Duy Nguyen, in the aftermath of the 2016 political climate, pivoted his career from working with Fortune 500 companies to focus on investment, education, and engagement of Asian Pacific Islander Americans (APIA). In 2018, Nguyen founded One APIA Nevada, a grassroots, non-profit organization that advocates for policies empowering everyday Asian Pacific Islander Nevadans. As executive director, Nguyen oversees a state-wide operation to educate and galvanize the APIA Nevadan constituency - every year, not just election cycles. In this role, Nguyen helped orchestrate APIA engagement and education in the lead up to the 2018 Midterm elections, which saw APIA voter turnout soar - up 216% from 2014’s midterm elections. Recently in January 2019, Nguyen was appointed to a 4-year term as a Planning Commissioner for Clark County, making him the first APIA person to serve as a County Planning Commissioner in Nevada. Nguyen is actively volunteering with philanthropic and progressive causes in his local community. He recently joined the board of Institute for Progressive Nevada, which focus on local and state issues in the Silver State and serve as an advisory board member to Leaders in Training, a non-profit organization dedicated to at-risk and underserved youth in navigating their higher education journey. Nguyen holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management, and a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) from the University of Phoenix.
Netroots Nation participation
- Netroots Nation 2020