AAGEN is a 501(c)(3)

non-profit, non-partisan organization that promotes and supports Asian American and Pacific Islander leadership in government.



Hon. Norman Y. Mineta

Hon. Daniel K. Akaka

Hon. Michael M. Honda

Hon. Mazie K. Hirono

Hon. Robert Underwood

Hon. Samuel T. Mok

Carol A. Bonosaro

Chair: Tin Cao
Vice Chair:  Minh Nguyen, Ph.D.
Secretary:  Ping Ge, Ph.D.
Treasurer:  Marina Milton
Executive Director: Ming Zhu, Ph.D. 

Vivian Chen, Ph.D.ScD
Carson Eoyang, Ph.D.
Belkis Leong-Hong
Jong-Ho Hwang
Edward Kim
Nancy Lim
Alan Mikuni
John Moon
Sumiye Okubo, Ph.D.
Huong Q. Pham
Stacey Pham


Tommy Hwang*
Danny Aranza
Norman Bowles
Jasmine Chambers, Ph.D.
Carson Eoyang, Ph.D.*
Les Jin
Yann King, Ph.D.*
Sumiye Okubo, Ph.D.
Ray Tsunevoshi
Peter Wong
Sharong M. Wong*
Jeremy Wu, Ph.D.

All Advisory Committee members are past AAGEN Chairs. “*” Indicates the immediate past Chair.  

AAGEN Connects Public Service With Excellence



The Asian American Government Executives Network started in 1994 when several Asian American executives in the federal government met informally to explore ways of establishing a collaborative network of Asian and Pacific Islander American executives government‐wide. Since then, AAGEN has become a fully participating partner in the public arena. It has active members throughout the country in federal, state and local government.



As an AAGEN member, you can enhance your career and support others through active participation. AAGEN is all about mutual support and collaboration.  You can support your peers and learn valuable new skills, and gain hands‐on experience.


The benefits of membership include:

 Outreach to Asian American senior government executives and congressional/private sector leaders

 Mentoring and coaching lessons

 Annual AAGEN conference and award events

 Regular luncheon and dinner speaking engagements

 Access to the AAGEN membership directory

 Networking and social gatherings

 AAGEN SES Development Program

 AAGEN Scholarship Program

 AAGEN community service

 AAGEN Intranet


Not an AAGEN Member?  Sign up at http://www.aagen.org/ApplyforMembership




 Executive Level and Interagency Communications, Public Affairs

 Leadership Conference Planning

 Economic Development




 Outreach and Liaison

 Program and Education



Sign up as a volunteer by emailing: membership@aagen.org. Any time and effort you can provide is greatly appreciated by your fellow members who work very hard to support AAGEN’s operations.  You can also support AAGEN at the Executive Officer level by participating in visioning, strategic thinking, governance, positioning, and best practices activities.


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