The driving force behind TRI's long-established standards of excellence can
be found in the leadership of corporate officers Nora Lee and Margarite Lin.
Nora Lee was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She has been involved with Technical Resources International from its inception as secretary of the corporation and was later appointed as TRI's President/CEO/Chairman of the Board in 1990. Ms. Lee has defined the mission and strategic direction of TRI for nearly 15 years, spearheading the development of TRI's Contract Research Organization status and expanding the company's social marketing and international trade activities.
Ms. Lee has 30 years of experience working with international development issues. Prior to joining TRI, she worked with the Inter-American Development Bank and the International Cotton Advisory Committee. Ms. Lee has a degree in General Studies with a concentration in Business/Economics from American University and a National Teacher's Certification from Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is fluent in Spanish, has advanced proficiency in French, and a working knowledge of Portuguese.
Margarite Lin was born and raised in Taiwan, where she later earned a B.S. degree in Accounting from Soochow University in Taipei. Ms. Lin immigrated to the United States in 1973, and is very proud to be a Taiwanese-American. She has over 30 years of accounting, finance, and budget management experience. In 1988, Ms. Lin successfully passed the Certified Public Accountant examination in the State of Maryland, at which time she also became a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants. She joined TRI's team in April 1991, and oversees the company's accounting, contracts management, information technology, facilities, and human resources functions. Ms. Lin is fluent in Taiwanese and Mandarin.