2020 CIE/SEA Asian American Luminary Awardees

Distinguished Asian American Public Service Award


Conrad S. Lee (See Bio)
Council member and Former Mayor, City of Bellevue, Washington
“I am proud to be a model for all who aspire to become what they dream to be and those who help make the dream a reality.”

Asian American Corporate Leadership Award


Lan Ye (See Bio)
Corporate Vice President, Microsoft
“It’s a privilege to receive the recognition, to continue empower people to achieve more, and to inspire participation and creativity from the Asian American community.”

Nyle Miyamoto (See Bio)
Senior Director, Airplane Level Engineering Integration, The Boeing Company
“I am honored to accept this award and resolute in lifting the Asian community and opening doors for others like me to reach even higher.”

Asian American Entrepreneurial Achievement Award


Christopher S. Own (See Bio)
CEO, Voxa
“Cultivate yourself and those around you to create the breakthroughs that catalyze a better world for all of us.”

Asian American Science and Engineering Innovation Award


Ning Zheng (See Bio)
Professor & Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, University of Washington
“I am honored by this award, which is truly a recognition of the relentless work done by all the talented colleagues and trainees I have been fortunate to work with over the years .”

Asian American Service & Leadership Award


Nelson G. Dong (See Bio)
Partner, Dorsey & Whitney LLP
“Our opportunities and rights are balanced with our responsibilities and obligations – that is America!”

View Previous Years’ Awardees: 2019, 2018