List of Speakers

We have collected our mentors, colleagues, and sponsors together to deliver an engaging convention. Our speakers and panelists are committed to NAAAP’s overall mision, leadership development and career movements. We’re proud to have such a large network of professionals lifting each other up and sharing their knowledge through their worst and best decisions. Click on any of the profiles below to see their biographies and workshops.

 

 

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Keynote Speakers

Andrew Yang
Andrew Yang is an entrepreneur, author, philanthropist, nonprofit leader, and former US presidential and NYC mayoral candidate. The founder of Venture for America and a Champion of Change for the Obama administration, he will be the keynote speaker at the Career Fair and Development Day.
Kiren Ahuja
Kiran Ahuja is the Director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the first South Asian American and first Asian American woman to lead OPM. With over two decades of public service and executive nonprofit experience, she will be the keynote speaker at the Federal and Women’s Summits.
Chantale Wong
Chantale Wong is the founder and advisory chair of the Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL), increasing access to public service opportunities for API youth. A dedicated public servant with over 30 years of experience, she will be the keynote speaker at the ERG and API Summits.
Grace Meng
Congresswoman Grace Meng is the first Asian American Member of Congress from New York and the only Congressmember of Asian descent in the entire northeast. Serving her third term in the U.S. House of Representatives, Grace will be the keynote speaker for the Federal and Women’s Summits.
Kevin Kreider
Kevin Kreider is a successful international fitness model and reality TV star known for his show Bling Empire, which premiered on Netflix’s Top 100 most-watched shows of 2021. Challenging the American standard for masculinity and beauty, Kevin will be the keynote speaker at the Leadership Summit.
Arum Kang
Arum Kang is the CEO and co-founder of Coffee Meets Bagel alongside her sisters Soo and Dawoon. She leads the business strategy and vision for the company, ensuring the customers’ needs are heard and met with a superior product experience. Arum will be the keynote speaker at the Leadership Summit.

