Summit Leadership Teams

BPSOS Organizing Committee

Chair: Shandon Phan, Esq., Director of Communications and Civic Engagement

Vice-Chair: PhuongChi Nguyen, Director of Program Development and Administration

Nguyen Dinh Thang, PhD, Executive Director

Daniel Stoecker, Chief Operating Officer

AnPhong Vo, Esq., Director of Emergency Services

Karina Baumblit, HR Manager

Vi Nguyen, BPSOS event coordinator

Tina Ho, BPSOS event coordinator


Political Empowerment Steering Committee (Track 1)

Chair: Andy Nguyen, businessman, Commissioner of Tarrant County, Texas

First Vice-Chair: Sandra Vu Le, family law attorney, former candidate for Texas House of Representatives

Second Vice-Chair: Tido Thac Hoang, independent financial planner, Owner of Tido Financial, Royal Wind Advisors,, former statewide API Chair for Carly Fiorina for U.S. Senate and Capitol Region API Chair for Meg Whitman's campaign for Governor.

Secretary: Christopher Phan, Navy JAG officer (reserved), adjunct professor at Phoenix University, Founding President of Vietnamese American Armed Forces Association

Track Liaison: Shandon Phan, Director of Communications and Civic Engagement of BPSOS, Chairman of Vietnamese American National Chamber of Commerce, former National Co-Chair of Asian Coalitions for John McCain 2008 presidential campaign, Founding President of Vietnamese American Republican Coalition, Director of Vietnamese American Bar Association of the Greater Washington DC

Anh Joseph Cao, former congressman from Louisiana, adjunct professor at Tulane University, candidate for Attorney General of Louisiana

Van Tran, former assemblyman from California, attorney, business consultant

Hoan Dang,  IT entrepreneur, former candidate for Maryland General Assembly

Nghi Nguyen, MD, Member of Commission on Heritage Affairs of the Commonwealth of PA, at-large PA delegate to the White House Conference on Families, Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Vietnamese American community of Pennsylvania.

Ricky Le, senior legislative counsel, Office of Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren

Ann Hoang-Fogliani, partner at Fogliani Strategies, Director of Government Relations and Public Affairs for Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association, former statewide Chair of Asian Coalitions for U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina and Gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman, former Senior Research Analyst for the Assembly Republican Caucus

Karl Ninh, political activist, law student

Hieu Vinh, Academy Director, JHU/TDS Achievement Academy

John Truong, Assistant U.S. Attorney at U.S. Attorney's Office of District of Columbia, former president and chair of Judicial Nominations Committee of APABA-DC

Khanh Le, 2010-2011 APAICS Fellow in the office of Congressman Mike Honda

Trung Ta, Principal Engineer, Software Project Manager, former Member of California State and Orange County Democratic Central Committee, former National Co-Chair of Vietnamese Americans and Southern California Co-Chair of AAPI for Hillary Clinton for President, Founding President of Vietnamese American Democratic Club

Jackie HaDo Conley, Chief Operating Officer of  Citrine Home Health Care, Inc. , President, Board of Directors of Vietnamese American Community of Illinois (VACI), Advisory Council Member on Asian Affairs of the Governor, Secretary of State, Congressman Bobby Rush. Former Board President of the Vietnamese Association of Illinois. Founder of Asian American Media Coalition (AAMC) and Illinois Vietnamese American Association of Illinois. Guest Lecturer at Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management



Economic Development Steering Committee (Track 2)

ChairYlan Mui ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ), financial reporter at The Washington Post, contributing analyst to MSNBC, CNBC, NPR, adjunct professor at the University of Maryland

Vice-ChairTino Dinh ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ), MBA, senior management consultant and business developer with CSC's Federal Consulting Practice, United States Air Force veteran

Vice-Chair: Tim Tung Le ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ): Atlanta real estate broker, co-founder of Vietnamese American Chamber of Commerce of the Greater Atlanta Area.

SecretaryNero Nam Nguyen, businessman, President of Mid-Atlantic Union of Vietnamese Student Association (MAUVSA)

Communications Coordinator: Janet Thuy Hang Nguyen, Owner/Broker of Janet Nguyen Properties and Houston Estates; Founder and President of Care For The Underprivileged; BPSOS- Houston Board member.

Track Liaison: AnPhong Vo, Esq. ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ), attorney, BPSOS program director

Dan Tran, business consultant in Dallas-Fort Worth

Vinh Nguyen, CIPS, CRB, Broker/Owner, Westgate Realty Group, Inc.; 2010 Chairman of the Board, Northern Virginia Association of Realtors; Vice-Chairman, Vietnamese American National Chamber of Commerce; Founding President, Asian Real Estate Association of America--DC Metro Chapter

Kim Trang Nguyen, Owner of Facade, a cosmetic company, and High Tech Dental Center

Dr. Hien Hoang, Board of Directors, Vietnamese Association of Illinois (VAI)

Ann Trandai, Chicago real estate broker & investor, owner of Trandai Realty, board director for OCA-National, 2009 NSBAR  Broker Associate of the Year

Serena Nguyen, Senior Field Director of Premier Financial

Nancy Nguyen, MBA, small business owner, Miss Corporate America 2011

Quoc Tran

Vincent Viet Nguyen

Stephen Le, Jr, Houston-based real estate developer, Great Land Investment

Jimmy Nguyen

Kenny Huynh, President of Skyline Nails & Spa chain



Community Building Steering Committee (Track 3)

Chair: Hong Pham, VP HSBC Bank, currently serving as Executive Director & Board Member of Vietnamese American National Chamber of Commerce (VietAmCham).

