Joel Wong (California)
President, Executive Committee
- National Board of Advisors, APAPA (Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association)
- 10 years as APAPA San Francisco Bay Area Regional President
- 2 terms President of CAPA (Chinese American Political Association) and CAPA Community Education Fund
- Chair and President of APAC (Asian Pacific American Council)
- Board Member of AAGG PAC (Asian American for Good Government)
- Retired Engineer/Scientist from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Kathleen To (Texas)
Secretary and Treasurer, Executive Committee
- Associate Founder, Life Member and President of 80-20 (2007-08)
- Founder of Texas Progressive Voice – 2009
- President & CEO of KATO Foundation; Retired Texas business entrepreneur
- The Honorary Commercial Attaché appointed by Governor Ann Richards (1991)
- The skin cancer research team member at the University of Texas (1969-1978)
Munsup Seoh, Ph.D. (Ohio)
VP-Membership, Executive Committee
- Munsup received his B.S. (1970) and M.S. (1975) in Mathematics at Sogang University in Seoul, Korea.
- Full Professor at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Wright State University
- Member of the American Statistical Association (ASA) Committee on Minorities in Statistics from 2003-2009
- Involved member with American Scientist and Engineers Association, Korean-American University Professors Association and Phi Beta International Honor Society for International Education
S.K. Lo (Minnesota)
VP-Communications, Executive Committee
- Co-chair, AAUC Alaska Conference
- Chair, 80-20 EF Forging Unity Committee
- Past Board Member, 80-20 Educational Foundation
- Business owner, operated and sold two top Kumon Franchises
- Co-founder and past president of the Kumon Franchisee Association
- Sr. Staff Scientist, Honeywell Inc.
- MS, PhD Theoretical Physics & Applied Physics Post-doctoral Fellow
- MBA Strategic Management
- Past president, Hong Kong Club, University of Minnesota
- Donor for many non-profit organizations
- Visitor to 50+ countries around the world
Francine Ly (Texas)
Chair, Election Monitoring Committee, Executive Committee
Francine Ly is a certified court manager for the 134th District Court in Dallas County, Texas working for Texas State District Judge James M. Stanton (12/2010) and Judge Dale Tillery (12/2010 to present).
From 1995 to 2001, she worked as a district office legislative aide for Texas House District 105. From 2001 to 2010, she was the Legal Administrative Assistant at the law office of Tillery and Tillery.
In her numerous leadership roles, she has served as the Treasurer for the Carrollton Youth Football League (a 501c3 non-profit organization) from 2007 to 2012, as Election Judge in various municipal/primary/general elections, she currently serves as a Scholarship Reader/Reviewer for AANAPISI and APIA Scholars (formerly the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund), she is an appointee to the DART’s Citizens Advisory Committee since 2014.
She was born in Phenom Phen, Cambodia, and grew up in Dallas, Texas. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Legal Studies from Kaplan University in 2007. She is married with four minor children.
Alice Yi (Texas)
Chair, Nomination Committee, Executive Committee
Alice (Mingfei) Yi has been mobilizing Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities in Austin for over 25 years. In 2014, she founded the Austin TX Chapter of the Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association (apapa.org) and became APAPA’s Southeastern Regional Chair the following year.
She is consultant for the Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote organization (APIAVote.org), to take on the project of Census 2020 and GOTV 2020. Alice currently also serves as the Community Outreach Manager for the Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce. She was Internship Program Manager for the Vision New America Foundation. Aside from her tireless work in AAPI communities, she trains Volunteer Deputy Registrars for Travis County, and is the Asian American Community Liaison to Congressman Lloyd Doggett.
Alice came to the U.S. from China over 38 years ago to study at The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, Texas. She’s worked for the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission and led family businesses in the restaurant and real estate sectors.
Dr. Piyush Agrawal (Florida)
- Past Senior Vice President GOPIO International
- National Past President, Association of Indians in America (AIA)
- Past Chairman, Asian American Federation of Florida (AAFF)
- Past Chairman, Florida Health Disparity Advisory Committee
- Past Chairman, US 2000 Census Asian Advisory Committee
- Chairman & CEO, APS Technologies, Inc.
