps U.S. companies succeed throughout the region, and ensuring the Asian-American business community has access to the tools and resources to succeed globally.
In addition to serving as the Global Asia Team Leader, Frances dually serves as a Senior International Trade Specialist in her local area, providing one-on-one counseling and guidance to North Carolina businesses to successfully export around the world. Having worked in this capacity for over 17 years, Frances has a wealth of experience in helping companies build a global strategy, executing international trade programs, and developing meaningful partnerships and relationships. Although she works with companies across several industry sectors in North Carolina, Frances specializes in the Energy, Environmental, and Clean Tech industries, and is also currently serving as the Civil Nuclear Deputy for the Global Energy Team within the U.S. Commercial Service.
Frances received her Bachelor’s degree in International Business from Auburn University and a Master of International Studies from North Carolina State University. Frances resides with her husband and three young children in Raleigh and has a passion for living an active lifestyle and exploring the outdoors.
PresidentVizion Logistics, LLC
Vizion Logistics, LLC
Albert Wei, President of Vizion Logistics, LLC, founded and established Vizion Logistics in March 2003 with his brother, Benjamin Wei. With over 40 years of combined experience, Albert and Ben decided to create a boutique logistics company; its objectives mainly to provide exceptional service to its clients and create a team of professionals who will have direct influence over the company’s bottom line.
Albert has worked and lived worked in Los Angeles, New York, Thailand and Hong Kong. Prior to logistics Albert had worked for HSBC as an executive in commercial and retail banking.
Albert had served on the Board of Directors for USPAACC New York Chapter while he lived in New York.
Albert was born in Hong Kong and immigrated to the United States in 1969. He and his wife Diana has 2 adult children and currently lives in Los Angeles.