• GAACC Committees

    Welcome to the GAACC Committees page. Each committee is chaired by a GAACC board member. Service commitment is for a calendar year. Serving in any of these capacities is a pathway to serving on the board.

    Committees, their composition and areas of responsibilities are listed below. (Meeting time and cadence are subject to change). Check out our committee chairs and subcommittee Captains.

    Information updates will be added as committees and programs develop and improve services. Sign up to serve on a committee here.



    Development Committee

    The Development Committee leads the chamber in securing funding and promoting financial growth. The committee works with our existing partners and develops mechanisms to acquire new corporate partnerships for major events like the Ovation Gala and Texas Asian Economic Summit.

  • Yuen Yung
    Development Committee Chair



  • Membership Committee

    The Membership Committee reviews and makes recommendations to improve membership structures to support numeric goals per our strategic plan. This committee also reviews and improves member programs and drives partnerships to increase membership. The current Membership subcommittees are Membership Growth, Women's Club, Masterclass & Mixers, Minority Certification, and Facebook Community Group. The subcommittees are each led by a Captain and work to design solutions and events that serve our members within their area of focus.

  • Min Choe
    Membership Committee Chair

  • Wan J. Kim
    Membership Growth Captain

  • Stephanie Louie
    Women's Club Captain (2022)

  • Michelle Sledz
    Minority Supplier Certification Captain

  • Christine Nieh
    Master Class & Mixer Captain

  • Emlyn Roesler
    Women's Club Captain (2023)

  • Charlie Oh
    Facebook Community Group Captain


    Finance Committee 

    The Financial Committee advises GAACC with financial matters. (Participation on the Finance Committee is open to Board of Directors members only.)


    Shanaz Hemmati
    Finance Committee Chair



    Texas Asian Economic Summit Committee
    Being the first of its kind, this event will bring national and international business delegations to Austin and provide a platform for the local business community to network and share experiences with business leaders from central Texas, other states and Asian countries.

    Kannan Kaliyur
    Summit Committee Chair



    Ovation Planning Committee
    This committee plans our annual awards fundraiser, Ovation. It includes recognizing leaders in our community, a re-cap of GAACC programs, events, and impact. This event is often referred to as “the BEST party in town!”

    Katy Crist
    Ovation Committee Chair



    Golf Planning Committee
    This committee plans and executes the annual Fall Classic Golf Tournament.

    Minh Tran
    Golf Committee Chair


  • Nominating & Governance Committee
    This committee identifies and recommends candidates to serve as nominees for election to the Board. This Committee shall recommend to the Board of Directors a set of corporate governance principles and assist the Board in assessing the Board’s performance of its duties and responsibilities. (Participation on the Nomination & Governance Committee is open to Board of Directors members only.)

    Sharad Mudhol
    N&G Committee Chair



    Advocacy Committee
    This committee reviews and recommends advocacy initiatives and policies. GAACC advocates for our members, Asian Pacific American (APA) businesses in Central Texas, and the APA community both locally, statewide, and nationally. 

    Mark Duval
    Advocacy Committee Chair