Tickets $100

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 Keynote Speaker

Paul Luu
Chief Executive Officer
Vietnamese Association of Illinois (VAI)
Paul Luu is an advocate committed to building the capacity of the Vietnamese Association of Illinois (VAI) and other Mutual Assistance Associations (MAAI) in the greater Chicagoland area. Paul works to strengthen organizations’ resources & development, board governance & development, and strategic planning to better serve the Uptown/Edgewater community and greater Chicagoland area. Paul brings a diverse range of approaches to the nonprofit field, drawing from 20 years of nonprofit management & leadership, organizational practices & trainings, and nonprofit best practices.
Prior to his tenure at VAI, Paul spent a decade with the Boys & Girls Clubs in many different leadership capacities from programs, operations, resource & development and Board governance. He worked with various Chicago community neighborhoods and different states to help build and revitalize clubs to serve thousands of under privileged youth. In the City of Chicago, Paul spent 5 years opening clubs in West Garfield Park, Roseland, West Pullman, Morgan Park, and the South Deering communities.
As a stakeholder, Paul believes it is vital to actively engage in the City and State commissions and councils to help give communities a stronger voice and illustrate to elected officials the needs of their constituents. Currently, Paul holds advisory council chairs with Secretary of State Jesse White, State Comptroller, Suzanne Mendoza, State Treasurer, Michael Frerich, the University of Illinois at Chicago Chancellor’s Community Initiative and the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. In past capacities, Paul chaired the Mutual Assistance Associations, the City of Chicago Human Relations Equity Council, former Board of Director and Associate Board of Directors of the Asian American Coalition of Chicago, Vandercook College of Music, ECIRMAC, Rotary and Kiwanis Club. Paul holds a BS from the Illinois State University and lives in Chicago with his spouse and two children.


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