2018 AAGL Asian & Pacific Islander American Heritage Month Event

The AAGL Asian & Pacific Islander American Heritage Month Event is a celebration of our vibrant, diverse cultures and recognizes the shared history of Asian and Pacific Americans. This event brings together sponsors for a conversation around how Asian American leaders make a difference to the community, accompanied by cultural entertainment and networking.

Thank you to everyone who attended our cultural celebration! 

Check out our Facebook page for event pics!

Venue - 300 East Randolph, Chicago, IL


Host Welcome

Jim Kadela

Senior Vice President & Comptroller, Health Care Services Corporation

Keynote Speaker

Pallavi Verma

Senior Managing Director, Accenture

Keynote Speaker

Kelly Taira

Managing Director – Consumer Banking & Merrill Edge, Bank of America

Keynote Speaker

Krishna Ramachandran

Vice President, Health Data Strategy & Enterprise Network Operations, BCBSIL

2018 Program

4:00 PM Registration opens (light refreshments available)

5:00 PM Opening performance by Silly Point

5:15 PM Host Welcome - Jim Kadela

5:20 PM Speaker: Pallavi Verma, Accenture

5:40 PM Speaker - Kelly Taira, Bank of America

6:00 PM Speaker - Krishna Ramachandran, BCBSIL

6:30 PM Networking Reception & Entertainment by SamaSama Project and img Photo Group.

2018 Sponsors

Program Book


Food & Entertainment



Bombay Wraps

FLIK Catering

Star of Siam


img Photo Group

SamaSama Project

Silly Point



Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software