In the spirit of 2015 Asian American Heritage Month celebration, we are documenting the changing of power and the continual shifting of influence of Asian Americans in our communities. This year’s 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 in the community. The list is made possible by the editorial staff and a selection committee comprises of community, civic, and media representatives.

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Amy Chomthakham
President, Laotian American Society-Georgia

Estrella Cramer
Director, Corporate Supplier Diversity, UPS

Kim Hanh Dang
President, Vietnamese Community of Georgia

Ritesh Desai
Principal, Eshco Investment

Tim Hur
Managing Broker, Point Honors & Associates

Hugh Hu
President,  Tech Comm Business Communications

Victoria Huynh
Vice President, Center for Pan Asian Community Services (CPACS)

Bora Lam
Co-Founder, Cambodian-American Association of Georgia

Noy Lounnarath-Bozarth
President, Asian/Pacific Council of Georgia (APAC)

Kim Liemkeo
Board of Director, Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival, Atlanta

Judge Meng Lim
Superior Court Judge, Tallapoosa Judical Court

Shandry Law
Entrepreneur, Farmer’s Basket Restaurant

Judge Carla Wong McMillian
Appellate Judge, Georgia Court of Appeals

Jenny Nguyen
President, Georgia Vietnamese American Chamber of Commerce
& Georgia Vietnamese American Bar Association

Chhoueng Nem
President, Cambodia Town of Georgia

Amy Phuong
Commissioner, Atlanta Parks & Recreation

Eleanor Mae Pascual
President, Philippines American Chamber of Commerce of Georgia

Victor E. Romero
Community volunteer, Filipino American Association of Greater Atlanta

Mimi Tan
Co-founder, Indonesian Community Heritage Foundation

Dr. P. Ravi Sharma
Founder, Indian American Scholarship Fund

June Towery
Partner, Nelson, Mullins, Riley & Scarborough LLP

Ben Vo
Co-owner, Hong Kong Supermarket

Duong Vo
Vice President, Georgia Vietnamese American Chamber of Commerce (GVACC)

Hong Wills
Division General Counsel, Global Payments Inc.

Lani Wong
Chair, National Association of Chinese Americans (NACA)