Duong Hong Duc

Mr. Duong serves as the Chairman of the Board of the National Alliance of Vietnamese American Service Agencies (NAVASA), which he has been elected and re-elected to in 1996, 1998, 2000 and 2002. Through his leadership and dedication, Mr. Duong has been the force behind moving NAVASA into an independent and growing non-profit national organization.

Mr. Duong is currently President of DDI Associates Inc., a technology business and economic development-consulting firm he founded in 2001. He also serves as Director of the Maryland Technology Development Center, a technology business incubator for IT and Bio businesses that he helped establish for Montgomery County, Maryland. Prior to founding DDI, Mr. Duong was the Director of Industry Networks and Maryland Bioscience Alliance of the Technology Council of Maryland, a membership organization of the technology industry in Maryland. Mr. Duong also served as Assistant Director of the Montgomery County Department of Economic Development where he was responsible for developing and executing business and industrial development aimed at generating jobs and expanding the county tax base from 1977 until his retirement from the County’s services in 1998. From 1975-1976, Mr. Duong was the Director of the Refugee Resettlement Program in Eastern Washington State where he was responsible for developing refugee resettlement assistance programs as well as housing, employment and training services.

In addition to his community leadership at NAVASA, Mr. Duong serves as a Board member of a number of community organizations such as the National Asian Pacific Center in Aging (NAPCA), the Regional Lourie Center for Infants and Young Children, and the Monte Jade Science & Technology Association. Mr. Duong also founded the Suburban Maryland International Trade Association and the Maryland Vietnamese Mutual Association in 1979 where he served as Chairman and President for three terms. The organization secured funding from local governments and private foundations to operate community outreach, tutorial and resettlement assistance to Vietnamese refugees and immigrants.

Mr. Duong’s commitment as a community activist has gained him recognition by numerous community-based organizations such as appreciation citations from the Governor of Washington, the Governor of Maryland and the President of the Senate of Maryland. He has been appointed to the Maryland Economic Development Corporation by the Governor of Maryland and served on the Asian Advisory Committee of the Bureau of the Census by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce.

Mr. Duong received a B.A. in Education, History and Geography at the University of Saigon, Vietnam. He also attended the University of Oklahoma, American Economic Development Institute and the University of Maryland’s Government Executive Institute.


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