GAT 25 Most Influential Asian Americans in Georgia

In the spirit of 2012 Asian American Heritage Month celebration, we are documenting the changing of power and the continual shifting of influence of Asian Americans in our communities.

Our seventh edition of 25 Most Influential Asian Americans in Georgia offer a listing of individuals who made an impact in arts, business, government, politics, social work, education, judiciary, and areas that influence every aspect of Georgian’s daily life. Some names are familiar as they continue to strive to make our community a better place to live. New faces are recognized for their effort and dedication to make a difference.

The list is made possible by the editorial staff and a selection committee comprises of Asian journalists who are active within the Asian American community.

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(Listing by lastname)

Ani Agnihotri
Founder/Managing Partner
U.S. India Business and Research Center (USIBRC)

Tina Dang
NDI Management & Development

Ritesh (Rick) Desai
Executive Vice President
Eshco International, Inc

Guanming Fang
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP

Tim Hur
Chief Executive Officer,
International Business Accelerator
Broker/President, Point Honors and Associates

Helen Kim Ho
Executive Director
Asian American Legal Advocacy Center (AALAC) of Georgia

Dr. Connie Jee
Executive Director
Asian American Resource Center (AARC)

“Travis” Euisuk Kim
President. Automall
President, The Korean American Association of Greater Atlanta
Sr. Vice President, Korean American Chamber of Commerce

Tim Le
Qualifying Broker
Atlanta Maxim Realty International

Reverend Z. Hrang Kam
Georgia Chin Baptist Church

Darren Lu
President & CEO
Lunex Telecom

Dao Malaythong
Asian Real Estate Association of America – Atlanta Chapter

Takana Miyamoto
Pianist / Composer

Jian Ni
Chinese Business Association of Atlanta (CBAA)

Didi O’Connor
Consultant, Harry Norman Realtors
Board member, Makabayan Foundation

Sunny K. Park
CEO, General Building Maintenance
Vice Chairman, Georgia Ports Authority

Trinh Pham
Executive Director
BPSOS Atlanta

Bryan Ramos
Founder, Attorney
Ramos Law Firm

Shyam Reddy
Regional Administrator
U.S. General Services Administration
Southeast Sunbelt Region

Varinee Sangmalee
– Thai Association World Center
– Asian Cultural Experience
– Asian Pacific Council of GA

Tamara Strickley
President & Chairman
NAAAP Atlanta

Louis Tsang
Assistant Chief Parole Officer, South Metro Parole Center
State Board of Pardons and Paroles of Georgia

Hadi Tresna
Board member
Indonesian American Chamber of Commerce

Lani Wong
National Association of Chinese Americans (NACA)

Henry Yu
Senior Vice President & Director of Southeast
East West Bank

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