NACA congratulates its Chair, Lani Wong, and Immediate Past President and current Board member, Steven Gu, for being named among Georgia Asian Times’ 25 Most Influential Asian American Leaders for 2013.
Coming from all walks of life, Georgia Asian Times’ 25 Most Influential Asian Americans in Georgia offers a listing of individuals who have made an impact in the arts, business, government, politics, social work, education, and judiciary. Its common theme is the need “to serve and to give.” Unity is also a theme with all Asian leaders urged to work cohesively and collaboratively in the Atlanta community. With over 200 people attending the awards dinner, Lani Wong is not just among one of those named for this year’s distinction, but is the only honoree with eight consecutive years of recognition as one of Georgia Asian Times’ 25 Most Influential Asian American leaders. In addition to current Board members being named among the 25 honorees, many past officers and members of NACA were also among those named. Reflecting upon the team spirit and achievement that NACA brings to the Atlanta community, Immediate Past President Steven Gu, joins Mrs. Wong this year as an honoree.
During the awards presentation, both Mrs. Wong and Mr. Gu introduced and reinforced NACA’s mission of “bridging cultures, building leaders, and benefiting communities.” Mrs. Wong also introduced NACA’s year-long Mentoring Program initiated earlier this year, a program targeting young Chinese professionals.
Among those in attendance for the awards dinner included Dr. John Wong, Dr. Christina Liao, Ms. Jane Wu, Ms. Liwei Rue, Ms. Elaine Yu and Mr. Henry Yu. Local dignitaries in attendance included Georgia’s Attorney General, the Georgia Republican Party Chair, the Chief Operating Officer of the Office of the Mayor, Gwinnett County Executives, and Georgia’s Labor Commissioner among others.
NACA also extends its congratulations to other Chinese leaders being honored by Georgia Asian Times this year including Jilin Gu of ACP, Dr. May Gao of Kennesaw State University, entrepreneur Jimmy Ho, and Chong Loo of UPS.