The Honorable Governor Edward Rendell stated about SaLee' Amina:
(Quoted from paragraph 2 ) "As an active community servant, you have surpassed the highest ideals of citizenship and exemplify a rare caliber of character and leadership. Throughout your accomplished career, you have proven yourself to be an elite and capable leader, innovator, advocate and unifier. You have played a vital role in revitalizing your community, and truly made a positive difference in the lives of countless citizens. You have earned the respect and admiration of your colleagues and everyone who has been touched by your work and your civic participation."
(Quoted from paragraph 4) " ...I offer my deepest gratitude and admiration for your devotion to the well-being of your fellow citizens and your community. I applaud your efforts and again congratulate you on being honored today.
(See testimonials at bottom of homepage, or click on 'TESTIMONIALS'
A Natural-Born Winner: Listed here are several decades of awards and prestigious acknowledgments & commendations.
(Photographs of some of these commendations, official I.D. badges & VIP invitations are on this website)
National & State Awards
Academic and Cultural Awards
Oratorical & Essay Awards
With a 163 genius I.Q. & having a natural tendency to excel, SaLee' received numerous awards & trophies as a youth - as an athlete, scholar, debater, public speaker, essayist & artist. She also won a National Science Award, beauty & talent contests, & regional, state & national competitions.
When asked what she feels is the most important of all of her awards, she replied, "The greatest of all honors is being a mother."
(See official copies of programs & delegate Identification badges for these events are on this website)
As an Investment Advisor, SaLee' Amina's clients have included Fortune 500 companies, banks, celebrities, multi-millionaires & billionaires, Royal Families & government leaders. She has been a coveted Speaker & Advisor:
"The Diamond Lady" - EXCLUSIVE GEM COLLECTIONS: SaLee' Amina represented large collections of precious gems & individual unique diamonds.
THE LARGEST FLAWLESS DIAMOND IN THE WORLD: THE STAR OF PEACE - 170.40 carats, pear shaped flawless diamond. (See the actual-sized photo of the 'Star of Peace', & read of its amazing story! Click 'Diamonds & Gold'').
THE LARGEST PEARL IN THE WORLD: "The Pearl of Allah" (previously called "The Pearl of Lao Tzu") was another unusual gem that SaLee' represented.
THE RAINBOW DIAMOND COLLECTION: SaLee' solicited the collection for Sheikh Hamad Bin Hamdan, because of the Sheikh's great affection for rainbows & cars.
"The Golden Girl" - GOLD MINING & REFINING & JEWELRY MAKING: SaLee' was involved in all things gold - mining, refining, brokerage, jewelry, objects of art.
THE WORLD GOLD ASSOCIATION (WGA): SaLee' was elected Vice President of the WGA (which did not accept women members at the time).
GOLD JEWELRY: Her 'Sogno' factory designed jewelry & watch faces for 'Cartier', 'Piaget', 'Patek Phillipe' & 'Boucheron', designed by SaLee' & her business partner, Gerard Jolie.
PORTRAITS IN GOLD, & SCULPTURES IN PRECIOUS METALS & GEMS: SaLee' specialized in one-of-a-kind pieces, including portraits in solid gold of all of the Arabian Gulf leaders and sculptures made from precious metals & gems.
QUEEN ELIZABETH OWNS SALEE'S SCULPTURE OF THE BRITANNIA YACHT: The curator of the Queens' collection, Jonathon Marsden, confirmed that SaLee's GOLD sculpture of the 'Britannia' Royal Yacht was displayed in the Tower of London, viewed by over 300,000 visitors. It is now installed in Buckingham Palace.
(For a 'Who's Who of Collectors who have acquired SaLee's artistic works, see the photos & list at bottom of this homepage, or Click on 'SCULPTURES' & 'PAINTINGS', or 'DIAMONDS & GOLD' ).
The 2018 GLOBAL FORUM FOR INNOVATIONS IN AGRICULTURE
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE)
2017 - SaLee' Amina was interviewed on TV, discussing President Trump's immigration ban on Muslims; comparing Islam, Christianity & Judaism.
2015 - SaLee' was invited as Co-chair & Speaker at the Bio-Technology forum in China. She has been involved in Alternative Energy since 1986.
(Click on "BIO-TECH" for full program of this Conference & list of all of the Expert Speakers and Scientists, including Dr. SaLee' Amina.)
A TRAIL-BLAZING WOMAN IN A MAN'S WORLD
(Copies of actual programs & lists of Speakers are shown on this website
BEING THE FIRST, BEING THE BEST, BEING HERSELF:
SALEE' HAS A UNIQUE RELATIONSHIP WITH ARABIAN COUNTRIES & ISLAMIC CULTURE FOR NEARLY FOUR DECADES
SALEE' AMINA HAS AN EXTRAORDINARY RELATIONSHIP WITH MUSLIM COUNTRIES
(See YouTube: International Islamic Conference in Washington D.C. - Dr. SaLee' Amina on C-SPAN T.V. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAHc8M2xeR8 )
(See YouTube: on FOX NEWS - Dr. SaLee' Amina Mohammed, Ambassador of Goodwill - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfQa2YGg8Nc )
(See YouTube: The Palestinian / Israeli issue - Dr. SaLee' Amina lecturing at San Jose' College - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2dK21CCglY )
See YouTube: 2017 interview with Dr. SaLee' Amina in Utah: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCj_YLhRvOQ
(See YouTube: Dr. SaLee' Amina interviewed on Saudi Arabia (2002) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYLo894b3Qw )
(CLICK on "Ambassador" at top or bottom of this website), www.SaleeAmina.com,
His Excellency, Sheikh Nazim Al-Haqani Nakshbandi, Turkish leader of 'Sufi' (mystic) Muslims is pictured here with Dr. SaLee' Amina Mohammed. Sheikh Nazim has known SaLee' Amina for over 30 years & they have spent several 'Ramadan' holy months; praying & fasting together, with Muslims in London, England.
Being a convert to Islam, SaLee' Amina welcomes every sect of Muslims. She does not discriminate among them, believing that the Quran is the basis of religious theology for all Muslims, & the example shown in the lifestyle & teachings of the Prophet Mohammed are more important than the small differences among sects.
Dr. SaLee' Amina was joined by His Excellency Sheikh Abdulla, as Speakers at the International Forum. Sheikh Abdulla Al-Dhaheri is Chairman of the Sheikh Zayed Humanitarian Trust, which is the largest humanitarian trust in the world - donating approximately four hundred million dollars per year in humanitarian aid ($400,000,000.00). Both Dr. SaLee' Amina & Sheikh Abdullah spoke at the Unity Conference. SaLee' Amina praised the vision of His Highness Sheikh Zayed.
In 1980, SaLee' first made the prediction in newspapers about the fabulous fate of the UAE - stating it would become one of the most prosperous & progressive countries in the world. Sheikh Abdulla has known SaLee' Amina since 1998. SaLee' was also his guest in Abu Dhabi in 2008.
Washington D.C., 1998 - After the eight speeches given by Dr. SaLee' Amina during the International Islamic Unity Conference, the Speakers joined together for a banquet in honor of the President of Chechnya.
Dr. SaLee' Amina was chosen to sit at the head of the table, surrounded by all of the high ranking dignitaries, the President of Chechnya, the Sheikhs & Her Imperial Highness Sultana Nadine, His Excellency Sheikh Mohammed Ibrahim Al-Kabbani (Chairman of the Islamic Supreme Council), His Excellency Sheikh Nazim Haqani Nakshabandi, Her Imperial Highness Sultana Nadine, the Ambassadors of Pakistan & of Bosnia, & the Grand Mufti spiritual leader of Kosovo.
