Lani Wong, an active community volunteer, retained her position as chair of the Atlanta chapter of National Association of Chinese-Americans and Henry Yu, managing director of global trade solutions for SunTrust Banks Inc., was reelected for his fourth term as president at the association’s annual election banquet on June 30.
The association, which focuses on improving the business and cultural relations between the U.S. and China, expanded its personnel from 15 to 19 members, adding two vice presidents and two board members.
The vice president-elects include Victor Lai, an attorney at Drew, Eckl & Farnham; Christina Liao, an executive at CNI; Cindy Chia O’Connor, a managing director at Java Consulting; Jian Ouyang, who works for Delta Air Lines, Inc.; Andy Wong, a CPA and co-owner of a Cobb County franchise of Carvel Ice Cream and Bing Zeng, an international marketing specialist at Portman Holdings, a real estate development firm in Atlanta.
Three of the vice presidents–Mr. Lai, Ms. Liao and Mr. Ouyang–will be serving their second consecutive terms.
Ethel Mar was reelected as treasurer, and Olivia Wu, vice president of Heritage Capital Advisors LLC, retained her position as secretary for a second term.
Four of the eight board members elected will be serving their first term. New faces include Steven Gu, an associate with KPMG Merger & Acquisition Tax; Abraham Hui, a sales engineer with Heatcraft Refrigeration Products, a subsidiary of Lennox International; Al LaCour, a campus minister at the Georgia Institute of Technology who has served on the NACA board since 2005 and Donald Li, first vice president in the credit risk management department at SunTrust Banks Inc.
Returning board members include James Hu, a consultant with S1 Corp.; Danny Pian, senior branch manager at Flagstar Bank in Duluth; Hong Wills, an attorney at Smith, Gambrell & Russell LLP and Terri Selik, a retired clinical research coordinator at Emory University who has been a member of the association since 1984.
Wei Hu, corporate counsel at ADP Inc., will be the association’s immediate past president, and Jung Mar and Barbara Yeung will be advisers.
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