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The mission of the Friends of AAAB, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) entity, not only is to work as a fiscal partner with the AAAB, but it also will further the mission and projects of the AAAB and be a grass roots link to keeping the Asian community apprised of the AAAB’s activities and resources available to the Asian community.


Community Recognition Award Ceremony Dinner

May 2,2015 


Adam Tavakoly




The Miami Division is pleased to honor Miami-Dade County’s Asian American Advisory Board (AAAB) as a recipient of the 2012 Director’s Community Leadership Award.
The AAAB was created to advise Miami-Dade County’s Board of County Commissioners, administration, communities, and other area agencies on matters related to the Asian American community. Its mission is to encourage the activities and participation of Asian Americans in civic, cultural, educational, and business endeavors. " .... Click to Read More


Shawn Khosravi




Mr. Shawn Khosravi was Invited by the U.S. Homeland Security to be the key note speaker for the Citizenship Ceremony on Thursday May 26, 2011. Nearly 200 individuals from 28 different countries became Naturalized Citizens on this day. It truly is a very momentous occasion

"Ladies and Gentlemen and  fellow residents good morning, Bon jour, Bon journo, Konbanwa, nameste, salam, nee how (Ni Hao) shalom, salaam alaikum, and buenos dias,  My name is Shawn Khosravi and when I was asked to be before you this morning" .... Click to Read More



Chair's message


As the ninth  Chair of the Miami-Dade County Asian-American Advisory Board, it is my honor and privilege to oversee the formation of the Friends Miami Dade County Asian American Advisory Board, fondly called as Friends or FAAAB. read more

  2013-14 Scholarship  application due date April 7 2014  

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Scholarships are available to students. Please see the application for more information.

The Success of Asian Americans at a Glance

The Raw Data:

In Miami-Dade County, there are approximately 375,000 Asian Americans, or 1½% of 2.5 million residents.  The number of U.S. residents in 2010 who said they were Asian or Asian in combination with one or more races was approximately 17.3 million, or 5.6% of the total population.  The projected number of U.S. residents in 2050 who will identify themselves as Asians is 40.6 million, or 9% of the total population.


The Real Success of Asian Americans: the Pursuit of Excellence

The real success of Asian Americans is epitomized in their overall pursuit of excellence.


  • The median family income for Asian Americans in 2009 was the highest among all race groups.
  • Asian Americans make up a disproportionately large segment of student bodies in the most prominent colleges and universities.
  • 50% of Asians, 25 and older, have a bachelor’s degree.  This compares with 28% for all Americans 25 and older with a B.A.
  • 20% of Asians, 25 and older have an advanced degree (such as masters, Ph.D., M.D., J.D.).  This compares with 10% for all Americans 25 and older.  Asian Americans owned 1.5 million businesses in 2007, which is up 40% from 2002.
  • Receipts of Asian American owned business totaled $507.6 billion in 2007, which was up 55% from 2002.Asian American businesses employed 2.8 million people, and the average revenue per company was approximately $338K.
  • 49% of employed Asian Americans, 16 and older, work in management, professional and related occupations, such as financial managers, engineers, teachers and registered nurses.


Notable Asian Americans: Locally and Nationally

Asian Americans add to the cultural diversity of Miami-Dade County and many hold positions of prominence and power.   For example:




Medhi Ghomeshi here in South Florida, and his team raised $60 million in initial capital and another $117 million in a second offering to open Great Florida Bank, which now has 14 branches throughout South Florida. 

Dr. M. Narendra Kini– CEO of Miami Children’s Hospital 

A. Parasuraman at the University of Miami is the world authority on services marketing.  He holds the James W. McLamore Chair in Marketing at UM.



Ajay Banga – CEO of MasterCard.

Sabeer Bhatia – co-founded Hotmail.

Amar Bose – Chairman and founder of Bose Corporation.

Andrea Jung – CEO of Avon Products. 

Jawed Karin – co-founded YouTube. 

Muhtar Kent – CEO of Coca Cola. 

Vinod Khosla – co-founded of Sun Microsystems and one of the most influential venture capitalists in Silicon Valley. 

Surya Mohapatra – CEO Quest Diagnostics. 

Shantanu Narayen – CEO Adobe Systems. 

Nitin Nohria – Dean of Harvard Business School. 

Indra Nooyi – CEO of Pepsico

Vikram Pandit – CEO of Citigroup. 

Amartya Sen – Professor at Harvard University and winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Economics for his work on the Social Choice Theory, that is, how middlemen hoarding grain exacerbate famines in the world.

Andrea Wong – CEO and President, Lifetime Networks.

Jerry Yang – CEO of Yahoo! 

Fareed Zakaria – hosts CNN’s flagship foreign affairs show “GPS” and is Editor-at-Large of TIME Magazine