Dilawar Syed appointed to President Obama’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans
Dilawar A Syed, President & CEO, Yonja Media Group San Francisco and formerly with Yahoo, former President of OPEN, has been appointed by President Obama to the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans. The Commission is part of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans which is co-chaired by U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan and U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Gary Locke. The Commission will work to improve the quality of life and opportunities for Asian Americans by facilitating increased access to and participation in federal programs where they remain under-served. Education, economic opportunities, civil rights and sustainable communities will be key areas of focus of the Commission’s work.
In a message to friends and colleagues, Dilawar says:
It’s been immensely gratifying to collaborate and drive results in entrepreneurship development and policy advocacy in our communities. The establishment of the President’s Asian American Commission – and our representation – is a great recognition of the impact we have made together. It also underscores the critical importance of continuing our efforts in community building. The Commission begins its work with its first meeting in Washington next week.
The following Press Release was issued in this regard: