OCA AND YUM! BRANDS TO LAUNCH NEW ASPIRING PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM
|OCA AND YUM! BRANDS TO LAUNCH NEW ASPIRING PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sarah Smith Nester | firstname.lastname@example.org
WASHINGTON, D.C.– OCA, a national organization dedicated to advancing the social, political and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans (APAs), has partnered with Yum! Brands, Inc., the world's largest restaurant company and owner of global restaurant chains KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and Long John Silver's to launch ‘Bamboo,’ an aspiring professional development program. ‘Bamboo,’ a one-day event consisting of workshops, seminars and networking was created to strengthen and build the OCA brand nationally and create a pipeline of future memberships.
"As an Asian Pacific American organization, we strongly believe aspiring APA professionals are essential to advancing our mission,” said OCA National President Ken Lee. "With Bamboo we hope to not only increase the engagement of aspiring professionals in our chapters, but also provide meaningful professional development, networking and mentoring opportunities to our rising leaders.”
Build, Breakthrough, Believe is the three-word mantra of the ‘Bamboo’ program and will be used as building blocks for the event agenda. Workshops and seminar topics will range from personal branding to corporate success tactics and strategies.
‘Bamboo’ will be held at the W Hotel, DC on October 23 with a kick-off reception taking place Thursday, October 22nd. Participating speakers will include; Sandi Karrmann, Yum! International Chief People Officer, Richard Lui, News Anchor for HLN, and Lisa Lee, Publisher for Hyphen Magazine.
Co-sponsors include: Anheuser-Busch, Kraft, Southwest Airline and State Farm. Register for ‘Bamboo’ by calling 202.223.500 or emailing email@example.com.
ABOUT OCA NATIONAL
Founded in 1973, OCA is a national organization dedicated to advancing the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans (APAs). Today, there are over 80 OCA chapters and affiliates across the country working together to develop leadership and community involvement. OCA was the first national APA organization to establish headquarters in Washington, DC.. For more information, please visitwww.ocanational.org
ABOUT YUM! BRANDS:
Yum! Brands, Inc., based in Louisville, Kentucky, is the world's largest restaurant company in terms of system restaurants, with nearly 36,000 restaurants in more than 110 countries and territories. The company is ranked #253 on the Fortune 500 List, with revenues in excess of $10 billion in 2007. Four of the company's restaurant brands - KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and Long John Silver's - are the global leaders of the chicken, pizza, Mexican-style food and quick-service seafood categories, respectively. Outside the United States, the Yum! Brands system opened about four new restaurants each day of the year, making it the largest retail developer in the world. The company has consistently been recognized for its reward and recognition culture, diversity leadership, community giving, and consistent shareholder returns. For the second year, the company launched the world's largest private sector hunger relief effort in partnership with the United Nations World Food Program and other hunger relief agencies. To date, this effort is helping to save over 3.4 million people in remote corners of the world, where hunger is most prevalent. For more information, please visit www.yum.com.