WASHINGTON, D.C. ̶ The Federal Asian Pacific American Council announces the winners of the 2018 FAPAC Civilian Awards in recognition of Federal employees who have made significant contributions to the advancement of FAPAC, its mission and the promotion of equal opportunity in the Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) communities. The awards will be presented at the 33rd National Leadership Training Program to be held from May 14-17, 2018, at the Sheraton Pentagon City, 900 South Orme Street, Arlington, VA.
“The Award Committee worked extremely hard to choose the dozen winners based on five criteria,” FAPAC President Olivia Adrian said. “The committee chair Teresa Brown and I congratulate all the winners and look forward to presenting them with their well-deserved awards during Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.” The 2018 NLTP theme is Unite Our Voices by Working Together.
Of the May event, FAPAC President Olivia Adrian, said, “We are excited to present timely training and workshops, plenary sessions and the opportunities to give attendees information for their continued professional and personal development.”
Training sessions will include career development, leadership, strategic management, communications, and diversity and inclusion. Registration is open on FAPAC’s website.
The National Leadership Training Program has been approved by the federal Office of Personnel Management as an appropriate training for the federal workforce. This year’s NLTP is expected to draw up to 300 attendees from across the Federal and D.C. governments.
FAPAC is the premier organization representing Asian American and Pacific Islanders employees in the Federal and D.C. governments. Since 1985, FAPAC has been committed to addressing the interests, issues and representation of AAPIs in the Federal and D.C. governments and promoting local partnerships within the public and private sectors. FAPAC is nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that represents the interests of over 181,000 AAPI employees in the Federal and D.C. governments.
The 2018 Winners:
Diversity Excellence: An individual who has shown a remarkable contribution toward diversity and inclusion through collaboration and against all odds.
- Ms. Hilda Kwan (GS 1-12), Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
- Ms. Joreen Lee (GS 13-15), Johnson Space Center, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
- Mr. Kenneth M. Bailey (GS 13-15), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Department of Commerce
- Mr. Randy Moore (SES), Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Excellence in Individual Achievement: An individual who has shown the greatest contribution toward AAPI representation at all levels as compared to the total AAPI population as a whole.
- Ms. Eva Lee Ngai (GS 1-12), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)
- Ms. Annabelle Flores (GS 13-15), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)
- Mr. Gerald J. Tiqui (GS 13-15), Goddard Space Flight Center, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
- Mr. Michael C. Gregoire (SES), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Outstanding Individual Leadership: An individual who has shown bold leadership and innovation in promoting Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action and Diversity.
- Ms. Lisa Keakalauolono Zimmerman (GS 1-12), NAVFAC Information Technology Center (NITC), Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), U.S. Department of the Navy
- Ms. Patricia Wilson (GS 13-15), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)
- Mr. Manan Vyas (GS 13-15), Glenn Research Center, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
- Ms. Jody A. Singer (SES), Marshall Space Flight Center, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Point of Contact: Rose Hitchings
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