The Asian American Executive Network & National ACE is excited to bring you an informative webinar on how to leverage "Tax Credits" to get cash for hiring right.

Most businesses need to hire talent to sustain and grow. The US Government provides incentives via tax credits to promote hiring people from certain groups or certain areas. Join us for this webinar with speakers Donald Hyun Kiolbassa, J.D.,C.P.A. and Sue Penway, J.D., C.P.A. and they will show you how that might add some cash flow to your business!- Donald Hyun Kiolbassa is an Illinois licensed Attorney and CPA with a focus on Real Estate Law, Corporate Law, Estate Planning, and Tax Law.- Sue Penway is an attorney and CPA and also secured her Master of Laws in Taxation. She is licensed to practice in U.S. Tax Court.

Donald Hyun Kiolbassa, J.D.,C.P.A. and Sue Penway, J.D., C.P.A.

Donald Hyun Kiolbassa is an Illinois licensed Attorney and CPA with a focus on Real Estate Law, Corporate Law, Estate Planning, and Tax Law. Over the past 14 years as an attorney, Donald has managed thousands of Commercial and Residential Real Estate transactions. Today Donald is one of the top producing attorneys in Chicago averaging more than 500 real estate transactions a year. Prior to becoming an Attorney, Donald worked as a CPA with Big Four Accounting Firm KPMG LLP.

Donald was a gold medalist for the 2008 United States Wushu Team (Not Olympics). Wushu translates to “Chinese Martial Arts.” After winning gold, he caught the attention of Warner Bros. Games, and is the martial arts motion capture model in some of the biggest action video games in history including Mortal Kombat (Scorpion and Subzero) and Injustice (Batman and Flash). Donald also is the author of the Discover Your Dragon series, which translates Martial Arts principles for character development and strategy. Discover Your Dragon is required reading in several schools across the country.

Sue Penway, J.D., C.P.A.

Susan is an attorney and CPA and also secured her Master of Laws in Taxation. She is licensed to practice in U.S. Tax Court. Susan Penway was Senior Manager for Crowe LLP and Managing Director for MTS Consulting, LLC recently. Susan has focused her extensive career on the field of taxation. She has worked as Director of Tax for several multinational corporations such as Solo Cup, Navistar, McKesson, Sears Roebuck, Office Depot, Unisys, and GATX, and also worked in tax consulting for KPMG. Her strengths cover many fields of taxation including federal, state income, sales and use, utility, property, and international tax, as well as business incentives and tax credits. Susan has successfully implemented restructurings related to existing or newly acquired operations, as well as reverse audits in the income and sales and use areas. She also has successfully negotiated incentive packages for new or expansion operations, and successfully negotiated settlements in over 500 tax controversies. Susan is strong in tax provision work and Sarbanes Oxley processes. She has also been successful at reengineering processes in several of the companies she worked for.

In recognition of her leadership abilities, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom appointed Susan to the Board of Directors of the Workforce Investment Board and Private Industry Council of San Francisco where she was instrumental in retraining displaced workers. Susan is very involved with volunteerism in the community, including food pantries and soup kitchens.

Dr. Karen Eng - Chair, National ACE Board & CEO- CSMI

Dr. Karen Eng is the President and CEO of CSMI, an engineering firm. Initially a successful optometrist with a Doctorate from the New England College of Optometry, Dr. Eng surprised her family with her bold decision to switch careers and industries, and take over the family business.

She was committed to taking the company to the next level and expand it on a global scale. Her close work with the Food Drug Administration, MBDA, the International Trade Administration, and the Export-Import Bank of the United States has led CSMI to be one of the top engineering consulting services firm in both domestic and foreign markets.

Dr. Eng has used her professional success to support, promote, and mentor other girls, women, and minority business owners, particularly those in STEM-related industries. Her company is especially dedicated to developing and implementing an effective supplier diversity program, which serves the participation of Minority, Women and Disabled Business Enterprises (MWDBEs).

Dr. Eng is a member of several prominent Boards, including: Board of Trustees for the Illinois College of Optometry, Board for National Asian/Pacific Islander American Chamber of Commerce & Entrepreneurship (ACE), and Board of Asian & Pacific Islander American Votes (APIA Votes). The Illinois State Treasurer has given her an award for Outstanding Service in Business in honor of Asian Heritage Month. In addition, she also has positions on the State of Illinois Business Enterprise Program Council and The Illinois Census Count Commission 2020.

George Chunkau Mui - Founder, Asian American Executive Network & Managing Partner, Global Consultants United

Mui is a global strategist. He develops strategies for corporations, small businesses, government agencies and non-government organizations with a keen focus on domestic and international partnerships and collaboration. His area of focus is the Asia market. Leveraging his extensive global experience, George also serves on the Advisory boards for companies and organizations with International trade focus.

Recently retired from the U.S. Department of Commerce after 10 years of services where initiated the Global Market Access programs for minority businesses.

Served as the Senior Advisor for The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) from 2014 – 2016 where he managed the Business Portfolio.

Served as SBA’s Small Business Development Center Director at the Asian American and managing consulting company specializing in international business development and professional training.

Completed a successful career at Lucent Technology that spanned 19 years as a software engineer, network architect, project manager, and finally as the Product Management and Marketing Director in the Data Communication Unit where he grew his business unit from $120 million to $400 million in 3 years.

Obtained a Master’s and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Sciences from The Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) and completed two Executive Education programs at Stanford University in Marketing and Business Management.

Thomas Choi - Small Business Development Center Manager , Chinese Mutual Aid Association

Thomas Choi is the Illinois Small Business Development Center (ILSBDC) Manager at Chinese Mutual Aid Association. ILSBDCs are located throughout the state and provide business guidance, training and other resources to start-ups and existing small businesses. Prior to joining CMAA, Tommy served his home state of Illinois for three statewide constitutional officers and two members of the United States Congress. He managed strategic external relations to constituents, nonprofit organizations, business groups, government entities, and global engagements with international partners. Tommy earned his bachelor’s degree in International Studies and Political Science at the University of Miami in Florida. He enjoys volunteering for the North Shore Edge Youth Wrestling Club and is a retired violinist.

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December 5, 2020

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