Hang Ping Chen was awarded the National Leadership Award at the 31st Annual National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) International Convention, held in Toronto from Aug. 8 to Aug. 10. Chen serves on the NAAAP–Seattle Executive Advisory Board.
The NAAAP National Leadership Award is given to three NAAAP members who exemplify the organization’s vision and mission of cultivating and preparing more Asians and Pacific Americans to take on personal and professional leadership roles. The award is a major achievement for NAAAP–Seattle, which competed with 26 other chapters across the U.S. and Canada.
From 2009 to 2010, Hang led NAAAP–Seattle’s Professional Development as its program chair. From 2011 to 2012, he served as the chapter’s national representative and national liaison. He continues to serve on the NAAAP–Seattle executive advisory board and as a mentor to numerous NAAAP–Seattle members. (end)