Committee of 100 Elects New Officers and Board Members

New York, NY (January 15, 2021) – At the Committee of 100’s Annual Meeting of Members, a new team of Officers and Directors were elected to help lead the organization in 2021 and beyond.

Former Secretary of Commerce, U.S. Ambassador to China, and Governor of Washington State Gary Locke was elected by members as Chair-Elect, and will take over as Chairman from H. Roger Wang at the May 2021 Annual Meeting.

Serving with Gary on the senior leadership team will be Charlie Woo, co-founder and CEO of Megatoys, who was elected as Vice-Chair; John Chiang, former California State Treasurer, who was elected as Chief Financial Officer and Wilson Chu, partner in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP, who was re-elected as General Counsel & Secretary.

“I am excited about the energy, passion and commitment Gary Locke and the leadership team will bring to their roles and keep the Committee of 100 top of mind on issues surrounding Chinese Americans,” said H. Roger Wang. “When my term as Chairman comes to a close, I’ll look forward to continuing my active involvement in Committee of 100 and supporting the team in any way I can. I’ve been honored to hold the position with great respect and reverence.”

In addition to the Officer roles, a series of new Directors were elected to begin their own three-year terms as Board Members. The Committee of 100 Board is a total of 17 members.

In addition to Gary Locke, the new Board Member Directors for 2021-2023 include:
Richard Lee, Chairman and CEO of Amsino Medical Group; Mei-Mei Tuan, Founder and Managing Partner of Phoenyx Partners; Debra Wong Yang, Partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher; and Nancy Yuan, Senior Vice President and Director, Washington of The Asia Foundation. Philip Ma, Chief Executive Officer, President, and Founder of PrognomiQ was elected to his second three-year term as Director.

All Committee of 100 Directors and Officers are Members of the organization. Committee of 100 holds elections for Chairman every three years.

About Committee of 100

Committee of 100 (C100) is a non-profit U.S. leadership organization of prominent and extraordinary Chinese Americans in business, government, academia, healthcare, and the arts. Founded by the late world-renowned architect I.M. Pei and internationally acclaimed cellist Yo-Yo Ma, among others, it is an institution of U.S. citizens of Chinese heritage. For over 30 years, C100 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. www.committee100.org. Please follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn for updates.

 

Contact: Charles Zinkowski, Director of Communications & Public Relations
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MEMBERS INVOLVED

Gary Locke

The first Chinese-American ambassador to China

Charlie Woo

International Entrepreneur

John Chiang

Innovative politician and State Treasurer, California

Wilson Chu

Leader in M&A practice

Richard Y. Lee

Chairman and CEO of Amsino Medical Group

Mei-Mei Tuan

Expert in finance and human capital services

Debra Wong Yang

Accomplished Lawyer and Partner of a global law firm

Nancy Yuan

Senior Vice President and Director of the Washington Office

Philip Ma

Biotechnology Executive and Entrepreneur

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