President, ASIAN, Inc.
Michael A. Chan is President of ASIAN, Inc., a nonprofit community development corporation that has for over 39 years been empowering diversity by creating opportunities for underserved Asian Americans and other underserved minorities in Northern California.
With its corporate offices headquartered in San Francisco, ASIAN, Inc. maintains regional offices in Oakland and San Jose, where it operates the Northern California Minority Business Center for the Minority Business Development Agency. Widely regarded for providing excellent services to its clients, ASIAN, Inc. has been delivering technical, financial, and contract procurement assistance to over 500 disadvantaged minority business enterprises in over 20 Northern California counties. Over the last 12 years, ASIAN, Inc. has certified over 10,000 women and minority business enterprises for the California Public Utilities Commission, California Department of Transportation and other public and private supplier diversity programs.
Recognizing disparities in homeownership for Limited English Proficient Asian populations of Low to Moderate Income, Mr. Chan initiated ASIAN, Inc.'s outstanding multi-lingual and multi-cultural homebuyer education and certification program in 1999 which to date has assisted over 10,000 underserved participants. Starting in 2008, Mr. Chan started ASIAN, Inc.'s foreclosure prevention and intervention counseling program, which has assisted over 700 clients in over 19 Northern California counties.
As a native San Franciscan, Mr. Chan began at ASIAN, Inc. as a neighborhood planner and later developed and managed affordable housing projects, assisted expanding minority small businesses, chartered a community development credit union, Northeast Community FCU, and initiated green sustainable programs in zero waste and in alternative renewable energy over the last 32 years at ASIAN, Inc.
Mr. Chan represents ASIAN, Inc. on the Council of Asian American Business Associations, serves as Board Treasurer on the National Federation of CDCUs' Board of Directors, and advises the National Council of Asian American Business Associations.
He received a Masters in City Planning and Bachelor's in Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley.