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Michael Chin, CMAA Board President and Vice President of the First Midwest Banking Group, has been recognized for his outstanding contributions to Chicago’s commercial banking industry as well as serving as a minority role model in finance Mr. Chin was featured as an executive in Crain’s Chicago Business as part of their 2020 Notable Minorities in Commercial Banking. Mr. Chin has over 30 years of experience in commercial banking, commercial real estate ad middle market lending. Mr. Chin has also been a board member at CMAA for 20 years; we are so fortunate to benefit from his commitment and passion in service of Chicago’s immigrant and refugee community. Read all about Mr. Chin's Accomplishments here - Crain's 2020 Notable Minorities in Commercial Banking

Congratulations Mike!

Implementing the safety recommendations based on the summer camp guidelines distributed by the City of Chicago (“Be Safe Chicago” guidelines) and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity's Restore Illinois Day Camps Guidelines, Margret and Youth Department staff were able to hose their summer camp on-site for ASM interns and youth while keeping the participant’s safety at the forefront, maintaining social distancing responsibilities created by COVID-19. Some of the safety measures included temperature checks at the door; self screening forms completed daily; facemasks; and mandatory hand washing during designated periods throughout the day. Congratulations to the Youth Department for a sale and fun summer!

Sharon Hwang, CMAA Board Member, Shareholder and Executive Committee member at McAndrews Held and Mallory, has been recognized for her leadership and contributions to the legal field. Ms. Hwang has over 25 years of experience practicing intellectual property law and patent litigation. Recently featured as an Attorney in Crain’s Chicago Business as part of their 2020 Notable Women in Law, Ms. Hwang is rising influencer who is working to expand the role of women in the legal field. Read all about Ms. Hwang’s accomplishments here - Crain's 2020 Notable Women in Law

Congratulations Sharon!

In 2015, Shane combined his passion for student mentoring, volunteerism and diversity by founding Asian Student Achievement, a for profit business with a nonprofit mission to help move AAPI individuals through the pipeline to leadership job positions in organizations. Asian Student Achievement was born out of what Shane saw as a dearth of diversity in leadership positions, as well as a passion for mentoring students and giving back to his community. Serving as the CEO of Asian Student Achievement, Shane harness his 20 years of coaching, mentoring and public speaking experience to provide career mentoring to high school and university students, coaching crucial soft skills such as personal networking. Asian Student Achievement also specializes as a diversity driven job board that has 1,180 and counting job seekers and employers. Check out Asian Student Achievement here!

The Millennial Debt Foundation was created in 2019 to address fiscal stewardship and national debt. As mentioned on, On June 15th, the foundation announced the creation of a Millennial Debt Commission, “comprised of 16 of the top millennial business leaders in the nation and will examine the national deb and its catastrophic long-term consequences through the unique perspective of their private sector experience.” CMAA’s very own Executive Board Member Joe Zhu has joined this commission.

Also from, “‘As of May of this year, our national debt was nearly twenty-five trillion dollars, an astronomical number that our policymakers have allowed to more than double in the last decade. Not addressing the looming debt crisis and leaving out country to continue on this path will undoubtedly have crippling effect for my generation and on,” said Tianyi Joe Zhu, managing partner of Playground Capital. “I am honored to join such a respected group of millennial business leaders that have each recognized the dilemma at hand. We seek to leverage our private sector experience to create a framework for long-term deficit reduction, by learning and working with our policymakers , and in turn, educating our generation to the cost inaction.’” We congratulate Joe on taking this step forwards addressing the national debt!

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