APEX Article praises the 2012 Ascend National Convention. "The weekend of July 27 was a memorable one for many Asian professionals, particularly for APEX members of the McGraw-Hill Companies. Ascend, a Pan-Asian leadership organization, hosted its national convention in Chicago. Launched in 2005 by a group of dedicated leaders, Ascend was initially committed to advancing Pan-Asian professionals in the finance and accounting fields. It has since expanded—and rapidly at that—into other corporate arenas, spanning a variety of industries. Members now include students, managers, and executives, all of who strive to maximize the business potential and development of Pan-Asians."