About Us

Our partnership firm was formed in 2009 when we opened offices in Seattle Washington in the United States. The firm history dates back to 2003 where Lin Johnson was founder and Sr. Partner of Skyline Advertising & Investment Company of Guangxi China. Our mission is to deliver the highest level of personal commitment and unparalleled quality of service. Our leadership and advisory team are experienced leaders in private and government sectors and have a deep understanding of both cultures and markets to anticipate our client's needs.

Management Team:

Lin Johnson


Founder/Sr. Partner, American Intercultural Education
Chairman, American Guangxi Association


  • Exclusive representative for China and SE Asian, Provista Diagnostics Group

  • Government officer for Guangxi Provincial Government


  • International Business Programs, Columbia University (NYC)

  • Political & Economic Sciences with a minor in Investment Management, Guilin Education University (China), Master Degree


An experienced leader with over 15 years working in private and government sectors, she moved to the U.S. to continue her studies at Columbia University. Lin founded American Intercultural Education to provide a range of consulting services to businesses, educational institutions, and government entities that need a deep understanding of the U.S. and Chinese markets and regulations. Since 2008, Lin continued her success bringing large funding to U.S. Universities from various Chinese Government agencies and cities including most recently working with Central Washington University.

Gary Dickhart


Management Partner Investment Advisory Board


  • VP Customer Collaboration at SAP GRC

  • VP Customer Advisory Office at SAP


  • MBA from Fordham University

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Northern Colorado University


Gary was Vice President at one of the top 3 software companies in the world, he established and was responsible for producing preferred practices for top global customers and implementers of governance, risk and compliance programs. While at SAP, Gary interacted with more than 200 customers on deployment strategies for Access Control, Identity Management Integration, and Process Control and Risk Management issues. He also pioneered the first SAP application risk solution, which was acquired by BindView (now a Symantec company).

He has extensive experience from both a commercial user and supplier perspective, and provides valuable insight to both sides of the acquisition process.

Gary also held senior executive positions in audit and security with J.C. Penney Company and Amerada Hess Corporation. He developed new programs, including the first automated tool for auditing computer data integrity, the first network security tool for external and internal access, and developed the first integrated IT/operational audit approach at Hess.

"With AIE's help we've been able to create a strategic partnership with a major city government in China. The result is well over $1M in funding in 2010 and 2011 and high quality student candidates. AIE is reliable, easy to do business with and very knowledgeable about the government and markets in China and the United States."


800 Fifth Ave, Suite 4100
Seattle, WA 98104. USA

Phone :  1 206-839-8500
Fax :       1 206-792-0624

Email :  info@aieducation.org