In keeping with The WWAAC Alliance Foundation’s mission of honoring Asian Americans who have contributed greatly to society, we will recognize one WWAAC National Spotlight Honoree each month. As part of this recognition, we will learn about the Honoree’s unique background through an extensive on-camera interview. Through the Honorees’ personal stories, we’ll explore the how’s and why’s of their […]
Kiko Harvey is the Inspector General and Director of Oversight at the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Rome, Italy, leading a department of over 60 professionals responsible for internal audits, inspections and investigations. She joined WFP in September 2017. With more than 30 years of executive level experience in the private and public […]
Kittivimol, Phra Thep
Date of Birth: Monday, 6 May 1946(B.E. 2489) or the 6th day of waxing moon, 6th Lunar Month, Astrology year of the DogName at Birth: Samarn JairgratokePlace of Birth:20 Beungphra Village, Group 4, Taladkhao, Chokchai, Nakorn Rajsima, ThailandParents: Mr. Mee Jairgratoke and Mrs. Bee JairgratokeSiblings: 7 brothers and 5 sisters Childhood Significant Events: 1953(B.E. 2496) started 1st grade in […]
Azam, Mohammad “Mo”
Mohammad (Mo) Azam is the Chief Audit & Compliance Executive of UPS. In his current role, Mo is responsible for global audit, compliance and ethics related activities for UPS. He also oversees the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) and Privacy process for UPS. As the Chief Audit & Compliance Executive of UPS, Mo reports administratively to […]
Wong, Alvin T.
Judge Al Wong – Spotlight Award from WWAAC Alliance Foundation on Vimeo. Alvin T. Wong was elected Judge of the State Court of DeKalb County, then Georgia’s second largest county, in 1998. He was the first Asian Pacific American to run for public office in metropolitan Atlanta and the first to be elected judge in the Southeast. […]
Lin Wei was born in Guangzhou in 1964. She grew up in Beijing, where her parents were both professors at the Central Conservatory of Music. She began studying the violin with her father, Professor Lin Yao-Ji at the age of seven, and the piano with her mother, Professor Hu Shi-Xi at the age of eight. […]
Ronald Chang, President of Corporate Treasury and Finance at UPS Inc., was appointed to this position in October 2018. He has responsibilities for Global Cash Management, Corporate Finance, Enterprise Risk Insurance, Pensions, and Investor Services. He has over twenty-five years of financial experience with UPS Inc., the world’s largest transportation and logistics company. Prior to this […]
Ting Chiu Back in 2003, Ting Chiu, Ms. Ting to her family and friends, was a very happy and contented teacher of young Montessori children, who, for the past ten years, thought that the only way that she could help this world, and the future was through the kids. Ting had an enjoyable teaching career, […]
William Pu – Spotlight Award from WWAAC Alliance Foundation on Vimeo. The distinguished Chinese-American violinist, William Pu, has served in key roles for two of the premiere orchestras in the United States. For the past twenty-five years, Mr. Pu was the Assistant Concertmaster for the Houston Symphony Orchestra and the Associate Concertmaster for the Atlanta […]
MG Tony Taguba retired on 1 January 2007 having served 34 years on Active Duty. He is President, TDLS Consulting LLC, which provides business consulting services to small companies – disabled veteran owned and economically disadvantaged. He is the Chairman, Pan Pacific American Leaders and Mentors (PPALM), a national, all volunteer, nonprofit, 501(c)3 tax exempt […]
See the 2018 WWAAC Awards full video.
WWAAC Leaders & Legends Honoree Susan Sim Oh, is the co-owner of WKTB-CD, a local Class A Television Station in the Atlanta DMA broadcasting top-tier Spanish and Korean broadcast networks, ultimately serving the fastest growing minority groups in Atlanta with a broadcast reach of over a million viewers. Oh is one of the few […]
Dr. Ravi Chaudhary is the Director of Advanced Programs and Innovation, Office of Commercial Space Transportation (AST), at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Reporting directly to the Associate Administrator for Commercial Space, he is responsible for the execution of advanced development and research programs in support of the FAA’s Commercial Space Transportation mission. The Directorate […]
Aroona Toor was born in Lahore, Pakistan. She immigrated to the U.S. with her parents, two brothers and sister when she was 4 years old. Her family settled in St. Louis, Missouri. Aroona’s story begins with her grandparents and parents. Her father, Mohammad, grew up in a rural village of Punjab, Pakistan where he experienced […]
Yang, John C.
At Advancing Justice I AAJC, John leads the organization’s efforts to fight for civil rights and empower Asian Americans to create a more just America for all through public policy advocacy,education, and litigation. His extensive legal background enables Advancing Justice I AAJC to address systemic policies, programs, and legislative attempts to discriminate against and marginalize […]
Susan Sim Oh, is the co-owner of WKTB-CD, a local Class A Television Station in the Atlanta DMA broadcasting top-tier Spanish and Korean broadcast networks, ultimately serving the fastest growing minority groups in Atlanta with a broadcast reach of over a million viewers. Oh is one of the few Asian female TV station owners in […]
Who’s Who in Asian American Communities Alliance Foundation (WWAAC) is starting its
first Asian American STEM incentive program for middle and high school students,
sponsored by General Motors. Top teams win scholarships to STEM education at postsecondary
institutions administered by the Asian & Pacific Islander American
Scholarship Fund (APIASF).
2017 WWAAC Videos
See the 2017 WWAAC Awards and Red Carpet Video
2017 WWAAC Awards – LiveStream
Recorded Sept 23, 2017
2017 Leaders and Legends Honorees
2017 APIASF Leaders and Legends Honoree 2017 WWAAC Leaders and Legends Honorees Plans are underway for a national celebration honoring Filipino World War II veterans, whose service and sacrifice have been finally recognized by the U.S. with the passage last year of the Filipino Veterans of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2015, […]