Los Angeles – Dec 21, 2020 – The Asian Business Association (ABA) is excited to announce their 2021 Board of Directors. Facing adversity during the pandemic, Asian Americans faced more discrimination and higher unemployment compared to other groups. The 13 members Board of Directors will represent diverse industries such as, accounting, consulting, finance, insurance, manufacturing/wholesale/distribution, retail, mobile health care, television production, digital document management, legal, pharmaceutical technology, real estate investor/trusts and information technology.
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Leading the organization will be Co-Chairs:
James Hsieh, President/CEO,Cybertegic, Inc
Elizabeth Yang, Attorney/Founder, Law & Mediation Offices of Elizabeth Yang
Queena Wei, VP of Business Development, Copyfree
Ben Pascual, Partner, Thong, Yu, Wong & Lee, LLP
Angela Chang, Chief Strategy Officer, KCAL Insurance Agency
Board of Directors:
Vanessa Dew, CSO/Co-Founder, Health-Ade Kombucha
Jason S. Kim*, Partner, Blank Rome LLP
Steve Lee, CEO & Managing Director, The Garret Group LLC
Charles Lee*, CEO, Reliant Tax Consulting, Inc.
Kelly Nguyen, Founder/CEO IDLogiq & DrKumo
Erwin Pineda*, CEO, OfferBanc
Steven Phung, President/CEO, BonLaVie
Theresa Mai Wright, CFO, VP Media Sales & Marketing Little Saigon TV Network, Inc.
* Enotes new board of directors
“ABA is an amazing organization!” said the new 2021 Co-Chair Elizabeth Yang. “They have put on numerous events especially during the pandemic, including events on entrepreneurship and how businesses are pivoting. I am honored to co-chair ABA with James Hsieh in 2021 and look forward to continuing to shift alongside ABA as we organize more virtual events in the coming year for our community.”
Incoming Co-Chair James Hsieh commented, “2020 has been an incredibly challenging year for many businesses including Asian businesses. I am honored to be elected as the Co-Chair of ABA with the amazing Elizabeth Yang for 2021 to further the mission of the Asian Business Association in supporting our Asian business community during this challenging time. We look forward to helping our business community thrive again!”
Both Yang and Hsieh both acknowledged their predecessors in stating, “We would like to sincerely thank both Chewy Jang and Jay Chung for their tireless dedication to ABA’s mission during their tenure and hope to carry on the baton towards a brighter future for both the ABA and the greater Asian American business community.”
“We had to be creative to have the board installation this year. Thank you to California State Treasurer Fiona Ma who administered the oath of office during our virtual gala on Dec. 10,” says Dennis Huang, Executive Director and CEO of ABA. “Working through this pandemic will be a challenge for businesses across the world. Together, we will have a platform to bring businesses together, build strong programs and create business opportunities for ABA members. ABA will be more resourceful and continue to empower the Asian business community.”
About the Asian Business Association (ABA)
Founded in Los Angeles in 1976, ABA, a non-profit organization, has taken a proactive role in the advancement of Asian American business owners by helping them gain access to business opportunities as well as providing them with a voice that represents their views to government officials at all levels.
The ABA promotes economic development through its educational conferences, seminars and workshops. These interactive programs are designed to present entrepreneurs with the information, resources, skill-sets and networking opportunities that will help them grow their businesses and successfully compete in the global marketplace. For more information and to join as a member, visit www.abala.org.