Agenda - November 2021


Welcome to the USPAACC 2021 CelebrASIAN Business Development Conference — an occasion where we celebrate and uplift the partnerships between corporate and government entities and Pan Asian American and other minority- and diverse-owned small businesses. Featuring panels, roundtable discussions, and meet-and-greet networking events where some of the best minds in the industry connect with Pan Asian American and other minority- and diverse-owned businesses for a mutually beneficial amplification of voices.
See Agenda from June 2021

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Employment Business Resource Group Caucus


Topic: The Role of Evolving EBRGs in Building Corporate Culture

Excerpt: A panel discussion led by EBRG leaders and their executive sponsors focused on the impact of how an effective EBRG drives company culture. Following the panel discussion, breakout rooms where all are invited to share success stories and challenges they experienced over the last year in their EBRGs and how they are working to drive a more inclusive culture in their organizations.

This session is open to corporate and government entities to register ONLY.

Opening Remarks

Susan Au Allen Headshot Right Photo with USPAACC Logo

Susan Au Allen

National President & CEO USPAACC


Mike chop

Mike Chop

Designer, Conversational Interaction Apple

Guest Speakers

Nicole Bonanno

Nicole Bonanno

Culture, Experience & Inclusion Director Bell Flight
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Anila Jivanji

Senior Diversity Inclusion & Belonging Specialist Bell Flight
Kristen Sandero

Kristen Santero

Senior Entertainment Marketing Manager Caesars Entertainment
Savithri Panchepakesan

Savithri Panchapakesan

Architect, IT Caesars Entertainment
Stephen Doback

Stephen Dobeck

Head of GCP Core Infrastructure, Databases, and Analytics Supportability Google
David Lui

David Liu

Global Data Privacy Lead Google
2:45 PM - 4:15 PM ET

Business Development Roundtable


You asked for networking opportunities during June’s CelebrASIAN Business + Procurement Conference and we heard you! USPAACC is proud to offer an exciting opportunity for small- and minority-owned businesses to network with corporations and government agencies on a wider scale than 1-on-1 matchmaking events.

Introducing Business Development Roundtables! Each roundtable will be hosted by a panel of 6 corporate or government representatives who are seeking suppliers for future contracting opportunities.

- Each of these roundtables will begin with a 15-minute panel discussion followed by 6 breakout rooms hosted by each of the 6 panelists.

- These breakout rooms will consist of 10-20 other small- and minority-owned business owners who will have 15 minutes to discuss contracting opportunities, their businesses, business needs of our panelists, and prepared questions to spark discussion.

- After 15 minutes, the panelists will rotate breakout rooms, providing each attendee an opportunity to meet with the panelists, totaling 1.25 hours of networking time per roundtable session.

This session is open to small, minority, and diverse businesses to register ONLY.

Opening Remarks

Khoa Le

Khoa Le



Rina Yasuda

Rina Yasuda

Chief Executive Officer Insyght


Vanessa Sood

Vanessa Sood

Senior Supplier Diversity Sourcing Manager, AT&T Global Connections & Supply Chain
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Cameron Boli

Supplier Diversity Program Manager Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
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Valerie Shearer

Consultant, Supplier Diversity FirstEnergy
Debra Quade

Debra Quade

Supplier Diversity Manager Kellogg Company
San Roman

Leonardo San Roman

Manager, Procurement Assistance Division OSDBU, DOT
Calvin Mitchell

Calvin Mitchell

Director, OSDBU U.S. Department of Education
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM ET

"What's Your Pitch?" & Scholarship Awards Ceremony

Main Stage

"What's Your Pitch?" award is not only focused on the accomplishments of our winners but also highlighted the essence of what entrepreneurs could accomplish as productive and innovative members of our community. The winners have the business model that works. More importantly, they have the spirit of responsibility to be leaders in their community.

On the other hand, College Scholarships program is our way to invest in our future leaders to help these students to "chase dreams and make a difference in our communities and beyond".

Join us in this session to celebrate our future of minority and diverse businesses!

Opening Remarks

Sheetal DESAI SE Chapter

Sheetal Desai

Chapter President, Attorney and Partner USPAACC SE, The Trusted Lawyers, a Desai Law Group