USPAACC National President & CEO Susan Au Allen recently met with procurement and high-level officials of the Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA), as part of USPAACC’s continuing effort to connect with organizations across industries and search for new business opportunities for its members nationwide.
(Photo - clockwise from top left: USPAACC National President & CEO Susan Au Allen with MLB Senior VP, Diversity & Inclusion Wendy Lewis; With “The Joy Luck Club” author Amy Tan at the AREAA National Convention; and with AREAA founders, and movers and shakers in the Asian American real estate community)
MLB, a professional baseball organization with a total of 30 teams playing in the American and National Leagues, is planning the nation’s largest Sports Diversity Summit in Arizona in March 2016, and Senior VP, Diversity & Inclusion Wendy Lewis discussed pan Asian American participation with USPAACC’s Allen at the MLB headquarters in New York City.
In San Francisco, the AREAA National Convention was held October 22-24, 2015 and the attendees – mainly composed of the nation’s top real estate leaders in the Asian American community, reflected on the historical impact Asian Americans have had on the United States, both culturally and economically. At the convention, USPAACC’s Allen met with AREAA founders, and movers and shakers in the Asian American real estate community – many of whom are investing, developing, as well as bringing investments from East, South and Southeast Asia into the country for the stability and opportunities America offers.
“We are delighted to connect with national organizations like the MLB and the AAREA to find lucrative contracts for our Asian American suppliers,” Allen said. “While we continue to search for new procurement opportunities for our members, we also strengthen USPAACC’s relationships with these organizations so that we could exchange innovative ideas and real-world strategies that mutually benefit our respective constituency.”