In addition to regular members, FAPAC also has Honorary Members who are nominated by the President with the approval of the Board of Directors. Honorary Members are community leaders who are recognized for their service to the AAPI community and also are strong active advocates of the FAPAC brand and mission. Honorary Members are:
Honorary Member since 2011
Representative Cindy Ryu
Deputy Mayor 1/4/10-12/31/11
Conrad Lee is Bellevue's first minority member of the City Council, the longest continuous serving member of the council and the first mayor (2012-2013) of Asian (Chinese) ancestry.
He represents Bellevue on the Greater Seattle Partners Executive Council and Puget Sound Regional Council Economic Development Board. He is council liaison to the Environmental Services Commission and Special Events Committee.
He was the former president and chair of the Society of Chinese Engineers of Seattle, as well as the Chinese American Association for Professionals. He chaired the Ethnic Chinese New Year Festival and was president of the Chinese Garden Society.
Conrad holds a master's degree in business administration from the University of Washington and a bachelor's degree in engineering from the University of Michigan. Conrad is retired, after working as the regional administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration and an engineer for the Boeing Co. and Seattle Solid Waste Utility.
Born in China, Conrad grew up in Hong Kong and has lived in Bellevue since 1967. He and his wife Winnie live in the Somerset neighborhood, where they raised their two children, Christopher and Jennifer. They have three granddaughters.
She was the first Asian American elected to the Maryland State Senate and the first Asian American woman and first Chinese American to be elected to the Maryland legislature
In 2023, Maryland Governor Wes Moore appointed Susan Lee to be Maryland's Secretary of State. She became the first Asian American person to serve as the Maryland Secretary of State.
Prior to her appointment as Secretary of State, Lee was a leader in the General Assembly on cyber security and innovation, consumer protection, pay equity, and gun safety and laws to fight domestic violence, sexual assault, human and labor trafficking, child and senior abuse, and hate crimes. She also led efforts to promote bioscience, nanobiotechnology, telehealth, IT, and emerging technologies. Lee served in many important roles including Senate Majority Whip, Member of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee, Member of the Senate Executive Nominations Committee, Legislative Policy Committee, and the Joint Committee on Cybersecurity, Information Technology and Biotechnology. Lee was the first and past Chairman of the Maryland Legislative Asian American and Pacific Islander Caucus and past President of the Women Legislators of Maryland (Women’s Legislative Caucus). She also was a Member of the National Conference of State Legislatures Task Force on Immigration and Task Force on Cybersecurity, Member of the Communications, Technology & Interstate Commerce Committee, Member of the Maryland Council for New Americans, and a Presidential Elector.
Lee was the lead senate sponsor of the Maryland Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, True Freedom Act, and Anti-Exploitation Act and laws to ban ghost guns, require background checks on long gun sales, and to empower women, children, families, and all hardworking individuals.
Lee, an attorney, is the first Asian American elected to the Maryland Senate and Chinese American to the General Assembly. She graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park and the University of San Francisco School of Law. Having served in both the public and private sectors, Lee was an attorney with the US Commission on Civil Rights and the US Patent and Trademark Office and Of Counsel with Gebhardt & Associates. She was appointed to serve on the United States Patent and Trademark Advisory Board during the Clinton Administration. Lee has held multiple leadership roles in the community including President of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Greater Washington Area, and Board Member of the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies.
Mark Keam served as a Virginia State Delegate. He graduated from the University of California, Irvine and received a law degree from the U.C. Hasting College of Law. He began his career in public service as an attorney at the Federal Communications Commission and later served as a policy counsel at the Small Business Administration, where he worked to create a level playing field for women-owned businesses and minority enterprises.
After the Clinton Administration, Rep. Keam moved to Capitol Hill to serve as Chief Counsel to Democratic Senator Dick Durbin on the Senate Judiciary Committee from 2001 to 2007, when he left to become a senior advisor for strategic affairs at Verizon, where he helps the company develop ideas that promote the use of technology to solve societal problems.
Since 2009, Rep. Keam has served his constituents in Virginia’s 38th District. In the assembly, Rep. Keam has served in leadership roles as Vice Chair of the Finance Committee and as Chair of the Higher Education Subcommittee. Rep. Keam is the first Korean-American elected to any statewide office in Virginia and serves as the chair of the Asian-American and Pacific Islander Caucus of the General Assembly.