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15th Annual Asian Chamber Awards Gala

Thursday, May 10, 2018
Sheraton Overland Park Hotel, 6100 College Boulevard, Overland Park, KS 66211
Registration & Reception starts at 5:30 p.m.

Business attire. Black tie optional.

Keynote Speaker
Ming Tsai

Celebrity Chef & Cooking Show Host of Simply Ming

Ming is the host and executive producer of the public television cooking show, Simply Ming. Ming began cooking for television audiences on the Food Network, where he was the 1998 Emmy Award-Winning host of East Meets West with Ming Tsai. In 2009, Simply Ming received two Emmy nominations for “Outstanding Culinary Program” and “Outstanding Lifestyle/Culinary Host”.

Esquire Magazine honored Ming as “Chef of the Year” in 1998, and the James Beard Foundation crowned him “2002 Best Chef Northeast”. Since 2002, the Zagat Restaurant Guide rated Ming’s restaurant, Blue Ginger, within the “Top 5 of Most Popular Restaurants”. Ming is also the author of Blue Ginger: East Meets West Cooking with Ming Tsai, Simply Ming, Ming’s Master Recipes, Simply Ming One-Pot Meals, and Simply Ming In Your Kitchen.

Honorary Chair
Joshua Rowland

CEO & Vice Chairman
Lead Bank

Joshua Rowland is the CEO and Vice Chairman of Lead Bank. Chartered in 1928, Lead Bank has led the way in terms of developing creative ways to serve traditionally underserved communities through innovative programs like the For Change Initiative, made possible through a special relationship with KCMO.

Rowland serves in multiple management roles at the Bank, including in the Bank’s Executive Committee, Loan Committee, and oversight of the Bank’s marketing and technology functions. He is also the President and CEO of Lead Financial Group. In addition to leading the bank, Rowland currently serves on the boards of MOCSA (Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault), the Kansas City Art Institute, and the Kansas City Symphony.

We will be presenting awards for the following categories:

  • Professional Leader of the Year
  • Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Civic Leader of the Year
  • Corporation of the Year

2018 Professional Leader of the Year
Dr. Dong Chang Lee

Lohan Clinic

2018 Civic Leader of the Year
Thuy-Tien Dang

Vietnamese American Community of GKC/
Children’s Mercy

2018 Entrepreneur of the Year
Mukesh Goel

Food & Fuel Expresso/Star Transport

2018 Corporation of the Year