Asian American Government Executives Network (AAGEN) promotes, expands, and supports Asian American and Pacific Islander leadership in government by holding leadership workshops, senior executive service (SES) development programs, and one-on-one mentoring and coaching sessions. Learn more about us - Link. CFC #45979

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Our theme this year, "INNOVATIVE LEADERSHIP", offers critical executive management skills and important networking tools to enable you to make your strategic vision and timely execution methods gain realizable results in your career and organizations.

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Special tribute to a fellow founding member, Bing Bradshaw

AAGEN salutes our AAPI leader and sister, Betty Ing (Bing) Bradshaw.  A founding member, treasurer and mentor of AAGEN, Bing passed away Monday evening, April 29, from cardiac arrest.  While treasurer, Bing established foundational tools (bank accounts and CDs) and methods, and advocated vigorously for fiscal restraint in order to build financial reserves.  AAGEN honored her in 2009 with the Excellence in Public Service Award. 

In her 41 years of government service, she is remembered for her numerous accomplishments, including:  being the first AAPI female professional employed at OMB and for creating U.S. Standard General Ledger, OMB Circular No. A-34, Instructions on Budget Execution, and automatic apportionment for continuing resolutions; producing 40 Federal budgets under eight Presidents and 20 OMB Directors; a founder of the American Association of Budget and Program Analysts, a professional women’s group in OMB, and OMB’s events for Chinese New Year and Asian American and Native American Heritage Day.  Awarded OMB’s top honor, the Bob Damus Award, she has been recognized by many professional organizations including the Association of Government Accountants with the Elmer Staats Award, and George Washington University’s National Honor Society, as a Phi Alpha Alpha. 

Past AAGEN Chair, Raynor Tsuneyoshi has known her since they were 8 years old and tells this story characteristic of Bing.  When a student at the University of Hawaii, Bing practiced judo and sparred with the men.  When a bully tried to intimidate her on campus, he ended up flying through the air and landing flat on his back.  The OMB Director characterized her knowledge of the Federal budget execution process as “encyclopedic.”  She also is remembered for bringing in AAPIs as interns to OMB, and for giving talks on the budget process (including AAGEN events).  From the Class of ’60 at Kaimuki High School, she would have been 77 in May.  She is survived by a brother, and his children and their families in Hawaii.

Husband Hank and Bing at AAGEN Gala, Washington Hotel, June 13, 2006.


Special message from the U.S. Department of Justice Asian Pacific American Employees Association

Inviting AAGEN to the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Commemorative Program. Our program will take place on Thursday, May 23, 2019, at 11:00 a.m

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