September marks my two-year anniversary as Executive Director of the Committee of 100. I am pleased to report that I continue to find my work stimulating and gratifying, both in its intellectual content and enormous impact. For every day of the last two years, I have been driven by the Committee's critical mission to strengthen the U.S.-China relationship and to advance the prospects for Chinese Americans.
Recently, for example, I had the opportunity to collaborate closely with a number of our members in preparing a rapid response to a slanted op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal about America's past exclusion of Chinese American immigrants. (See "Committee of 100 Responds to Distorted Op-Ed in the WSJ") The spontaneous outburst of talent, insight, vision and commitment of our members reaffirmed my principal attraction to the Committee of 100 in 2009—our incredibly gifted members are deeply passionate and committed to our C-100 mission.
Our motivated members are inspired by similarly devoted leaders. I am privileged to work with the Committee’s nurturing leadership, spearheaded by Dominic Ng, an extraordinary and accomplished leader with the vision and resolve to elevate the organization from Good to Great.
Lastly, I have boundless pride in our professional staff, to whom I am indebted and most grateful. Our unrivaled and dedicated C-100 team was steadfast and resilient notwithstanding the challenge to expand our program scope and exceed past achievements even with unexpected setbacks. Our staff was unwavering in its loyalty over the last two years.
My sincere thanks, therefore, to C-100 leaders, members, staff and supporters for helping me harness and mobilize the Committee’s vast resources in carrying out our vision, implementing our programs, and making a lasting impact on our stakeholders. You have enriched our collective journey in bridging understanding and progress between America and China.