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Committee of 100 Elects New Chairman and Board Members

19th May 2021

New York, NY (May 19, 2021) – At the Committee of 100’s Annual Meeting of Members, a new team of Officers and Directors were elected to lead the organization in 2021 and beyond.

Former Secretary of Commerce, U.S. Ambassador to China, Governor of the State of Washington, and current President of Bellevue College Gary Locke was formally elected as Chairman and takes over from H. Roger Wang effective May 1, 2021.

Serving with Gary on the senior leadership team will be Debra Wong Yang, Partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, who will serve as Vice Chair; John Chiang, Former California State Treasurer, who will serve as Chief Financial Officer; and David Chang, Professor Emeritus at Tandon School of Engineering and New York University, who will serve as Secretary.

In addition to the Officer roles, a series of new Directors were elected to begin their respective terms as Board Members. The Committee of 100 Board has 16 members.

New Board Directors include Gareth Chang, Chairman & Managing Partner of GC3 & Associates International; Bob Lee, Former Chairman of the Board at Blue Shield of California; Brian Sun, Partner at Norton Rose Fulbright; Charlie Woo, CEO of Megatoys; and Eric Zheng, Chairman of Heng An Standard Life Insurance Company Limited.

All Committee of 100 Directors and Officers are Members of the organization. Committee of 100 holds elections for the Chair role every three years. A full list of the Committee of 100 Directors and Officers can be found here:

About Committee of 100

Committee of 100 is a non-profit U.S. leadership organization of prominent Chinese Americans in business, government, academia, healthcare, and the arts focused on public policy engagement, civic engagement, and philanthropy. For over 30 years, Committee of 100 has served as a preeminent organization committed to the dual missions of promoting the full participation of Chinese Americans in all aspects of American life and constructive relations between the United States and Greater China. Visit for more information.


Charles Zinkowski

Director of Communications

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