Dr. SaLee' Amina gave eight speeches at the International Islamic Unity Conference, under the patronage of The Islamic Supreme Council, which was televised by C-SPAN, broadcast internationally, and attended by over 3,000 people. SaLee' is pictured here with Her Imperial Highness Nadine Sultana, who is the direct descendant of the last Ottomon Empire Muslim Caliph, in Istanbul. SaLee' has an ability to blend in with all people & she believes that it is important to focus on similarities; and to practice acceptance, tolerance, forgiveness & compassion, rather than to widen the divides between people.
As an honorary Ambassador of Goodwill for Islamic & Arabian Cultures, SaLee' Amina is often invited to events which are of special interest to leaders in the Middle East, and which promote Western / Middle Eastern co-operation, and which affect the Arabian Gulf region & the Islamic population, which is nearly 23% of the global population, and the second largest religion in the world. As an Ambassador, Dr. SaLee' Amina has been very effective, both with Muslim & non-Muslim audiences. Her greater focus is on World Peace, harmony, prosperity, productivity & co-operation; joining together to make the world a better place for all of humanity & for all future generations.
Dr. SaLee' Amina shared the stage with The Honorable President Maskhadov of Chechnya, the United States Congressmen Dennis Kucinich & Jim McDermott; the Ambassadors of Pakistan, Bosnia & Suda; Sheikh Rifa'i of the Islamic Sharia Court in Palestine, the Deputy Minister of Malaysia, HRH Prince Raj Ashman Perek of Malaysia, Sufi Sheikhs Khabbani & Nazim; the Professors of University of London, DePaul University, Howard University & University of Sudan; Spiritual leaders of Siberia, Bosnia & Macedonia; Sheikh Ahmed Sakr of Islamic Center of Diamond Bar, California & Sheikh Abdullah Al-Dhaheri of UAE.
Having always been an advocate of Women being allowed equal rights and an equal chance in all phases of society, business & government, Dr. SaLee' Amina attended an event with the Salt Lake City Mayor, one of the more progressive female mayors in the U.S.. SaLee' has always been an advocate of women being accepted in positions that previously had been usually held only by men.
The event focused on the important needs of senior citizens and coordinating more involvement from the community with the Office of the Mayor.
Mayor Biskupski wrote Dr. SaLee' Amina a personal hand-written note, praising SaLee's life long accomplishments.
SaLee' Amina joined California Assemblyman Nazarian in his efforts to keep his district in the Los Angeles area a safe and peaceful place for women & families to live. They are photographed at an event to promote safety practices for women, girls and vulnerable seniors & disabled. SaLee' has always been an advocate of martial arts as a means of self defense and she strongly believes that a sense of self confidence makes women & girls less vulnerable to dangerous or life threatening situations. SaLee' Amina is as an advocate for women & children, & she promotes programs that focus on preventative education, family counseling & rehabilitation.
Pictured here is Senior Lead Officer Dan Del Valle, with Dr. SaLee' Amina, who has often supported law enforcement in community activities and has served as a fundraiser for Sheriff's Department programs to get Teens off Drugs, as well as in keeping neighborhoods safe and protecting the public against fraud, scams & corruption. However, despite her great respect for those who put their lives at risk to protect others, SaLee' was also deeply involved in exposing the 'bad apples' within law enforcement, Sheriff's Department, the District Attorneys's office & the Judiciary; so as to save the innocent lives that had been preyed upon by corrupt individuals within the system. The photo is taken during an event where Officer Del Valle named SaLee' "Most Valuable Citizen."
· Although considered an expert on Economics & Islamic Finance, one of SaLee' Amina's signature traits is being above the influence of money, despite being surrounded by some of the wealthiest leaders in the world.
· Her integrity, sense of uncompromising ethics, courage, awareness and ability to comprehend issues from multiple viewpoints is rare.
· She has become well known for her heartfelt humility & consideration for all parties concerned; being dutifully focused on mutually beneficial international relations, while producing the exact results desired by her clients.
· SaLee' was originally exposed to international relations as a student delegate to the United Nations. Standing in the Security Council meeting room, she vowed to stand for peace and stability among nations, and to make a positive difference in the world.
Successful as a businesswoman in male dominated careers & in patriarchal societies, Dr. SaLee' Amina has always been known for her extraordinary concern for humanity and her sincere compassion for women, children & families.
She has advocated for women, children & families since her earliest employment, and has never abandoned her interest in advocating and assisting those in need, especially women & children.
As a fundraiser and humanitarian, her assistance has touched the lives of thousands, as was acknowledged in the Governor's Commendation to her in 2009.
Although most average people are typically motivated by selfish personal interests, Dr. SaLee' Amina has never sought, nor received, pay or financial reward from her humanitarian efforts; including during 20 years as an official Honorary Ambassador of Goodwill.
She has often offered her services, on a voluntary basis, out of sincere compassion, to help those most vulnerable individuals in society.
Pictured here with California Fireman Fernandez, SaLee' wears a 45 pound firefighter jacket (pictured above) and is introduced to the 150 pounds of equipment and fire-proof gear that firefighters have to carry up flights of stairs, ascending at one flight per minute.
Dr. SaLee' Amina believes in supporting those who support others. Therefore, she has often volunteered and assisted with fundraising for law enforcement, firefighters, community projects & non-profit organizations.
During the 2018 - 2019 California wild fires, SaLee' Amina was a volunteer, assisting those who were forced into homelessness by the disastrous destruction wrought by fire, which caused crisis & economic collapse to many families.
SaLee' Amina took part in the Community Day activities to familiarize the general public with the extraordinary risks firefighters face, and to advocate for better wages & hours, & for more support services for firefighters & their families.
(Pictured above is 'The Lion Advocate', a painting by SaLee')
As a legal advocate, SaLee' Amina stood up for Civil Rights and against corruption. For years, she wrote reports against certain corrupt powerful individuals, who were hiding behind their positions, while engaging in egregiously wrongful conduct. With the courage to speak truth to power, SaLee' put her career and her freedom at risk by reporting a Judge, a Deputy Prosecuting District Attorney, a Sheriff and 23 law enforcement and correctional officers who she believed were corrupt. SaLee' had been warned that her decision to confront corruption would make her a target. At the time, she had two adult children and her youngest son, a high school student, was still living at home. Knowing that her risky activities against corruption could negatively impact his life, she asked his permission to pursue the very dangerous legal advocacy for Civil Rights. He replied in a personal note to her, which said: "Dear Mother, There are very few people who can stand up against corruption. You are one of those few people. And if you back down, that would be one person less who can make a difference. Never give up! Love, your son." (He is now an Attorney-At-Law, with four university degrees).
(Click on 'ADVOCATE FOR JUSTICE')
(Pictured above is 'Sensitive Tiger', a painting by SaLee') As a writer, SaLee' sold three Hollywood screenplays (including one to the head of Paramount Studios), one of the plays she wrote was produced in Hollywood. She also wrote seven books & booklets and her poetry and articles have appeared in magazines and anthologies. Her first poem was published in the local 'Pennysaver' newspaper, when SaLee' was only five years old, in the first grade.
