Crystal Kung proudly Co-Chaired CAAEN in 2012 alongside her Co-Chair, James Liu. She also led CAAEN as the Senior Director of Business Operations, overlooking the Leadership Development, Communications, Events and Secretary departments.
In 2012, Crystal and James was able to bring CAAEN to the next level in transforming CAAEN to be the most valuable partner to to the ERG's and members by providing a consistent and professional platform for members to share best practices, network, and structured learning through CAAEN's leadership development training program. With attendance of over 40 students across all the member companies, CAAEN graduated the students in June, who successfully created projects and events to help the Asian American community such as mentoring under privileged students about the professional workplace, spreading awareness of Asians who succeeded in their respective professions, and more. Under Crystal and James' leadership, CAAEN was also able to bring in two new corporate members to join the CAAEN family-- Gap Inc (ASIA), and Prudential. 2012 was also an exciting year for events, as CAAEN hosted over 35 professional educational and networking events for our members, with two major events, the Annual Event--hosted by Intel Corporation (ACI), and the Summit--hosted by Ernst and Young (PAPN).
After a wildly successful year in 2012, Crystal will now act as a CAAEN Adviser and Ambassador.
Prior to Co-Chairing CAAEN, Crystal was the former CAAEN Vice Chair of Communications (Communication Design and Social Media) and an avid promoter of CAAEN. She is highly passionate about talent management programs and helping inspire others to realize their personal and professional potential. As a HR technology professional, she has expertise in HR information systems and design, staffing, performance management and experience in finance and IT.
Since graduating from the 2008 CAAEN Leadership Training Program, Crystal has been involved with co-hosting the 2009 Executive Speaker Webinar Series, redesigned the CAAEN website, pushed for social media and technology initiatives, created the groundwork for the CAAEN’s databases, and planned social and signature CAAEN events.
Crystal joined CAAEN when she was a HRIS analyst at AAA NCNU, and was a highly active member of the Asian Pacific Islander Connection employee resource group, and VP of Membership of the AAA Toastmasters “Motor Mouths” club. She currently works in the HR Organizational Development team at Stanford Medical Hospital and Clinics, focusing on competency modeling.
A native of the San Mateo, CA, Crystal received her bachelor’s degree in International Relations from University of California, Davis. Crystal is also pursuing her MBA at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management. In her free time, you will find Crystal shooting photography, browsing tech gadgets, reading magazines on graphic, fashion and industrial design, cycling, and wine tasting.