Professional Development

The Professional Development Committee develops programs, which address the needs and concerns of Asian Americans as they enter the workforce, advance in their careers and become leaders in their profession and in the Asian American community. The committee coordinates networking events, seminars, educational workshops, speaking engagements, and gathers resources to help ACEL members further their professional development. Please contact for more information.

Cultural Awareness

The Cultural Committee supports activities that enhance a more wide spread perception of Asian Americans which in turn raises cultural awareness to the public.  ACEL encourages its members to network and build relationships with other Asian groups within our community whether it be the Arts community, Universities/Colleges or other professional organizations.  Events may include: cooking demonstrations or culinary institutes, panel discussions, lectures/learning workshops, architectural walking tours, cultural potlucks/bazaars, film screenings, music concerts, and author readings.  For example, ACEL participates in the Arizona Dragon Boat Race annually. Please contact for more information.

Community Service

The Community Service Committee provides a variety of volunteer opportunities and other events to help engage ACEL members in community outreach efforts. Other events include Special Olympics, Mesa Food Bank, Holiday Toy Drive and Dinner. Please contact for more information.


The Mentorship Committee’s responsibilities include seeking innovative ways to attract mentors, mentees and corporation to the Mentorship Program; host monthly meetings; overseeing the mentorship application and interview process; managing the dissemination and collection of quarterly program reviews from participants; evaluating current processes; implementing new procedures; ensuring the confidentiality of program applicants; seeking personal and professional development opportunities for participants; developing relationships with and among program participants and building relationships with local organizations with potential interest in mentorship and/or corporate sponsorship. To find out more about our mentorship program, please click here.  For further information, please contact

Toastmasters Committee

The Toastmasters Committee provides a venue where ACEL members can develop and enhance effective communication and public speaking skills. The committee provides access to a wealth of educational materials and resources on public speaking, listening skills, meeting protocol, the use of technology in presentations, and effective communication in conferences and meetings.The committee also collaborates with other Toastmasters clubs to provide members with maximum exposure to professional speakers and unlimited opportunities to further develop leadership skills through training and club involvement. Please for more information.

Social and Business Networking

As the social arm of ACEL, the Social and Business Networking committee coordinates events which encourage networking and membership development. Our energetic volunteers bring their skills of events planning and promotions to our monthly events, which keep members engaged and broaden their network of professional and social contacts. Please contact for more information.

Member Relations

The Members Relations committee manages the relationships with all members of ACEL. The goals of this committee include: recruiting new members, increasing current membership benefits, and promoting diversity within the organization. The committee is also responsible for communicating pertinent information to the general membership, obtaining membership feedback on events, and handling any membership inquiries. Please contact for more information.


The Marketing Committee strategizes and manages all marketing efforts to promote the organization.  It’s responsibilities include helping other committees focus on innovative ways of promoting the association; gathering event information from other committees and disseminating event information to the Marketing Committee for execution of publicity and distribution. The committee should be comprised of diverse members with multiple talents in web building and maintenance, public relations, advertising, graphics & writing. Please contact for more information.

Corporate Relations

Members build and cultivate long-term relationships with current and prospective corporate sponsors. The committee seeks to develop partnerships as sources of financial support, business contacts, and career opportunities. Activities include fund-raising and account management. Please email to for more information.

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.