Workshop Speakers & Panelists

Aileene Duyan
Aileen Duyan is a certified Change Practitioner and Project Manager with skills in organizational change management, organizational learning, team development and training. An ambassador for youth education and Diversity & Inclusion, Aileene will be a moderator for the ERG Summit.
Alvina Lo
Alvina Lo is a Chief Wealth Strategist at Wilmington Trust at M&T Bank, leadership advisor, and financial planning expert. Recognized as Crain’s New York Business’s Most Notable Women in Financial Advice in 2020, an accomplished speaker, and philanthropist, Alvina will be a panelist at the Women’s Summit.
Angie Wang
Angie Wang is an strategic investments expert, entrepreneur, and producer/co-host of an inspirational podcast that highlights Pan Asian-American leadership in society. As an accomplished interviewer of high-profile AAPI executives and storyteller, Angie will be a panelist at the Women’s Summit.
Avinash Patil
Avinash Patil is a Stanford Certified Program Manager and subject matter expert in multiple global-scale cyber environments to include SaaS, Digital Transformation, Cloud, and AI. Currently head of the Product Management Office at VMWare, Avinahs will be a panelist at the ERG Summit. 
Bobby Ly
Bobby Ly is a passionate advocate for API representation in our communities. President of Solidarity Against Asian Hate and co-president of the National Organization for Vietnamese American Leadership in DC, Bobby will be a panelist for the API summit.
Briana Lee
Briana is a marketing expert, advocate for API issues, and a strategic planning professional with demonstrated expertise skills such as negotiation and trade management. Currently the Shopping Marketing Manager at Tyson Foods, Briana will be a panelist for the Diversity Career Fair & Development.
Chanda Choun
Chanda Choun is a business executive, cybersecurity expert, entrepreneur and civic leader. Co-founder and Executive VP-Chief Operations Officer of Crowbar Security Solutions, LLC, and a national security expert, Chanda will be a panelist at the Leadership Summit.
Chareeda Rustanavibul
Chareeda Rustanavibul is a banker, DEI advocate, entrepreneur and a non-profit leader. An industry expert in Wealth Management and Commercial Lending, and leadership developer, Chareeda will be a panelist at the Women’s Summit.
Christian Oh
Christian Oh is a moderator, academic, social media expert, event producer, and an award-winning filmmaker. President/Executive Director of the DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival, and founding member of the NAAAP-DC Chapter, Christian will be a panelist at the API Summit.
Christine So
Dr. Christine So is an author, Asian American Literature and Critical Race expert, and an Associate Professor in the Department of English at Georgetown University. An impactful academic who unveils the intricacies of Asian American identity, Dr. So will be a panelist at the API Summit.
Cynthia Koo
Cynthia Koo is an entrepreneur, innovator, designer and a Chief Dimsum Eater. Founder of Wonton in a Million, a stationery brand promoting a love of Chinese food and culture through the adventures of a group of dumplings and buns called the Dimsum Steam Team, Cynthia will be a panelist at the API Summit.
Emil Guillermo
Emil Guillermo is an award-winning journalist, author and speaker. Author of “Amok”, one of the most widely read columns on general Aisan American issues in the country, an award-winning journalist and speaker, Emil will be a panelist for the API Summit.
Eric Won
Eric Won is a corporate and federal executive with 35+ years of experience in leadership development, strategic planning, and management consulting and analytics. Mr. Won will speak at the Federal and Leadership Summits.
Grace Chao
Grace Chao is an educator, innovator, consultant and career advisor. Founder of KIP101, a free platform that connects people for 1-on-1 conversations and knowledge-sharing to help with career/professional development, Grace will be a panelist at the Diversity Career Fair & Development Day.
Irene Thomas
Irene Thomas is a technologist, marketer, and racial equity activist. Irene was marketing executive at Google, a leading racial activist at Google organizations, and now Senior Director of Global Demand and Marketing, SailPoint.
Jeanie Chang
Jeanie Chang is a corporate wellness and DEI consultant, executive leadership advisor, and clinical expert for student organizations. Founder of Your Change Provider, PLLC, an international bestselling author, and accomplished speaker, Jeanie will be a panelist at the ERG and API Summits.
Jeff Harry
Jeff Harry is an international speaker who shows individuals and companies how to tap into their true selves, to feel their happiest and most fulfilled, all by playing. Selected by BambooHR and Engagedly as one of the 2020 Top 100 HR Influencers, Jeff will lead a workshop at the Leadership Summit.
Lucia Liu
Lucia Liu is an entrepreneur, podcast host, Angel investor, a business strategy expert. Founder and CEO of Rock the Boat, a podcast interviews and reflects on Asian American Leadership and an LP at Hyphen Capital, Lucia will be a panelist at the Women’s Summit.
Maggie Cortez
Maggie Cortez is a human resources professional, senior resume writer and an accomplished career advisor. Founder of Magnify Your Resume and a PHR, Maggie will be a speaker at the Diversity Career Fair & Development track.
Michael Kim
Michael Kim is a marketing expert, entrepreneur, experienced public speaking mentor and speaker, and a passionate advocate for API representation. Principal and Founder of AHA Advisory Group, Michael will be a panelist and moderator at the Leadership Summit.
Mindy Weinstein
Ms. Mindy Weinstein is the Director of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) Washington Field office. Ms. Weinstein will be a panelist at the API Summit.
Monica Modi Khant
Monica Khant is the Executive Director of the Asian Pacific Institute on Gender Based Violence. An experienced trainer and national speaker on gender-based violence and the intersection of immigrant rights, human trafficking, and domestic violence, she will be a panelist at the Women’s Summit.
Nina Un
