Honorable Mario Lopez de Leon, Jr. Joins Leadership Lunch to Honor Washington SyCip
August 3, 2011 – New York –Ascend, the premier non-profit professional association dedicated to the leadership potential of Pan-Asians in global corporations, is pleased to announce that Philippine Consul General, Honorable Mario Lopez de Leon, Jr. will be present to honor Washington SyCip with the first ever President’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the Leadership Lunch taking place at the Ascend National Convention."Competing in a Borderless World,” Ascend’s fourth annual convention, will be held August 27 – 29 at the Hilton in New York City.
Honorable Mario Lopez de Leon, Jr., who on March 1st2011 accepted his new post as the new Consul General withjurisdiction over Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont,promotes the bonds of the Philippines and of the Filipino community throughout the Northeast.Consul General de Leonfelt it imperative that he was present to support Ascend’s first ever President’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Consul General de Leon has served as actingassistant secretary of the Office of Fiscal Management (June 2009 - January 2010) and as the chief coordinator of the Secretary of Foreign Affairs (September 2008 - January 2010).Consul General de Leon is a long-standing colleague of Mr. SyCip.
"We are elated to have such an esteemed leader and diplomat joining us to represent the Philippines at our National Convention,” says Arthur Chin, Executive Director of Ascend. "It is truly fitting that Mr. SyCip is joined by fellow countrymen who share his pursuit of leadership, mentorship and community development of all Pan-Asians.”
"Competing in a Borderless World,” the 2011 Ascend National Convention, is presented in partnership with Platinum and Pearl Sponsors Bank of America, Boeing, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, GE Capital, KPMG, PwC and State Farm. The Convention is open to any business professional who wishes to attend, with executive and student-focused sessions as well. Event registration and programming updates available online at www.ascendconvention.org
Ascend is the premier non-profit professional association dedicated to enabling its members, corporate partners and the community to realize the leadership potential of Pan-Asians in global corporations. Ascend reaches 12,000 businesspeople with 37 professional and student chapters located in major business hubs and campuses. Ascend membership is open to individuals of all ethnicities and business backgrounds. (www.ascendleadership.org)