SaLee' authored seven books, booklets & articles; and she was a 'ghostwriter' & editor for other writers. A play written by her was produced in Hollywood, CA., and she sold three movie scripts.
In television, two of the T.V. commercials that she helped to produce won International acclaimed "Clio" awards, and she was involved in numerous theatrical plays, two T.V. series, one feature film and eight T.V. commercials.
In 2012, she wrote "An American interpretation of The Holy Quran," & in 2016, she was hired to write "A Universal Interpretation" of The Holy Quran.
(CLICK on "Film/TV) www.SaleeAmina.com, E-mail: SaleeAmina.com
(Pictured above is 'Blue eyed Panther,' a painting by SaLee') Artwork by SaLee' Amina has been collected by celebrities & heads of state throughout the world. Formally, operating from her jewelry factory in Geneva, Switzerland, she created unique objects of art, sculptures & custom jewelry & watched for private clients; and also, her designs were sold wholesale to Cartier, Piaget, Patek Phillipe & Bucheron. Very few artists are also involved in business, but SaLee' has always successfully pursued business and the Arts, concurrently.
SaLee' began her professional career in the arts at 14 years old. Before going on to college, she had been a young athlete, successfully competing locally, statewide and regionally as a figure skater, for which she won numerous trophies; and she was often written about in local newspapers.
Thereafter, moving on into business, investments, international negotiations, law & diplomacy, SaLee' has always concurrently continued her involvement in the arts, as a designer, sculptor & painter.
(CLICK "Sculptures" & "Paintings," See: www.SaleeAmina.com)
ARTWORKS, SCULPTURES, PAINTINGS, JEWELRY – by Artist / Designer SaLee’ Amina ) As pictured online www.SaleeAmina.com (upper right drop-down menu “Art”)
1. DIAMOND & GOLD NECKLACE - Portrait in 18 kt Gold, with Oval of Diamonds. Purchased by THE SULTAN OF OMAN (HIS MAJESTY SULTAN QABOOS) (2” portrait in gold on 18” gold chain, with diamonds) Another similar copy was made with the portrait of HIS HIGHNESS SHEIKH MOHAMMED BIN ZAYED AL-NAHYAN, CROWN PRINCE OF ABU DHABI, DEP. SUPREME COMMANDER OF UAE ARMED FORCES.
2. SCULPTURE FALCON ON GEMSTONE INCENSE BURNER - 18 kt gold & sodalite semi-precious gemstone (12” tall).
Purchased by former Emir of Bahrain (ISSA AL-KHALIFA) Other similar copies were made for the former King of Saudi (HIS MAJESTY KING FAHD AL-SAUD), former Emir of Kuwait (HIS HIGHNESS EMIR AHMED JABER AL-SABAH), former Emir of Qatar (HIS HIGHNESS SHEIKH AL-THANI), former President of United Arab Emirates (HIS HIGHNESS SHEIK ZAYED BIN SULTAN AL-NAHYAN), THE Sultan of Oman (HIS MAJESTY SULTAN QABOOS), former PRESIDENT OF YEMEN; which were purchased by the Gulf Cooperation Council.
3. GOLD PORTRAITS OF RULING FAMILIES - 14 kt gold and Lucite crystal (8”x10”)
Purchased by HIS HIGHNESS SHEIKH ZAYED BIN SULTAN AL-NAHYAN Other similar copies were made for the KING OF SAUDI, EMIR OF KUWAIT, EMIR OF QATAR, EMIR OF BAHRAIN, SULTAN OF OMAN, PRESIDENT OF YEMEN; which were purchased By the GULF COOPERATION COUNCIL
4. SCULPTURE OF THE BRITANNIA ROYAL YACHT - 18 kt gold (yellow, white, red & green gold) coral, granite, crystal, sodalite gemstone.
Owned by QUEEN ELIZABETH II OF ENGLAND – installed at BUCKINGHAM PALACE. It was confirmed by the Curator of the Queen’s Royal Collection, Jonathon Marsden that Salee’ Amina’s sculpture was displayed at THE TOWER OF LONDON, viewed by over 300,000 visitors. Unveiled at a celebration of Bahrain & U.K. (approx .2’ long)
5. L’ARCH DE TRIUMPHE (oil painting)
6. SCULPTURE - SAILING SHIP - 18 kt gold, with circular portrait on sail (18”)
Purchased by SULTAN HASSANAL BOLKIAH, SULTAN OF BRUNEI
Another copy was made for SULTAN QABOOS, SULTAN OF OMAN
7. FISHING BOAT ON STORMY SEA (oil painting)
8. SEASHORE BY DAY (oil painting)
9. ARAB LADY PORTRAIT (oil painting)
10. SCULPTURE OF SHEIKH ZAYED AND CHILD - gold plated (3’ tall) inscribed - “Sheikh Zayed, Protector of the Children” Displayed at UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Anniversary
11. GOLD PORTRAIT (Close-up) of HIS HIGHNESS SHEIKH ZAYED BIN SULTAN AL-NAHYAN, as PRESIDENT OF UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
12. GOLD SCULPTURE OF ORYXES, WITH PORTRAIT IN GOLD - Portrait of former Emir HIS HIGHNESS SHEIKH AL-THANI OF QATAR - of 14kt gold (2.5 kilos of gold in each oryx) on onyx stand, with tiger eye poll, with diamond eyes and trim.
13. ENGLISH COUNTRYSIDE LAKE, WITH GREENERY (oil painting)
14. BROWN & YELLOW IRISES (oil painting)
15. BLACK PANTHER - Pen and Ink & watercolor painting
16. SCULPTURE OF AMERICAN EAGLE - Ironwood, 5’ tall eagle (8’ wingspan, on 4’ stand)
RUBIES & DIAMONDS NECKLACE - 50 rubies & diamond melee’ (EMPRESS FARAH DIBBA OF IRAN)
17. BRACELET & MATCHING RING - classic style white & yellow gold, melee’ diamonds. (Purchased by PRINCESS GRACE OF MONACO)
18. Ruby & pearls & diamonds necklace - yellow gold oval, cabochon ruby & melee’ diamonds, strand of pearls, gold beads (created for PRINCESS DIANA of Windsor)
19. RUBY & SAPHIRE HEART NECKLACE - stylized yellow gold heart of melee’ diamonds, with cabochon ruby and cabochon sapphire. Purchased by former first lady JACKIE KENNEDY ONASSIS (to symbolize “Carolyn & John-John”).
20. RUBIES & DIAMONDS STYLIZED HEART - melee’ rubies and melee’ diamonds on necklace of diamond melee’ hearts & gold beads (created for WIFE OF SAUDI KING FAHD)
21. GOLD & DIAMOND PERFUME BOTTLES - six 18kt gold bottles, with diamond and black jet coral trim (for HER HIGHNESS, PRINCESS AL-ANOUD OF SAUDI)
22. 3 TIER RUBY NECKLACE WITH DIAMONDS DESIGN
23. 4 TIER DIAMONDS AND RUBIES NECKLACE DESIGN
24. TIERDROP EMERALDS & DIAMONDS NECKLACE DESIGN
25. DIAMOND FLOWERS MATCHING SET - diamond melee’ Necklace, Ring & Earrings. 2 copies were made - one set in white gold & one set in yellow gold. (Purchased by Family of KING OF KING FAHD AL-SAUD)
"I am writing to express support for Salee’ Amina Barnes – Mohammed. I have known Salee’ for several years, and have only known her to be a honest forthright individual.
