Accolades at CelebrAsian 2015

We want to thank all the sponsors and participants of CelebrAsian 2015! With great vision and strong wind at our back, let us soar because the sky is the limit.
-Susan Au Allen, National President & CEO
  • Barack Obama

    I send greetings to all those attending CelebrAsian 2015 and marking its 30th year. For 30 years, CelebrAsian has brought leaders in the Asian American and Pacific Islander community together to recognize contributions in business and collaborate on ways to build a more prosperous future, helping to make good on our country’s promise of opportunity and write the next great chapter of our Nation’s story

    Barack Obama President, United States
  • John Boehner

    CelebrAsian Procurement Conference is the largest annual national Asian American business conference in the United States. Asian Americans are a fast-growing population in our country and the leading role many play in running American businesses is an important part of our economy. My appreciation to all attending this conference for the key role you are playing to help to secure our Nation’s future.

    John Boehner Speaker of the House
  • Indra Nooyi

    Over these last three decades, you have been instrumental in creating a unified, strong and clear voice on behalf of disparate Asian American subgroups across different industries nationwide, fostered a proud tradition of serving Asian American businesses and their partners in Corporate America, government agencies, large non-profit organizations, and minority business associations, and advocated for the rights of Asian American and small and minority businesses in the halls of Congress. You have set a high standard for other organizations to aspire to. Congratulations on reaching an important milestone – your 30th Anniversary!

    Indra K. Nooyi Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo, CelebrAsian Conference Chair 2005, 2010, 2014
  • Rakesh Sachdev

    Being there in person gave me a real appreciation of what you and your team have accomplished -- truly remarkable in the way you connect and help the Asian American community from all walks of life. It was a real 'Gathering of the Eagles.' My hats off to you! Please keep me posted on your progress and let me know if I can be of any further help in your journey.

    Rakesh Sachdev President & CEO, Sigma-Aldrich Corporation and Chair, CelebrAsian Conference Chair 2015






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  • Sanjay Khosla

    Wow! I was so excited by what you have achieved in 30 years and also your desire to continue to fly! The organization was truly superb!

    Sanjay Khosla Board member, Best Buy and Zoetis
  • Stephane C.  Masson

    This event has been a fantastic success and I deeply enjoyed joining the Chief Procurement Officers panel. Super job and you really are amazing! Looking forward to the next events.

    Stephane C. Masson VP, Global Procurement, Marriott International
  • Keith Sultana

    You've built an amazing machine with fantastic constituents. I was very impressed by the level of discussion and engagement

    Keith Sultana CVP, Global Procurement, Ingersoll Rand
  • David Lee

    It was my privilege to serve and to witness an inspiring and highly energized agenda and community of professionals promoting the concerns and welfare of Asian Americans in the United States. There is nothing like the USPAACC in all my wanderings in the US. It was indeed a class act from planning to execution!

    David Lee SVP Enterprise Architecture Business, PNC Bank
  • Ying McGuire

    WOW—what a great event!!! Impressive powerful alliances with other diversity chambers; unforgettable speeches by the millionaires under 40 and scholarship recipients. Congratulations!! So proud of being an Asian American!!!!

    Ying McGuire Technology Integration Group
  • Nina Vaca

    A heartfelt congratulations for a wonderful milestone. Beautiful photo, evidence of collaboration. Wishing you the best always!

    Nina Vaca Pinnacle1
  • Christy L. Jackiewicz

    I love your conference. Your service is phenomenal. The food was so impressive. The training classes, speakers, and stories brought us to tears. The video presentations and the fun shark tank....left me with just as many great memories as the last time. Your event is wonderful and I look forward to contributing to your success in the future.

    Christy L. JackiewiczGeneral Services Administration
  • Philip Chen

    I am glad that I did go to your 30th Pearl Anniversary & CelebrAsian Procurement Conference. As a member of Asian American business community, I want to thank you for your unwavering dedication to bring prosperity to us. I am also very glad to see that you have invited NMSDC, and other ethnic business group to get on the stage to celebrate the anniversary. The unity of diversity on that day will definitely bring more collaboration in the future. I feel privileged that I was there to witness your achievement in 30 years.

    Philip ChenACSI
  • Sidd D

    The conference was indeed a grand success. This was my third year at Celebrasian, every year you and your team have raised the bar and the 30th Pearl Anniversary was no exception. All the very best for continued success to you and your team.

    Sidd DVDart Inc
  • Jacob Hsu

    Thank you for being such a gracious host and a tremendous leader for Asian Americans. This was my first event and I was amazed at the group you have assembled. I look forward to future events! As always, please reach out if there’s ever anything we can do to help.

    Jacob HsuSymbio
  • Tizoc S. Loza

    The conference like always ROCKS! It was great as every year but, special this year 30th!

