Speakers and Presenters

Keynote Speaker

Doug NguyenRegional Communications Director
Social Security Administration
Great Lakes Region Lead – White House Initiative on

Special Address

Geri Sanchez AglipayGreat Lakes Regional, Administrator U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

Brian McDonald District Director
Minnesota District Office
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

Susan Pha
Minnesota State Senator

Program Director

Poh Lin Khoo Founder & CEO
Khoo Consulting, LLC

Special Address

Jin Chen Executive Director
Chinese American Chamber of Commerce - Minnesota
Founding Member, Asia Mall

Guest speakers

John Yang Founder & CEO of Digital Synergy, LLC Executive Director, Asian American Business
Resilience Network

Yao Yaj Executive Director
Minnesota Hmong Chamber of Commerce

Tri Thoung Tang President
Vietnamese Community of Minnesota

Siva Balasubramaniam Associate Dean and Harold L. Stuart Endowed Chair in Business
Illinois Tech's Stuart School of Business

George Chunkau Mui Managing Partner
Global Consultants United

Mo Chang President & CEO
Mo's Tropical Wholesale

Ceci Dadisman President, Cardinal + Company

Natt Lee Business Development Specialist
Minnesota District Office
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

Don Mike Jackson Economic Development Specialist for the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Minnesota District Office

Fu Hang Senior Loan Officer/Business Advisor
NDC | Neighborhood Development Center

Bill Imada
Chairman and Chief Connectivity Officer of IW Group

Alvetina Zhaivoronok Vendor Specialist
Minnesota Department of Administration - Office of Equity in Procurement

Kim Sin Information Technology Specialist & Co-founder of the Village of Agricultural Cooperative
University of Minnesota Rochester / Village
Agricultural Cooperative

Marshall Horgenson Certified SCORE Mentor and Associate Branch Manager
SCORE NorthStar

Elizabeth Yang Strategist & Founder
Better with Company

Ying Sa CEO and Managing Partner
Community CPA

Jonathan Mast Chief Evangelist at Valorous Circle
CEO of White Beard Strategies

Nancy Xiong Reiki Master Energy and Sound Healing Practitioner
St. Paul, Minnesota