Past Conferences

Pre-Gala Networking Reception and Gala Dinner Awards Ceremony


Marriott Marquis Hotel, Times Square, New York, NY
Friday, September 9, 2011
Time: 6:00pm - 9:30pm
Dress Code: Black-tie/formal


The prestigious Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony is the perfect conclusion to the Leadership Conference. It will feature the first ever Fashion Show, special guest speakers, Global MBA Case Compeitition Award presentations, the Leadership Awards and the Excellence Awards ceremony along with energetic performances by Pan-Asian artists.



Sonia Moghe, Reporter, CBS Atlanta

Sree Sreenivasan, Dean of Student Affairs, Columbia Journalism School

Gala Speakers:


Jino Ahn, Founder & President

Lily Tang, Lead Director, Board of Directors

Andrew Hahn, Member, Board of Directors


Special Guest Speaker


Patricia Harris, Global Chief Diversity Officer, McDonald’s Corporation & Vice President, McDonald’s U.S.A. 

Topic: Importance of Diversity


Leadership Awards


1. The Executive Excellence Award Recipient:

Alex S. Chi, Managing Director, Financial Sponsors Group, Goldman Sachs & Co.


2. The Entrepreneurial Excellence Award Recipient: 

Farooq Kathwari, President & CEO, Ethan Allen Interiors, Inc. 


3. The Community Service Excellence Award Recipient:

Congressman Michael M. Honda (15th Congressional District, CA)



Corporate Excellence Awards


1. The Diversity Excellence Award: McDonald’s Corporation


Accepting the Award: Patricia Harris, Global Chief Diversity Officer, McDonald’s Corporation & Vice President, McDonald’s U.S.A. 

2. The Women's Initiative Excellence Award: PepsiCo


Accepting the Award: Lorraine Chow Hansen, SVP & Global Chief Marketing Officer, Hydration & Mood Management, PepsiCo 



3. The Community Engagement Excellence Award: Target Corporation


Accepting the Award: Milt Liu, PFresh, Projector Director, Merchandise Pyramid, Target Corporation





Rose Jang
Acclaimed Korean-American Pop Opera Artist



Phil Nee


New York Classical Players
Chamber Orchestra 








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