THE

U.S. - MEXICAN

DEVELOPMENT

CORPORATION

USMDC

BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON THE OFFICERS

Jeffrey Peters

Jeffrey B. Peters

President & CEO

Jeffrey B. Peters is Founder, CEO, and President of USMDC. He has worked in Mexico for over thirty years. During that time, he has successfully completed over 100 U.S.-Mexican Business Transactions. He arranged a joint venture between a U.S. energy company and the top Mexican company in its field. He has represented a U.S. company in the US$4 million sale of equipment to the Mexican government. He located a local Mexican sales representative for a U.S. manufacturer of steel industry equipment. In addition, he has facilitated five hotel joint venture/resort property sales and three agribusiness projects. Mr. Peters is Executive Director Emeritus of the U.S.-Mexico Quadripartite commission, an organization founded by former Senator Jacob Javits and former Mexican President Jose Lopez Portillo. The commission consisted of thirty corporate CEO's on both sides of the border. In this capacity, Mr. Peters worked closely with the CEO of Equitable Life Assurance Society as well as senior executives from The Prudential, The Metropolitan and The Aetna life insurance companies.

Previously, Mr. Peters directed a performance review of a Mexican Agribusiness Project for the Ford Foundation and directed the financial analysis of a US$100 million project loan for the World Bank. In addition, he served as an International Corporate Loan Officer for Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company. He is a graduate of Harvard College and the University of the Americas in Mexico.

 

Catherine H. Chase Peters

VP & Partner

Catherine H. Chase Peters is Vice President and Partner of USMDC. She has worked with The U.S.-Mexican Development Corporation since 1980; and has traveled and worked extensively in Mexico.

Ms. Peters designs and edits brochures, executive sales memorandums, and various other marketing publications for USMDC and its clients; as well as serving as project photographer for USMDC publications. She is also director of office management, bookkeeping and tax preparation for the corporation.

Ms. Peters has a varied background in business, education and art. She previously owned and operated a high quality crafts store in Woodstock, New York, where she sold works by major artists, including her own tapestries and fiber work. She also owned her own school and production studio near Woodstock. Her entrepreneurial skills were demonstrated when she started and served as director of several small schools in the field of elementary and art education.

She is, by training, an art teacher and master weaver, having earned her Master of Fine Arts Degree at the School for American Craftsmen at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON THE OTHER EXECUTIVES AND BUSINESS ASSOCIATES AFFILIATED WITH THE U.S.-MEXICAN DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

USMDC has a group of 10 Senior Executives and Business Associates, all with strong backgrounds in complimentary fields including: venture capital, investment banking and mergers & acquisitions; agriculture and plant breeding; media, television and radio; sales and marketing; identification of newly emerging technologies; market research, legal and accounting; banking; insurance; and resort/hotel industry.