Rooftop Mixer

Summer Rooftop Mixer at
Hudson Terrace
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 @ 6:30 – 9:30pm 
Hudson Terrace
621 West 46th Street
New York, NY 10036
NAAAP-NY is pleased to bring to you our next Networking Series event.
Join us for a special gathering at our Summer Networking Series at Hudson Terrace. This event is in collaboration with eight Fortune 500 Companies includingBloomberg, Credit Suisse, Deloitte, Google, JPM Chase, Moody’s, Morgan Stanley and Ogilvy. NAAAPNY is the exclusive non-profit organization working with these firms to bring a unique opportunity to network with like-minded Asian American Professionals at these respective firms. We expect 1,000 Asian American Professionals to join this event, so don’t miss out! Please do purchase your tickets in advance as we have a limited headcount for this event and tickets will sell out! You would not want to miss this.
***Light fare will be provided. Cash bar***
Reserve your ticket today!

NAAAP Member: Early Bird – Free
(limited to the first 30 signups)
Non-Member: Early Bird – $20
(early bird ends Thursday, 7/14 at 11:59PM)
NAAAP Member: Regular – $5
Non-Member: Regular – $25



Thank You for making our ASIANS IN MEDIA a tremendous success! We were excited by the overwhelming response. Over 100 of you came together to make this event success! Please take a moment to fill out our post event feedback and membership survey here. Your feedback is very important to us. Your responses will help us deliver a better membership experience. Drop us a line at membership@naaapny.orgwith any questions.

Below are some photos. Find more on our facebook page here.


Asians in Media:
Leadership in the New Media Age
Thursday, June 30, 2016 @ 6:45 – 9:45pm
LMHQ – Event Space
20th Floor, 150 Broadway
New York, NY 10038
National Association of Asian American Professionals, New York (NAAAP-NY) is pleased to bring to you our next Talk Thursday event.
Talk Thursday is professional development series that connect industry experts in a fireside chat to share experiences, advice and best practices. After the panel discussion, attendees will have an opportunity to network with panelists in an intimate setting.
Join us for a special edition of Talk Thursday – Asians in Media: Leadership in a New Media Age where we bring together top Asian American actors, directors, producers and writers to discuss their experiences in mainstream media. NAAAPNY is also partnering with the Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF) to bring additional focus to the promotion of Asian Americans in media. Please do comesupport our fellow Asian Americans in this very important and interesting Talk Thursday event! There is limited seating at this venue and we expect this event sell out so please get your tickets soon. You would not want to miss this.
Wine, soft beverages and light fare will be served.
Early Bird Price – Ending June 20 @ 11:59 PM
Members: $5
Non-Members: $10
Regular Price
Members $10
Non-Members $15
VIP Price: $20
VIPs will be seated in the front row, have priority to ask questions
during the Q&A session and much more!
Judy Lei, born and raised in Chinatown and Brooklyn, is an actor and writer based in NYC. Currently, she serves as the Festival Director for the Asian American International Film Festival, for which she was involved in many capacities for the past nine years. Formerly, she was the Congressional Caseworker serving bilingual constituents for Nydia Velazquez in the Lower East Side Office. She also has a plethora of experience with various Asian American organizations such as the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, Kollaboration New York, and the East Coast Asian American Student Union. She graduated from Smith College in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in Asian American Studies with High Honors. She studied acting at the Barrow Group Theatre with Seth Barrish and Lee Brock and Improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in NYC. Her solo show, THE WORLD’S GREATEST – directed by MC Jin, will premiere at The TBG Studio Theatre fromAugust 19-22, 2016 in NYC.
Vincent Lin, an award-winning director and producer in New York City. Vincent won Best Director at the 2012 NBC Short Cuts Festival. He is the recipient of the $60,000 Panavision New Filmmaker Grant, a finalist for the 2013 NBC Universal Directing Fellowship and a 2005 NYU Film/TV graduate recognized with both the Founder’s Day and the New Amsterdam Scholarship Awards. As a producer, Vincent has worked on broadcast commercials and digital content for Samuel Adams, Labatt Blue, White Castle, Bank of America, New York Sports Clubs, Chiquita, and from 2011-2013, oversaw the integrated campaign for Midori Liqueur with celebrity talent Kim Kardashian and Candice Accola. Additional clients include Resource/Ammirati, BBDO, Digitas, ESPN, Lowe’s, Powerade, Applebee’s, Vitamin Water,Visa, Ebay, and The Vilcek Foundation. Along with Matthew D’Amato, Vincent founded VALIANT PICTURES in 2010.
Nadine Truong, a German-born Vietnamese filmmaker, worked in talent representation and at various production companies prior to earning her MFA degree in Directing in 2009 from the American Film Institute. Nadine received her BA degree in Anthropology from UCLA in 2003 and resides in Los Angeles, where she also works as a Yoga Teacher. Her directorial short film credits include Chopsticks, In The Dark and Initiation. In 2006 she became a proud fellow with Los Angeles Asian American Pacific Film Festival’s ‘Armed With A Camera Fellowship, which funded her short film The Muse. Additionally, she received the San Diego International Asian Film Festival’s prestigious George C. Lin Emerging Filmmaker Award in 2010. The proud recipient of the Mary Pickford Scholarship for Excellence in Directing, Nadine was one of three female directors in AFI’s competitive program, and the only fellow to write and direct two award-winning thesis films: The coming-of-age dramedy Eggbaby and Shadow Man, a Vietnam War drama. Nadine premiered her first feature film called Someone I Used to Know in 2013. Her second feature film Senior Project, a teen comedy was released in Spring 2015
Danni Wang, an actress, model who was born in Shenyang and grew up in New York City. She was crowned the 1st runner up of Miss Chinese pageant in 2011 where she discovered her love for performing. Soon after, she attended the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts and Stella Adler Studio of Acting for Acting On Film. She has appeared on TV shows: CBS’s Madame Secretary and NBC’s The Blacklist. Her film credits include: Wong Fu’s The One (2014), Always (2015), A Different Sun (2016) and Class Rank (2016). She is managed by Clear Talent Group.

