On Wednesday evening, we’re honored to host Michael Crain for a Speaker Series retrospective on Beijing ahead of his upcoming move to the U.S. In addition to his leadership in business, Michael has been a pillar of the American community in Beijing since he arrived in 2006 as Chief of Staff to Amb. Clark Randt, serving on the Board of AmCham and founding the Chi Fan for Charity event series.
|Michael Crain served a dual role as senior consultant at Bingham Consulting and Director of Administration for Bingham McCutchen LLP’s Beijing office, drawing upon his extensive experience in international relations and U.S. federal, state and local government affairs to advise clients on expanding their presence in China, as well as advising Chinese clients seeking to expand their business globally.Prior to joining Bingham in 2009, Michael served as the chief of staff to the U.S. Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China. His service for the U.S. federal government also includes roles as the director of external affairs for the U.S. Department of Commerce, as senior legislative counsel at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, as well as White House advance representative for President and Mrs. George W. Bush. In addition, Michael has worked as a Washington representative for Texas A&M University, as a government affairs specialist for American Airlines and in several capacities for Texas state and local government.Michael is admitted to practice in Texas and the District of Columbia. He holds a Juris Doctorate from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law and a Masters of Business Administration from Rutgers University. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas A&M University. Michael is also serving his second term as vice chair of the American Chamber of Commerce China.|
TIME: Wednesday August 6, 7PM (note the earlier than normal start time)LOCATION: Guomao neighborhood – RSVP for detailsFORMAT: Presentation to be followed by Q&A and receptionEmail firstname.lastname@example.org for full event details.
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