President's Message

PRESIDENT'S ADDRESS 

I am thrilled to be serving as the first female President for the Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce (GDAACC) and look forward to leading the organization into a new exciting and innovative chapter.

I would like to personally express my sincerest gratitude to retired GDAACC President, Galileo Jumaoas, for his dedication and immeasurable contributions to GDAACC and the community for these past three decades.  On behalf of the North Texas community and countless people you have helped, thank you so much Gal and enjoy your well-deserved extended vacation.

Thank you to GDAACC’s Board of Directors for believing in me and my vision for taking GDAACC into the next era.  I look forward to working with each of you to build a stronger GDAACC for limitless opportunities.

Taking on the role of President for GDAACC is a dream come true for me. I started at the Chamber as a Steering Committee Chair for our flagship Leadership Tomorrow program while I was in law school at SMU. Working at the Chamber for a year to start the Leadership tomorrow program was my first job out of law school, and it is one of my proudest life achievements.  Returning to the Chamber has truly felt like coming home.

GDAACC and the world has changed so much since then, and I am thrilled to be leading GDAACC into a new era of global innovation and fostering global economic growth.  My three areas of focus for GDAACC are to provide greater opportunities to connect, educate, and empower our members and everyone who wants to do business with our members.  

CONNECT – introduce individuals and businesses to each other for increased opportunities, locally and globally.
EDUCATE – expand our business knowledge, specifically in the realm of high innovation.
EMPOWER – empower and inspire our members and community to be more involved in business development and civic engagement.

The goal is to solidify GDAACC’s position as thought leaders with essential, informed perspectives that are necessary at the table of all major economic development and public policy discussions aimed at improving North Texas and global business.

GDAACC is not just about helping Asian American owned businesses, we also connect individuals, businesses and organizations wanting to network and work with Asian American owned entities and do business in Asian countries.  GDAACC is uniquely positioned to be the catalyst for these prospects.

With your continued support as members, sponsors, and partners, we will move forward together in this new chapter for the Chamber. I look forward to meeting each of you at GDAACC’s upcoming events and hearing your feedback on how we can better serve you and North Texas.  In the next few months, opportunities for you to engage with GDAACC include the Annual Regional Conference (September 18), Annual Awards Banquet (October), and Women’s Business Conference (November 14).

I am confident our best years are ahead for GDAACC and together, we can connect, educate, and empower our community on a global scale.

All the best,

Karen Liu Pang
Karen@gdaacc.com

Photographer: Kathy Tran

Taken at Crow Collection of Asian Art

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