Donna began her career in the chemical industry working for Del Ray Chemical. She worked her way up to VP and became a 26 percent owner of Del Ray as well as a 3 percent owner of its parent company, Gold King Chemicals. Donna later started her own business at the request of clients such as Shell, DuPont, Monsanto and Exxon who valued her passion for customer service. Today, under Donna’s leadership, Cole Chemical still does business with those clients plus many more. She now has multiple clients in all 50 states plus many foreign countries. In 2009, Houston Woman Magazine named Donna one of Houston’s 50 most influential women.
Richard is a distinguished journalist with a proud Asian American heritage. He currently serves as MSNBC’s dayside news anchor and as rotating news reporter for NBC’s weekend Today show. Since joining MSNBC in September 2010, Richard has covered some of the network’s top breaking stories, reporting on topics from the Japanese earthquake and tsunami to the Tea Party movement.
Prior to assuming his position at MSNBC, Mr. Lui was news anchor at Channel NewsAsia and CNN Worldwide. While at Channel NewsAsia, an English-only news network based in Asia, Richard covered a number of breaking news stories, including the 2003 SARS and bird flu outbreaks, live coverage of the South Asian tsunami, and the 2004 assassination attempt on Taiwan’s president during the national election.
Yixuan Matt Ma
Originally from Xinjiang, China, Yixuan (Matt) came to the United States when he was eight years-old. Throughout his childhood, he attended nine different schools in three countries, and was exposed to a vast range of cultures and experiences. While he had many interests and hobbies before college, his passion for the Asian/Pacific-Islander American community took off as he began his undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He immediately began to look for opportunities to get involved and was very successful in doing so. During his freshman year, he served as the Finance Chair for the Generation APA culture show on campus and helped fundraise $5,000 for the event. In addition to serving on the planning committee, Matt also performed in the culture show as part of the “Influx Dance Troupe,” which is a traditional dance group under the Taiwanese American Student Association.
Anthony A. Quann
As Chief Financial Officer and Director, Business Strategy for The Coca-Cola Company, Pacific Group, Anthony (Tony) is committed to mapping the financial and business strategy in this region for the world’s most famous and iconic brand in the world. The Pacific Group covers over 51% of the global population and comprises of over 40 countries across North Asia, Southeast Asia and Oceania including Japan, Greater China, India, Korea, Australia, Philippines, Singapore etc. With over 3,200 employees and full year total revenue of $7 billion in 2012 (Pacific Group), Tony is charged to develop both tactical and long term strategic initiatives that ensure sustainable top and bottom-line growth while maximizing long-term shareholder value.
Antonio M. Taguba, Major General U.S. Army (Retired)
Major General Taguba retired on 1 January 2007 having served 34 years on Active Duty.
Upon his retirement, he served as Vice President for Army Account, SERCO Inc, the North America division of SERCO Group, a privately owned services company headquartered in London, England. He served in this capacity from July 2007 to Nov 2008. He was responsible for developing strategic programs in support of US Army Soldiers and families by providing enabling services comprising of human resource management support, logistical support and IT professional services throughout the United States and overseas locations.