Don Sun: Executive Director
He is also the President of Asian Pacific Islander Public Affairs Silicon Valley Chapter and Chair of Cupertino Planning Commission. With a diverse background of public services, international business, and media, Don has been a long term observer and scholar of world economic and political affairs. A lifetime entrepreneur in his profession, he believes in entrepreneurial thinking, innovation, and promoting public policies that help grow small businesses that is community conscious and socially responsible.
Message from our Executive Director: Don Sun
It's my great honor and pleasure to be selected as the Executive Director of AAGG. I will work closely with the AAGG Board of Directors to select candidates, address public concerns, and build strong relationships between public officials, candidates, and AAGG members.
With the support of the board, we strive to bring transparency, fairness, and sound practices into the organization. With all of our efforts, I am confident that we can select and nurture political talents in the Asian Community and help them to serve our community in our government.
CC Yin: Co-chair
Mr. Yin is an established entrepreneur with a heart for serving the community. He and his family own 32McDonald’s restaurants in Northern California. For the past 30 years, he has been actively involved in a number of organizations and institutions in diverse communities including Chambers of commerce, Rotary, NAACP, schools, the homeless, the disabled and new immigrants.
C.C. found API American Public Affairs Assn., (APAPA), with goals to promote the importance of political awareness and civic engagement. APAPA is a renowned National organization that promotes political empowerment of API community. He served as Board of Trustee for the California State University and the California State Lottery Commission, Board Member of the Citizen's Oversight Committee for the California Highway Patrol, California Asian Chamber and Vacaville Chamber.
Hsing Kung: Co-chair
Dr. Hsing Kung is a well-respected community leader and a successful entrepreneur. He was the co-founder and VP of manufacturing in SDL Inc., a world leading optical communication public company. He also served as the Sr. VP of business development at American Xtal Technology (AXT). He co-founded Pine Photonics Communication and served as President/CEO until it was acquired by Opnext. He is the managing partner of Acorn Campus Ventures. Currently, he serves as Chairman of Luxnet Corporation and on the board of several optoelectronics companies. He is on the board of many community organizations and foundations such as: Fremont Union High School District, The Cupertino Rotary, The Institute of Computer Technology, West Valley-Mission Community College Foundation, Fremont Union High School Foundation and United Way Silicon Valley, Vision New American, APAPA Advisory Board and APALI steering board. In 2008, he was invited to join the founding board of 1stACT, a venture to enrich Arts and Culture. in Silicon Valley. In December, 2010, he was appointed to Board Trustee of California State University (CSU Board) by the governor.
Sandy Chau: Executive board member
Sandy Chau is both Founder and President of Trident USA: a diversified holding company that invests in real estate and provides venture capital throughout Greater China and the United States. Prior to Trident USA, Mr. Chau actively invested in real estate and provided venture capital in Taiwan, China, and the US. He served as Chairman of CITIC Shenzhen Properties and as President of Pacific Constructions, one of the largest public real estate development companies traded publicly in Taiwan. Before real estate, Mr. Chau was a successful technology entrepreneur, founding Universal Semiconductor and running the company as its CEO. He was the founding president of the Asian American Manufacturing Association (AAMA) in Silicon Valley. He is a partner of Acorn Campus Capitals. He now serves as a Director of Osel Inc. and Waterstone Pharmaceuticals, Inc. He is on the Board of director for Vision New America, an organization that aims to increase civic participation among underrepresented communities through its public policy internship programs, educational forums and alumni activities.
Advisory Board Member:
Kenneth Fong: Executive board member
Dr. Kenneth Fong is the founder and chairman of Kenson Ventures, LLC, a company that specializesin crafting development strategy for early-stage biotech companies.
Dr. Fong has served in many professional and nonprofit organizations. He served as the President of the Society of Chinese Bioscientists in North America (2007-09) and President of the Bay Area AAMA (1987). He was also a member of the Board of Trustees of California State University (2006-2013), the Advisory Board of the College of Science and Engineering at San Francisco State, Board of Associates at the Whitehead Biomedical Institute. His philanthropic efforts include the San Jose Tech Museum, the Chinese Historical Society in San Francisco, the Bioengineering Auditorium at UC San Diego and the Indiana University graduate Seminar Programs. He has provided a number of scholarships to San Francisco State University, Peking University and the California State University students (Kenneth Fong-Hearst endowed Scholarships). In 2006, he was also involved in establishing the Fong Optometry and Medical Library at UC Berkeley and more recently an endowed professorship at Stanford University and a technology translation endowment fund at San Francisco State University.