“Leadership is hard to define and good leadership even harder. But if you can get people to follow you to the ends of the earth, you are a great leader.” These inspiring words were spoken by PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi, representing an ever-growing number of Asian-American-owned or run businesses (1.9 million with a revenue of nearly $700 billion as of 2012). Nooyi, born in India, has proven to be among the most influential business leaders in the world (Fortune ranked her the #1 most powerful woman in business in 2009 and 2010). She gave the keynote address in 2014 for the United States Pan-Asian American Chamber of Commerce (USPAACC) CelebrAsian Conference, the largest procurement conference for Asian-American businesses.
NCC is proud to announce that we have been recognized by USPAACC for the fourth time as a Fast 100 award winner, as one of the fastest growing Asian American-owned businesses in the U.S. Our CEO and President Chris Marquez will attend CelebrAsian 2017, which takes place in San Diego between May 31st and June 2nd, to receive this prominent award. Collectively, the companies named to the Fast 100 generated an annual revenue of $10 billion.
In addition to being named to the Fast 100, we are pleased to sponsor the National Capitol Contracting Scholarship for the fifth consecutive year. On June 2nd, Mr. Marquez will present the scholarship to a standout Asian-American high school senior. The National Capitol Contracting Scholarship is one of over 20 to be awarded at this year’s CelebrAsian, along with those given by highly successful companies and organizations including Comcast, Hilton, Ingersall Rand, Pepsico, and UPS. USPAACC receives an average of 3,200 applications annually from high school seniors of Asian Pacific Island heritage. In 2016, USPAACC awarded $77,000 in scholarships to recipients, a 40 percent increase from 2015.
USPAACC is the largest and longest-standing organization representing Asian Americans and Asian-American-related groups in business, sciences, the arts, sports, education, public and community services. The organization was founded in 1986 to address the aspirations, potentials and the challenges Asian Americans met in the mainstream marketplace. In addition to training, developing, educating, and advocating for Asian American professionals, USPAACC has assisted in establishing educational opportunities for Asian American leaders of the future by awarding between 10 and 20 academic scholarships annually.
We are honored to present the National Capitol Contracting scholarship to the deserving recipient, and we are proud to be named as one of USPAACC’s Fast 100 awardees, as we strive for continued growth and cultivate our passion for “Great People, Great Experiences, Great Results.”