• 2017 Committees and Ambassadors

  • Committees

    We are growing and changing the way we are governed. Our board has decided to adopt a committee structure to make recommendations to the board. Each committee will consist of directors as well as general members. Members will apply to serve on the committee for 12 months. Each committee will meet 4-6 times in 2017 unless otherwise noted. Serving on a committee is a pathway to serving on the board.

    Committees and their composition and areas of responsibilities are listed below.

    Advocacy and Policy Committee - FULL
    This committee will research ordinances, regulations, and propositions at the local, state and national levels that will impact the Asian Pacific American business community. It will recommend positions to take to the board who will then vote on whether to adopt the recommendations. This committee will mainly work by email and meet only when necessary.
    Chair: Richard Jung
    Directors: Dan Warth, Kuntal Sindha
    Members: Hussain Hashim, Vi Nguyen, Todd Sasaki

    Development and Communications Committee - FULL
    This committee is tasked with strategies for new funding for GAACC, keeping in mind our current programs. It will review GAACC’s sponsorship structure, identify potential donors, and ensure that our communication reflects our mission and programs.
    Chair: Rashed Islam
    Directors: Ali Khataw, Jim Yatsu, Daniel Chi, Yuen Yung
    Members: Ahmed Moledina

    Membership and Programs Committee 
    This committee will review GAACC’s programs to ensure there is both a balance among our different missions for our members, grantors, as well as the APA business community at large. It will advise the board on changes or new programs to offer keeping in mind resources needed.
    Chair: Sung Je Lee
    Directors: Ying McGuire, Lynn Yuan
    Members: Min Choe

    Ovation Planning Committee - FULL
    This committee is responsible for planning our annual celebration of APA Heritage Month on May 19. They will work with the event planner and staff, make recommendations on honorees, entertainment and other event details, while keeping to the budget. Meetings will be held January-May on a biweekly and then weekly basis close to the event.
    Chair: Anbu Krishnaswamy
    Directors: Paul Kim, Sung Je Lee, Todd Sasaki

    Fall Classic Planning Committee
    This committee will plan GAACC’s annual golf tournament in October. They will work with staff to select venue, hole games, entertainment and food for this event. Meetings will be held July-October on a biweekly basis.
    Chair: Derek Su
    Directors: Viviene Ngo

    Interested in serving on the Fall Classic committees for 2017? Complete this online application by March 31.


    Ambassadors are GAACC members on steroids! They attend orientations, ribbon cuttings and mixers. They are so special that they get their pictures on our website. They let people know about our programs and resources, and act as a buddy for new members, reaching out to the newbie, personally inviting them to an upcoming event, and introducing them to other members. Serving as an ambassador is a pathway to serving on the board.

    Interested in serving as an ambassador for 2017? Complete this online application by March 31.

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