- Former United Nations Expert
- Retired Superintendent of Schools
Jose Estevez (California)
- Mayor of Milpitas, CA (2010-2016 and 2002 to 2008)
- City Council Member of Milpitas, CA (1998 to 2002)
- John F. Kennedy School of Government
- UCLA Anderson School of Management
- BS Civil Engineering, BS Industrial Engineering, and an MBA from the University of the Philippines, Diliman
- Informations Systems Specialist, Santa Clara County Superior Court
- Instrumental in the Typhoon Haiyan effort
- Member Lions Club, Knights of Columbus, and the Rotary Club
Fang Fang (Texas)
Fang Fang has worked both on the Hill and at the local level in government, media and technology. She is committed to bing her unique experience with millennial perspective to contribute to the AAPI communities as a whole through 80-20 PAC.
Fang Fang works with the U.S. Census Bureau as a Partnership Specialist in Austin. She created the Austin Asian Complete Count Committee to mobilize 150+ Asian in the Greater Austin area to participate in the 2020 decennial Census. It quickly became the model for other ethnic Committees across the Central Texas region.
Prior joining the U.S. Census Bureau, Fang Fang co-founded a technology startup to provide supply-chain solutions for small international e-commerce vendors. She travelled to 35 cities in a year in Asia and Latin America to study the local markets as well as their entrepreneur ecosystem.
Prior to that, Fang Fang worked in Public Affairs at Edelman’s New York office, mainly facilitating global companies to navigate in the U.S. market and society. She also worked as a Congressional Reporter in Washington, DC with Voice of America Chinese Branch, before transferring to New York as its New York Correspondent.
When she is not working, Fang Fang is on her way to some part of the world for another adventure with her books, camera and Salsa dancing shoes.
Dr. Anthony “Tony” Tadashi Nakazawa (Alaska)
- Sansei (third generation Japanese-American) father’s family from Kochi, Japan and mother’s family from Tottori, Japan.
- Founding member of the Alaska Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL)
- 8 years/2 terms as Japanese community representative to the Asian Alaskan Cultural Center Board – 8 Asian Countries represented – China, India, Japan, Korea, Laos, Nepal, Philippines, Thailand
- Advisor/Organizing Director of the Japan Relief Fund of Alaska Foundation
- BA (Economics) – University of Hawaii, MA (Urban Economics) – University of California Santa Barbara, Ph.D. (Agriculture and Resource Economics) – University of California Berkeley
- Current faculty position – Professor at University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Natural Resources and Extension
Quynhanh Tran (Texas)
Quynhanh Tran serves as District Director & Scheduler for Texas State Representative Celia Israel, where she manages the Representative’s calendar, district engagement, and constituent communications. Quynhanh is originally from Saigon, Vietnam and recently graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with double majors in Plan II Honors & Economics and a minor in Government. At UT, she was involved in several student advocacy, women’s empowerment, and civic engagement organizations. Her experience leading voter registration efforts for Asian American students at UT ignited her passion for amplifying the political power of the Asian American community.
In her role at the Texas Legislature, Quynhanh continues to advocate for social justice and public policy that is both inclusive and effective. In her spare time, she serves as Community Outreach Chair for the League of Women Voters – Austin Area, Austin Regional Lead for the Texas Orange Jackets Alumni Association, and as a hotline volunteer for the Lilith Fund for Reproductive Equity.
Ching Chang Tsai, Ph.D. (Texas)
- PhD. in Geophysics
- Retired after working in domestic and international upstream exploration for over 30 years
- Global traveler
- Fiscally conservative but socially more open.
George Yang (California)
- Came to the US from Guangzhou, China at age 15 in 1992.
- Married 13 years with 2 kids, living in Menlo Park, CA.
- B.S. Computer Information Systems, Golden Gate University, 1996
- M.S. Telecommunications Management, 1997
- Worked in the Information Technology field since 1996 for companies such as DHL, IQ Laboratories, Visa International, Lucent Technologies.
- Last Position was CEO of ETA Tech, Inc. in El Monte, California.
- Currently an independent IT consultant
- 2006, Chairman, San Bruno Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Committee
- 2012, Republican National Delegate
- 2012, Vice Chair, San Mateo Young Republicans
- 2013, Vice Chair, South Peninsula Area Republican Coalition
- 2015, San Francisco Regional Chair, California Congress of Republicans
- 2016, County Captain for Republican Presidential Campaign.