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2024 AAa/e President’s Message

Ken Susilo, PE (CA), D.WRE
Senior Principal Water Resources Engineer
Geosyntec Consultants

 I am humbled, honored, and excited to serve as the 2024 President of the Asian American Architects and Engineers Association (AAa/e). For over 45 years, AAa/e has remained steadfast and active in supporting our constituents in both the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) and the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) communities. 

With deep respect for the trailblazers and visionaries who have come before us, and collaboratively with the 2024 class of industry leaders and rising professionals who serve as our Board of Directors and committee chairs, I pledge to carry forward this legacy of servant leadership. Collectively, as leaders of our mission-driven community-serving organization, we recognize we can and must play an important role within the diverse fabric of our communities and country.

In 2024, the Year of the Dragon, I am thrilled to lead AAa/e’s initiatives that will support the professional careers of our members and associates, while enhancing the built and natural environment. 

We will expand our network and build a presence to create a national brand for AAa/e, radiating outward from Southern California. We will focus on providing value to our members by increasing engagement and creating leadership opportunities through our committees, task forces, and other activities.

We will focus on supporting emerging professionals in concert with the AAa/e Foundation, establishing and funding the first AAa/e Endowment to provide a permanent baseline to support our annual scholarship program. Our professional development program, which includes internships, mentoring programs, and a master series, will be a cornerstone of this effort.

Finally, we will focus on realizing and creating opportunities as part of professional career development, promoting public service, and enhancing small business opportunities, as we move from shedding a reputation of being a silent, model minority to an active, vibrant part of the AANHPI and AEC communities.

I am honored to lead this charge, and I invite all who share our vision to participate, engage, serve, and join us on this journey with AAa/e in 2024.

With humble and warmest regards,

Ken Susilo, PE

President, AAa/e 2024

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