Brian Yang, is an actor and producer, best known for his role as “Charlie Fong” on the CBS primetime drama series, Hawaii Five-0. Born in Columbus, Ohio and raised in the Bay Area, Brian began his acting career after he attended the University of California at Berkeley, where he studied biology and dramatic arts. He works both in front of and behind the camera on projects in the US and throughout Asia. In 2009, he was the host of Shanghai Rush, China’s most extensive reality show to date then and currently he does hosting and production work with several companies that have an interest in professional basketball in the Chinese market (NBA China, Alibaba, Muho TV, ESPN.). His production company, 408 Films, has produced feature films in both the US and Asia including the Jeremy Lin documentary, LINSANITY directed by Evan Jackson Leong. He is currently producing a feature biopic about the former NBA player Stephon Marbury and his life in Beijing called MY OTHER HOME.

Asian Heritage Month Celebrations – May 19


Asian Heritage Month Celebration
Flavors of Asia – a culinary experience
Thursday, May 19, 2016 @ 6:45 – 9:45pm
Japan Society
333 East 47th Street
New York, NY, 10017
Our culinary experience takes us on a tour of the exotic cuisines of Asia including:
  • Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Taiwanese, Korean, Thai & Vietnamese Foods to eat
  • Teas of Asia for our attendees to sip
  • Different Asian alcoholic beverages to try
  • Cultural performances
  • and much more!
NAAAP Member: Early Bird – $35
Non-Member: Early Bird – $40
(early bird ends Monday, 5/9 at 11:59PM)
NAAAP Member: Regular – $40
Non-Member: Regular – $45
Come Celebrate Your Asian American Heritage With Us!

Introducing our first Real Estate Series Event – April 28th

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Diversity Matters at Mercer Racial and Ethnic Diversity SMALLCooper & Cooper

Real Estate Series

A Practical Guide to Buying an Apartment in NYC

Thursday, April 28, 2016 @ 6:30pm – 9:30pm


  1166 Ave of the Americas, 35th Floor

New York, NY 10036

National Association of Asian American Professionals, New York (NAAAP-NY)

pleased to partner with Cooper & Cooper Real Estate and Mercer Racial and Ethnic

Diversity Business Resource Group, to kick off our first Real Estate Seminar Series.

Whether you’re looking to buy your first home or thinking of investing in a second

property/vacation home, this insightful seminar provides all the ins-and-outs of the purchase

process while considering current market conditions.

Topics include:

Condo vs. Co-Op

Market Overview

Financial Analysis

The Sales Timeline

The Buy-Side Team

Valuation and More!

After the informational session, attendees will have an opportunity to engage our speakers to

ask more detailed questions as well as network with other like-minded professionals.

