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OCA to Announce the 10 National Asian Pacific American Corporate Achievement Award Recipients

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
26 September 2008

Contact:
Sarah Smith | Communications Manager
202 223 5500 | ssmith@ocanational.org 


OCA to Announce the 10 National Asian Pacific American Corporate Achievement Award Recipients

Awards banquet to take place in Salt Lake City on Friday, October 17, 2008 

Washington, DC – OCA, a national organization with 81 chapters and college affiliates dedicated to advancing the social, political and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans, will host this year’s prestigious National Asian Pacific American Corporate Achievement Awards at the Marriott Downtown in Salt Lake City, Utah.

WHAT: Awards presentation and banquet honoring APA leaders in the corporate sector


WHENFriday, Oct. 17, 2008

WHEREMarriott Downtown, Salt Lake City, UT

"OCA is proud to recognize and celebrate Asian Pacific Americans in the corporate sector who have embraced our mission by being leaders in their communities and by being committed to diversity in the workplace,” said Ginny Gong, National President, "We are also proud of our long history of partnership with the corporate sector and are looking forward to celebrating this year in Salt Lake City.”

The National Asian Pacific American Corporate Achievement Awards is the only national program of its kind to recognize corporate achievement and service to the community among APA corporate employees.  The awards also include recognition to one recipient for Community Service.

"OCA-Utah chapter is honored to host this year’s National Asian Pacific American Corporate Achievement Awards.  We hope the Awards will help highlight the accomplishments of APA’s and will showcase our leadership and commitment to our community,” said Terence Chen, OCA-Utah Chapter President. "We are excited to have so many outstanding APA corporate executives gather here!”

The nominees for the 2008 National Asian Pacific American Corporate Achievement Awards are:

Henry Shay has been part of the Avon team for 28 years.  He is currently Senior Manager at Avon U.S. and is in charge of the Sales Trending operations.

Iris S. Chan is currently the Executive Vice President and Group Head of Wells Fargo’s Commercial Banking Group.  She has been with Wells Fargo since 1987. 

Jayanthi Iyengar joined Chrysler team in 1997.  She is the Senior Manager of the Hybrid technology since 1995.

Lisa Wallace is currently the Product Marketing Manager for UPS Ocean Freight Services.  She has been with UPS since 2006.

Robert Yi has been with State Farm since 1988.  He currently serves as Operations Vice President at State Farm’s corporate headquarters.

Sharron Moss-Higham is currently Vice President, North America Procurement for Kraft Foods.  She has been with Kraft Foods for 25 years.

Sylvia Y. von Bostel is the Corporate Director for Government Affairs at Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.  She has been with the firm for 29 years.

Ted Haoquan Chu is the Director of General Motors Corporation’s Global Economic and Industry Analysis.  He joined GM in 1996.

Vivek Lall was appointed Vice President and Country Head, Integrated Defense Systems for The Boeing Company in May 2007.


Zarina Lam Stanford is the Director of Product Marketing at IBM.  She joined IBM in 1998.
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