Nina Un is a Merrill Financial Solutions Advisor at Bank of America, assisting both internal partners and external clients with the Merrill Edge online platform. An active community leader, philanthropist, and Bank of America Asian Employee Network leader, Nina will be a panelist at the ERG Summit.
Paula Yoo
Paula Yoo is an award-winning author, TV writer/producer, and feature screenwriter. Her latest book is FROM A WHISPER TO A RALLYING CRY: The Killing of Vincent Chin and the Trial that Galvanized the Asian American Movement. A former journalist, Paula will be a panelist at the API Summit.
Peter Nguyen
Peter Nguyen serves as Senior Manager for the Office of Finance and Management Organization at the FAA. A past National FAA Asian and Pacific American Association President and current Federal Asian Pacific American Council President, Peter will be a panelist at the Federal Summit.
Riley Woods
Riley Woods is a Food Sensory Coordinator Technologist at Ahold Delhaize specializing in food science and research and development cooking. With experience across the food industry including full-scale manufacturing, restaurants, and startups, Riley will be a moderator at the Women’s Summit.
Romeo Ymalay
Romeo Ymalay is an experienced coach and consultant specializing in leadership awareness, career planning, and personal development. A Certified Public Manager and HR Specialist for the U.S. Department of State, Romeo will lead a seminar at the Diversity Career Fair and Development Day.
Rosana Lee
Rosana Lee is the Vice President of Customer Strategy and Intelligence at Macy’s, where she is responsible for identifying strategic and new applications of customer analytics, reporting, and insights. Experienced with leading diverse teams, Rosana will be a panelist at the API Summit.
Ryan Namata
Ryan Namata is the Principal for Agile Human Capital, working with individuals and businesses. An HR leader and HR projects professional with over 18 years of experience in workforce and strategic planning, Ryan will be a seminar leader at the Diversity Career Fair and Development Day.
Sam Mok
Sam Mok is the managing member of Condor International Advisors, LLC. From 2001 to 2007, he served as CFO of the Department of Labor and was one of the highest-ranking Asian Americans. He will be a panelist at the Federal Summit.
Simran Noor
Simran Noor is a coach, consultant, and founder of NOOR Consulting focused on personal power, resilience, strategy, and movement building. The co-creator of a NYC-based BIPOC Consulting Cooperative, she will be a panelist at the Women’s Summit.
Soo Choi
Soo Choi is President of the Pan Asian Employee Resource Group (ERG) at Nestle, empowering employees to grow whilst raising Nestle’s awareness and understanding of the Pan Asian community. A Senior Workforce Analyst in human capital and talent management, Soo will be a panelist at the ERG Summit.
Srividya Madhusudhan
Srividya Madhusudhan is the Head of Operations Support, NY, at National Grid US, leading Logistics, Property, Environmental, Aviation, and Labs. Known for delivering strong results and leading strategic organizational change initiatives, Shri will be a panelist at the Women’s Summit.
Stephanie Dela Fuente
Stephanie Dela Fuente is a certified recruiter with a specialty for hiring professionals into highly technical positions. LinkedIn’s first Talent Acquisition P[IN]nacle Award winner and a certified Boolean Black Belt, Stephanie will be a panelist at the Diversity Career Fair & Development Day.
Stephanie Shei
Stephanie Shei is the Vice President of M&T Bank and Chairwoman of the Board for the Asian American Chamber of Commerce (AACC) in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area. A seasoned banking relationship manager and trusted advisor, Stephanie will be a panelist at the Women’s Summit.
Valeria Molinelli
Valeria Molinelli is a department chair and senior instructor at Johnson and Wales University. She has worked in catering, event planning, and research and development. A Certified Executive Chef by the American Culinary Federation, she will be a panelist at the Women’s Summit.
Victoria Lim
Victoria Lim is a senior manager for executive and external communications at Experian North America. An Experian Credit Education Ambassador and Emmy award-winning journalist, Victoria will be a panelist at the Women’s Summit.
Vivian Chen
Dr. Vivian Chen is the National Director of Emergency Medical Services at the U.S. Forest Service. As Chair of the Asian American Government Executive Network (AAGEN) and past Co-chair of the Senior Executive Service Development Program, Dr. Chen will be a panelist at the Federal Summit.
Win Myat Thu
Win Myat Thu is the founder of Grow And Win, a global financial and marketing consultancy for small businesses. She also provides personal finance, career building, and professional development education on YouTube. Win will be a panelist at the Leadership Summit.
Yin Lin
Yin Lin is the co-founder of Zoran Medical and SheWorx, the global collective for female entrepreneurs redefining leadership. Recognized by Inc. as one of “17 Inspiring Women to Watch” and by CIO as one of the “Top 20 Female Entrepreneurs to Watch,” Yin will be a panelist at the Women’s Summit.
Julia Chen
Julia Chen is a next generation leader in disruptive innovation who is experienced on business and technology issues and transformation strategies. A VP at Cisco and previously a Principal at the Boston Consulting Group, Julia will be a panelist at the ERG Summit.
Susan Im
Susan Im is a business advisor, coach, public speaker, and founder of SIM Collaborations, focused on building inclusive climates. She will be a panelist at the Women’s Summit.
Jennifer Kwoon
Jennifer Kwoon is an organizational psychologist specializing in leadership, multiculturalism, and DEI. She will be a panelist at the Women’s Summit.
Jenny McGee
Ms. Jenny McGee is a senior federal advisor and an intelligence subject matter expert. She will be a panelist at the Federal Summit.
Anthony Eiland
Anthony Eiland is an operations supervisory expert. A Branch Chief of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency, Anthony will be a panelist at the Federal Summit.