I first met Salee’ in 2014 shortly after her return from the Middle East, where she was working as a business consultant, and an advocate for woman’s rights. Subsequently, Salee’ had shared with me various entrepreneurial endeavors, often with philanthropic goals and always in support of woman and children’s causes. The betterment and support of local resources to help others is foremost in her mind in every community where Salee finds herself."
With sincere respect,
The Honorable Joshua Jay Susman
Former elected Mayor, now a Town Council member, Truckee, California
(This document was filed in a Court)
"I have known Ms. Salee Amina (Dr. Salee Amina Barnes – Mohammed) for over twenty five years as being of the highest character; not only honorable, ethical, moral and honest; but to the utmost degree."
BACKGOUND OF DECLARANT - REVEREND DAVID CLARK
"I am an ordained minister of the Churches of God in Christ, and I host of two television shows, which are broadcast locally and internationally.
I hold degrees in Psychology and Business, and have received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Columbia University (2014) for 40 years in Public Health Policy Research, Teacher’s College Leadership Award for Excellence in Environmental Health, and have been officially acknowledged by the Pennsylvania State Legislature House Resolution Number 645 (in 2002).
I previously was contracted with the U.S Department of Defense for the supply of medical products program, and was the designated recipient of a distinguished presentation from President Bill Clinton on behalf of a USS Cole fallen soldier. Also, I was nominated as an honorary humanitarian ambassador for the Zimbabwe HIV project and I am the composer of the critically acclaimed Anti-Drug Anthem for the State of Pennsylvania. My brother is an attorney in Washington D.C. and my father is pastor of one of the largest African-American churches in America."
"MS. SALEE AMINA IS AN OPINION LEADER OF EXTRAORDINARY CHARACTER
I have had the opportunity of observing Salee Amina in numerous business transactions, especially during a time when she negotiated very large contracts, some years ago, while I was licensed as an agent for the United States Department of Defense. I have often personally observed her demonstrate a very highly developed ethical nature, even turning away large commissions offered to her, in an effort to maintain the strictest standards of honorable conduct."
"I have seen, in business, she is literally referred to as “the incorruptible.” I have heard it stated that her word is gold. It is my strong conviction that very few, if any, have the internal fortitude of such a conviction of integrity and ethics as does Ms. Salee Amina, which is a fact that I have personally seen demonstrated by her time and time again, throughout two decades of my knowing her."
"She is remarkable is many ways, and demonstrates every trait that would be called 'Christian Values,' without seeking praise or acknowledgment for her numerous good deeds and continual compassion and generosity. The stamina, courage and positive attitude, even in the face of most challenging circumstances is uncanny and her willingness to stand up for what is right, just and fair has been extraordinary."
"Throughout over twenty years of knowing her, she has never varied from being forthright, honest, decent and truly kind in spirit".
Reverend David Clark, Church of God in Christ, Pennsylvania
(Sworn under the penalty of perjury & filed in Superior Court)
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"I do hereby swear and depose:
I am an ordained minister, since my early 20's, and I was president of ‘Athletes in Action for Christ.’ I swear that I would not lie for Ms. Salee Amina, nor for anyone else. I state the facts in this brief because they are the whole truth. I have no hesitation to stand up for Ms. Salee Amina in any courtroom in any country in the world, and to testify as to what I have personally witnessed of her very high level of integrity. She is very honest, ethical, moral, spiritual, considerate, kind, generous, decent and humble. I am the author of four books, one of which I dedicated to Ms. Salee Amina, wherein I called her "a gift from God".
I have known Salee Amina for 38 years, and I know her to be in every way good, ethical, honorable, honest and decent. That is a fact. It is what I know to be the real truth. It is what I have seen, consistently. The degree of integrity that this woman exhibits in every day of her life is something very unusual. It reflects in everything she does and says. I have seen that in her, every time.
I am 57 years old, and throughout the entire 38 years of my knowing Ms. Salee Amina, I have personally witnessed her to not only be honest and honorable, but she is extremely honest, far beyond normal. When she says something, you could bet money that it is exactly as she says, without deviation, without exaggeration, without embellishing anything. I have heard some people say, “Her word is Gold.”
"LACK OF ANY MALICE OR VEXATIOUS NATURE: I have never, not even once, witnessed her being deceptive, manipulative, retaliatory, vindictive, vexatious, revengeful, malicious, greedy or selfish. I have never seen her do any wrongful, dishonest or dishonorable thing. I have observed her extraordinary capacity for forgiveness, kindness, understanding and consideration for others. I have always seen her to be a character of integrity - being respectable, compassionate, decent and moral.
"OF ALL THE FAMOUS PEOPLE I KNOW, SHE IS THE MOST REMARKABLE: I would go so far as to say that her degree of modesty, honesty, respectability and integrity is without compare among anyone I have ever known in my life, and I have certainly known many very high ranking people through the years: The famous boxer, Mohammed Ali, was my friend and my sponsor for the 1980 Olympics (I won NCAA championships, and was ranked in the top 5 in the USA and 15th in the world, in weightlifting.) San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown, who I have known for many years, assisted me in raising $3 million for one of my projects. Actor Danny Glover is a very good friend of mine, who introduced me to actor/singer Harry Belefonte. For 33 years, I have been close friends with the famous composer, Edwin Hawkins, who wrote the #1 gospel song in the world, “Oh Happy Day.” As a building contractor, I built Edwin Hawkin’s church, his recording studio and his restaurant, and I was his road manager for 9 ½ years. Last year, I did a banquet for California Governor Jerry Brown, and I also did a banquet for the NAACP and Dr. Amos Brown (who is pastor of one of the oldest black churches in America, and who marched with Martin Luther King). For 40 years I have been friends with the television/radio personality and gospel music performer and producer, Emmet Powell, as well as (singer) Bobby Womack (who recently passed) and his wife, Pat Womack. I spent some of my career as a personal bodyguard to His Highness Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, of Abu Dhabi, who was Deputy Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, and is now Special Advisor to the President of the UAE (who is Sheikh Sultan’s brother). In fact, it was Salee Amina who got me that position with His Highness".
Sincerely, Reverend Vincent Ken Lackey; Pastor of 'His Lordship's Congregation for Christ,' Oakland, California
(Sworn under penalty of perjury, notarized & filed in Superior Court.)
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"This missive is sent to your attention in the form of my highest personal reference for one of the finest Muslim women I have had the privilege of serving with, (SaLee') Amina Mohammed. ... In my opinion, her potential to negotiate with her own sophisticated style is superior and ranks high with the best of them. Equally important (SaLee') Amina is of uniquely high personal integrity.
It has also been my observation...that she is a very industrious problem solver, regardless of the job to be done. I am impressed by (SaLee') Amina's steadfast determination, her personal courage and perceptive capabilities. As a creative talent, she excels under pressure. (SaLee') Amina has a natural gifted instinct to communicate across a wide spectrum of demographic and psychographic characters. She exudes a personal warmth that is captivating, especially within interpersonal and small group settings.
This quality of character shows itself again and again in her Islamic devotion such that the distinctive nature of her faith has lasting presence. (SaLee') Amina is a creator ans an innovator. She has been a tremendous asset to many production teams and her experience and outstanding record merit a second look."
