OCA Congratulates 2019 Corporate Achievement Award Winners


15 October 2019

Contact: Thu Nguyen | Communications Manager

202.223.5500 | tnguyen@ocanational.org

Washington, DC - OCA - Asian Pacific American Advocates congratulates the 2019 Corporate Achievement Award Winners, who will be honored at the 2019 CAA Gala in Washington, D.C., on October 25th, 2019 at the Washington Georgetown Marriott.

The Annual OCA National Asian Pacific American Corporate Achievement Awards are dedicated to celebrating and recognizing AAPIs 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 AAPI corporate employees. Since its establishment in 1991 by the OCA Business Advisory Council (BAC), over 241 community-conscious corporate leaders have been inducted into this prestigious group.

“For their demonstrated professional leadership and commitment to advancing the AAPI community, the BAC is honored to recognize this year’s Corporate Achievement Award winners,” said Joanne Tabellija-Murphy, BAC Chair. “We look forward to a special night of well-deserved recognition as we induct five very deserving individuals to the highest form of AAPI corporate leadership.”

Honorees are nominated by their respective employers and then selected by a panel of judges. In addition, the Community Service Award winner will be announced that evening during the program. This year, five honorees have been chosen to receive the award. They are:

  • Allison Chin-Leong, Communications Senior Advisor, Wells Fargo

  • Samarth Das, Senior Manager, Walmart

  • Vivien Hung, Area Sales Manager, UPS

  • Manjushree Majhi, Senior Content & Information Visualization Analyst, AARP

  • Mini Timmaraju, Executive Director, Diversity & Inclusion, Comcast

OCA will also recognize a recipient for the OCA Executive Excellence Award. The Executive Excellence Award recognizes a leader who has been exemplary in his or her ability to not only lead and inspire, but to serve as a role model for other executives and professionals in the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. This individual has also gone on to courageously give back to the community, empowering the next generation of AAPIs.

This year’s recipient of the OCA Executive Excellence Award is Susan Jin Davis, Chief Sustainability Officer of Comcast Corporation. Jin Davis has over 25 years of experience in the communications, media, and technology industry. In her current position, she is responsible for identifying sustainable strategies and priorities and for implementing the Company’s Sustainability Program across all of Comcast NBCU business units and functions.

Prior to her current role, Jin Davis was Senior Vice President of Operations Compliance and was responsible for implementing product policies, operationalizing regulatory and legal requirements, reducing costs to the cable business, and managing business compliance. 

“The OCA National Asian Pacific American Corporate Achievement Awards is not only an incredible opportunity for our community and companies to recognize their most outstanding corporate citizens in the United States, but also recognize those who use their success to give back to the community,” says Ken Lee, OCA National Chief Executive Officer. “In addition to this year’s five extremely talented and dedicated community members, we also are proud to honor Susan Jin Davis who has always been an unwavering resource for OCA.”

OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates is a national organization of community advocates dedicated to improving the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs).