Ascend, the largest, non-profit Pan-Asian organization for business professionals in North America is delighted to announce the appointment of Patricia Kozu as Executive Director, effective November 1, 2014. Ms. Kozu has a diverse experience in the non-profit sector as well as the corporate arena and in the technology start-up world.
“As Ascend begins its 10th year, our Board was looking for a leader to focus our strategic vision and who would bring operational discipline to ensure that Ascend remains the leading organization in our field,” noted Jeff Chin, President and co-founder of Ascend. “Pat is the ideal person to ensure that Ascend can continue to deliver innovative leadership programs.”
Ms Kozu came to the non-profit sector after holding executive positions in operations, finance, and marketing at Citibank and American Express as well as at several entrepreneurial, Internet-based ventures. Most recently, she was the Managing Director at the National Employment Law Project and served as Vice President, Finance & Administration at The F.B. Heron Foundation.
Patricia Kozu said: “I am very excited to be joining Ascend. Ascend members, sponsors, volunteers, and other stakeholders are very dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusion in leadership ranks.”