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A Global Strategist with a passion for Asian American advocacy, George Mui is a federal government leader whose award-winning impact transcends national borders.

Mui currently serves as a senior business development specialist for the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency. Focusing on the Asian market, he leverages his extensive global experience to develop business and represent the MBDA on the President’s National Export Initiative (NEI) Small Business Working Group.

The Dynamics of Leadership conference will proudly feature two powerful and engaging seminars by George Mui:

1. On July 8, the international leader will discuss the role of employee resource groups in promoting diversity in the corporate structure in a talk titled “ERG Panel: The Role of Employee Resource Group and Your Career Representation / Advancement / Advocacy.”

2. On July 9, Mui will return as a breakfast keynote speaker to engage Dynamics of Leadership attendees in a talk about utilizing government resources for business development and expansion. Mui said this talk is especially important in the Asian Pacific American community, which tends to be refrain from utilizing these incredible, readily available services due to distrust, pride, fear of language barriers and more.

Since joining the MBDA in 2008, Mui has successfully created resources for minority business owners through his “Access to the Global Economy” program and as a Senior Advisor for the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. His innovative work led him to be granted the 2010 MBDA National Director Award, as well as the 2011 Impact Award from the Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council.

While his work with the federal government keeps him busy, Mui still prioritizes his service toward community development. In 2013, he created the Asian American Executive Network, which has advocated for over hundreds of AAPI professionals and entrepreneurs since its inception. He also served on the OCA National Board and the Chicago Mayor’s Advisory Commission for the Office of New Americans for numerous years.

Prior to the MBDA, Mui steadily expanded his presence as a leader in both small and international businesses. During his 19 successful years at Lucent Technology, he grew his business unit by nearly $300 million in three years. He also has started an international business consulting firmed prior to joining government service.

Mui holds master’s and bachelor’s degrees in computer sciences from the Illinois Institute of Technology, where he currently serves on the IIT Alumni Board, and completed two executive education programs at Stanford University. He was recently recognized with multiple awards for his community services: Asian American Coalition of Chicago Chinese American Service Award and the Illinois Cook County State Attorney Community Service Award in 2016. In 2011, he was also inducted to the Asian American Hall of Fame in Chicago.

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Conference Kickoff Reception (Fri, July 7, 7-9pm) | Keynote Speaker: Svetlana Kim, Author of White Pearl and I: A Memoir of a Political Refugee



Saturday Gala Dinner (Sat., July 8, 6-9pm) | Keynote Speaker: Bill Imada



DAY PASS: Saturday Conference (Sat, July 8) | Access to 12 workshops/seminars, breakfast, lunch & Dinner Gala



DAY PASS: Sunday Conference
(Sat., July 9) | Access to 6 workshops/seminars & breakfast



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