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Kajal Chattopadhyay Elected Chairperson Of Massachusetts’ Asian American Commission

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Massachusetts’ Asian American Commission has elected their chairperson, vice chairperson, treasurer and secretary.  The newly minted executive committee includes Kajal Chattopadhyay, counsel to the commissioner at the Department of Revenue, Elisa Choi, medical internist and specialist in infectious diseases, Sophy Theam, assistant vice president for human resources at Lowell’s Enterprise Bank, and Kenneth Fong, superintendent of the Boston Police Department.  

Established by state legislation in 2006, the AAC was created to advocate on behalf of the Commonwealth’s Asian American population.  The commission strives to highlight contributions of Asian Americans to the state’s culture, society, economy and government, and to address challenges they face for full social, economic, and political integration.

The new chairperson, Mr. Chattopadhyay, was appointed to the AAC by Governor Deval Patrick.  Ms. Choi and Ms. Theam, elected vice president and treasurer, respectively, are appointees of Treasurer Steven Grossman.  Superintendent Kenneth Fong, appointed by Governor Patrick, now serves as the commission’s secretary. Commissioners, appointed by the governor, Senate president, House speaker, secretary, attorney general, treasurer, and auditor, may serve up to two consecutive terms, up to six years total.  

For more information about the AAC, schedule of upcoming events, and how to help, please go to the AAC website at http://www.aacommission.org/.  

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