SCE Recognizes Community Leaders at Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration

From left to right:: Frank Quevedo, VP of Equal Opportunity, SCE; Yul Kwon, winner of reality TV show Survivor, Community Leadership Award; Stewart Kwoh, president and executive director, Asian Pacific American Legal Center, Community Service Award; Assemblymember Warren Furutani Winnie Huang, President, Americas; Lee Kum Kee USA Inc. Corporate Award Erwin Furukawa, VP, Customer Programs and Services, SCE

Irwindale, CA: Southern California Edison (SCE) employees, managers and executives have recognized the accomplishments of noteworthy community leaders, business leaders and organizations as SCE hosted its third annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Month celebration at the utility’s Customer Technology Application Center.
SCE presented the Corporate Award to Lee Kum Kee USA Inc., an Asian-owned business that has proven its commitment to the success of Asian American businesses and made significant contributions to the community. The Community Service Awards were given to the Asian Pacific American Legal Center for its commitment to justice and equality and Rafu Shimpo for continued dedication serving the Asian Pacific American communities. The Community Leadership Award was presented to Yul Kwon, winner of the reality TV show Survivor, for helping to change the media representation of Asian American men. Assemblymember Warren Furutani was the keynote speaker at the event. Also in attendance was Judy Chu, Chair of the California State Board of Equalization.
 “It is a wonderful tradition at Southern California Edison to celebrate and honor our corporate and community partners who contribute so much to our diverse communities,” said Frank Quevedo, SCE vice president of equal opportunity. “This event and others like it increase the awareness of the many and important contributions of Asian Pacific Americans.”
Susan Hirasuna, a weekend anchor and general assignment reporter at Fox 11 News, served as mistress of ceremonies for the occasion. Hirasuna is an award-winning broadcast journalist; in 1999, she won an Emmy for her special titled, “Asian Pacific Heritage: Struggles, Victories and Celebrations.”



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