Asian/Pacific Islander American Chamber of Commerce & Entrepreneurship (ACE)
On December 31, 2012, a group of Asian-American executives and business owners established the Asian/Pacific Islander American Chamber of Commerce and Entrepreneurship (ACE), a new national organization that gives a voice to the business interests of Asian American and Pacific Islanders. It seeks to improve the economic, political and social well-being of AAPIs by encouraging the growth of existing AAPI entrepreneurs, advocating for AAPI businesses in Washington, D.C., fostering the next generation of AAPI entrepreneurs and promoting the need for wider AAPI leadership in corporate America.
The founding board of directors includes executive-level representatives from the Asian Business Association (ABA), Asian McDonald’s Operators Association, Bank of America, the California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce (CAPCC), the Coalition of Asian American Business Organizations (CAABO), DCH Auto Group, The Coca-Cola Company, Interpublic Group, IW Group, Inc., Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., NRG Power, Inc., NBC Universal, RJT Compuquest, Inc., Southern California Edison, Star Network, State Farm Insurance, Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc., Tsuha Foundation, Verizon, Walmart Global eCommerce and Warner Bros. Pictures.
ACE’s mission is to serve as a strong advocate of AAPI business interests and effect positive change on all issues that enhance and advance the goals and aspirations of AAPI business owners, entrepreneurs and corporate leaders. We strive to do this through supporting and promoting issues that impact the AAPI business community, improving the economic development and economic impact of the AAPI community, advancing coalitions and enhancing community building, and fostering the next generation of AAPI entrepreneurs and CEOs.