OCA Announces 2017 National Asian Pacific American Corporate Achievement Awards


27 October 2017

Contact: Marie Nguyen | Senior Development Associate
202 223 5500 | MNguyen@ocanational.org

Washington, D.C. – OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates, a national organization of community advocates dedicated to advancing the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans (APAs), is proud to announce the 2017 National Asian Pacific American Corporate Achievement Awards which will take place October 27, 2017 at the Georgetown Washington Marriott in Washington, DC.

The Annual National Asian Pacific American Corporate Achievement Awards are dedicated to celebrating and recognizing APAs in the corporate sector who exemplify not only excellence in their profession, but also leadership and commitment in their respective communities and to the existing corporate culture of diversity.

The event is 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 (BAC), over 220 community-conscious corporate leaders have been inducted to this prestigious group.

“The Corporate Achievement Awards is an incredible opportunity for our community and companies to recognize their most outstanding corporate citizens in the United States,” said Acting Chief Executive Officer Ken Lee. “This year we feature six extremely talented and dedicated community members who make a difference in their respective companies.”

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

§  Yuko Araki, Senior Analytics and Insights Advisor, Data Analytics & Performance Management, AARP

§  Clem Cheng, Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Sales and Marketing, Comcast

§  Clarissa D’Souza, Project Management Manager, Wells Fargo

§  Isabel Fang, Sr. Director of Indirect Spend Management, Walmart

§  Gwen Migita, Vice President of Sustainability & Corporate Citizenship, Caesars Entertainment Inc.

§  Nidhi Munjal, Senior Director, Walmart

This year, OCA will also honor UPS with its 2017 Corporate Partner of the Year Award with CEO David Abney accepting the award.

In addition, Mr. Bill Imada, Chairman and Chief Connectivity Officer of IW Group will also be honored with the OCA Executive Excellence Award.

“For their demonstrated leadership and commitment to the APA community, the BAC is honored to recognize this year’s Corporate Achievement Award winners,” says David Lin, BAC Chair. “We look forward to a special night of well-deserved recognition as we induct six very deserving individuals to a prestigious class of individuals.”