Voices

ASIAN AMERICANS AND PACIFIC ISLANDERS IN COMMUNICATIONS

Using Our Collective Voices to Speak Out and Effect Change

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Welcome to voices

VOICES is an organization that proudly represents, promotes, and advocates for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in communications roles. 

Representation matters, and your voice matters. As Communications professionals, instructors, students and leaders, we have the opportunity to change the narrative, spotlight our heritage, open doors for our colleagues, and paint a more diverse and complete picture of our organization and our world. 

Join us and let's use our voices loudly and proudly!

VISION

To achieve systemic equity across communications, marketing and creative industries that recognizes the fullness of Asian Pacific American communities, experiences, and contributions.

MISSION

Our mission is to ensure representation of Asian and Pacific Americans within the communications, marketing, and creative industries and especially in positions of leadership and increasing influence through:

 

Intentional Communities

to grow professional networks and connections 

Public Discourse

Thought leadership and advocacy on issues of critical importance to our communities and marginalized groups

Learning & Professional Development Opportunities

for our members

 
 

Founding members

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Jen Cho

Founder

Pivot and Swerve

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Bill Imada

Chairman and Chief Connectivity Officer

IW Group

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Soon Mee Kim

Chief DEI Officer

Omnicom PR Group

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Jackie Liu

Senior VP 

The Pollack Group

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Roela Santos

VP Communications

BAE Systems

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Joanne Tabellija-Murphy

National Director, Public Affairs

Walmart

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Cynthia Sugiyama

SVP, Head of Communications for Diverse Segments, Representation & Inclusion

Wells Fargo

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Patricia Ratulangi

VP, Global Communications - DEI

Nielsen

EXECUTIVE ADVISORY COUNCIL

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Jon Iwata

Executive Fellow

Yale School of Business

Former IBM SVP and Chief Brand Officer

"The potential for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the communications field is vast. I applaud the VOICES initiative because it helps people develop their skills and capabilities so they can fulfill their potential and aspirations in our profession." 

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Patrice Tanaka

Chief Joy Officer

Joyful Planet LLC

"I’ve always loved stories and, not surprisingly, eventually found my way to journalism and PR. What I love about PR is that we can be “story tellers” and, better yet, “story makers” who can help create a brighter future for ourselves and others. It’s important that this brighter future is informed by the imagination, ideas and voices of AAPIs." 

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John Onoda

Principal

iQ 360, Inc.

Former CCO

GM, Levi's, Visa and Charles Schwab

"I have found the communications profession to be fulfilling beyond words.  It allows you to align with your interests and passions better than most other occupations, and those who are sufficiently skilled can work in almost any industry or country. I hope VOICES improves the flow of new talent and perspectives into our field, making it even more relevant and impactful."  

 
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