Mr. Li was selected by Forbes Asia as one of the 25 notable Chinese Americans in US Business. In addition, Waitex has been ranked as one of the Top 200 Largest Privately Held Companies in the Greater New York Area by Crain’s Business Magazine.
In Jan. 2006, President George W. Bush named Howard H. Li as Commissioner of the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. From 2002 to 2007, the US Department of Commerce (MBDA) appointed Mr. Li to serve as the National Co-Chair / Chair of the National Minority Enterprises Development (MED) Week Conference. Mr. Li was the first Asian American to Chair MEDWeek since its inception.
In recognition of his entrepreneurial success and dedication to the community, Mr. Li has received awards from various governmental figures including the Ellis Island Metal of Honor, the Pioneer Award presented by US Department of Commerce (MBDA) and the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of Year Award Finalist. Mr. Li is a long time resident of Alpine, New Jersey.