Moderators & Host

Anime
Anime is a dynamic host, interviewer, and public speaker. She will host the Diversity Career Fair & Development, API, ERG, Women’s, and Leadership Summits.
Aileene Duyan
Aileen Duyan is a certified Change Practitioner and Project Manager with skills in organizational change management, organizational learning, team development and training. An ambassador for youth education and Diversity & Inclusion, Aileene will be a moderator for the ERG Summit.
Audrey Salick
Audrey Salick is a technology innovator and leader at Harley Davidson and an ERG lead. The Inspire & Pride Awards Director at NAAAP, Audrey will present NAAAP awards during the Leadership Summit.
Barb Lee
Barb Lee is a director, producer, who uses her platform and expertise to educate communities, institutions, and businesses on diversity, equity and inclusion issues. Founder and President of Point Made Films and Point Made Learning, Barb will be a panelist at the API Summit.
Carmen Zheng
Carmen Zheng is a marketing expert, role model for aspiring young women in finance, and a community builder. VP of Marketing for NAAAP NY, Associate at Morgan Stanley, and an advocate to promote financial literacy for underprivileged students, Carmen will be a moderator at the Women’s Summit.
Chareeda Rustanavibul
Chareeda Rustanavibul is a banker, DEI advocate, entrepreneur and a non-profit leader. An industry expert in Wealth Management and Commercial Lending, and leadership developer, Chareeda will be a panelist at the Women’s Summit.
Cyndy Yu-Robinson
Cyndy Yu-Robinson is a non-profit executive, communication, public affairs and public engagement specialist. She will be a speaker at the Career Fair and the Leadership Summit.
Edward Hwang
Edward Hwang is a corporate and financial attorney with nearly three decades of business, nonprofit, and government experience. A published author, corporate advisor, and NAAAP volunteer for over fifteen years, Mr. Hwang will welcome you to the Career Fair, ERG, Federal, and Leadership Summits.
Jeanie Chang
Jeanie Chang is a corporate wellness and DEI consultant, executive leadership advisor, and clinical expert for student organizations. Founder of Your Change Provider, PLLC, an international bestselling author, and accomplished speaker, Jeanie will be a panelist at the ERG and API Summits.
Jeleen Sindall
Jeleen Sindall is a cultivator, educator, and veterinarian. A Cisco Executive, Jeleen will be a panelist at the Leadership and Federal Summits.
Kim Tong
Kim Tong is a financial consultant and public servant. A VP at Bank of America and president of the NAAAP Atlanta, Kim will be a panelist at the Women’s Summit.
Michael Kim
Michael Kim is a marketing expert, entrepreneur, experienced public speaking mentor and speaker, and a passionate advocate for API representation. Principal and Founder of AHA Advisory Group, Michael will be a panelist and moderator at the Leadership Summit.
Riley Woods
Riley Woods is a Food Sensory Coordinator Technologist at Ahold Delhaize specializing in food science and research and development cooking. With experience across the food industry including full-scale manufacturing, restaurants, and startups, Riley will be a moderator at the Women’s Summit.
Rose Olea
Rose Olea is a development consultant for several not-for-profit organizations. She has over 20 years of experience and has raised over one million dollars in funding for her clients. Recognized for her contributions to the Asian Community, Rose will be a panelist at the API Summit.
Stan Fujii
Stan Fujii is the President of Fujii-Goup, LLC. Former Executive Director of the AAGEN, Stan will be a moderator at the Federal Summit.
Susan Im
Susan Im is a business advisor, coach, public speaker, and founder of SIM Collaborations, focused on building inclusive climates. She will be a panelist at the Women’s Summit.
Tiffany Nguyen
Tiffany Nguyen is a human resources administrator at KBR, Inc. and past VP of the NOVAL, Tiffany will be a panelist at the API Summit.
Will Cheng
William Cheng is the Global Management Information Leader at Cargill and leads the global Asian Alliance BRG. He will be a panelist at the ERG Summit.
Jen Franco
Jen Franco is a Strategic Communication Management Professional who serves as the Deputy Branch Chief of Congressional Engagements for the U.S. Space Force. She will be a moderator during the Federal Summit.
Jiashen You
Jiashen You became the Director of Information and Data Access Division in the Office of Enterprise Data and Analytics at U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in 2018. He joined Asian American Government Executive Network (AAGEN) in 2016 and became the Vice Chair in 2021.