Vice-Chair: Bao Ngo, professional graphic and web designer, Co-Founder and Board  Member of CayDa Foundation in San Jose, CA.

Track Liaison: Phuong Chi Nguyen, Director of Program Development & Administration of Boat People SOS.  A former teacher who also held many supervisory roles in public sectors.  Prior to joining BPSOS, Phuong Chi co-found & supported many Vietnamese organizations in Seattle, Washington.

De Tran:  senior software engineer at Jeppesen (a Boeing company),  currently serving as President of the Vietnamese Community of Oregon (VNCO).

Tom Ha:   Owner of Tom Ha Insurance Agency, an affiliation with Allstate insurance Company.  Tom also served as Board & Cabinet member of many leading Vietnamese and American Not-for-Profit organizations in Texas.

Linh Thai:  Founder of the Vietnamese Community Leadership Institute in Seattle, Washington,  U.S. Army veteran, instructor and leader of United States Vovinam-Việt Võ Đạo Federation.

Nam Pham:  is a former Chief Commercial Lender and Credit Officer for United Commercial Bank for New England, currently serving as CEO of Vietnamese American Initiative for Development (Viet-AID) in Boston, MA

Hoang Vu, Ph.D., a radiation oncologist graduated from Chicago Medical School, President of the Board to the Vietnamese Association of Illinois, a nonprofit social agency in Chicago, IL

LanAnh Nguyen, Owner of State Farm Agency, Director and Chair of Membership Committee of Vietnamese American National Chamber of Commerce

Mindy Chu, Executive Board member of Council of Regional Representatives of uNAVSA, student at Smith College, 2011 Summit's Census Study Coordinator

Andy Nguyen,  co-founder and partner of  Nguyen Tran Law Firm PLLC, a law firm based in Arlington, Texas and legal advisor to several local non-profits


Research Initiative Steering Committee

Chair: Prof. Quan Cao, Chair of FL State Refugee Advisory, CEO & founder of the SCDJ Group, the CIO of the Infinity Foundation, Managing Partner of Spectrum Knowledge East Coast.

Vice-Chair: Prof. Dung Ngo, Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin—La Crosse.

Vice-Chair: Anh Nguyen, Census Bureau staff

Track Liaison: Quynh Nguyen, BPSOS Program Manager for Health Initiatives. She has collaborated with Vietnamese and non-Vietnamese researchers in studies of Vietnamese’s health concerns.  As liaison for the Research Team, she coordinates with the liaisons of the 3 tracks to ensure the overall cohesiveness and synergy.

Prof. Linda Vo, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Asian American Studies at UC Irvine.

Prof. Tu-Uyen Nguyen, Assistant Professor of Asian American Studies at California State University, Fullerton.

Prof. Long Le, Director of International Initiatives for Global Studies, C.T. Bauer College of Business, University of Houston

Duong Hoang, PhD: clinical psychologist, BPSOS’ in-house counselor on mental health and healthy marriage, Coordinator of currently-in-formation Vietnamese American Research Institute (VARI).

Jennifer Huynh, PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology of Princeton University, completed a study of Vietnamese American organizations under the auspice of the Center for Migration and Development.

Quyen Vo: Booz Allen Hamilton consultant, former Program Manager at United Negro College Fund’s Research Institute.

Tranh Nguyen, MPH: BPSOS health awareness and prevention program coordinator

KimDung Nguyen,  youth program coordinator at BPSOS-GA


Leadership Development Steering Committee

ChairDr. Lena Tran, Director of Business and Management and adjunct professor at the University of California at Santa Cruz, Silicon Valley Extension, organized the first Vietnamese Women in Leadership Conference, Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal’s "40 Under 40" rising star of Silicon Valley Community, 2009

Linda Akutagawa, Sr. Vice President of Resource & Business Development for Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc. (LEAP), Board of Directors of BPSOS-Orange County, CA.

John Anner, President of the East Meets West (EWM), Founding Director of the Independent Press Association

Dan Huynh, President of Union of North American Vietnamese Students Associations (uNAVSA), former president of the Union of Vietnamese Student Associations of the Midwest (UVSA-MW)

Frances Hesselbein, President and CEO of the Leader to Leader Institute, recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, former CEO of Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. (1976-1990)

J.D. Hokoyama, President & CEO of Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc. (LEAP).

Dr. Robert Ivany, President of the University of St. Thomas, retired United States Army Major General, former Commanding General of the Military District of Washington, former President of U.S. Army War College, adjunct professor at Columbia University School of Business

Bich-Yen Nguyen, holder of over 130 worldwide patents, Senior Fellow/Manager at Soitec’s R&D, Freescale/Motorola Dan Noble 2001 Fellow, Recipient of the first National “Women in Technology Lifetime Achievement” Award

Dr. Nguyen Dinh Thang, Executive Director of BPSOS, Inc., Founder of CAMSA, Co-Founder of Vietnamese American National Chamber of Commerce

Vinh Tran, United States Navy/Iraq War veteran, BPSOS program coordinator, President of Vietnamese Community of the City of Bayou La Batre, Member of the Library and Housing Boards of the City, member of Alabama Seafood Marketing Commission, “500 in 5 years” leadership development pilot program participant

Fundraising Committee

Vice-Chair: Andy Tran, Wells Fargo Mortgage

Vice-Chair: Serena Nguyen, Premier Financial Alliance, Inc.

Dai Tran, Premier Financial Alliance, Inc.

Shandon Phan, BPSOS

Ann Hoang-Fogliani, Fogliani Strategies

Trang Kim Nguyen, Facade Cosmetics, Inc.

TrangKhanh Tran, BPSOS


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