2021 Asian American Pacific Islander Leadership Summit
Siewhiang McCreight is currently Vice President, Chief Audit & Risk Officer of the Auto Club Group. She has 22 years of experience in Banking and Insurance across domestic and international markets. As Chief Audit & Risk Officer, Siewhiang leads Internal Audit and Enterprise Risk Management (ERM). Siewhiang is passionate about diversity and inclusion and currently is the executive sponsor for Auto Club Group’s LGBTQ+ employee resource group. She was previously an Executive Director with USAA and responsible for Dodd-Frank Act Stress Testing (DFAST), Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) and Risk Data Reporting. Her prior experience included Comprehensive Capital Analysis & Review (CCAR), Operational Risk Framework including risk/loss databases, Key Risk Indicators (KRI), Risk & Control Self Assessments (RCSA) and Economic Capital Allocation model. Siewhiang holds M.B.A., M.Eng (Computer Science) and B.S. (Computer Science) degrees from Cornell University. She is also a Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Six Sigma Green Belt. She currently serves on the Audit Committee of Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association (MCCA).
As Chief Growth Officer, Ms. Jain is responsible for leading growth to develop market share and deliver sales results that support the long-term growth objectives of Atlas. She is a versatile executive with a track record of accomplishments in strategy, business development, operations, delivery and strategic alliances. With over 30 years of diverse experience in engineering and construction industry globally, she has worked in the private and public sectors in the transportation, environmental, energy and water markets. Ms. Jain’s expertise is in developing and executing transformational strategies that drive profitable growth in complex and dynamic environments. She is known for her integrity, strategic and creative thinking, driving results, leadership development and employee engagement in multi-cultural environments. Prior to joining Atlas, Ms. Jain was the Global Director of Sales at Atkins, Inc. She led Atkins' business strategy and growth efforts, including strategic initiatives and planning, client account management, client solutions, and digital innovation. Responsible for sales targets of over one billion in North America, she developed a disciplined win-work strategy that fueled significant growth of the business in recent years. After an early career as an engineer at CH2M HILL, Ms. Jain progressed in her career by taking on leadership roles in operations and business development in a growing and matrixed organization. As the Chief of Staff to the CEO, she was responsible for leading and working with the board and leadership team on the development of corporate strategy including associated investment actions. She led cross functional teams on transformational projects including portfolio (geographic and business) optimization, operational efficiency, employee engagement, M&A, and organizational structure. Ms. Jain was appointed by the Board and CEO to develop and implement revenue acceleration strategies across the globe for all business units and regions. With Masters degrees in Environmental Engineering and Physics, and a Bachelors in Civil Engineering, Ms. Jain serves on the board of the Civil Engineering Department of City College in NY. She also serves on the foundation board of IBBTA. She is passionate about STEM and diversity initiatives and is the founder of a non-profit focused on education of underprivileged children.
Suk-Kyu Koh is Chairman and CEO of Chrysan Industries, a global manufacturer of automotive lubricants and specialty chemicals headquartered in Plymouth, Michigan. Koh has (32) years of industry experience in the oil and chemical industry. He is responsible for product development and manufacturing activities across all of Chrysan’s facilities in the US, Mexico, and Asia-Pacific regions. Prior to Chrysan, Koh was a Research Scientist at Cambridge BioTech, a biotechnology company that developed diagnostic products & vaccines for AIDS, hepatitis, and Lyme disease. Koh is active in the local community supporting Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Lupus Foundation, Special Olympics and World Vision. Additionally, he is a member of National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP), Detroit and is a proud advisory board member for Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce (APACC). Chrysan has been awarded with accolades such as Supplier of the Year at GM, MMSDC, and the SBA, Fast 100 Asian Business Award, and is listed on the Inc 5000 fastest growing private companies. Koh received a Bachelor degree in chemistry from Cornell University in 1989.
Caren K. Lock is the Regional Vice President and Associate General Counsel of TIAA. In her role at TIAA, Caren is the primary interface for the company and its’ subsidiaries on all legislative, executive, regulatory, and administrative matters for the South and Midwest regions. Her expertise include policy development, regulatory compliance, lobbying, coalition building, and industry relations. Prior to joining TIAA, Caren was general counsel with a consumer financial company. Before entering the corporate world, Caren spent over a decade litigating complex business matters including copyright and trademark infringement, employment discrimination, shareholder and partnership disputes, aviation, and toxic tort. Caren serves on the Executive Board and is the incoming Board Chair of the Texas Bar College and The Dallas Assembly. In addition, she is on the Board of the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum and the President’s Advisory Board of UT Southwestern Medical Center. In 2015, Caren co-founded The Orchid Giving Circle which provides community grants to support social change and services to the North Texas Asian Community. Her community engagement includes past service on multiple nonprofit and bar association boards including Texas Women’s Foundation and Asian Pacific Interest Section of the State Bar of Texas. Caren lives in Allen, Texas with her husband, mother, and three sons.
Roop Raj is the 5pm weekday anchor at Fox 2 News. His career started at age 14 when he produced and hosted his own television program in Troy, Mi. At 19, he was hired at CBS & ABC stations in Lansing, Mi. After a couple of years, Roop was hired to anchor the news in Flint, Mi followed by seven years at NBC in New Orleans. After 24 hurricanes including Katrina, he moved to Detroit in ‘09 where an economic storm was brewing. Roop is an ardent believer in the city’s future. Roop wishes more people would travel and see how our diversity, sense of community and natural beauty in this region are unparalleled. Roop is also a public speaking coach and keynote speaker. At TEDxDetroit 2018, he headlined with his talk highlighting the gifts of rejection. Roop teaches storytelling classes to executives across the world. From Honda to the FBI, his classes have been ordered from all corners of the globe. Roop lives with his wife, Julie and their boxer pup Louise. In his spare time he enjoys cooking, traveling and reading.
Van Nguyen (pronounced Von Winn) joined Schoolcraft College in 2018 and is currently the Chief Marketing and Communications Officer charged with developing marketing and communications strategies that promote the college’s mission and increase community awareness. Additionally, she chairs the college’s inaugural DEI task force, formed in 2020. Before joining Schoolcraft College, Van was the Director of Trustee Development overseeing 132 Beaumont Health Trustees in Southeast Michigan. She helped advanced the inaugural group to become health ambassadors in their respective communities. Prior to 2017, she was executive director of the Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce (APACC) in Livonia where she launched economic advancement programs in the minority business community. Van has more than 15 years of experience in the digital marketing industry; spearheading General Motor’s first “social command center” and also worked as an account director at Ogilvy & Mather where she managed a social marketing campaign for Ford Motor Company Van is active in the local community serving as an advisory board member for Shakespeare in Detroit and Southeastern Salvation Army – Adult Rehabilitation Center and board member and secretary at Gleaners Community Food Bank. She has been awarded with Corp! Magazine Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award, Crain's 40 Under 40 Class of 2015, Women's Leadership in Action Award and featured in the 6th Edition of DRIVEN Magazine for Diversity and Inclusion in the automotive industry for her efforts at APACC. Van received her Bachelors from Baylor University, Masters from University of Texas at Dallas and currently pursuing her doctorate’s degree at Ferris State University.
|12:00 — 12:20 p.m.||Opening Keynote
Angeles Valenciano, CEO, National Diversity Council
|12:20 — 1:00 p.m.||Keynote Speaker|
|1:00 — 2:15 p.m.||General Panel Session|
|2:15 — 2:30 p.m.||Closing Remarks & Recognition of Sponsors|