D.L. Clark, 'ELF Ltd.' (DAPA military vendor) March 6, 1997
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(A copy of this letter appears on this site)
TESTIMONIAL OF SALEE' AMINA'S GOOD CHARACTER & GREAT TALENT:
"My name is Perli Pelzig, and I have been creating art for more than six decades, having produced most of the stained glass windows in the numerous synagogues in Los Angeles, and having created sculptures & acrylic paintings on display on four continents. ... I also created the "Curtain of Respect" at Occidental College.
As a professional artist all my life, now having passed more than eighty years old, I can say that I have met many artists in my years, but never one who is as talented, diverse, professional and creative as SaLee' Amina. We shared an (Art) studio together in Hollywood, from 1996 to 1998, and I was always amazed at her vast knowledge of art, plus her remarkable and rare ability to create remarkable works of art in multiple mediums.
Most artists are good at one specialty, in which they can excel. But, SaLee' Amina not only can easily create in virtually any artistic medium, but she can handle any subject matter, and excels in all of them. Her delicately carved solid gold sculptures are as astonishing as her huge bronze sculptures".
Perli Pelzig, Los Angeles & Jerusalem
"Dr. SaLee' Amina is a person who follows her personal commitments to an ethical and moral lifestyle, despite there being no impetus for her to do so: As a U.S. citizen, she has the liberty to live any type of lifestyle, yet she has personally chosen to devote her life to humanitarianism, academics and spreading her effective vision for world peace and prosperity, through her business advisory consultations with international opinion leaders, heads of state and powerful multi-national corporations; convincing them to invest in 'profit with a purpose'. Most would be chasing the money, but she strives to make a meaningful difference. That is what makes her unique."
Gerald Posey, businessman (Douglas County, Nevada):
" I also personally know Ms. Salee Amina Mohammed to be completely innocent… I have never met anyone with as much concern about others, as Salee. Her integrity is above reproach. She has the highest regard for honesty and treating people with respect. I have watched Ms. Salee’ demonstrate a high level of integrity and honesty and charitable humanitarianism. I have seen Salee demonstrate compassion for others on several occasions. I have never met anyone with as much concern about others, as Salee. Her integrity is above reproach. She has the highest regard for honesty and treating people with respect".
(Sworn under penalty of perjury & filed in Court.)
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1998 - INTERNATIONAL UNITY CONFERENCE, WASHINGTON D.C. - THE WOMEN'S CONFERENCE: Dr. SaLee' Amina spoke throughout the event, giving a speech for most of the individual topics on the program. SaLee's first speech was at The Women's Conference, where she appeared with Her Royal Highness Princess Raja Eleena Bint Sultan Azian of Indonesia, and Her Imperial Highness Sultana Nadine of Turkey, who is the direct descendant of the last Ottoman Caliph. SaLee' has been an sincere advocate for Women's Rights.
SaLee' gave speeches at The Women's Conference on the Role of Women in Islam; & Marriage, Children, Women's Rights, & the Importance of mothers and parents as the first educators of their children.
C-SPAN television recorded the speeches of Dr. SaLee' Amina, as she appeared at the Unity Conference, under the patronage of The Islamic Supreme Council, which was televised by C-SPAN, broadcast internationally & attended by over 3,000 people.
SaLee' appeared with The Honorable Congressman Jim McDermott, Her Royal Highness Princess Raja Eleena Bint Sultan Azian of Indonesia.
Sheikh Abdulla Al-Dhaheri of the United Arab Emirates joined SaLee' Amina at the head table, honoring President Maskhadov of Chechnya, along with Her Imperial Highness Nadine Sultana, who is the direct descendant of the last Ottomon Empire Muslim Caliph, in Istanbul.
Among the V.I.P. Delegates at the Unity Conference, Dr. SaLee' Amina headed the table with the guests of honor, & spoke along side two U.S. Congressmen, Ministers of State, Ambassadors, Sheikhs, Professors & the President of Chechnya.
SaLee' was a Speaker along with U.S. Congressman & former Presidential Candidate, Congressman Kucinich, Dr. Anwar Eshqi of the Council of Ministers of Saudi Arabia, Minister of Education Sheikh Yousef Rifaie of Kuwait, Member of Parliament Dr. Aref Rahman of Indonesia, Under Secretary of the Ministry of Religious Affairs in Egypt Dr. Abdur Rasheed Abdul Aziz Salem, Sheikh Mohammed Hisham Kabbani, Chief Minister Alawiyah of Indonesia & several Ambassadors.
Dr. SaLee' Amina was a Speaker along with Ambassador Dr. Abdur Rahim of Sudan to U.N., Grand Mufti Adil of Cyprus, Grand Mufti Rezhepi of Macedonia, Her Imperial Highness Nadine Sultana of Turkey, Dr. Anwar Eshqi of the Council of Ministers of Saudi Arabia, Minister of Education Sheikh Yousef Rifaie of Kuwait, Member of Parliament Dr. Aref Rahman of Indonesia, Under Secretary of the Ministry of Religious Affairs in Egypt Dr. Abdur Rasheed Abdul Aziz Salem, Sheikh Abdulla Al-Dhaheri of the United Arab Emirates, President Maskhadov of Chechnya, Chancellor Qaribollah of University of Sudan, Grand Mufti Boja of Kosovo, Chief Minister Alawiyah of Indonesia, Ambassador Khokar of Pakistan to USA, Sheikh Mohammed Al-Jamal Rifa'i of the Islamic Sharia Court in Palestine, Deputy Minister Hishammuddin Hussain of Malaysia, Ambassador Sacirbey of Bosnia, Grand Mufti Adil of Cyprus, Grand Mufti Rezhepi of Macedonia, Sheikh Khabbani of Islamic Supreme Council, Sufi leader Sheikh Nazim, Chancellor Qaribollah of University of Sudan, Professor Hardy of University of London, Professor of African Studies at Howard University USA.
Dr. SaLee' Amina was a Speaker along with Chief Minister for the Role of Women of indonesia - Tutti Alawiyah, HRH Prince Raj Ashman Perek of Malaysia, Ambassador Dr. Abdur Rahim of Sudan to U.N., former Economic Minister of Pakistan - Aziz Rahman, The Supreme Mufti Ashirov - spiritual Leader of Siberia, Professor of Islamic Studies at George Washington University USA - Dr. Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Associate Professor Tourk of Economics & Int'l Business at Illinois Institute of Technology USA, Dr. Ahmed Sakr of Diamond Bar USA, Sheikh Salah Nasser of Al-Azhar University in Egypt, Mohammed Alum of University of Sweden, Hafez Abu Bakr Mahomed - founder of Al-Baraka Bank in South Africa, Dr. Mahmood Begg of University of Leicester UK, Chairman of Union of Muslims in Russia & Member of the State Duma - Sheikh Nadir, Mufti spiritual leader of Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria Russia, Mufti of Republic of Ingushetia Russia, General Director Sheikh Niyosov Abdul-Wahed of Russia, Mufti of Republic of Tartastan Russia, Supreme Mufti of Siberia, General Secretary of Islamic Supreme Council - Hediah Mirahmedi.
SaLee' Amina was invited as a Guest Speaker at the Dubai Islamic Finance Conference. Dr. SaLee' Amina Mohammed was the ONLY female Speaker in the event.
SaLee' Amina has a long history with Dubai, where she was a resident. As early as 1980, SaLee' was predicting in the newspapers that Dubai would become an extraordinary "megatropolis," and would become the absolute gem of the Middle East.
The Opening Ceremony of the 2003 Dubai Finance Forum was officiated by His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Moktoum, Vice President of United Arab Emirates, Ruler of Dubai & Minister of Defense of the UAE.
