Presidential Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs)
The Commission provides advice to the President, through the Secretary of Commerce and the Secretary of Transportation, who serve as Co-Chairs of the Initiative. Together with the Initiative, the Commission works to broaden access by AAPI employers and communities to economic resources and opportunities. Additionally, the Commission works to advance relevant evidence-based research, data collection, and analysis for AAPI populations, subpopulations, and businesses.
- Dr. Paul S. Hsu of Florida, Chair of the Commission
- Congresswoman Amata C. Radewagen of American Samoa
- Ms. Helen Van Etten of Kansas
- Rev. Herman Martir of Texas
- Governor Eddie Calvo of Guam
- Ms. Doris Flores Brooks of Guam
- Ms. Grace Y. Lee of Michigan
- Mr. Prem Parameswaran of New York
- Supervisor Michelle P. Steel of California
- Ms. Chiling Tong of Maryland
- Ms. Jennifer Carnahan of Minnesota
- Mr. George Leing of Florida
- Ms. Jan-Ie Low of Nevada
- Ms. Keiko Orrall of Massachusetts
Interagency Working Group
The heads of each of the executive branch departments, agencies, and offices shall designate the senior Federal officials who will serve as their respective representatives on the Initiative. These designees are known collectively as the Interagency Working Group.
The Regional Network comprises over 300 members in the 10 federal regions, representing more than 30 federal agencies. The RN seeks to build relationships between the federal government and the AAPI community by coordinating outreach and engagement efforts across regional offices.
The office of the Initiative works with the President’s Advisory Commission on AAPIs, Regional Network and Interagency Working Group. The Initiative advises the Co-Chairs on the implementation and coordination of Federal programs as they relate to AAPI access to economic resources and opportunities.