Bring a friend and join us for a special edition and the first of many real estate talks to come,

primarily focusing on buying, renting and selling properties. Our featured speakers include:

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NAAAP Member: Early Bird – Free

Non-Member: Early Bird – $15

(early bird ends 4/20 at 11:59PM)

NAAAP Member: Regular – $10

Non-Member: Regular – $25


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You don’t want to miss this exciting event!

Talk Tuesday: Tech/Start-ups/Venture Capital edition

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Talk Tuesday: Tech/Start-ups/Venture Capital edition
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 @ 6:45 – 9:45 pm
Wells Fargo Learning Center
Madison Conference Room
  150 E 42nd Street
New York, NY 10017
NAAAP-NY is pleased to partner with Asian Connection, Wells Fargo’s Asian American affinity group, to bring to you our next Talk Tuesday event.

Talk Tuesday is professional development series that connect top local executives from various industries in a fireside chat to share best practices, advice and experiences. After the panel discussion, attendees will have an opportunity to network with panelists in an intimate setting.

Join us for a special edition of Talk Tuesday (Tech/Startup/Venture Capital)where we bring 4 startup CEOs, 1 venture capitalist and a Miss Asian America to moderate this soon to be sold out event. You would not want to miss this.
Beer/Wine and light refreshments will be served.
Early bird price: Members – $15
Early bird price: Non-members – $25
(early bird ends on Monday, 3/21
Regular price: Members – $20
Regular price: Non-members – $30

 Stephanie Lin is proud to represent Women in STEM as Miss Asian America 2015-16. She is currently also acting spokesperson for the Tainan Earthquake Relief Fund, and Host and Producer of Sandbox, a YouTube series that profiles entrepreneurs and founders. Prior to her stint as Director of Marketing at 500 Startups, Stephanie managed branding, vendor and licensor relationships for top-

grossing games at Kabam. Prior to gaming, Stephanie was a news producer for NBC 4 and, and also held positions at Saturday Night Live, the TODAY Show and CNBC’s Fast Money. She began her career as a production and administrative assistant to Diane Sawyer and the ABC 20/20 team.



Bob Wu, CEO and Co-founder of Teleport and Venture Partner with Social Starts. Bob is currently the CEO and co-founder of Teleport, one of the first companies built on Uber’s API. He is also a Venture Partner with Social Starts and was previously the Lead Partner. Social Starts is a seed stage VC fund that invests in companies like Mashable, Boxed, Greenhouse, Elite Daily, SimpleReach, and Grovo. Before that he worked at Ziff Brothers Investments in a variety of roles across different groups including Family Office, Private Markets & Strategy, and Executive. Prior to that he worked as an investment banker in Shanghai, China structuring pre-IPO technology companies. Bob is the co-founder and former President of Taiwanese American Professionals – New York (TAP-NY) and also the former President of Taiwanese American Citizens League (TACL). He has also held non-profit board positions with Amigos de las Americas – NY Chapter as well as Council of Urban Professionals (CUP). In his free time he teaches financial literacy to high school students through Junior Achievement (JA). He holds a BA in International Relations (Global Business) from the University of Southern California.

Neal Shenoy, CEO & Co-Founder, Speakaboos and Founding Partner, [212]MEDIA. Neal is CEO & Co-Founder of Speakaboos, an award-winning mobile education platform that motivates young children from PreK – 3rd grade to read. Neal is responsible for assembling team with deep industry expertise across organizations such as Nickelodeon, PBS Kids, Scholastic, Barnes & Noble, Hasbro, Pepsi and Mattel. Neal is also a Co-Founder of Saavn, the largest digital service for South Asian music in the world, whose investors include Tiger Global, Bertelsmann and Liberty Media. Saavn was recently chosen by Forbes as one of the most promising U.S. companies. Saavn has the broadest music catalog in the industry across 900+ record labels and 28 languages, reaches over 20MM consumers on web, mobile and social platforms and is built on proprietary technology for search, play, recommendation and personalization. Neal is a Founding Partner at [212]MEDIA which builds consumer media ventures in fragmented markets alongside major media companies. In addition to Saavn, Neal co-founded each of the [212]MEDIA portfolio companies. [212]MEDIA and its ventures have been profiled in the Wall Street Journal, NY Times, TIME, Variety, MSNBC and CNN for their innovative approach to building industry-leading ventures.

