Board Members

Victor Vong Lee (Board Vice President):
 Mr. Lee has more than 15 years of small business management experience and currently serves as a Legislative Aide to State Senator Foung Hawj.

MK Nguyen (Board Member): Ms. Nguyen is Program Associate at the Wilder Foundation, responsible for coordinating the Saint Paul Promise Neighborhood program.

Tran T. Nhon (Board Treasurer): Mr. Tran is owner of Upward Consulting Group, is the founder and chair of the Minnesota Vietnamese Chamber of Commerce, Chair of the Ramsey County Board Small Business Enterprise Advisory Committee, and a nationally noted expert on supplier diversity. Mr. Tran holds an MBA from the University of Alberta.

Terri Thao (Board President):
 Ms. Terri Thao is a program officer at Nexus Community Partners, an intermediary community development and funding organization that provides programs in several commercial districts in Minneapolis and Saint Paul.

Leo Treadway (Board Member): Mr. Treadway is semi-retired, but serves as Development Director for “The Rose Ensemble,” a Saint Paul based choral organization. Leo has worked for Mu Performing Arts, the annual Dragon Festival, and other Asian-Pacific community organizations. Leo also chairs the Uganda Project Team, an initiative of the Saint Paul-Reformation Lutheran Church, that aims to support GLBT persons in Uganda.

Lisa Xiong (Board Member): Ms. Xiong is the Workforce Development Manager at Goodwill/Easter Seal of Minnesota. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Metropolitan State University and an M.A. of Arts in Leadership and Management from Concordia University-St. Paul.