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May 31, 2012                                                                                                        (202) 5587499




AAGEN Signs MOU with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Agreement supports federal employment and career advancement

opportunities for current and prospective NRC employees




WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 23, 2012) - the Asian American Government Executives Network (AAGEN) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to advocate for the interests of the Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) in the federal government.  The signing took place at the NRC building in Rockville, Md, during the agency’s event for AAPI Heritage Month.

At this event, AAGEN Chairman An-Ming “Tommy” Hwang addressed the benefits of the MOU for both AAGEN and the NRC.  The MOU was signed by Mr. Hwang and Ms. Vonna Ordaz, Director, Office of Small Business and Civil Rights.



The MOU provides the framework to identify mutual interests, opportunities, concerns, and help to develop and implement mutually supportive initiatives. The provisions of this MOU benefit the AAPI community and the NRC in the recruitment, retention, and advancement of the best qualified Asian American and Pacific Islanders at all levels through succession pipelines, mentoring and leadership training.




Foreground (l-r) – Ms. Vonna Ordaz (NRC) shakes hands with Mr. Tommy Hwang (AAGEN Chairman). Background (l-r) – Mr. Thomas Pham (AAGEN Executive Director) and Ms. Jocelyn Lian (NRC).


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