Dr. SaLee' Amina was invited to speak on the topic of Islamic banking & investment. Heads of the world's largest banks were also invited to speak at the conference.
At the conference known as the "DAVOS" of Islamic Banking, Dr. SaLee' Amina was invited as a Speaker and International Finance Expert, along with The United States Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, and the heads of Union Bank of Switzerland (UBS), Credit Suisse, Citigroup, Hong Kong Shanghai Bank (HSBC). SaLee' Amina was one of only two female speakers listed in the event program.
The International Islamic Finance Forum has established itself as the premiere event in this ever increasing important financial sector.
SaLee' Amina was invited as an expert, along with other important Speakers included leading bankers, institutional investors, asset managers, policy makers, academics and finance stakeholders.
Much of the forum focused on explaining new horizons for Islamic Finance, including cross-jurisdictional issues on 'Sharia' (Muslim law) standards and typical global banking practices.
Dr. SaLee' Amina was invited as a Guest Speaker to the International Finance Forum in Geneva, along with the Governor of the Bahrain Monetary Agency, the Deputy Secretary General of the Bank of International Settlements - Basel, Switzerland; and the heads of Union Bank of Switzerland, Credit Suisse Bank, Citigroup, Hong Kong Shanghai Bank (HSBC), First Commercial Bank of Saudi & First Boston Bank. Switzerland has long been the international capitol of high level investment transactions. Some of the most important minds in Finance came together to convey their expertise on International Islamic Finance.
Invited as a leading Investment & Financial Advisor, SaLee' was listed on the program with Vice President of Citigroup, the Director of Credit Suisse, the Director of Union Bank of Switzerland (UBS) & the Governor of the Bahrain Monetary Fund. Dr. SaLee' Amina, listed among the top Experts, had been an advisor to many banks, starting with Security Pacific Bank in Beverly Hills, California (then the 6th largest in the world, which merged with Bank of America, becoming the largest bank.) SaLee' was also a Private Wealth Management Advisor to Dubai Islamic Bank, which was the first Islamic Bank in the UAE.
PARTIAL LIST OF MEANINGFUL YEARLY ACTIVITIES:
2019 - 'KPFK' Radio (Commentator) 'Requisite reparations to descendants of Slaves & slaughtered Native Americans, similar to reparations to Holocaust Survivors, L.A.
2019 - 'KPFK' Radio (Commentator) 'Mass incarceration of blacks is the new Slavery'
2018 - 'GLOBAL FORUM FOR INNOVATIONS IN AGRICULTURE' (invitee'), with guest speaker Bill Gates, Abu Dhabi
2018 - WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY (speaker) San Francisco, CA
2018 - WORLD REFUGEE DAY (attendee’) U.N. High Commission for Refugee’s, NYC
2018 - INTERFAITH EVENT FOR PEACE (Speaker, panel discussion), Los Angeles
2017 - PEACE SUNDAY, UNITED NATIONS INT'L DAY OF PEACE (Speaker)
2017 - UNITED NATIONS HUMANITARIAN DAY (attendee’) Los Angeles, CA
2017 - DIXIE TELEVISION INTERVIEW (see YouTube: Trump & the Muslims), Utah
2017 - U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES CONFERENCE (invitee’) Keynote Speaker - Attorney General of Utah, Sean Reyes
2017 - 20th ANNIVERSARY WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP AWARDS, West Hollywood
2016 - RIVERSIDE CONFERENCE WITH SALT LAKE CITY MAYOR Jackie Biskupski
2016 - POLITICAL CAMPAIGN TO GET OUT THE VOTE (sponsor / hostess), Utah
2016 - INTERFAITH HUMANITARIAN CONFERENCE (U.S. liaison / coordinator)
2015 - GLOBAL BIOTECHNOLOGY/ALTERNATIVE ENERGY CONFERENCE (Co-Chair & Speaker) Nanjing, China
2015 - ORTHO-MOLECULAR DRUG REHABILITATION COUNSEL (Speaker), Phoenix
2015 - "A UNIVERSAL TRANSLATION OF THE QURAN" (Co-author), Los Angeles
2014 - GLOBAL FORUM FOR INNOVATIONS IN AGRICULTURE (Invitee) Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansour Al-Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister & Presidential Affairs, UAE
2014 - KUWAIT NATIONAL DAY EVENT (Invitee) Montage Hotel, Beverly Hills, CA
2014 - INTERFAITH NEW YEAR EVENT, at Mormon Tabernacle (Speaker), Utah
2014 - 'KPFK' Radio (Commentator) Oppression of Palestinians by Jews is similar to oppression of Native Americans by early Europeans; as Blacks were oppressed by white South Africans, East Indians by the British & Slaves by their overlords. Any Apartheid is unjust'.
2014 - REGISTRAR/RECORDER OF L.A. COUNTY (Precinct Officer-Beverly Hills)
2014 - “BAAM” - BRITISH AMERICAN ARTISTS MUSEUM Executive Committee, L.A.
2013 - ARABIAN BUSINESS COUNCIL (Participant) Ambassador of Goodwill), UAE
2013 - L.A. REGISTRAR/RECORDER OFFICE OF COUNTY (Precinct Officer)
2012 - GLOBAL AEROSPACE SUMMIT (V.I.P. Delegate) Abu Dhabi, UAE
2012 - ABU DHABI INVESTMENT MEETING Min. of Foreign Affairs, (Delegate), UAE
2012 - ART DUBAI (V.I.P. Guest) Dubai, UAE
2012 - DUBAI INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN AID FORUM (Representative), UAE
2012 - INTERFAITH PRAYER EVENT, at Mormon Tabernacle (Speaker), Utah
2012 - FUTURE ENERGY SUMMIT II (V.I.P. Delegate) Abu Dhabi, UAE
2012 - AUTHOR of 'An Introduction to The Quran and Islam', 'Women in Islam', 'Trinity – One God of Three Religions'.
