Under Executive Order 13811, President Trump re-established the President’s Advisory Commission to work with all the agencies of the federal government to improve the health, education and economic status of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities. Hailing from all over the nation and from a wide range of disciplines, the Commission members represent the diverse AAPI community.
Ravi Chaudhary is currently the Executive Director for Regions and Center Operations with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Prior to joining the FAA, Chaudhary was an Air Force officer, serving as an Executive Officer to the Commander, Air Force District of Washington, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. Chaudhary has logged over 3,000 flight hours as a pilot and flight test engineer, including over 760 combat hours. Chaudhary also served as Commander of the U.S. Air Force’s 317th Recruiting Squadron from 2011 to 2013. From 2009 to 2011, he served as Chief of Strategy Integration in the Air Force Strategic Plans and Programs division and as a speechwriter in the Secretary of the Air Force Executive Action Group at the Pentagon. From 2001 to 2009, Chaudhary served as a C-17 Pilot in a variety of operational, deployed, staff and leadership roles for Air Mobility Command, and from 1993 to 2000 he was an Aerospace/Flight Test Engineer for Air Force Materiel Command. Chaudhary’s awards include the NASA Stellar Award, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, and Iraq and Afghanistan Campaign Medals. Chaudhary received a B.S. from the United States Air Force Academy, an M.S. from Saint Mary’s University, and an M.A. in Military Operational Art and Science from the Air Force’s Air University. He is currently doing research at Georgetown University Doctor of Liberal Studies for Executive Leadership and Innovation.
Billy Dec is the CEO and Founder of Rockit Ranch Productions, a hospitality and entertainment development company in Chicago, a position he has held since 2002. Mr. Dec is a regular Entertainment Contributor to ABC TV’s Windy City Live, a television program in Chicago that started in 2009. He is involved in several philanthropic organizations, including the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Lookingglass Theatre Company, and Maggie Daley’s After School Matters. Mr. Dec also served as Director of Cultural Relations on the 2016 Chicago Olympic Committee. He has received an Emmy for Outstanding Achievement for Broadcast/Advanced Media and the Illinois Secretary of State’s Asian Pacific American Business Leadership Award. Mr. Dec received a B.A. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a J.D. from the IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law.
Bill Imada is the Chairman and Chief Collaboration Officer of IW Group (formerly known as Imada Wong Communications Group), an advertising and public relations agency that Mr. Imada co-founded in 1990. Prior to founding the IW Group, Mr. Imada was a Partner at the Imada/Schulte Group from 1987 to 1989. Mr. Imada is the co-founder and former chairman of the Asian/Pacific Islander American Chamber of Commerce & Entrepreneurship, co-founder of the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund, and former president of the Asian American Advertising Federation. Mr. Imada serves on a number of boards and advisory councils, including the Advertising Educational Foundation, California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce, Center for Asian American Media, and Coalition for Asian Pacifics in Entertainment. Mr. Imada received a B.S. from California State University, Northridge.
Lorna May Ho Randlett
Lorna May Ho Randlett was most recently a Communication Specialist and Reach
and Relevance External Relations Manager at McKinsey & Company, where she represented McKinsey’s Global Semiconductor Practice and worked in the U.S. State and Local and Infrastructure Americas Practices. Previously, Ms. Randlett was the Communications Director of the San Francisco Unified School District from 2002 to 2006. Ms. Randlett established LMH Consulting in 2001, and worked as a broadcast journalist in the San Francisco media markets. She is active in the community, including serving on the San Francisco Library Commission and advising the civic innovation startup, Fusecorp. Ms. Randlett received a B.A. from the University of California, Santa Cruz.