The Future of Leadership Symposium

Changing the World in 2020 and Beyond

Monday, July 20, 2020
5:00 PM to 7:30 PM Pacific

2020 is a Year in Crisis

The killing of George Floyd and the 129,000+ COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. cry out for a new generation of leaders to heal our nation and move society forward with justice and opportunities for all. The Future of Leadership Symposium will prepare the next generation of civic leaders to transform their communities. It’s what APAPA has been dedicated to for the last 20 years.

Attend this free online event where you will hear seasoned leaders and fearless neophytes alike make the case for diversity, vision, and courage. You’ll be inspired to take the next big step in your public service career.

Essays on Leadership


Judy Chu
U.S. Congress
District 27, California
Grace Meng
U.S. Congress
District 6, New York
Ted Lieu
U.S. Congress
District 33, California
Gavin Newsom
Governor of California
Andrew Yang
Former Presidential Candidate

Fiona Ma
California State Treasurer

Betty T. Yee
California State Controller
Jim Nielsen
California State Senate District 4
Ling Ling Chang
California State Senate District 29
David Chiu
California State Assembly District 17
Evan Low
California State Assembly District 28
London Breed
Mayor of San Francisco, CA
Allan Fung
Mayor of Cranston, RI

Sheng Thao
City Councilmember Oakland, CA

Maeley Tom
Author and Former CAO, California State Senate
Cassandra Jennings President and CEO Greater Sacramento Urban League

Basim Elkarra
Executive Director, CAIR California

Yen Marshall
National Executive Director, APAPA

Dr. Ken Fong
National Governing Board Chair, APAPA

CC Yin
Founder & Chair Emeritus, APAPA

Sarina Sandoval    Reporter, Spectrum News 1

Lonnie Wong        Reporter, Fox40 News

Pamela Wu
Director of News & Media Relations, UC Davis Health

Thomas Li
US Public Policy, Facebook

National Leadership Award Recipients

Simon Pang
Executive Vice President/Founder
Royal Business Bank

James Huang
Sperry Commercial Global Affiliates

Dr. Alvin Cheung
Founding President, California Northstate University

Kenny Lau
President and Chairman
Chinese Herb Trade Association of America

Corporate Leadership Award Recipients

Henry Perea,
Manager, West Coast Government Affairs Chevron

Community Service Award Recipients

Alice Yi
Co-founder of APAPA Austin TX Chapter and Consultant for Asian Pacific Islander American Vote

Darrel Woo
Attorney and School Board Member
Sacramento City Unified School District

Invite Your Colleagues, Friends, and Family

The Future of Leadership Symposium is open to the public and free of charge. No registration is required.

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California State Senator Jim Nielsen on “The Future of Leadership Symposium.”

A message from Jacqui Nguyen, President of the Sacramento chapter of APAPA

Founded in 2001, APAPA has grown to 30 chapters in the U.S. We empower Asian and Pacific Islander Americans through education, leadership, and active participation in civic and public affairs. 

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” 


– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Symposium Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Asian Pacific Community Counseling
Confucius Institute of UC Davis
InspirAsian, NorCal
Judge Stuart & Rhoda Hing
McDonald’s Corporation
Republic Services
Siemens Mobility
Sugar Bowl Bakery/Andrew Ly

Silver Sponsors

Touro University
Thanksgiving Feast 4 Sacramento Children
Ron & Maeley Tom
Paul & Jane Yin

Bronze Sponsors

Sacramento Asian Peace Officers Association
Sac Vietnamese Medical Dental Pharm Assn.
Maximum Fitness / Rick Martindale
Jim Cooper, California State Assembly
The Huang and Tong Family
John & Lucy Oback
CACS Foundation

Copper Sponsors

Travis Credit Union
Patrick Kennedy, Sac County Supervisor
Tri Counties Bank
Assemblymember Ed Chau
Assemblymember Chris Holden
Sacramento Chinese Sportsman’s Club
China National Day Foundation (CNDF)
TOFA of Sacramento

Legacy Sponsorship: $2,000 per student

Lau’s Family Education Foundation (Kenny Lau)
Xai & Jason Leggett
Tom Ha & Fanna Wang, People Supermarkets Inc.
Samuel & Paula Yang Tsu-ming Yang Memorial Intern Scholarship Fund

For full list of APAPA sponsors visit:

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