APCA National Awards Banquet 2014


Midwest Chapter hosted this year’s National Awards Banquet in Chicago, IL. Photo of the amazing Chicago skyline taken from the Adler Planetarium.

Pictured above is Victor Kwong (APCA Midwest President) and Brandon Duong (APCA WA Communications Officer). The APCA National Awards Banquet was an opportunity to recognize honorees that are making a difference in APCA, in our Corporation and in our Community. Enjoy the few photos brought back from our Washington State delegation.

Thank you speech by Brandon Duong APCA National Outstanding Member Award

The APCA Washington Chapter Delegation at the banquet

Anna Kay Rice is the current APCA National Marketing & Public Relations Officer

randon Duong, Dennis Clark, Brian Ramos, Robert Mendoza

Brandon was very fortunate to have met Robin Fujii from Southern California Chapter. They worked together for many years supporting the APCA Scholarship Program. Robin is a very well respected leader and supporter of APCA even in his retirement.

APCA Northern California Chapter recognized as the Chapter of the Year. (Mimi Abilo, Grace Sicat, Greg Yata, June Tom, Linda Phon)

Brandon Duong pictured with Jackson Ku (APCA National President) and Carol Tagayun (Previous APCA National President)

Please join us in congratulating all of the honorees at this year's APCA National Banquet that was held in Chicago, IL. The banquet is special this year because one of our chapter officers and executive board member, Brandon Duong, was honored at the event with the APCA National Outstanding Member Award for his leadership and contributions to APCA. He is the very first member from Washington State to be nominated and recognized out of 5000+ APCA members nationwide. This year’s APCA National Banquet recognized and honored three amazing recipients. - Corporate Leadership Award: Mike Coffey, President-In-Flight-Connectivity - Outstanding Member Award: Brandon Duong, Sr. Technical Architect – Mobility & Home Solutions IT - Community Leadership Award: Lakhi Siap, Co-Founder of Ascene Chicago The evening's program also revealed that the Chapter of the Year Award was awarded to the APCA Northern California Chapter. The Northern California delegation was there to proudly receive the $500 check for their chapter. The banquet was also a way for APCA to fundraise for the National APCA Scholarship Program. Many APCA chapters, companies, AT&T organizations and people signed up to be sponsors of the event through their donations. Silent and live auctions were conducted during the event showcasing devices and tablets. The event provided a wonderful opportunity for APCA members and friends to meet and to re-connect. Thank you APCA Midwest Chapter for hosting this year's National Awards Banquet! And congratulations to all award recipients!

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