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APA Executives Honored at Annual OCA Corporate Achievement Awards
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APA Executives Honored at Annual OCA Corporate Achievement Awards

23 October 2008 

Sarah Smith | OCA Communications Manager 
202 223 5500 |

Salt Lake City, UT--On October 17, OCA, a national organization dedicated to advancing the social, economic, and political well-being of Asian Pacific Americans, hosted the 2008 OCA National Asian Pacific American Corporate Achievement Awards at the Marriott Downtown in Salt Lake City.  The event was emceed by Annie Cutler of ABC4 News and hosted locally by OCA-Utah Chapter. 

"Once again the Business Advisory Council (BAC) is pleased to present these 10 exemplary individuals for their outstanding service to both their respective organizations and the community,” said Bernie Collins, BAC chair and UPS Executive. "For their demonstrated leadership and commitment to the Asian Pacific American community, the BAC is privileged to recognize this year’s Corporate Achievement Award honorees and our Community Service Award honoree.” 

This year’s winners of the OCA National Asian Pacific American Corporate Achievement Awards are: ·                                
  • Iris S. Chan of Wells Fargo 
  • Ted Haoquan Chu of General Motors 
  • Jayanthi Iyengar of Chrysler LLC 
  • Vivek Lall of Boeing 
  • Sharron Moss- Higham of Kraft 
  • Henry Shay of Avon 
  • Zarina Lam Stanford of IBM Corporation 
  • Sylvia Y. von Bostel of Booz Allen Hamilton Inc 
  • Xianqin (Lisa) Wallace of UPS 
  • Robert Yi of State Farm.   
"OCA is proud to join our Business Advisory Council in honoring these ten extraordinary corporate citizens and community members,” said OCA National President Ginny Gong, "These winners received recognition for demonstrating leadership within their company and fulfilling their commitment to advancing the Asian Pacific American community.”

Iris Chan, of Wells Fargo, received special recognition as the Community Service Award honoree.  This award is given to an individual who demonstrated extraordinary commitment to diversity in the community, commitment to unity among Asian pacific Americans, support of one’s own ethnic community and demonstrates leadership qualities. 

"I view community service and banking service one and the same. I have passion in both. No bank will be successful unless the community it serves thrives economically”, said Chan.

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