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OCA to Host 20th Annual National Asian Pacific American Corporate Achievement Awards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
15 September 2011 

CONTACT
Victoria J. Rumsey | Director of Development
202 223 5500 |  vrumsey@ocanational.org 

Washington, D.C. – OCA, a national 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 eight APA leaders in the corporate sector.  

WHAT: OCA National Asian Pacific American Corporate Achievement Awards Dinner and Presentation
WHEN:  Friday, October 7, 2011, 7 PM – 10 PM (reception begins at 6 PM)
WHERE: Capital Hilton, 1001 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC

This year, OCA will be celebrating its 20th Anniversary and 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, 190 community-conscious corporate leaders have been inducted to this prestigious group.

"OCA is proud to recognize and celebrate these individuals in the corporate sector who have embraced our mission by being leaders in their communities and by being committed to strengthening diversity in the workplace,” said OCA National President Ken Lee.

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

Jatinder Ronny Bindra – Vice President Global Business Analytics, Kraft Foods

Ronald Chang – Vice President, Mergers and Acquisitions, UPS

Wanda Denson-Low – Senior Vice President, Office of Internal Governance, The Boeing Company

Myra Doria – Vice President – General Manager, West Division, McDonald’s

Johnnie Giles – Executive Director of External Affairs for Comcast Corporation and Vice President of External Affairs for Comcast Cable, Comcast

Awan Kazi – Agency Field Consultant, State FarmDinesh Popat – Vice President, Marketing, Service Model Transformation, Avon Products, Inc.

Satoshi Watanabe – Senior Vice President, Cross-Border Governance, Wells Fargo

OCA will also recognize one recipient for Community Service as well as the 2011 Outstanding Corporate Partner of the Year.

Prior to the dinner, OCA will host the 3rd annual APA young professional’s event B3: Build, Breakthrough and Believe. The event will feature panel sessions and opportunities for participants to network with other APA professionals. For more information on B3, please contact OCA’s Professional Leadership Development Program Manager, Jeff Moy at jmoy@ocanational.org.
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