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Gov. Rick Snyder makes appointments and reappointments to the Michigan Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointments of Lisa Gray, of Northville, and Kaushik Nag, of Grand Rapids, and the reappointments of Jamie Hsu, of Troy, and Toshiki Masaki, of Canton, to the Michigan Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission.

The 21-member commission, housed in the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, advances the full and equal participation of Asian Pacific Americans in Michigan.

"I thank these individuals for their willingness to serve on this important commission and look forward to their contributions on behalf of Michigan’s Asian Pacific American community," Snyder said.

Gray is a real estate international investment specialist, a member of the Chinese Association of Greater Detroit, and fundraising chair for the Council of Asian Pacific Americans. She also serves as the honorary chair for the Chinese Association of Greater Detroit and as chair for the North American Chinese Coalition. Gray earned a bachelor’s degree from the Beijing Broadcasting Academy in China and a master’s degree from Oxford University in the United Kingdom. She replaces Mamatha Chamarthi.

Nag is the talent acquisition and global change management leader for Amway. He is a board member of Hello West Michigan, Talent 2025, the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids, and the West Michigan Bengali Cultural Association. Nag is a master certified handwriting analyst from the Institute of Advanced Studies in Contemporary Graphology and earned a bachelor’s degree in physics and a master’s in business administration from Xavier Institute of Social Service in India. He replaces Hannah Feikema.

Hsu is a professor of management at Lawrence Technological University, where he also serves as a strategic management and leadership development consultant. He previously held various leadership positions with General Motors, including executive director of global technology management. Hsu earned a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from National Taiwan University and a master's degree and a doctorate in solid mechanics from Brown University. He continues to serve as chair.

Masaki is the government affairs manager for Ford Motor Co., where he has worked since 1988. He previously held the positions of senior financial analyst, reengineering supervisor, senior product design engineer, and project management engineer. Masaki earned a bachelor’s degree and master's degree in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and University of California - Berkeley, respectively, and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Michigan.

Appointees will serve four-year terms expiring Nov. 30, 2019. Their appointments are not subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.