Fan Tielking, a tax partner with the St. Louis office of Ernst & Young LLP, has been elected Treasurer of the not-for-profit Asian American Chamber of Commerce of St. Louis (AACC), which promotes economic cooperation between the regional Asian American community and other enterprises locally and internationally.
At Ernst & Young, Ms. Tielking advises privately owned and publicly traded domestic and international businesses on diverse tax and business matters. She is also the “Inclusiveness Champion” for the local Ernst & Young office, which has more than 300 professionals and staff.
Ms. Tielking grew up in China and attended Fudan University in Shanghai before moving to the United States in 1988. She graduated from California Polytechnic University-Pomona with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. Ms. Tielking’s community activities in St. Louis include serving on advisory board of the Saint Louis University Master of International Business program.
Alex S.Y. Lee, AACC President, said, “Fan Tielking is a very capable professional whose volunteer service will be a positive for the AACC as we host the Asian Heritage Festival in St. Louis on Saturday, October 5, and going forward as we work to enhance our not-for-profit mission.”
The Asian American Chamber of Commerce of St. Louis is an “umbrella organization” for Asian American organizations in greater St. Louis. It serves Asian American businesses in metro St. Louis and welcomes all Asian American ethnicities. It supports Asian American professionals by providing members with practical information and facilitating positive interactions between members and activity partners. The AACC also promotes economic cooperation and closer relationships among Asian American and other business communities locally, nationally and internationally.
The second annual Asian Heritage Festival on October 5 will be day-long public event with free admission for all. The event will showcase Asian cultural, business and educational organizations plus live music, entertainment and food in a family-friendly environment. The festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at International Plaza, 8020 Olive Boulevard, in University City.
Alex Lee said, “St. Louis is fortunate to be home for many Asian American ethnicities including Chinese, Indian, Korean, Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese, Filipino, Pakistani, Indonesian, and more. Many of these people are professionals, business owners, students and long-time residents. While the AACC celebrates the uniqueness of each culture, we believe that Asian Americans, like all Americans, share common values and aspirations. The AACC seeks to bring all those together for the good of the community.”