Michael Alan Hamlin is an international authority on building strong place, corporate, and personal brands. He is managing director of TeamAsia, an award-winning strategic marketing communications firm that develops corporate brand strategies, creative concepts, and marketing and communications programs for its clients. He is the author of five books and a business columnist. His latest book is High Visibility: Transforming Your Personal and Professional Brand, co-authored with Philip Kotler, Irving Rein, and Martin Stoller. He is also co-author of Marketing Asian Places: Attracting Investment, Industry, and Tourism to Cities, States and Nations. Michael holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Asian Studies from Jochi Daigaku (Sophia University) in Tokyo, Japan, and a Master in Liberal Studies degree from the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma.