Celebrate the Lunar New Year
Date: Wednesday, February 9, 2022
Time: 3:30PM- 5:00PM ET
Admission: Registration is free. All are welcome.
Welcome by Kunjan Mehta, Co-President of Ascend CT/Westchester Chapter (3:30 PM - 3:35 PM Eastern)
Main Event (3:35 PM – 4:20 PM Eastern)
Breakout Session 1 (4:20 PM – 4:40 PM Eastern)
Breakout Session 1 Option 1 – “Rate that Snack!” Mukbang – Metro DC
Breakout Session 1 Option 2 – Cantonese vs Mandarin – San Francisco & Washington
Breakout Session 2 (4:40 PM – 5:00 PM Eastern)
Breakout Session 2 Option 1 – Dive into Food – Denver and Dallas
Breakout Session 2 Option 2 – Trivia – New York and Philadelphia
Ascend CTW Chapter invites you to the Lunar New Year Celebration hosted by Grant Thornton. Celebrate the year of the Tiger with the Pan-Asian & Allies BRG.
Ascend CT/Westchester Chapter
Kunjan Mehta is a partner at Grant Thornton and has almost 20 years of experience within the industry. For his day job, Kunjan serves various clients in the Hedge Fund, Private Equity and Asset Management industry. Kunjan is also a National Executive Co-Sponsor of Grant Thornton’s Pan-Asians & Allies Business Resource Group. Kunjan is a first generation immigrant and lives in New York with his wife and two kids. He is a Certified Public Accountant, a Chartered Accountant and has a Bachelor in Commerce and Accounting from India.
William Tong is the 25th Attorney General to serve Connecticut since the office was established by the state constitution in 1897. He took office on January 9, 2019 and is the first Asian American elected at the state level in Connecticut. He has over 30 years of experience serving as a litigator in both state and federal courts and as a state representative in the Connecticut General Assembly. He is the son of Chinese immigrants and lives in Stamford with their three children. He attended and graduated from Phillips Academy Andover, Brown University, and the University of Chicago Law School.
Chief Accounting Officer
Sarlina See is the CAO at PMC who oversees the accounting, controllership, treasury and tax functions. She has over 25 years of financial experience in Fortune 500 companies including General Electric, Stanley Black & Decker and Hutchison Whampoa. She has worked in various finance roles such as financial planning & analysis, CAO and CFO in multiple industries such as media content, technology, consumer finance, and health care. She earned her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Idaho State University and is a Certified Public Accountant and a Charted Global Management Accountant.