BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Board of Directors, or BOD, in the Asian Business Student Association oversees and finalize any important decision or changes that are made to the organization. The BOD consists of the Chairman of Board, Co-founders, founding members, and past Presidents of ABSA.

KELLY NGUYEN

Founding Member

Academic Degree
BBA in Accounting – December

2010

MS in Accounting – December 

2011

Past ABSA Leadership
VP Corporate Relations Fall 2010

Scott Family Mentor

Past Positions
Excise Tax Analyst at BP

Project Control Analyst at BP

Senior Tax Consultant at Deloitte

Current Position
Indirect Tax Manager at Spotify

JOHNNY NG

Founding Member

Academic Degree

BBA in Entrepeneurship – May 2008
BBA in Marketing/Program for Excellence in Selling – May 2008
MS in Accounting – May 2012

Past ABSA Leadership

VP Finance Spring 2011

Past Positions

Tax Intern at Grant Thornton LLP
Revenue Recognition Intern at BMC Software

Current Position

Tax Consultant II at Deloitte Tax LLP

JUDY MAI

Academic Degree

BBA in SCM – May 2018

Past ABSA Leadership

Community Service Director – Spring 2014
VP Operations – Fall 2015
Cullen HOH – Fall 2016
Mentor – Fall 2015, Spring 2016
President – Spring 2016

Past Positions

SCM Intern at Texas Children’s Hospital

Student Representative at the Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship

Current Position

Strategic Sourcing Analyst at Hewlett Packard Enterprise

BRIAN BUI

Academic Degree

Management Information Systems Undergraduate

 

Past ABSA Leadership

Accounting Director - Spring 2019

VP of Operations - Fall 2019, Spring 2020

President - Spring 2020

Current Position

Assurance - Data and Analytics

Specialist Intern at EY

 

RALPH DEGALA

Chairman of Board

Academic Degree
BBA in Accounting – May 2012

Past ABSA Leadership
Co-Founder of ABSA
President Spring 2012
Vice President Fall 2010
Scott Family Mentor

Past Positions
Audit Intern | Staff at BKD
Assurance Services – Senior at Ernst & Young
Rig Controller – Transocean

Senior Accountant at TOMS

Current Position
Solutions Consultant at Oracle

ROBERT PHU

Founding Member

Academic Degree

BBA in Accounting – May 2010
MS in Accounting – May 2011

Past ABSA Leadership

Elgin Family Mentor

Past Positions

Internal Audit Intern at Centerpoint Energy

Current Position

Assurance Associate at PwC

ROGER KHUU

Academic Degree

BBA in MIS – May 2019

 

Past ABSA Leadership

Operations Director – Spring 2017

Cullen Family Mentor – Fall 2017

VP Operations – Fall 2017

President – Spring 2018, Fall 2018

 

Past Positions

IT Analyst at Air Liquide

 

Current Position

Data Analyst - Digital Audit Innovation at EY

SHANIA TRAN

Academic Degree

Computer Science

Undergraduate

 

Past ABSA Leadership

Media Director – Fall 2019

VP of Marketing – Spring 2020

President - Fall 2020

Current Position

Scott HOH – Spring 2021

 

KATHY BUI

Co-Founder

Academic Degree

BBA in Accounting – December 2010
MS in Accounting – December 2011

Past ABSA Leadership

President Fall 2011
VP Corporate Relations Spring 2011
VP Public Relations Fall 2010
Calhoun Family Mentor

Past Positions

Federal Tax Intern at PWC

Current Position

Vaco - Financial Recruiter

LI LUONG

Founding Member

Academic Degree

BBA in MIS – May 2011

Past ABSA Leadership

Communications Officer Fall 2010
Scott Family Mentor

Past Positions

Intern Consultant at Amerishore, Neudesic
IT Intern at M.D. Anderson

Enterprise Risk Services Senior Advisory Consultant at Deloitte & Touche LLP

Current Position

Co-Owner of Teapresso 

JUSTIN PANGANIBAN

Academic Degree

Supply Chain Management Undergraduate

Past ABSA Leadership

Corporate Director  Fall 2018

VP Corporate Relations  Spring 2019

President – Fall 2019

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