Lani Wong is a recognized community leader who has served the local, national, and international communities for over 38 years, currently serving as Chair of National Association of Chinese Americans (NACA) Atlanta. Ms. Wong attended school in Taiwan and later at the University of Hawaii. After marrying, she moved to Atlanta, had two children, and served the community since then. At leisure time, she enjoys gardening.
Ms. Wong is a true pioneer in her vision and foresight in promoting U.S.-China relations, excellence in education, participation of Asian Americans in the political process, and the importance of charitable organizations to serve the greater needs of the community. She has been recognized for 11 years as one of the most 25 Influential Asian Americans in Georgia by Georgia Asian Times. She actively participates in various community organizations by serving on the Board or being a member. Those include Public Broadcasting of Atlanta, St. Joseph’s Health System, DeKalb County Economic Development Authority, Women’s Solidarity Society, International Women’s Forum of Georgia, Georgia Perimeter College, Leadership Atlanta Foundation, Delta Airlines Global Diversity Alliance to name a few. Appointed by Georgia governors and Atlanta mayors for many roles, The Georgia House of Representatives passed Resolution #1804, “recognizing the special contributions and the efforts of Ms. Wong to promote peace and the development of commercial, cultural and educational ties between the United States and China.” A member of the National Committee on US-China Relations and World Affairs Council Chairman Circle, she is also recognized as an Honorary Citizen by the People’s Republic of China; appointed as Advisor to the 6th, 7th and 8th National Congress of the All-China Federation of Returning Chinese; and as Advisor for the International Cultural Exchange Association for Consecutive 5 term; selected as one of five U.S. citizens to attend Fifth Session of the 10th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference as a non-voting delegate. As a female leader, she received the Legacy of Leadership Award from Spelman College, and Lifetime Achievement Award from Advancing Justice Atlanta.