November 2014, 13th TIMBG meeting
Tennessee Immigrant and Minority Business Group (TIMBG)
invites you for a glimpse into the
US Pan-Asian American Chamber of Commerce (USPAACC)
Global Events Center, Global Mall at the Crossings, Nashville
5252 Hickory Hollow Pkwy, 37013
Susan Au Allen, Esq.
Neera Bahl, Esq.
Southeast Region President
Ms. Jackie Lajoie
Diversity Supplier, Ingersoll Rand
The US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation (USPAACC) is the oldest and largest national, nonprofit organization representing Asian American and Asian American-related groups in business and community services. Founded in 1984, USPAACC promotes business matchmaking and partnerships with corporations, government, and Asian American businesses. USPAACC promotes economic growth by opening doors to business and professional opportunities forAsian Americans, minority businesses, and their business partners in corporate America, government at the federal, state, and local levels, and the small and minority business community.
Ms. Susan Au Allen, National President & CEO of USPAACC, came to the United States from Hong Kong on an invitation from the White House in recognition of her volunteer work for people with disabilities. She received her Juris Doctor from the Antioch School of Law and LL.M. in International Law from Georgetown University. In 1984 she founded USPAACC with a group of business and civic leaders in Washington, DC and California, to bring the diverse Pan Asian American business and professional people together as one unified voice in business, commerce and trade. USPAACC is organized along six geographic regions.
Ms. Neera Bahl serves as President of the Southeast Region of USPAACC, which includes Tennessee. Licensed in Georgia, she received her J.D. from John Marshall Law School – Atlanta (2001). She received her M.A. in English from Punjab University, India (1979); B.Ed. in Psychology from D.A.V. College, India (1977). Neera began her legal career in 2005, joining a small law firm as an associate and soon becoming a name partner in the firm. In April 2009, she founded Neera Bahl & Associates (NB&A) in Atlanta, establishing her own independent practice of Immigration Law. She had previously interned in the Human Rights Division at the Carter Center. NB&A specializes in all aspects of Immigration Law, including employment-based and Family-based (marriage to U.S. Citizen, Parent/child, and sibling filings).
Ms. Jackie Lajoie joined Ingersoll Rand in 2012 and is focused on developing a comprehensive supplier diversity program in the firm. She brings 24 years of experience and numerous awards in supplier diversity to her position as Supplier Diversity Manager in the firm. Ms. Lajoie was awarded Supplier Diversity Advocate of the Year from the U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce.
Dr. Ming Wang, Co-Founder of TIMBG, serves on the USPAACC Board and is well known to TIMBG members for a multitude of entrepreneurial and social service endeavors.