2023 CIE/SEA Asian American Luminary Award Recipients

Asian American Corporate Leadership Award

Dennis Eng (See Bio)
Information Technology & Data Analytics (IT&DA) Vice
President and Boeing Commercial Airplanes CIO
“It is an honor to receive this recognition, which really represents the investment, opportunities, and guidance I have received from many mentors, teachers, and peers, as well support from my family.”

Julia Liuson (See Bio)
President of Microsoft’s Developer Division
“Women can lead technology innovation, help next generation develop computational thinking skills, and empower developers worldwide to achieve more.”

Asian American Science and Engineering Innovation Award

Dr. Weidong Song (See Bio)
Sr. Principal Technologist and Sr. Technical
Fellow for Advanced Materials and Manufacturing at Blue Origin
“A journey of finding simple and elegant engineering solutions.”

Asian American Service and Leadership Award

Professor Lorraine K. Bannai (See Bio)
Professor Emerita and Director Emerita of the Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality at Seattle University School of Law
“Now more than ever, Asian Americans are in a powerful position to seek equal access and equal treatment for all because we know first-hand the costs of prejudice. Thank you for this recognition.”

Janice Zahn (See Bio)
Bellevue City Councilmember and Chief Engineer at the Port of Seattle
“I am honored to receive this prestigious award, as I continue to lead with integrity, innovation and inclusion, to make our communities better and advance the engineering profession.”

View Previous Years’ Awardees: 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018