Saturday, May 1, 2010

NAAAP100 Seattle Nominees

As many of you may know, May is Asian Heritage month in the United States, so what better way to start it off by announcing Seattle's nominees for the NAAAP100, an International program designed to acknowledge the contributions of Asian Americans exemplifying NAAAP's mission and values.

Earlier this year we asked members and the community at large to submit nominees. We collected them and having sorted through them, it gives me great pleasure to update you on the NAAAP 100 Nominations for Seattle. These nominees are in great company as you may be wondering. Other chapters are also nomininating leaders in their communities.

The selected few among all nominees will be invited to NAAAP's 2010 Convention being held in San Francisco later this year to receive their award. Most importantly, it gives me a sense of hometown pride that Seattle is a progressive place to conduct business and has an environment in which to foster leaders in our community.

These are the amazing individuals nominated for this year.

  • Phyllis CampbellSr. Vice President at JP Morgan Chase | Read more ...
  • John OkamotoExecutive Director for the Washington Education Association | Read more ...
  • Assunta NgPublisher NWAsian Weekly | Read More ...
  • Tay YoshitaniChief Executive Officer (CEO) – Port of Seattle | Read more ...
  • Martha ChoeChief Information Officer (CIO) – Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation | Read more ...
  • Qi LuPresident Microsoft Online Services Business and former exec at Yahoo! | Read more ...  
Thanks to those submitting nominations, too. Of course there are other wonderful unsung heroes. As an organization and in the spirit of community, we hope to acknowledge them in future years.

It’s amazing to see the diverse areas where Asians are leading now and it is quite the contrast from 20 years ago. Congratulations to all!

Gil Gido
NAAAP Seattle

For more information on the NAAAP100 program, please visit our website.

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