Sonita Lontoh of Silicon Valley Asia Technology Alliance Elected into the 2017 National Asian Hall of Fame

Sonita Lontoh, courtesy of CNN

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The Silicon Valley Asia Technology Alliance (SVATA), a nonprofit dedicated to fostering global cross-collaborations between Silicon Valley and Southeast Asia, today announced that Sonita Lontoh, co-founder and executive director, has been selected by the Robert Chinn Foundation to be inducted into the national Asian Hall of Fame, class of 2017.

The Asian Hall of Fame was established in 2004 and is a national recognition event for Asian Pacific Americans that honors achievements across industry and ethnicity with a national reach. The event not only honors achievements, but also inspires the next generation and builds a national community of Asian Pacific Americans. It seeks to effectively support programs and initiatives that lead to the enhancement of the civic, economic, educational, and cultural quality of life in diverse communities. Past inductees include Bruce Lee (martial artist), Connie Chung (network journalist), Kristi Yamaguchi (Olympic gold figure skater champion), Norman Mineta (former US Secretary of Commerce and Transportation), Gary Locke (former US Secretary of Commerce, Governor of Washington State, and US Ambassador to China), Nathan Adrian (five-time Olympic gold swimmer), and Apollo Ohno (eight-time Olympic medalist speed skater).

This year’s class include Johnny Damon (former Yankee/Red Sox player, two-time World Series Champion), Daniel Dae-Kim (Hollywood producer and actor), Duy Loan-Le (inventor with 24 patents) and Sonita Lontoh (Silicon Valley Tech Executive, White House Global…

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