    Tizoc S. LozaNorthrop Grumman
  • Wayne Cook

    It is truly one of the best events I’ve attended. I look forward to our continued relationship. I had a wonderful time and am grateful for the opportunity to speak at such an amazing event. Please keep me informed of any other events or opportunities where Bristol-Myers Squibb can be supportive.

    Wayne CookBristol-Myers Squibb
  • Lyle Vaughan

    The conference was fantastic. The enthusiasm and exuberance all of the team exhibits are contagious.

    Lyle VaughanCaesars Entertainment
  • Shuyi Wang

    The event was a really successful one; and beyond that, I'm amazed by the level of integration you've fostered across multiple Chambers -- Hispanic, African American, LGBT, Women, to name a few. The work done by USPAACC and yourself is well-recognized by all of us at Wells Fargo and in the community!

    Shuyi WangWells Fargo Bank
  • Sreedhar Veeramachaneni

    We are most grateful to have had the opportunity to attend a first-class function and to meet with numerous highly talented attendees. The experience has left us eager to embark on an even brighter future. Your major contributions to the society and to minority companies were both impressive and appreciated by all attendees. The impact of this significant milestone will resonate for a very long time.

    Sreedhar VeeramachaneniSystem Soft Technologies
  • Anthony Yu

    Congratulations for holding the best conference ever. To have Rakesh Sachdev, one of only 11 Fortune 1000 company CEOs, to chair this conference is an important symbol that reinforces "The Gathering of the Eagles" theme that was evident throughout the conference. To have him present from the first day at the CPO Forum till the Trade Fair and One-on-One Ribbon-Cutting ceremony on the third day truly showed his sincerity and genuine interest in the well being of the Asian American business community. And of course, his remarks at the Gala were instructive as well as inspirational. We did well with him on our side.

    Anthony YuEmbassy Travel Svc. Inc.
  • Melissa St. Clair

    Again, great job at the conference! Both Austin and I were very impressed.

    Melissa St. ClairTIAA-CREF
  • Denise Miles

    Congrats on an amazing USPAACC Conference! I very much enjoyed myself!

    Denise MilesWells Fargo Bank
  • Sheri A. Shafir

    We’ve received some terrific feedback. Glad to support USPAACC’s 30th anniversary. This was the best year yet.

    Sheri A. ShafirA.P.P., Novartis Business Services
  • Lori Rodriques

    The opportunity to speak with suppliers and other supplier diversity professionals in an intimate setting was truly a treat.

    Lori RodriquesCVS
  • Alex Zhong

    Congratulations again for the huge accomplishments in 30 years and the great success of the procurement conference!! I was very impressed by the excitement and energy there.

    Alex ZhongIBM Corporation
  • Ann Ramakumaran

    It was a great conference. Very well organized and the right people invited to speak at the events. I can’t thank you and the USPAACC team enough for all that you all do for the ABE community and for the AMPCUS family.

    Ann RamakumaranAmpcus Inc
  • Aparnaa Vinod

    It was remarkable. I got the opportunity to meet like-minded people, network and watch a great bunch of exceptionally inspirational achievers. For many up and coming business owners like me, a key lesson is if we are persistent, dedicated and have a never-say-die attitude, we can achieve the stars just like you. What a wonderful team you have. They are very prompt in responding and go out of their way to help folks. Again, congratulations to you and your team, and a very happy 30th birthday to USPAACC.

    Aparnaa VinodPan Asia Resources
  • Joyce E. Eriksen Eggers

    Thank you for having members of the ISM Supplier Diversity Pharmaceutical Forum speak at the event. All went off without a hitch! Sheri and I enjoyed the opportunity to meet and coach suppliers together.

    Joyce E. Eriksen EggersTakeda Pharmaceuticals International Co.
  • Sunny K Park

    A fantastic job your team did this week! We are all impressed by your efforts to serve the members! Everyone I met was very pleased with their "harvest," going home with a potential customer list. You equipped us, the member, with energy and determination to succeed. Thank you again for your professional work, and your loving heart!

    Sunny K ParkGeneral Service Maintenance
  • Regina O. Edwards

    Your event was a huge SUCCESS! The Ideas Marketplace was well attended, and each participant was prepared. I am glad to have you and USPAACC as partners! We were so pleased with the outcome of the recent USPAACC Conference. Wells Fargo appreciates your partnership. I look forward to continuing to work with you and team.

    Regina O. EdwardsWells Fargo Bank
  • Sonu Ratra

    It was the most wonderful Conference ever and I absolutely cherish it. The conference was a huge success and I heard that from everyone I have met and talked to.

    Sonu RatraAkraya
  • Kirby Wu

    I am very pleased that we were able to attend your celebration.

    Kirby Wu, AIALEED AP, Wu & Associates, Inc.
  • Michael Kim

    It was a good opportunity to network with lots of potential company customers. I appreciate all of your support, and the chance to build business relationship with your sponsor companies for one-to-one match-making meetings.

    Michael KimGL International Corp.



























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