Clay E. Hickson
叶希诚先生担任马里兰州 - 中国商务理事会名誉董事长，是陶森大学全球企业孵化器的顾问委员会和亚洲太平洋美国商会董事会成员。他在亚洲艺术与文化中心顾问委员会任职，并担任马里兰州企业孵化器协会董事长。其他曾经担任和现任职位还包括美国国际商业理事会，美国服装和鞋类协会，美国商会亚洲特别工作组，亚洲协会以及马里兰－安徽姐妹省州委员会。
As Vice President, Strategy & Business Development at Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP), Mr. Hickson manages international operations and helps develop and refine WRAP’s strategy, specifically focusing on managing relationships with global brands and retailers and with governmental and other stakeholder organizations. WRAP is a non-profit team of global social compliance experts dedicated to promoting safe and ethical manufacturing around the world through certification and education.
Previously Mr. Hickson was Executive Director of TowsonGlobal Business Incubator as well as Director of Rhôton Hill Group, a management consulting firm he established. He also was Director of International Business Services/China Programs for International Technology and Trade Associates, Director of International Programs for the World Trade Center Boston, and Account Director with Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide (Taiwan). He worked with the 1993 Seattle Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit, Overseas Private Investment Corporation and US-Philippine Business Committee.
Mr. Hickson is Chairman Emeritus of the Maryland-China Business Council, serves on the advisory board of TowsonGlobal and the board of directors of the Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce. He has served on the advisory board of the Asian Arts and Culture Center, and served as President of the Maryland Business Incubation Association. Other current and past affiliations include the U.S. Council for International Business, the American Apparel and Footwear Association, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce-Asia Task Force, Asia Society, and Maryland-Anhui Sister State Committee.
In addition, Mr. Hickson has developed and taught training programs, seminars and college courses that have prepared executives for doing business in international environments and was a regular contributor to China Business & Investment. He received his MA in International Relations from the School of Advanced International Studies at The Johns Hopkins University and received his BA in International Relations from The George Washington University. He also studied Chinese at Columbia University.