Sally Wang, CEO and co-founder of DocFlight. Sally (Yuanheng) Wang is a health tech entrepreneur and multidisciplinary IP & Regulatory lawyer, with an interdisciplinary career in healthcare that spans law, policy, business, science & technology. She is the CEO & Co-founder of DocFlight, an international telemedicine startup connecting Chinese patients with top US doctors. DocFlight is incubated at top the NY incubator, ERA, in a class of 11 companies selected from over 1000 companies. DocFlight is a partner of Microsoft, IBM, and Mt. Sinai Hospital, and various Chinese hospitals and healthcare institutions, and received high praises from many tech leaders, including former head of Google China, Kai-fu Lee, and YCombinator founder, Jessica Livington. Previously, she was Chief Strategy Officer, EVP of IP & Regulatory at a mobile health startup, valued at $100 million. She clerked for a Southern District of New York judge, practiced at a premier IP boutique, worked on healthcare issues of national importance at the US Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pension Committee and the US Food and Drug Administration. Sally began her career as a business management consultant for the pharmaceutical and biotech industry. Sally received a joint JD/MPH from Harvard Law School/Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and A.B. in Biology, magna cum laude, from Harvard College.

Richard Liang, CEO and founder of Preo. Preo founder and CEO Richard Liang is a native New Yorker who was raised in Brooklyn and started developing businesses at age 14. After graduating from Stuyvesant High School, Richard studied mathematics and finance at the University of Michigan. After graduation, he landed a position at an investment banking firm before moving to investing with a private equity firm. The world of banking and finance offered security but little inspiration, prompting Richard to attend Columbia Business School. It was here that he developed his passion for businesses, and it was at an innovation event that he was inspired to develop Preo.

Shawn Cheng, Principal at Vayner/RSE, Venture Capital. Shawn Cheng is a Principal at Vayner/RSE, Gary Vaynerchuk’s venture capital firm. Vayner’s focuses early stage investments for startups in need of strategic guidance in marketing and storytelling. Prior to joining he worked in Digital Strategy, Digital Advertising, Social Media and Search at BBDO, Razorfish and VaynerMedia for 10 years. He has also been working with startups for over 5 years and helped to build dozens of brands such as, Mondelez, GE, Starwood Hotels and Victoria’s Secret. Originally from California, he now lives in Brooklyn and is currently interested in virtual reality, esports and silver tech.

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Thank You for making our Lunar New Year festivities a tremendous success! We were excited by the overwhelming response. Over 700 of you came together to make this one of our biggest celebrations ever! Please take a moment to fill out our post event feedback and membership survey here. Your feedback is very important to us. Your responses will help us deliver a better membership experience.

Check out more pictures from the LNY event on our Facebook page here



02/24/2016 Lunar New Year Celebration



with JPMorganChase, Morgan Stanley & Verizon

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 @ 6:30 – 10:00pm
Jing Fong Restaurant
20 Elizabeth St. New York, NY 10013

We have confirmed 400 attendees.
Only a week left to join the fun!
Hurry up and get your early bird tickets, which end on Wednesday, February 17, 11:59PM!

In celebration of the Lunar New Year and the Year of the Monkey, NAAAP-NY is excited to host an evening of cultural celebrations, festivities and networking with the Asian-American affinity groups of JPMorganChase, Morgan Stanley, andVerizon! We are expecting a huge turnout, so be there to take part in this fabulous evening of food and fun!

Highlights of the evening include:

  • 9 course dinner banquet
  • Lion dance, ribbon dancers, networking games, a private DJ and much more!
  • Panel consists of executives from JPMorganChase, Morgan Stanley and Verizon (stay tuned for bios)
  • Network with executives and like-mind professionals from various industries
  • 500+ attendees
  • Cash bar

Early bird price: Members – $40

Early bird price: Non-members – $50 (early bird ends on Wednesday, 2/17)


Regular price: Members – $45

Regular price: Non-members – $55


*Become a NAAAP-NY Member today!
Only $25 for early sign-ups.
Get $10 off with code: NAAAPLNY2016 (Reg. $35). Sign up here



We expect a sold out event, so hurry and get your ticket before it’s gone!

We look forward to ringing in the Year of the Monkey with the NAAAP community!

To view photos from our 2015 Lunar New Year Celebration, click here.

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“We Make Leaders!”

NAAAP New York is a non-profit, 501(c)(3), all-volunteer, Pan-Asian American professional organization that promotes the career advancement and leadership development of Asian American professionals in all fields through professional development, community service, and social events.   We are the founding chapter of the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP)with a history dating back to 1982.