Join AAGEN for:

  • Enhanced Skills
  • Mentoring & Training
  • Networking 
  • ...and more!


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: Vivian Chen, Ph.D.ScD

Vice Chair:  Bertrand Tzeng

Secretary:  Gita Uppal

Treasurer: Mark Xu

Executive Director: Van Tran


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.


  • Develop and enhance management and leadership skills for AAGEN members by means of the AAGEN SES Development Program
  • One-on-one mentoring, coaching, interviewing and training sessions with numerous Senior Executives in the SES Development Program
  • Access to Asian American Senior government executives and congressional/private sector leaders
  • Networking opportunities with the AAGEN regular luncheon and dinner speaking engagements or AAGEN conferences and award events
  • Access to the large AAGEN membership directory
  • AAGEN SES Development Program
  • AAGEN Scholarship Program
  • Being part of the AAGEN community and having the opportunity to give back to the Asian and Pacific Islander American community by means of volunteering at events

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  • Outreach and Liaison
  • Program and Education

Scholarship Sign up as a volunteer by emailing: 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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