John Quoc Duong
Executive Director
White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

John Quoc Duong is the Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. In this capacity, he is charged with coordinating all federal activities under Executive Order 13216, to increase opportunities for and improve the quality of life of over twelve million Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs). In addition, Mr. Duong works with the White House and the President's Advisory Commission on AAPIs to advise the President on the needs and concerns of this population.

Prior to joining the Bush-Cheney Administration, Mr. Duong was Vice President of Bridgecreek Development, a real estate development company based in California. He previously served in various capacities in California Governor Pete Wilson's Office of Community Relations, most recently as Deputy Director of that office. In his appointed capacity, Mr. Duong represented the Governor in all aspects of community affairs throughout the state and was the Governor's spokesperson to specialty media. He also represented the Governor in protocol matters, including meetings with foreign diplomats, trade delegations, and working with locally-based consulate generals' offices. In 1999, Mr. Duong founded Q-Strategies, a consulting firm for small businesses.

With a commitment to public service, Mr. Duong has served as a board member on the Contra Costa College Foundation, the Contra Costa County Workforce Development Board, the America Viet League, and the Vietnamese American Council. He was also a member of the Commonwealth Club of California, the Richmond-San Pablo Exchange Club, and the Vietnamese American Public Affairs Committee.

Mr. Duong came to the United States in 1982, at the age of nine, as a refugee from Vietnam. He formerly resided in the San Francisco Bay Area and is a graduate of the University of California, Davis.

 

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