12th Annual American Arab Professionals Network (AAPN) Annual Dinner

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Name: 12th Annual American Arab Professionals Network (AAPN) Annual Dinner
Date: May 17, 2017
Time: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:

AAPN “Celebrating Success” A night to Remember
Dearborn, Mich. - May17th, 2017- The American Arab Chamber of Commerce (AACC) and the American Arab Professionals Network (AAPN) along with presenting sponsor, JP Morgan Chase, hosted its 12th Annual “Celebrating Success” Banquet, where they awarded a Champion of Diversity, Entrepreneur of the Year, and six Rising Stars awards.
            Close to 500 guests attended the event on Wednesday May 17th, 2017 to recognize American Arab Professionals! The awardees are emerging leaders who have shown success in their fields and are future rising stars of the American Arab Community. 

            The AAPN presented General Motors with the “Champion of Diversity” Award for their inclusion to diversity in the work force and their corporate citizenship. Marina Shoemaker, the director for global diversity for GM, accepted the award. Also, The AAPN presented an inspiring young professional with the “Entrepreneur of the Year” award, Farah Baydoun Merhi, a social media innovator, design expert who started Inspire Me!

      The AAPN recognized & presented six very deserving young professionals with the “Rising Stars” award: State Representative Abdullah Hammoud, his first term representing the 15th House District; Ali N. Sayed, Founder and CEO, HYPE Athletics;  Zenna Elhasan, Corporate Counsel, Wayne County; Ghida Dagher, Advocacy and Government Relations Manager, United Way of Southeastern Michigan (UWSEM); Rana Elmir, Deputy Director, ACLU Michigan; and Fadwa Hammoud,  Assistant Prosecutor Wayne County & Dearborn Board of Education Trustee.

            The awardees joined the prestigious ranks of 62 remarkable American Arabs who have been awarded since the banquet’s inception in 2006. The banquet celebrates the outstanding accomplishments these young professionals have achieved.


The Annual “Celebrating Success” Banquet recognizes Arab American Professionals who have proven success in their fields and are furthering the interest of the Arab American Professional Community. Awardees are Arab Americans actively involved in their communities and are professional leaders in the fields of Legal, Finance, Medical, Education, Technology and or Creative Arts.

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