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Jiang Yu,
President, CEO & Founder LunarNYC

Mr. Yu is the founder of Lunar New Year Celebration™ (LunarNYC) and has dedicated his life to uniting all Asians and those who love the culture under one Global Brand. From a dream, his mission aims at empowering Youth while promoting Diversity, Love, Unity, Peace and Prosperity. Mr. Yu’s unconventional and unlikely journey from humble beginnings as a “sweatshop baby” to eventually becoming an entrepreneur brings strong work ethics and a appreciation to “Pay it Forward”.

He is a self taught and private self investor, his passion for international business has helped him develop key, strategic and valuable relationships throughout the world. Previously, Mr. Yu worked as an analyst part of the Corporate & Investment Banking Division at a Premier Wall St. Investment Bank in New York.

Mr. Yu continued his studies at Columbia University & New York University. He holds a BA in Psychology from City College of New York and has taken specialty courses in various New York City Colleges. He often helps mentor college students and new graduates. Aside from being a real estate enthusiast, active Philanthropist, Mr. Yu spends most of his time with his family and resides in Manhattan, New York City. He is responsible for all of LunarNYC’s executive decisions, executive level talks and the growth into a Global Brand for Asians across the world.

mike yavinky judgeHonorable Michael Yavinsky Director of General Counsel

Honorable Michael Yavinsky was appointed as an Interim Civil Court Judge in January 2009 and has been serving in the Criminal Court.

Judge Yavinsky received his undergraduate degree from Connecticut College and his law degree from Northeastern University School of Law.

Judge Yavinsky was formerly with the Legal Aid Society’s Criminal Defense Division, Queens Law Associates, and the New York State Unified Court System where he last served as Chief Court Attorney for New York City Criminal Court. He resides in Queens with his family.

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Edward Chan
Director of Finance

Mr. Edward Chan is a Managing Director in Investment Banking and Public Finance for Hapoalim Securities USA for investment-grade and non-investment grade borrowers. He specializes in debt financing U.S. State and Local Government issuers through tax-exempt bonds and corporate borrowers with mezzanine loans and 144A private placements.

Bank Hapoalim is Israel’s largest bank. The Bank has a significant presence in global financial markets and is a full-service commercial bank serving the financial needs of businesses, their owners, and private banking customers looking for expert financial solutions.

In his career, Mr. Chan has provided financing or served as advisor on over $10 billion in public, private, and global bonds for general government, P3, and private developer-driven projects. He also has extensive experience in deal structuring and execution, cash-flow modeling, and credit analysis. He is a General Securities Registered Representative (Series 79, Series 7, and 63), and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics, with honors, from Dickinson College.

Bill Chan Director of Sports & Activities 

Bill Chan, whose sports background included 5 years as the proprietor of Pro Bound Publications, a NFL draft scouting analysis magazine, as well as being founder and president of U.S. Asian Basketball since 2001.

Under the guidance of Bill Chan, over 140 of the U.S. Asian Basketball members made their high school teams.  Additionally, 25 of those players have played collegiate basketball.  Bill Chan has actively spent the last thirteen years conducting research for the betterment of Asian basketball in America and particularly New York City. Mr.  Chan previously owned a sports memorabilia company for 27 years.

His passion and love for helping youth in the urban community through sports has had a huge impact in the Asian community. He is a loyal fan to the New York professional teams, especially the Giants and Islanders. He currently resides in the suburbs of New York City, where we have been for the last 21 years with his lovely wife and three children. He is a true New Yorker in every sense.

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Director of Media Relations

2001 to current: Jackie Pang has been working for Hong Kong Phoenix Satellite TV New York Bureau as Senior Financial News correspondent, Producer and Host for the weekly special: A Passage to Wall Street and Global Financial News Live. Ms Pang was the first Chinese reporter who reported Sept. 11 tragedy on the site of World Trade Center. Her reports have helped Phoenix TV become the most trusted news source for Chinese audience in China during early 2001. She was also awarded one of the 10 most influence journalist in the same year by Beijing Youth Daily.

Ms. Pang has extensive experiences in interviews with senior financial experts and chief economists with major Wall Street Financial Institutions during financial crisis. Her reports and documentary films have helped Chinese audiences understand on a timely manner the turbulence and dramatic changes of the US financial history during that time period.

In Early 2000, Jackie also co-founded: Wall Street Multimedia, Inc.(WSM). Until today, WSM remains a very professional financial news multimedia financial news content provider. It is currently providing stock market information, hot topic weekly shows, and documentary program to for Chinese speaking communities worldwide via internet, radio, and television broadcasting. It also providing English program to both Chinese viewers, and US investment communities. In early 2012, she co-founded CounterPoint Media, a multimedia platform for citizen diplomacy between US and China. She created and produced “Channel C” TV program to help facilitate communications and understandings between US and China.

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