AAGEN SIGNS MOU WITH DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND FAPAC TO CELEBRATE AAPI HERITAGE MONTH
Washington, DC – May 24, 2011
AAGEN celebrates AAPI Heritage Month by signing MOU with DOE and FAPAC to serve America with diversity, leadership, empowerment, and beyond.
On Tuesday May 24, 2011, the Asian American Government Executives Network (AAGEN) celebrated Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month by signing a joint Memorandum of Understanding with the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) to serve America with diversity, leadership, empowerment, and beyond. The Celebration took place at the Department of Energy, Washington D.C.
Distinguished speakers included An-Ming “Tommy” Hwang, Chair of the Asian American Government Executives Network, Dr. Kin Wong, President of the Federal Asian Pacific American Council, Alka Dhillon, Chief Executive Officer of Technalink, Jeffrey Divney, Vice President and Associate General Counsel of Lockheed Martin Corporation, and Tien Wong, Chairman & CEO of Lore System, Inc. Closing Remarks were delivered by Thomas H. Phan, Champion, DOE, AAPI Initiative, Office of Science. Thomas Phan is also the Executive Director of AAGEN.
Responding to the Executive Order signed by President Obama to designate May as Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Heritage Month, AAGEN takes pride in collaborating with the Federal Asian Pacific American Council and the Department of Energy in the mission set forth by the Memorandum of Understanding. May 24, 2011 will mark the date that the first agency MOU being signed jointly by AAGEN and FAPAC to promote AAPI Community in serving the nation with the Department of Energy.
Founded in 1993, AAGEN is a vibrant professional organization, with the mission to expand, promote, and support present and future Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) leadership in the Federal, State, and Local governments.
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