About USPAACC Southwest Region

The United States Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation - Southwest Region is an affiliate of US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation (USPAACC), founded in 1984 national nonprofit, nonpartisan Pan Asian American organization representing Asian American and Asian American-related groups in business, sciences, the arts, sports, education, public and community services.

Our Mission

Our mission is to be the gateway to corporate and government contracts, Asian American (includes East, South and Southeast Asian and Pacific Islander) suppliers, information about Asian Americans and the Asia and Indian Subcontinent markets. We promote Asian Americans businesses and their strategic alliance partners for economic growth by enabling procurement contract opportunities with corporations, non-profit organizations and government agencies.

Our Vision

The vision of USPAACC National and its Regional Chapters is to be recognized as the premier educational, training and networking organization that connects business to business to government, and that opens doors to contract, professional and educational opportunities to Asian Americans and their partners in Fortune corporations, government, nonprofit organizations and the small and minority business community.

Our Values

USPAACC Southwest Region promotes, nurtures and propels economic growth by opening doors to contract, educational and professional opportunities for Asian Americans and their business partners in corporate America, the federal government, and the small and minority business community in the Northeast.

We represent all dimensions of Asian Pacific Island heritage-owned businesses

Our members’ heritage includes, but is not limited to, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, the Philippines, Korea, India, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Pakistan, Mongolia and Indonesia. We welcome all people who believe in the power of diversity and inclusion for mutually beneficial economic gains.

Our Board

Grace McDermott

Grace McDermott


Grace McDermott is President of the USPAACC Southwest region. She grew up in Vietnam and came to the United States in 1967. Between 1975 and 1978, she volunteered full-time with various agencies to help re-settle Asian refugees and immigrants through finding jobs, gaining financial independence, and assimilating into a new culture and country.