The National Association of Asian American Professional (NAAAP) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that cultivates, supports, and promotes Asian American leaders. NAAAP offers professional development opportunities on the local and national level, engages its membership in community service, and organizes professional networking events. Through NAAAP, members work together to enhance leadership in their careers and communities.

As the largest and fastest growing Asian American professional organization in North America, NAAAP continues to provide its members with the tools and resources to further career advancements and empower Asian Americans to become great leaders and reliable employees. Founded in 1982, NAAAP has since expanded to more than 25 metropolitan cities in the United States and Canada. NAAAP members are affiliated with either a chapter or a venture. Ventures exist as chapter start-ups throughout North America.

Members include a diverse group of leaders and working professionals, with various levels of educational and professional backgrounds: corporate, small business, non-profit, academic, and governmental. Our members are Asian Americans of all descents, who work together on career advancement while making significant contributions to the community.

NAAAP is dedicated to the improvement of the Asian American community by promoting leadership, career development, educational exchange, professional networking, social networking, and civic responsibilities. Currently NAAAP has a national network consisted of more than 4,500 members with chapters across the country. The membership is open to anyone regardless of ethnicity, socioeconomic status or creed. Current members include individuals from a range of backgrounds that include managers, entrepreneurs, and professionals in the community.

NAAAP is the network for Asian American leaders. The NAAAP Vision: “We make leaders!”

NAAAP’s mission is to

  • Connect accomplished professionals for mutual success
  • Engage and participate with the community-at-large
  • Cultivate and empower leaders for professional excellence
  • Inspire leaders to make a meaningful difference in government, education, business, and society.


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