Alice Mong is
the Director of the Museum of Chinese in America.
became Director of the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) in July 2009, and is
leading the 29-year-old organization's expansion into its new home, the leading
national museum dedicated to preserving and presenting the history and culture
of people of Chinese descent in America.
Previously, she served as the Executive Director for the Committee of 100, a
non-profit membership organization composed of distinguished Chinese American leaders
committed to bridging the cultures of Asia and America
and providing a forum for issues that Americans of Chinese and Asian descent
face in bettering their lives in the United States. Under her
leadership, the Committee grew its operating budget and raised more than $3.5
million in 5 years.
Prior to this
position, Ms. Mong served as Senior Investment Manager for Hantak Limited, the non-property
investment subsidiary of the Hang Lung Group-a leading Hong Kong property company
with major investments in Hong Kong and Shanghai.
Earlier, she served as the Assistant to Chairman of Hang Lung Group, Ronnie C.
Chan, where she was responsible for the organization of the 1997 handover
festivities for the private guests of Chief-Executive Designate C.H. Tung,
which included a delegation from the Committee of 100 and other prominent
political, academic, and business leaders.
Ms. Mong began
her career as a Trade Specialist and then Manager for Asia Group at the
International Trade Division, Ohio Department of Development where she helped
build a strong coalition of support from the Ohio legislature, business and educational
communities on issues pertaining to Ohio/China and Ohio/Asia activities. This
led to an appointment by then Ohio Governor George Voinovich to become Managing
Director of the State of Ohio Office of East/Southeast Asia based in Hong Kong
to promote trade and business development for the state of Ohio.
A graduate of
The Ohio State University in International Relations, Ms. Mong went on to earn
an Executive MBA (joint degree) from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University and Hong Kong University of
Science and Technology. Ms. Mong was born in Taiwan
and immigrated to the U.S.
in 1973 with her family. She is fluent in Mandarin, and currently serves on the
Metropolitan Museum's Multicultural Advisory
Alice Mong was
featured on our Made in China
program which aired on May 02, 2010.