Obama picks Vietnamese-American to serve VEF

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US President Barack Obama has nominated David Duong as a member of the Vietnam Education Foundation, an independent federal agency whose mission is to boost bilateral ties through educational exchanges.

David Duong, a Vietnamese-American, is the President and CEO of California Waste Solutions. He also manages Vietnam Waste Solutions, the company's overseas operation.

He has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Vietnamese American Entrepreneur Association, a Director on the Board of Directors for the Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce, and a Member of the Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce.

Duong is very active in local charities and job development programs, according to a statement from the US' Office of the Press Secretary.

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