2012 - AUTHOR - An American interpretation of The Holy Quran "Al-Noor" (2012)
2011 - HARVARD UNIVERSITY (Student/Post-Grad in Global Economics) Massachusetts
2011 - EYE ON EARTH SUMMIT (Invitee’) Under the Patronage of the President of UAE - His Highness Sheikh Khalifah Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, The Executive Council of Abu Dhabi, The Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Program, the Under-Secretary of the United Nations, & with guest speaker President Bill Clinton, UAE
2011 - WAR ORPHANS RELIEF FUND ACHIEVEMENT AWARD (Recipient) Boston
2010 - INDIAN RELIEF FUND HUMANITARIAN AWARD (Recipient) Los Angeles, CA
2010 - INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN ASSOCIATION AWARDS (Recipient), Utah
2009 - COUNCIL ON MORAL ALTERNATIVES HUMANITARIAN AWARD (Recipient)
2009 - FUTURE ENERGY SUMMIT (V.V.I.P. Guest) Abu Dhabi, UAE
2009 - GOVERNOR’S COMMENDATION (Award Recipient) Pennsylvania
2009 - BLACK HISTORY MONTH HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS (Award Recipient)
2009 - DUBAI SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT (student, Leadership) Dubai, UAE
2008 - U.S. DISTRICT COURT FEDERAL PROSECUTOR’S RECRUITMENT SEMINAR FOR UNITED STATES ASSISTANT ATTORNEYS (Invitee)
2008 - INVESTMENT CONFERENCE GCC (GULF COOPERATION COUNCIL)
2008 - UTAH VALLEY UNIVERSITY (Invitee') ceremony bestowing an honorary degree to President Monson of the Mormon church, Orem, Utah
2008 - PAKISTAN HUMANITARIAN AID COUNSEL (Donor/ Speaker) Karachi, Pakistan
2007 - PAKISTAN DEVELOPMENT COUNSEL (Speaker/ Ambassador), Los Angeles
2006 - DUBAI LEADERS BUSINESS FORUM (Speaker) Dubai, UAE
2006 - L.A. RECORDER OFFICE of COUNTY CLERK (Precinct Officer), Beverly Hills
2004 - KTLA NEWS (on-screen guest commentator Re: Kosovo & Bosnia), Los Angeles
2003 - DUBAI INTERNATIONAL FINANCE CONFERENCE (Speaker) Dubai, UAE
2003 - DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER HALL OF FAME (Inductee/ Award Recipient)
2002 - GENEVA INTERNATIONAL FINANCE CONFERENCE (Speaker), Switzerland
2002 - SAUDI ARABIAN NATIONAL DAY (Invitee) Beverly Hills, CA
2002 - ARAB AMERICAN AWARDS DINNER, (Invitee) Los Angeles, CA
2002 - THE JEWISH JOURNAL/ TEMPLE JUDEA (Ambassadorial guest), Los Angeles
2002 - KTLA (on screen Commentator) Balkan affairs Los Angeles, CA
2001 - FOX NEWS (Commentator- 911 World Trade Center coverage), Los Angeles
2000 - UNITED TECHNOLOGIES magnetic conveyance transport system (Consultant)
1999 - SAUDI ARABIA 100 YEAR ANNIVERSARY(Invitee) Beverly Hills, CA
1998 - 99 PARSONS BRINKERHOFF (Contract Specialist /Legal Administrator), Virginia
1998 - INTERNATIONAL UNITY CONFERENCE (Speaker w/Congressmen Kucinich), D.C.
1998 - C-SPAN T.V.(on screen speaker) Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington D.C.
1998 - INAUGURATION OF KING FAHD MOSQUE (Invitee'/Speaker), Culver City, CA
1998 - INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE FAMILY (Speaker/ Ambassador), Los Angeles
1998 - MBC (MIDDLE EAST BROADCASTING CO.) (On screen commentator)
1998 - PRINCE MUTAAZ BIN SAUD AL-SAUD EXCELLENCE AWARD (Recipient)
1997 – WORLD ECONOMIC COUNCIL OF ADVISERS (Delegate) Zurich, Switzerland
1996 - CALIFORNIA ARAB-AMERICAN CENTER CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION
1995 - FRESNO SCHOOL DISTRICT (Lecturer – International Culture), Fresno, CA.
1993 -94 - SAN JOSE COLLEGE (Lecturer – International Business) CA (see YouTube)
1993 - SAN JOSE COLLEGE (Student - Political Science, Government)
1993 - EARTHGUARD 2000 (clean, non-polluting) BIO-FUEL (Consultant) Texas
1992 - ANGEL CENTER FOR HEALING Ortho-Molecular research Phoenix, AZ
1991 - ARIZONA CULTURAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE (Award Recipient) Phoenix
1990 - MIDWEST ARAB CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Certificate of Appreciation
1989 - SANTA BARBARA COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPT. (Fundraiser - 'Teens Off Drugs')
1988 - PARAMOUNT STUDIO’s ROBERT EVANS PRODUCTION (for movie script)
1987-90 - INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT (Aminaco American, Overseas Trading) Saudi, UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain; USA.
1987 -UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA Santa Cruz (Student, Political Science / Government)
1987 - UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA STUDENT'S POLITICAL FORUM (Speaker Debater)
1987 - FUTURE WAVE 'Ocean Wave-Power Future Energy Technology' (Board member, with Actors Paul Newman & Joanne Woodward) L.A.
1986 - GOLD MEDAL OF MERIT FROM PRESIDENT REAGAN (Recipient)
1986 - THE SENATORIAL INNER CIRCLE (Certificate of Merit Award recipient) D.C.
1986 - PRESIDENT’S TASK FORCE (Member) Washington D.C.
1985-86 - UNITED STATES BUSINESS ADVISORY BOARD (Board Member) D.C.
1985 - VICTORY FUND (Political Fundraiser) Washington D.C.
1985 - INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN AID AGENCY (Liaison) India
1985 - MUSLIM SERVICE BUREAU LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD (Recipient) London
1984 - SAUSALITO SCHOOL DISTRICT MERIT AWARD (Recipient) CA
1984 - SAN FRANCISCO TEACHERS CULTURAL AWARD (Recipient)
1984 - NATIONAL CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE (Delegate/ Aid) Washington D.C.
1984 - INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN AID AGENCY (Liaison) Pakistan
1983-84 - AID TO AFRICA - Agro/Aquaculture projects, water wells, mobile health & educational units
1983-84 - HILLSBOROUGH SCHOOL DISTRICT (Lecturer / Recipient of Award) CA
1982 - AGIP PETROLI The national oil company of Italy -(Negotiated the sale of Agip Petroli assets outside of Italy - two refineries, several gas stations, railway equipment & pipelines)
1982-84 - ITALY - Interprogetti, Snam-Progetti, MontEdison, Piaggio, Agip (Negotiator)
1982-84 - NIGERIA ABUJA CAPITAL PROJECT (Consultant to President Shehu Shagari)
1981-84 - NEGOTIATION OF MILITARY / AIR DEFENSE EQUIPMENT - USA / Middle East (Lockheed, Martin Marietta Aerospace [now Lockheed/Martin], General Dynamics, Bell Helicopters, Hughes Aircraft, Hughes Helicopters, Eldridge Sanders, Boeing, United Technologies).
1981 - VIP GUEST OF U.A.E. ARMED FORCES, at the invitation of His Highness Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan (Deputy Supreme Commander of UAE Armed Forces at the time)
1981 - invited to the Bermuda Finance Conference, as a VIP Guest of Sir Harry Schultz, the world's highest paid investment advisor, who became SaLee's mentor in investment strategies.
1980-84 - STRATEGIC PETROLEUM RESERVE (SPRO) negotiated with oil providers
1980-84 - INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT (Overseas Trading Corp., Aminaco American) Saudi, Kuwait, UAE, Bahrain
1981 - COMMENDATION FROM KING OF SAUDI ARABIA - His Majesty King Khalid Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud (at that time, never before given to an American, nor a woman)
1981 - NBC NEWS SPONSOR - During The Iran/Iraq war, Dr. SaLee’ arranged the first news coverage of the war for NBC, which got the initial photos & news on international television; in liaison with the Minister of Information of UAE, Sheikh Ahmed Bin Hamed
1981 - HUMANITARIAN - During the Iran/Iraq war, Dr. SaLee’ used her ‘Arab Wings’ private jet to personally evacuate refugees from Iraq, who had escaped to the airport in Amman, Jordan, to safety in Dubai, UAE.
1981 - DEPARTMENT OF HIS HIGHNESS SHEIKH ZAYED (personally hired by H.H. Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al-Nahyan, President of UAE [on 4/81 at Beau Rivage, in Lausanne, Switzerland] to manage USA investments.)
