About Us

The Asian Corporate & Entrepreneur Leaders (ACEL), is a non-profit organization providing Asian American professionals opportunities to work together to enhance Asian American leadership in our careers, communities and the local government that we live and serve in.

Serving the Community

As the largest and fastest growing Asian American professional organization in Arizona, ACEL continues to provide its members with the tools and resources to further career advancements and to empower Asian Americans to become great leaders as well as reliable employees.

In order to achieve our goals ACEL offers a diverse range of professional development programs on the local level. These may include series of panels, workshops and seminars. ACEL engages its membership in community activities, an ongoing mentorship program, cultural awareness and professional networking events. As a 501(c)(3) charitable organization we also seek to promote the active participation of Asian Americans in society through community service.

Our Mission Statement

ACEL’s mission is to be the proving ground for Asian American Professionals, forging leaders of tomorrow through professional development, cultural awareness, community service and mentorship.



Develop, inspire, and connect leaders



Honor commitments to deliver value



Excel at life-long learning



Embrace a culture of inclusion and innovation



And empower leaders for professional excellence



And participate with the community at large



Youth & Collegiate emerging leaders



Accomplished professionals for mutual success



Leaders to make a meaningful difference in government, education, business, and society

Accomplishments and Chapter Milestones

Since 2006, ACEL has been helping the community and people have taken notice. Here is a list of the accomplishments and chapter milestones.

Frequently Asked Questions

I'd like to join a committee. How do I do this?
We are always looking for passionate volunteers who are interested in contributing their time, talent, and skills to our organization. In exchange for your contribution, we offer vast opportunities for leadership development and exclusive networking. Contact us to find out more about opportunities with our committees.
When was ACELeaders - Phoenix founded
ACEL-Phoenix was founded in 2006.
Where are ACEL Chapters located?

Professional Chapters:

  • Phoenix
  • Southern California

Collegiate Chapters:

  • Arizona State University
  • Thunderbird School of Global Management (Phoenix)
  • University of California – Irvine
  • University of Arizona
How much does it cost to be a member? Are there different types of memberships?
Currently, we offer Individual and Business memberships. For more information about our fees and benefits, visit our Membership page.
How can I find out about the different ACEL-Phoenix events?
We organize and host numerous events throughout the year. Our programs include professional development, cultural awareness, social networking, community service, and mentorship. To find out about our upcoming events and programs, visit the Events page.
I would like to inquire about offering ACEL-Phoenix a corporate sponsorship. Who do I talk to about this?

We are proud to have a number of corporate sponsors supporting our efforts, and we always welcome new opportunities to continue developing beneficial relationships with new corporations and professional organizations. Please contact corporate@naaapphoenix.org if you are looking to support the ACEL-Phoenix organization through your corporation.

Do I have to be a certain age to join ACEL-Phoenix?

You need to be at least 18 years of age to join ACEL-Phoenix. We are working hard to develop our ACEL Youth Program, so our next generation of talented professionals can take part in our organization. Please continue to visit our website for the most up-to-date information about our programs and events.

Do I have to be a “professional” to join ACEL?

We welcome entrepreneurs and college students as well as corporate professionals. For more information, please contact our membership team at membership@naaapphoenix.org.

What is the mission of ACEL?

ACEL’s mission is to be the proving ground for Greater Phoenix Asian American Professionals, forging leaders of tomorrow through professional development, cultural awareness, community service, and mentorship.

What does ACEL stand for?

Asian Corporate .

Professional Connections

Learn life skills,  find professional business advice from your peers, and meet great and interesting people. These are just some of the benefits of becoming a member.