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FAPAC Announces Winners of the 2019 Civilian Awards

April 01, 2019 05:00 | Darrick Lee (Administrator)

WASHINGTON, D.C.  - The Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) the premier organization representing Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) employees in the Federal and District of Columbia governments, announces the winners of the 2019 FAPAC Civilian Awards in recognition of Federal Employees who have made significant contribution to the advancement of FAPAC and its missions and the promotion of equal opportunity in the AAPI communities.


Diversity Excellence: Individual who has shown a remarkable contribution towards diversity and inclusion through collaboration and against all odds.

Mr. Johnny F. Stephenson (SES), Marshall Space Flight Center, NASA
Mr. Thomas J. Liu (GS 13-15), Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, DOI
Mr. Tuan Le (GS 1-12), Office of Personnel Management (OPM)

Excellence in Individual Achievement: Individual who has shown the greatest contribution toward the AAPI representation at all levels as compared to the total AAPI population as a whole.

Ms. Victoria Y. Wei (SES), Federal Aviation Administration, DOT
Mr. Kim W. Yee (GS 13-15), Naval Surface Warfare Center, Navy
Ms. Aryn Lockhart (GS 1-12), U.S. Air Force

Outstanding Individual Leadership: Individual who has shown bold leadership and innovative ways in promoting Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), Affirmative Action and Diversity

Ms. Sunny-Lee Fanning (SES), Federal Aviation Administration, DOT
Mr. Chi Tony Pham (GS 13-15), Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division, Navy
Ms. Rachel Kizito-Ramos (GS 1-12), Department of Transportation (DOT)

Congratulations to all the winners! The awards will be presented during the 34th FAPAC National Leadership Training Program, May 16, 2019 at the Von Braun Convention Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

The NLTP provides high-quality training, networking opportunities, and practical strategies for personal and professional development. The NLTP is held annually in May to coincide with the celebration of the Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. For more information about the NLTP, please visit www.fapac.org/nltp.

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.

FAPAC is a 501 (c)(3) nonpartisan, nonprofit organization representing the civilian and military Asian Pacific American (APA) employees in the Federal and District of Columbia governments.
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