1981 - SOLD THE WORLD’S LARGEST FLAWLESS DIAMOND (170.49 ct “Star of Peace” - $22 million (as agent, via UBS Bank & Harry Winston Jewelers of Geneva, Switzerland)
1980- 81 - Business, investments and/or negotiations for several Royal Families -UAE, Kuwait Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi.
1980 - SUPREME COUNCIL OF KUWAIT FOR CIVIL AVIATION (Consultant to Secretary General Abbas Al-Mowlah)
1979-80 - GOLD BROKER in Geneva, Switzerland and Paris, France.
1979-80 – FASHION & JEWELRY BUSINESS in Paris, France and Geneva
1979-80 – WORLD GOLD ASSOCIATION (Vice President) Lausanne, Switzerland
1979 - MAN OF GOLD AWARD (Recipient) Las Vegas, Nevada
1979 – PROTÉGÉ’ TO SIR HARRY SCHULTZ (was then the world’s highest paid financial adviser, per Guinness Book of World Records) London, England
1979 - INSTITUTE OF FREEDOM THROUGH SOUND MONEY (Award Recipient)
1979 - PHOENIX FOUNDATION AWARD (Recipient) Las Vegas, Nevada
1978 - PAN AMERICAN FINANCE FORUM (Speaker) Acapulco, Mexico
1978 - THE JOE FRANKLIN SHOW (on screen guest)
1977 - SONS OF ITALY AWARD (Recipient) Hollywood, CA
1977 - ARTISTIC EDUCATION FOUNDATION (Award Recipient) Hollywood, CA
1977 - INTERNATIONAL PEACE AND FREEDOM AWARD (Recipient) Hollywood, CA
1976 – WORLD COUNCIL OF CHURCHES, FREEDOM MAGAZINE (produced & donated full length documentary, which was screened at “Prayer Day” event) L.A.
1976 - PRAYER DAY - FREEDOM AND SOCIAL REFORM (produced & donated documentary of entire 4 day event, plus concert, plus art exhibit) Anaheim, CA
1976 - CASTING DIRECTOR AMBER TALENT AGENCY, HOLLYWOOD, CA
1975 - AUTHOR - “MAKE ME A WORLD” Performed at Crossroads Theater, Hollywood
1975 - CROSSROADS OF THE WORLD THEATER (Scriptwriter - ‘Make Me a World’)
1975 - OHIO CHRISTIAN COLLEGE (Student - Law [Correspondence courses])
1974 - TEACHER & CHAIRPERSON OF ARTS DEPT. ('Ideal Community Schools') CA
1973 - CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY (Student - Mass Communications)
1972 - RAINBOW BUTTERFLY MULTI-CULTURAL Honorarium Recipient, Hollywood
1971 - THE SONNY AND CHER SHOW (assisted the director - Art Fisher)
1971 - BING CROSBY SPECIAL (as Production Assistant - Fenton McHugh Productions)
1971 - DOCUMENTARY ON ALCOHOLISM with Mercedes McCambridge (Production Assistant for Fenton McHugh productions, Chicago)
1971 - ANN WRIGHT agency, Hollywood (appeared in 8 television commercials, 1 feature film, 2 television series & several theatrical productions)
1970 - AUTHOR - SHB PRODUCTIONS (Stan Brassloff) ‘AMERIKA - THE TRIP’ (NYC)
1970 - 'BANANAS' (Woody Allen film) Assisted screening candidates for casting director
1970 - CASTING DIRECTOR AT THE FACES AGENCY (New York, NY)
1970 - ‘TOYS ARE NOT FOR CHILDREN’ (a feature film- SHB Productions - played the part of ‘Elaine’- a comedic role)
1969 - Attended NEW YORK UNIVERSITY Summer Program
1969 – UNITED NATIONS (Student Delegate) NYC
1969 - GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL (D.D.E.H.S.) Blue Island, Illinois
1969 – ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, INSTITUTE OF DESIGN
(Concurrent enrollment, Advanced Placement in Architecture & Urban Design)
1969 - Attended ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO (visual design)
1969 - Attended STUDIO ONE ACADEMY (Chicago)
1969 - AMERICAN LEGION SCHOLARSHIP ORATORICAL AWARD (Recipient)
1969 - ILLINOIS STATE ORATORICAL AWARD (Recipient)
1969 - DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER ORATORICAL AWARD (Recipient) Blue Island, Ill.
1969 - AMERICAN INDIAN MOVEMENT - became a member of AIM in its first year
1969 - AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURAL ASSOCIATION (was the first white member)
1969 - THE HOWARD MILLER SHOW (on screen guest, speaking on the volunteer draft in the U.S. Armed Forces. Also appearing was Bobby Seale of The Black Panthers) Chicago
1969 - BLUE ISLAND HOMECOMING PARADE 'Queen of Hearts'
1969 - AMERICAN LEGION Public Speaking Award 'What Freedom Means' (Chicago)
1969 - JOHN F. KENNEDY LIBRARY FUND-RAISER AWARD
1968 – HOMEWOOD FLOSSMOOR AWARD (Recipient) Flossmore, Illinois
1965-70 - SCHOLASTIC AWARDS & EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: The American Legion Constitutional Essay and Oratorical Scholarship Award, The Florence Nightingale Award (Chicago, Illinois), Thornton Regional Oratorical Award, Illinois State Oratorical Award, Illinois State Debate Awards, Dwight D. Eisenhower Speech and Debate awards, National Forensics League Awards, National Thespian Society Awards, Bosman Home for the Elderly letter of acknowledgment, Pottawatome Camp for the Disabled Letter of Acknowledgment, John F. Kennedy Library Letter of Acknowledgment, Croatian Fraternal Union Essay Award, Studio One scholarship, Art Institute of Chicago scholarship, Homewood Flossmoor Scholarship.
1965 - CRESTWOOD LITTLE LEAGUE BEAUTY PAGEANT 1st Place –“Queen”
1965 - GRADUATED SAINT CHRISTOPHER CATHOLIC SCHOOL, Midlothian, Ill.
A LIFELONG ACHIEVER: SaLee' was a member of the National Honor Society, National Forensics League President, National Thespian Society , Debate Team winner, Speech Team winner, local newspaper journalist, High School yearbook staff, French Club Vice President, Art Club Vice President, Drama Club President, American Field Service (Foreign Exchange Students), Science Club, Chemistry club, Chess Club, African American Club (she was the only white member), Varsity & Junior Varsity Cheerleader, editor of High School newsletter ‘The Underground Voice’ & on staff of 'The Red & White' Yearbook.
COLLEGE INTERNSHIPS: Political Science, Law, Business. SaLee' was an International Business teaching assistant, in California, and she also assisted a professor at the Harvard University School of Divinity.
YOUTH MEMBERSHIPS / WORK: Always respecting diversity and Civil Rights, SaLee’ joined the American Indian Movement and the African American Culture Club, in 1969, at the time being the only white woman to do so. She was a youth volunteer on the John F. Kennedy Presidential campaign, and later, on the Robert Kennedy Presidential campaign. Throughout High School, SaLee’ worked part time - as a local newspaper journalist, as a fundraiser for the JFK library, at “The Little Giant Grocery,” (WHICH WAS OWNED BY HER PARENTS), at the Bowman Home for the Elderly and at Pottowatome Camp for the Disabled. Upon her graduation from High School, SaLee’ was a student delegate to the United Nations, where she visited U.N. sessions, interviewed international diplomats & attended United Nations social functions.
CHILDHOOD SUPER-ACHIEVER: SALEE' WAS A NATURAL BORN WINNER-
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