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OCA to Host 2013 National Asian Pacific American Corporate Achievement Awards

Wednesday, October 23, 2013   (0 Comments)
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23 October 2013


Victoria J. Rumsey | Director of Development

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Washington, D.C.– OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates, a national membership-driven organization dedicated to advancing the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans (APAs), will host the National Asian Pacific American Corporate Achievement Awards, honoring ten APA leaders in the corporate sector.

WHAT: OCA National Asian Pacific American Corporate Achievement Awards Reception and Dinner
WHEN: Friday, November 8, 2013, 7 PM – 9 PM (reception begins at 6 PM)
WHERE: South San Francisco Conference Center, 255 South Airport Blvd, South San Francisco, CA

The National Asian Pacific American Corporate Achievement Awards is the first national program of its kind to recognize corporate achievement and service by honoring the dedication and leadership of APA corporate employees. Since its establishment in 1991 by the OCA Business Advisory Council (BAC), 207 community-conscious corporate leaders have been inducted to this prestigious group.

"OCA and its BAC are proud to recognize these ten extraordinary corporate citizens and community members who have embraced our mission by being leaders in their communities and by being committed to diversity in the workplace,” said OCA National President Sharon M. Wong.

Honorees are first nominated by their respective employers and then selected by a panel of judges. This year, the ten honorees who have been chosen to receive the award are:

Deborah Buhles – Senior Director Administration, Comcast/NBCUniversal
Michelle DiTondo – Senior Vice President of Human Resources, MGM Resorts International
Cheryll Ocampo Forsatz – Director of Communications, McDonald’s
Joanne Hawk –
Agency Administration Leader, State Farm
Sang Kim – Senior Vice President and Community Bank Regional President, Wells Fargo
Eric Lim – Corporate Portfolio Manager, UPS
Ron Mori – Manager of Multicultural Markets and Engagement, AARP
Kevin Naya – Director of Engineering Competitiveness & Integration, The Boeing Company
Erica Rendall
– Senior Brand Manager, Kraft Foods Group
BK Vasan – Senior Manager of Business Intelligence and Big Data Analytic, Walmart

In addition to the 10 individual awards, OCA will also present the 2013 Outstanding Corporate Partner of the Year to Comcast/NBCUniversal, and recognize one of the individual recipients with the Community Service Award.

"The BAC is pleased to present these ten exemplary individuals for their outstanding service to both their respective organizations and the community,” said David Lin, BAC Chair. "For their demonstrated leadership and commitment to the APA community, the BAC is privileged to recognize this year’s Corporate Achievement Award honorees.”

For more information or to purchase a ticket to this year’s Corporate Achievement Awards please visit

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