Veronica Y. Tsang – Board Chair

Veronica Y. Tsang – Board Chair

Executive Vice President, Chief Retail Administrator Cathay Bank

Veronica Tsang is an Executive Vice President and Chief Retail Administrator of Cathay Bank.  She is responsible for managing all of Cathay’s retail branch businesses in Northern California, Seattle Washington, Chicago, Texas and Nevada Regions.

Prior to joining Cathay Bank in 2005, Ms. Tsang was a Vice President of JPMorgan Chase and was responsible for the Bank-at-Work Customer Support Group.  During her tenure in JPMorgan Chase, Ms. Tsang was the Manager for the Chase Headquarters Branch and Manager for the Chinatown Market.  She initiated many successful local marketing programs to educate the Asian community about financial products and services.  Ms. Tsang has worked tirelessly to promote Asian culture in the workplace while mentoring many Asian employees and providing guidance on their career paths.

Outside of the banking profession, Ms. Tsang is very active in numerous civic, community and non-profit organizations. She is one of the founders of the Chinese Gift of Life, which provides free open-heart surgery in the U.S. to needy children from China with congenital heart disease.  She was the Chairperson of the Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Academy-St. Michael’s School, Chairperson of the Community Advisory Council of New York Hospital Queens, President of New York Chinese American Bankers Association and the Flushing Rotary Club. Ms. Tsang is currently the Chairperson of the Chinese American Planning Council, the nation’s largest Asian American social services organization. She is the Vice President of Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts.  Ms. Tsang is also the Board of Director of the Gift of Life, Inc., Flushing Rotary Club, Shuang Wen Academy Network, St. Michael’s Catholic Academy and Futures in Education for Brooklyn and Queens.

In 2003, Ms. Tsang was appointed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg to serve as one of the commissioners of the New York City Charter Revision Commission. In 2010, Ms. Tsang was honored by Queens Courier and Queens Business Today as one of the Top Women in Business. In 2013, Ms. Tsang was honored by Queens Centers for Progress as Chef of the Year. In the same year, Ms. Tsang received the Community Service Award from the Asian Real Estate Association of America-NY East Chapter in recognition of her drive and dedication in the community. In 2014, Ms. Tsang received a Community Hero Award from Museum of Chinese in America in recognition for her generosity and dedication to the communities. In 2016, Ms. Tsang was named a Member of the Pastoral Lay Council of the Diocese of Brooklyn by Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio. She is also a member of the Finance Committee of St. Michael’s Parish, Flushing, Queens. In 2017, Ms. Tsang received the Ellis Island Medals of Honor Award for her contributions to America while preserving her heritage. In 2018, Ms. Tsang was selected as the 2018 Queens Chinese Shining Star and was honored as a Shining Star by Catholic Migration Services.

Ms. Tsang is a graduate of Pace University and the Smith Management Program of Smith College.

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