Ambassador Lloyd Hand

“As the President’s Chief of Protocol and Personal Ambassador under the President Johnson Administration, I have been following IESC’s success with great interest over the last 50 years. President Johnson was very clear when he announced the establishment of IESC in the Rose Garden of the White House in 1964 that, not only would the practical skills and experience of America’s finest entrepreneurs be of enormous benefit to developing nations, but they might also help to generate a more stable global trading environment during a time of great political turbulence. On both fronts, IESC has been an enormous success, helping businesses in the developing world to create over a million jobs, and generating many new international trading partners for American companies. Congratulations to the staff and volunteers of IESC for so successfully keeping to their mission and for making America proud.”