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Each GAACC committee is chaired by a GAACC Board member. Service commitment is for a calendar year. Serving in any of these capacities is a pathway to serving on the Board. Committees, their composition and areas of responsibilities are listed below. Information and updates will be added as committees and programs develop and improve services.

If you are interested in serving on a committee in 2023, please complete this online application.


The Development Committee leads the chamber in securing funding and promoting financial growth. The committee works with our existing partners and develops mechanisms to acquire new corporate partnerships for major events like the Ovation Gala and Texas Asian Economic Summit.

Yuen Yung
Development Committee Chair


The Membership Committee reviews and makes recommendations to improve membership structures to support numeric goals per our strategic plan. This committee also reviews and improves member programs and drives partnerships to increase membership. The current Membership subcommittees are Membership Growth, Women’s Club, Masterclass & Mixers, Minority Certification, and Facebook Community Group. The subcommittees are each led by a Captain and work to design solutions and events that serve our members within their area of focus.

Min Choe
Committee Membership Chair

Wan J. Kim
Membership Growth Captain

Christine Nieh
Master Class & Mixer Captain

Stephanie Louie
Women’s Club Captain (2022)

Emlyn Roesler
Women’s Club Captain (2023)

Michelle Sledz
Minority Supplier Certification Captain

Charlie Oh
Facebook Community Group Captain


The Financial Committee advises GAACC with financial matters. (Participation on the Finance Committee is open to Board of Directors members only.)

Shanaz Hemmati
Finance Committee Chair

texas asian economic summit COMMITTEE

Being the first of its kind, this event will bring national and international business delegations to Austin and provide a platform for the local business community to network and share experiences with business leaders from central Texas, other states and Asian countries.

Kannan Kaliyur
Summit Committee Chair

ovation planning COMMITTEE

This committee plans our annual awards fundraiser, Ovation. It includes recognizing leaders in our community, a re-cap of GAACC programs, events, and impact. This event is often referred to as “the BEST party in town!”

Katy Crist
Ovation Committee Chair 

golf planning COMMITTEE

This committee plans and executes the annual Fall Classic Golf Tournament.

Minh Tran
Golf Committee Chair 

nominating & governance COMMITTEE

This committee identifies and recommends candidates to serve as nominees for election to the Board. This Committee shall recommend to the Board of Directors a set of corporate governance principles and assist the Board in assessing the Board’s performance of its duties and responsibilities. (Participation on the Nomination & Governance Committee is open to Board of Directors members only.)

Sharad Mudhol
N&G Committee Chair 

advocacy COMMITTEE

This committee reviews and recommends advocacy initiatives and policies. GAACC advocates for our members, Asian Pacific American (APA) businesses in Central Texas, and the APA community both locally, statewide, and nationally. 

Mark Duval
Advocacy Committee Chair