Print Page   |   Your Cart   |   Sign In   |   Register
Ascend LA: Holiday Event/Career Night
View Registrations Tell a Friend About This EventTell a Friend

When: Monday, December 13, 2010
From 5:30 to 8:30 PM
Where: Luminarias Restaurant
3500 W. Ramona Blvd
Monterey Park, California  91754
United States
Contact: Kathy Nitta, VP of Internal Affairs - (310) 923-8211

Online registration is closed.
« Go to Upcoming Event List  

Ascend LA

Monday, December 13, 2010
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Ascend LA METRO CHAPTER – Career Night & Annual Holiday Dinner
Sponsored by E&Y and PwC

Would you like to obtain guidance from senior leaders on how to advance your career?

Please join the Ascend Los Angeles Metro Chapter for a discussion with a great executive panel, dinner, and networking opportunities.

You'll hear from James Kyson Lee, the actor who starred as "Ando" on NBC's Heroes TV series, on how he got his start in Hollywood.

You'll also hear insights from leading CIOs, a CFO and the leader of PwC's business in Southern California on successful leadership characteristics. Finally, we hope you will make new connections and identify mentoring relationships at our Career Night and Holiday Dinner!

Executive Career Panel:
  • Michael Fung, CFO, Walmart US
  • Leo Collins, EVP & CIO, Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (Lionsgate)
  • Sue-Jean Lin, SVP & CIO, Allergan
  • Martha Corbett, Managing Partner, Southern California/Phoenix, PwC

Panel Moderator:

  • Thomas Phelps IV, President, Ascend Los Angeles Metro Chapter

With Special Guests:

  • James Kyson Lee, Actor, Heroes, Asian Stories, and appearances in CSI, Las Vegas, The West Wing, and many more...
  • Marco Williams, Director, Talent Sourcing, Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc.

Luminarias Restaurant
3500 W. Ramona Blvd
Monterey Park, CA 91754
(323) 268-4177

Dinner Menu:

Choice of: Chicken, Steak or Pasta


Pre-registration: $10/member, $20/non-member, $10/student
At the door: $15/member, $25/non-member, $10/student

We appreciate our sponsors, E&Y and PwC, for helping to offset the cost of the dinner.

Toy Collection Drive:

We will be collecting new and unwrapped toys to be donated to the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. (Note – NO stuffed animals please due to the potential to harbor germs. Donation of toys for teens and infants are especially appreciated.) As the holiday season approaches, Ascend Los Angeles Metro would like to help a child in the hospital find joy and "just be a kid.” Suggested items include baby rattles, new baby clothes, UNO Cards, Bath & Body Works lotion sets, or coloring books. List of suggested toys.

For more information on the type of gifts would best benefit the Children’s Hospital, please check out this link:
Children's Hospital - Toy Drive Info.


5:30 – Registration Begins

6:00 – Dinner and Welcome; Kathy Nitta, Ascend VP of Internal Affairs
6:30 – Presentation of Toy Collection Drive; Erin Manalo, Ascend Volunteer Coordinator

6:30 – Perspectives on Asian American Talent in Hollywood; James Kyson Lee and Marco Williams
7:00 – Executive Career Panel Discussion; Thomas Phelps IV, Ascend President, and Executive Panelists
8:15 – Raffle Drawing and Closing; Jimmy Yu, Ascend VP of External Affairs


Please RSVP on the Ascend website by Sunday, December 12, 2010:

As a courtesy to our sponsors, PwC and E&Y, the first 25 respondees from each of these firms will be able to waive their registration fee by obtaining a coupon code. To receive the coupon code, please send an email to one of the following:
PwC staff -- George Zhou (
E&Y staff -- Kimberly Hsiao (

Remember- coupon codes will only work for the first 25 registrations from each firm, so register quickly!

Questions for this event? Please contact: Kathy Nitta, VP of Internal Affairs ( or (310) 923-8211).

* * * * *

About Ascend

The mission of Ascend is to continuously influence and encourage the development of finance, accounting, tax and business professionals and students while serving as a collective voice for the Asian and Pacific Islander communities in the fields of finance, accounting and business.

Ascend aims to be the premier professional association for enhancing the presence and influence of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the finance, accounting and business related professions. Ascend plays a vital role in helping global companies and our members align their objectives for mutual success and we have rapidly become one of the largest Pan-Asian professional membership organizations. Our national and regional chapter programs help us:

-- Provide leadership development and professional growth for our members
-- Build eminence and visibility for Asians
-- Provide role models and mentors
-- Provide business growth and networking opportunities
-- Encourage the continuous presence and influence of Asians in the global economy
-- Bridge the "Cultural Difference” gap between Asian and Western cultures
-- Serve the public interest in the community and
-- Provide thought leadership


Please visit for more information.

Community Search
Sign In

Latest News

Ascend NYM: Stress and Conflict Management