- Office of State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump
Mike Wessler, Communications Director
Boston — On Friday, February 17, 2017, State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump appointed Loan Thi Dao to serve on the Asian American Commission (AAC). Dao was sworn in by Treasurer Deborah Goldberg at the State House.
Dao, a Somerville resident, will serve on the commission for a term of three years, after which she is eligible for reappointment.
A refugee from Vietnam in 1975, Dao is a Professor of Asian American Studies at the University of Massachusetts – Boston, and holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Mass Communications from the University of Texas, Austin as well as a Masters and Doctorate in Ethnic Studies from the University of California, Berkeley.
Since 2015, she has served on the Massachusetts Office of Refugees and Immigrants, Governor’s Advisory Council.
The AAC, established in 2006, meets monthly with the goal of recognizing and highlighting the many contributions of Asian Americans to the social, cultural, economic, and political life of the Commonwealth, and to identify and address the needs and challenges facing Asian Americans in Massachusetts.
Bump’s other appointees to the AAC are Jennifer Cao of Chestnut Hill, John Naranja of Braintree, and Lydia Schroter of Upton.