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Board Chairs


Carol Nguyen

Chair of APEX Cares

Carol Nguyen currently works as an International Recruitment Coordinator at California State University, Long Beach where she helps international students receive a high-quality education in the U.S. Her main responsibilities include recruitment, outreach, advising, and counseling prospective international students. Originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota, Carol has always recognized the importance of volunteering in her local community. Some of her past volunteer efforts include mentoring middle school students from underrepresented populations and serving at a family-focused [...] Read More

Kai Hsiao

Chair of Membership

Kai Hsiao is a Workers’ Compensation Defense Attorney at the Law Offices of Edward De la Loza in Whittier.  She has had an extensive law career in Entertainment Law, Class Action, Employment Law and Workers’ Compensation.   This is her second tenure as Chair of Membership for APEX. Contact Kai at Read More

Jean Lyu

Chair of Mentorship

Jean's passion for helping others, particularly students, led her to the education industry. She's currently a counselor at a private institution in the Los Angeles area. Prior to working in education, she was in the finance industry. During her spare time, she likes to exercise (especially Zumba dance classes), try different ethnic foods, and follow dogs on Instagram. Contact Jean at  Read More

Vivian Tran

Chair of Professional Development

Vivian Tran is the Business Manager at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology where she oversees the financial and business operating responsibilities for the Online campus as well as from a National perspective.  Founded in 1979, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is an independent professional graduate school with a dynamic student body and a professionally accomplished faculty.  Prior to joining The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Vivian was an HR Training Assistant for [...] Read More

Maggie Lau

Chair of Strategy & Human Resources

Maggie is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), who is currently on the Production Team at an Asian American Marketing Firm located in Downtown LA.  Her duties include coordinating and facilitating events; identifying requirements and allocating production resources; and strategic planning and execution.  She is knowledgeable in managing projects, ensuring that they meet their objectives on time and on budget. Maggie is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego, with a [...] Read More

Samuel Hong

Chair of Youth Education Summit (YES)

Sam Hong is currently working as a ­certified pharmacy technician for CVS Caremark, the largest pharmacy health care provider in the United States with integrated offerings across the entire spectrum of pharmacy care. He will be beginning his road to achieving a PharmD at the University of Illinois, Chicago this August. Born and raised in Orange County, Sam graduated from University of California San Diego with a B.S. in Pharmacological Chemistry. Sam was [...] Read More

Arthur Li

Chair of Youth Olympics

Originally from Hong Kong, Arthur currently works in LA in technology focused startups in a number of different industries, including food tech, data analytics, and digital marketing. His first involvement with APEX came as a result of his active participation in the USC Alumni Board of Los Angeles, where he also currently serves, before officially joining the board in 2015 as the Chair of Youth Olympics. Read More

What is APEX?

The Asian Professional Exchange (APEX) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan community based organization with multifaceted goals and purposes that are charitable, cultural and educational in nature. Established in 1993, APEX currently boasts an e-community membership of 10,000 members. Contact us