ILF applauds President-elect Donald J. Trump has chosen Governor Haley as U.S. Ambassador to UN

November 23, 2016


Contact: Soo Kyung Koo

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Washington D.C. – The International Leadership Foundation (ILF) applauds President-elect Donald J. Trump has chosen Governor of South Carolina Nikki Haley as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.

As the daughter of Indian immigrants, the first female and minority governor of South Carolina, and a great role model for the Asian Pacific American community, Governor Haley has established her own legacy. She is currently the youngest governor in the U.S. Governor Haley accepted the offer citing “sense of duty” and stated that our nation “faces enormous challenges” domestically and internationally. ILF is proud of her commitment to public service. ILF salutes President-Elect Trump for trusting her judgment and insight in this important role.

Dr. Paul Hsu, a member of President-elect Trump’s Asian Pacific American Advisory Committee said, “we are extremely excited to witness that President-elect Trump is picking talented, qualified, and public service-driven Asian Pacific American professionals to key policy-making and leadership positions.” He also met with Vice President-elect Mike Pence to discuss policy priorities for the community and small businesses.

“Governor Haley’s appointment is important, for American policy, and as a symbol. Through her, the nation and the Trump administration will demonstrate to the world that the United States has strong women and minority leadership,” said Chiling Tong, the Founding President of ILF. She added, “we hope the U.S. Senate approves the nomination without delay.”

About ILF

The International Leadership Foundation (ILF) has promoted the civic awareness, public service, and economic prosperity of the Asian Pacific American (APA) community as a non-profit organization. Our mission is to develop young leaders in the United States, Asia, and Pacific Rim countries in the fields of public affairs, entrepreneurship and international relations through a network of business and community leaders. ILF has a network of national advisory boards and global advisory councils in 15 cities and two continents, comprised of professional, civic and business leaders. Since its founding in 2000, ILF has provided scholarships and leadership training for thousands of talented APA college students from across the country. ILF has been approved by the Combined Federal Campaign (#24372), a federal initiative to support community charities managed by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, thanks to its transparency and management excellence.