AMIDEAST President Theodore Kattouf announced the formation of an Advisory Board for AMIDEAST/Lebanon at a dinner hosted by the Lebanese Ambassador to the U.S. H.E. Antoine Chedid in Washington, D.C. on April 29, 2010. He noted that the board would be comprised of prominent Lebanese business and civic leaders who would help guide the strategy and outreach of AMIDEAST/Lebanon for the coming years. The Advisory Board held its inaugural meeting in Beirut on September 6, 2010 during which members reviewed the educational, training and development programs currently being conducted by AMIDEAST, and the impact these programs are having in Lebanon. The board meets regularly to explore ways to support AMIDEAST's programs.