The Premier Leadership Organization for Asian American Professionals

The National Association of Asian American Professionals Wichita Chapter (NAAAP-Wichita) is a nonprofit professional organization that promotes career advancement and leadership development of members of the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) professionals in all fields. Through diverse programming and greater-NAAAP resources, members can engage in activities that bring together the APIDA community in community service, professional development, and networking opportunities. 

Joining NAAAP Wichita

NAAAP Wichita is a non-profit organization that cultivates and empowers Asian & Pacific Islander leaders through professional development, community service, and networking. Join and support the fastest growing Pan-Asian organization in North America dedicated to promoting career advancement and leadership development of professionals.

Membership for One Calendar Year

When you become a NAAAP member, you will:

  1. Join the largest network of A&PI leaders and professionals in Wichita and across North America.
  2. Find opportunities to expand your leadership skills.
  3. Make an impact in your community with fellow members, friends, and colleagues.
  4. Save money through discounted or free admission to exclusive local and national events and programs.

Our Values:

  • Cultivate and empower leaders for professional excellence.
  • Connect accomplished professionals for mutual success.
  • Engage and participate with the community-at-large.
  • Inspire leaders to make a meaningful difference in government, education, business, and society.

Our Mission:

  • Leadership: Develop, inspire, and connect leaders.
  • Education: Excel at life-long learning.
  • Accountability: Honor commitments to deliver value.
  • Diversity: Embrace a culture of inclusion and innovation.

Leadership Team

Bryant Giang

Bryant Giang

President

Bryant was born and raised in Wichita, currently lives in Wichita and is a family dentist at Armfield Dentistry in Augusta, KS.

Bryant earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2019 and received his Bachelor’s of Science majoring in Chemistry from Wichita State University in 2015.

Bryant enjoys staying active by working out and playing basketball, reading and listening to books/podcasts, and hanging out with friends and family.

Taben Azad

Taben Azad

Vice President

Taben earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and recently completed his Masters in Public Administration (MPA) and is currently working as a Senior Budget Analyst with Sedgwick County.

In addition to his role with NAAAP-Wichita, he currently serves as the Vice President for the Wichita Asian Association (WAA)

Outside of his profession and community involvement, Taben enjoys playing basketball, working out, and hanging out with his two dogs Astro and Zuko (Australian Shepherd and Golden Retriever).

Amandine Ta

Amandine Ta

Secretary

Amandine is a Senior Proposal Coordinator at Black & Veatch for their Americas Central Region. Amandine has lived in Wichita most of her life. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Communications with an emphasis in integrated marketing, as well as a minor in graphic design at Wichita State University.

Amandine enjoys hot yoga, lifting weights, baking, reading, listening to podcasts, and trying new foods.

Jordan Cao

Jordan Cao

Treasurer

A Wichita native, Jordan is an undergraduate student at Wichita State University pursuing a BS in biomedical biological sciences. Following graduation, he plans to pursue a life within medicine.

Outside of his studies, Jordan likes to keep himself busy working for a multitude of non-profit organizations whilst also prioritizing time with friends, watching NBA basketball, reading, and exercising.

Ashley Bandasack

Ashley Bandasack

Director of Program Development & Engagement

Ashley is a tax consultant with AGH’s State and Local Tax team. Ashley provides her clients with state and local tax planning, consulting and compliance services.

Ashley earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in finance from Wichita State University. She is a member of the Institute for Professionals in Taxation and United Way Young Leaders. Ashley’s outside interests include volunteering for local non-profits, event and program coordinating.

Anthony Vu

Anthony Vu

Leadership & Development Chair

Anthony Vu is a computer engineering student at Wichita State University. Being born and raised in Wichita, Anthony has been involved with numerous businesses here in Wichita; Wichita Wolves and Midwest Esports.
Anthony enjoys creating community events, as well as learning new skills and being a general food connoisseur.

Scott Huynh

Scott Huynh

Marketing and Public Relations Chair

Born and raised in Wichita, Scott is a local entrepreneur providing clients with high quality video services. He received a BS in Biology from Wichita State University in 2016. In addition to NAAAP ICT, he is involved with several organizations like W Young Professionals, Wichita Chamber of Commerce and Founders’ Grove.

Stella Yang

Stella Yang

Membership Chair

Stella is a Supply Chain Rotational Associate at Cargill, Inc. and is involved in several business resource groups at Cargill, such as the Asian Alliance Network and the Cargill Sustainability Network. Stella, a Wichita native, received her BBA in Economics at Wichita State University in 2019.

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