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NAAAP RTP Board of Directors Elect New President

On Friday, May 11th, the Senior Advisory Council (SAC) members of the RTP Chapter of NAAAP, along with the Board of Directors, voted in a new President.

It is with great honor that I accepted the nomination and position, as I truly believe in the mission of NAAAP, and feel that the Triangle area needs such an organization to support Asian-American professionals.

As is critical with any professional association, timing is of the essence, and with 2012 being a “transition” year for our chapter, I feel that as a chapter we must educate, support and encourage Asian-American professionals to seek out better opportunities and to emerge from the safety of our small circles and better network with one another.


NAAAP RTP at Chinese New Year Festival in Raleigh, NC

Raleigh, North Carolina — Saturday, January 28, 2012:

The city of Raleigh and the Triangle Area Chinese American Society (TACAS) hosted the Chinese New Year Festival (CNYF) at the Expo Center located on the North Carolina State Fairgrounds campus.

The RTP Chapter of the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP), was honored to have a presence at the festival.  Our organization’s mission is to promote Asian American leadership and civic engagement through professional development, networking, multicultural education and community service. We strive to promote business development, equality, diversity and developing leaders within the Asian communities in Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, NC.

Led by chapter President, Margaux Escutin and Vice-President, Cyndy Yu-Robinson, the NAAAP RTP table served to educate the Triangle Asian community about the various programs that NAAAP and NAAAP RTP offers its membership.

Debuting at the celebration, was the brand new NAAAP RTP logo, designed by Empowered Ideas, which also incorporates NAAAP National’s new 2012 re-branded logo.

Special thanks to our table sponsor, Hannah Chan of Cary-Raleigh Realty. Her contribution allowed NAAAP RTP to build community awareness for our nonprofit organization.

Throughout the day, NAAAP RTP board members James Wong, Mimi Chan, Margaux Escutin, Cyndy Yu-Robinson and Jenny Kincaid volunteered to staff the table and speak about our mission in the Triangle, and across the nation.

Special thanks to NAAAP RTP member Lauren Wong, who volunteered to staff the table the entire day (pictured above with husband with James Wong). CJ Kincaid also volunteered to staff the table during the final hours of the festival.

Overall the festival was a huge success. At several points throughout the day, the crowd was shoulder to shoulder, and every food vendor ran out of supplies by mid-afternoon, leaving several festival attendees hungry for more Asian cuisine.

Huge thanks to everyone who stopped by the NAAAP RTP booth, and we look forward to seeing you at our next event in February!