FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 7, 2023
NEW YORK — NMSDC is excited to announce a new partnership with Fang Fang and her consulting firm, Big Plan LLC. Fang, who brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and network at the international, national, and local levels, will help expand NMSDC’s global presence through its Global Link program and further elevate its outreach to Asian American businesses.
Fang is a journalist and accomplished business leader with a track record of success in multiple industries. As the CEO of Big Plan, she offers expert guidance to companies and organizations seeking global expansion. Prior to her current role, she served as the president and CEO of the Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce (GAACC), where she led efforts to promote economic growth and strengthen relationships within the Asian American business community in Central Texas. She also brings a wealth of experience from her previous roles at the Department of Commerce, Edelman, Voice of America, and with the National Committee on US-China Relations.
“Fang Fang’s expertise, passion, and dedication to promoting economic growth and equity for communities of color globally make her the ideal leader for this important role,” said Ying McGuire, CEO and president of NMSDC. “We are thrilled to welcome her to our team and look forward to the positive impact she will have on our organization as we continue our march to $1 trillion in annual revenue for minority business enterprises (MBEs).”
One of the main projects Fang and Big Plan will focus on is the relaunch of NMSDC’s Global Link program. The initiative works with non-governmental organizations to replicate the NMSDC model and link historically excluded populations with corporate purchasing entities to create mutually beneficial economic partnerships that address the racial wealth gap across the globe. Additionally, this program helps connect U.S.-based NMSDC-certified MBEs to global markets through the Global Link affiliates.
“Big Plan is honored and excited to join forces with NMSDC,” said Fang. “Our goal is to help NMSDC reach new heights in global markets and achieve its vision of closing the racial wealth gap and creating true generational wealth for communities of color, a key factor in creating a more united and prosperous society for all.”
Founded in 1972, NMSDC is the longest-operating business growth engine for the broadest group of systematically excluded communities of color (Asian-Indian, Asian-Pacific, Black, Hispanic, and Native American), and our impact goes far beyond the supply chain. It’s about upward mobility for the emerging majority of Americans, an equal shot at participating in the American experiment of free-market capitalism and entrepreneurship. Our work is about correcting the unequal access to wealth-building opportunities.