Vicki Shu has a nearly 25 year history with OCA, starting as in intern, later as staff, then as the New York Chapter board member and president, and as the Co-Chair to the 2011 OCA National Convention in New York City.
Highlights of her tenure with OCA include proposing that OCA institute a college affiliate program, highlighting OCA’s role as a leading civil rights organization, in part, with the production of the “White Paper on Asian Pacific America” at the OCA Convention, which later became “The State of APA Summit,” leading a national campaign to fire two disc jockeys, and as part of the 2011 National Convention, highlighting OCA’s important role in the civil rights community with the theme: “Advocacy through Compassion,” with “OCA” highlighted with “Advocacy.” OCA National went on to incorporate the convention brand to its current logo.
Outside of OCA, Vicki has been fortunate to have a diverse professional life. In addition to working for OCA, Vicki worked for Senator Alan Cranston, Human Rights Watch, Whole Foods Market, Vicki attended the Culinary Institute of America, and was the personal chef to the President of the Board, and cooked at Restaurant Daniel. Afterwards, Vicki went on to manage some of New York City’s most popular restaurant and helped to open the popular Jane Restaurant in the Village.
After 9/11, Vicki felt the pull to return to the non-profit world and served as the Special Projects Manager for the Asian American Federation. There, she produced and promoted “Tribute and Remembrance: Asian Americans After 9/11.”
In 2004, Vicki started her own company, VS Planning, which provides development and operations event services to non-profit organizations. Vicki has helped steer nearly twenty organizations towards operations and financial stability.
Vicki brings to OCA’s VP of Public Affairs position her institutional knowledge of one of the largest Asian American civil rights organizations, her passion to help others, and her ability to work with numerous stakeholders.