Institute for Corean-American Studies, Inc.
Matthew D. Lee
Founder and Chairman Emeritus
Allied Technology Group, Inc.
Journey to American Dream
ICAS Summer Symposium
The Korean Diaspora: Challenges facing
The Korean-/Asian-American Community (KAAC)
August 1, 2009 Saturday 9:30 AM - 4:30
We are pleased to share with you that
Matthew D. Lee will address "My Journey to American Dream" at the ICAS Summer Symposium
on August 1, 2009.
Matthew Lee is the founder and Chairman Emeritus of Allied
Technology Group, Inc. with its headquarters in Rockville,
Maryland and many other offices located across the United States and overseas. Matt
had served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors, President and Chief Executive
Officer of Allied Technology since its founding. It is a major provider of a wide
range of information systems, engineering, communications and network integration
services, ranging from design and development through full life-cycle support to
security and operational management.
From 1969 until 1989, Matt had been employed
at Westat, Inc. located in Rockville, Maryland, one of the largest
survey research organizations in the world. He spent 20 years at Westat, starting
at a relatively low level and making his way up to the corporate management. Matt
served his last 13 years as a vice president at Westat.
Matt got his start in the
computer industry in 1966 at its relatively early stage. He started out as a computer
programmer at Control Data Corporation, which was well known as the largest supercomputer
manufacturer from mid-60s to mid-70s. He had served as Commissioner on the Maryland
Governors Commission on Minority Business Enterprise Reform that was established
in 2003 to develop a plan to reform the State's Minority Business Enterprise Program.
Matt had also co-chaired the Committee on Access to Capital and Credit.
He was appointed
by the Governor of Maryland in 2004 and again in 2006 to serve a two year term as
a member of the Governor's Council for Historically Underutilized Business. Matt
is also serving on the Board of Directors of Hawk Corporation created by the University
of Maryland in Eastern Shore for the economic development of the eastern Maryland
area as a charter member.
At the invitation by the President of Software Valley
Foundation which was created by the State of West Virginia in concert with West
Virginia University to promote hi-tech industrial and economic development for the
State, Matt served as a charter member of the Foundation for several years starting
In 1977, Matt founded and served as the President of the Board of Directors
of the Korean Catholic Federal Credit Union (KCFCU) in Washington, D.C., which is
the first Federally chartered credit union for a Korean community in the United
States. The KCFCU has been serving thousands of Korean immigrants in the Washington
For over 30 years, Matt has been very active in philanthropy,
serving in leadership roles and providing financial support to numerous charitable,
social, civic, cultural, educational and religious organizations.
Matt was born
in Korea and finished all of his education in Korea with an honorary doctorate in
business administration from his alma mater, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies.
Sang Joo Kim / signed
Sr. Fellow & Executive Vice President