Virginia-based Business Leader Lani Hay Participates in the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus' Summit on Job Creation

VIENNA, VA (May 2010) — On May 12, 2010, Lani Hay, President and CEO of Lanmark Technology (LMT), Inc., participated in the Asian American and Pacific Islander Summit hosted by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader Harry Reid, Senator Debbie Stabenow, Congressman John B. Larson, and Congressman Michael Honda. The summit addressed job creation, supporting small business, and advancing the economy toward recovery.

The summit began with Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader Harry Reid, Senator Debbie Stabenow, and Congressman Michael Honda giving opening remarks. Hay moderated the plenary panel entitled "Job Creation in the 111th Congress: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, Health Care, and Beyond" with Congresswoman Judy Chu, Chair of CAPAC's Economic Development Task Force, Wendell Primus, a Senior Policy Advisor for Speaker Pelosi, and Caren Street, a Legislative Aide for Senator Reid.

Two breakout sessions followed the panel. One session was entitled "Immigrant Contributions: Driving Economic Growth in the US" and was moderated by Karen Narasaki, the President and Executive Director of the Asian American Justice Center. Narasaki was joined by Ur Jaddou, Chief Counsel on the Immigration Subcommittee, Committee on the Judiciary and Serena Hoy, Senior Counsel for Senator Reid. The second session was entitled the "ESEA Reauthorization: Educating Students for a Competitive Future" and was moderated by Doua Thor, Executive Director of the Southeast Asian Resource Action Center. The session included Charmaine Mercer, Senior Education Policy Advisor on the Committee on Education and Labor, and Jason Unger, Senior Policy Advisor for Education for Senator Reid.

The summit concluded with remarks by Congressman Michael Honda, Chair of CAPAC, Congressman John Larson, Senator Daniel K. Akaka, and Senator Robert Menendez.