Cliff Zhonggang Li worked in IBM Boca Raton as an IT professional after his graduation in Tsinghua University and Florida Atlantic University. He started his entrepreneurial venture in export and later in Internet software business. He is a recognized expert in the e-Regulation field by the National Association of the Secretary of State, ACR section. Government regulation-making platforms he designed as the lead architect are currently relied upon by over a thousand government agencies in several states, as well as by tens of millions of citizens. He has been involved in the political field during his work in eGovernment for over 15 years; and recently became the Executive Director of National Committee of Asian American Republicans (Asian.GOP). He was appointed a member of the Florida Advisory Council on Small and Minority Business Development from 2007-2011 by FL Governor’s office.
Juan Carlos Benitez is an attorney and lobbyist based in Guam. Mr. Benitez is also known as a key player and fundraiser in the Republican Party and a leader in the Republican Hispanic community. A native of Puerto Rico and first-hand participant in U.S. territory management, he was formerly the lead U.S. lobbyist for the government of Guam. He served as one of the leading international relations specialists at Cassidy & Associates, one of Washington DC Premier Lobbying firms. With his depth of knowledge and broad network of contacts, Mr. Benitez has became a tremendous strategic partner for his clients in designing and implementing successful lobbying strategies to further their needs in Washington and Guam.
Tim has more than 19 years of professional experience with 8 years of financial consulting experience directly assisting political organizations. He provides accounting, financial, and administrative services to multiple candidate committees and PACs. Tim was an Associate with Booz Allen Hamilton and served as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. He received a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University, earned an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin, and holds a Certificate of Accounting from George Mason University.
Benming Zhang is a City Council Member at City of Williamsburg, Virginia. Zhang is believed to be the first Asian-American ever elected to the council according to the City of Williamsburg's communications specialist. He has been involved in Williamsburg politics since his freshman year at William & Mary, when Mayor Clyde Haulman appointed him to the Public Housing Advisory Committee. In addition to his four-year term with that body, Zhang has also served as a member of the Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance and the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation Revolutionary Society.
Shu Xuan has 16 years of professional experiences at different Fortune 500 companies. As the member of the Executive Management Team, her job roles were primarily focused on communications, legislation lobbying, and government relations. Her work experience enabled her to grasp different levels of government processes and reach the strong understanding of the huge impact of public policy on the society, especially on the dynamic emerging market. She received a bachelor degree from University of California, Riverside and earned her master degree at Georgetown University majored at Public Policy.
Xudan Zhou is a recent graduate from University of Pittsburgh. The program for her master’s degree is Social and Comparative Analysis in Education. She has academic background in policy and administrative research in education along with statistics (STATA). With great passion and excellent performance for educational studies, she was honored tuition remission scholarship by Asian Study Center of University of Pittsburgh. She finds it significant to unite and empower Asians/Asian Americans so that the new generation can enhance cultural, economic, and political influence in the United States.