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Ascend IAG Leadership Conference

Elevate Together: I Ascend, We Ascend Empowering Excellence and Shaping Leaders
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Event Details

Date: Saturday, April 27, 2024

Time: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM CT

Venue: The KBC Houston – 6011 W. Orem Dr, Houston, TX 77085

Admission: Single Member: $125  I  Single Non-Member: $150

Description

Ascend Houston Chapter invites you to join us for our annual Inspiring Across Generations (IAG) conference. Our theme for this year’s IAG is Elevate Together: I Ascend, We Ascend and is scheduled to take place on April 27, 2024 at KBC Houston. Ascend IAG Conference focuses on creating an environment that helps others connect and foster relationships, transcending generations, cultures, educational backgrounds, and careers.

Agenda

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM: 

Registration / Networking / Breakfast

9:00 AM - 9:10 AM: 

President’s Opening Remarks

10:10 AM - 10:30 AM:

Break and Headshots

11:20 AM - 12:00 PM: 

Headshots, Break and Lunch

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM:

Break and Headshots

1:30 PM - 2:20 PM:

3:10 PM - 3:30 PM:

Closing Remarks

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM:

Networking

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM:

Happy Hour (Red River Ice House)

Speakers

Keynote Speaker

Keynote Speaker
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Washington Ho

Co-Founder and Chairman of White House Global Properties and Star of the House of Ho on HBO Max

Pursuing Non-Traditional Career Paths, Cultivating Creativity, and Finding Your Voice

Pursuing Non-Traditional Career Paths, Cultivating Creativity, and Finding Your Voice
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Jassi Bindra

Executive Chef and Managing Partner

Amrina

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Lukkaew Srasrisuwan

Founder

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Ascend Talks

Ascend Talks
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Donna Cole

CEO of Cole Chemicals

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Jan Hor

Senior Director

Salesforce

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Dr. Sujeeta Menon

Licenced Master Social Worker

Executive Panel

Executive Panel
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Matt McCauley

Managing Director and Partner

AlixPartner

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Shu Xiong

General Manager

Market and Price Forecasting

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Ning Kang

Vice President

Merrill Lynch

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Melinda Yee

Managing Partner

Deloitte’s Houston practice

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Xin Xin, CPA, CFP

Tax Partner

Crowe

Connecting Circles Session

Connecting Circles
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Ritesh Bagayat

Managing Director

Cyber Risk Services

Deloitte

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Richin Chhajlani

Global Consultant / Senior Manager – Asset Development

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Afsheen Hasan

Senior Manager

KPMG

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Zarina Mohammed

Tax Talent Acquisition Leader

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Jing Rabsatt, CPA

Senior Manager

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Shakeb Syed

Senior Manager

Tax Services RSM

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Daria Wenas

Managing Director

National Tax Office of Ernst & Young LLP

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Tashiana Briggs

Partner

Weaver

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Chi Chen

Vice President - Turnaround & Restructuring

AlixPartners

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Julie Ho

Partner

Cyber Security in Risk and Financial Advisor

Deloitte

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Linh Nguyen

Managing Director

Energy and Cloud Leader

Deloitte

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Renu Sachdeva

Head of Client Solutions for

the Americas with Talking Talent

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Lily Wang, CPA

Audit Partner

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Wilber Chan

Senior Manager, State and Local Tax

KPMG

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Ye Hao

Vice President - Turnaround & Restructuring

AlixPartners

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Sean Hong

Senior Manager

RSM LLP

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Harry Peng

Senior Manager, IT Audit

Quanta Services

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Vikas Shah

General Manager, Commercial & Land

Chevron Pipeline & Power

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Xian-Huan Wen

Reservoir Simulation Research & Optimization Reservoir Engineering & Simulation,

Chevron Technical Center

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Thank you to Our IAG Partners!

Safety of our guests is paramount to Ascend. Attendees are responsible for monitoring their own condition and agree to comply with the safety, hygiene and CDC identified pandemic level communicable illnesses (including COVID-19) guidelines established by relevant health authorities. We request that attendees not attend an event should they test positive or if they experience COVID symptoms prior to the event.

Platinum Partners

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Diamond Partners

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Gold Partners

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Silver Partners

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Venue, Photography and & Food Partners

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Safety of our guests is paramount to Ascend. Attendees are responsible for monitoring their own condition and agree to comply with the safety, hygiene and CDC identified pandemic level communicable illnesses (including COVID-19) guidelines established by relevant health authorities. We request that attendees not attend an event should they test positive or if they experience COVID symptoms prior to the event.

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