APAICS would like to congratulate formerAPAICS Fellow Gregg Orton on joining the National Council for Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA) as National Director.
Gregg was a 2008-2009 APAICS fellow in the Office of Congressman Al Green. He shares:
“I would like to thank APAICS for their continued friendship and support throughout the years, as well as their tireless commitment to advance the AAPI community. Not simply because they gave me my start in Washington, DC as a Fellow almost a decade ago, but also because they continue to provide incredible opportunities for AAPIs in politics. Having spent so much time on Capitol Hill, I’ve seen the need for more AAPI representation, not only as elected officials, but also as staff, who are the backbone of any successful Congressional office. I am proud to be among the many APAICS alumni who continue to work to better represent our community and I look forward to continuing to work with APAICS in my new capacity.”
Floyd Mori, APAICS President and CEO says, “Gregg brings a depth of understanding and experience in Congress, which will allow him to lead NCAPA in shaping our policy advocacy strategies. Gregg has shown his leadership capacity by his growth from an APAICS Fellow to Chief of Staff for Congressman Al Green.”
Read more on his background on NCAPA’s website here.
Gregg Orton, National Director
Gregg is the National Director of the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans where he leads the coalition in developing policy and communications strategy and advancing a joint agenda to address the needs of the Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) communities.
Gregg joins NCAPA after spending nine years working on Capitol Hill for Rep. Al Green (D-TX). He has served as a dedicated advocate for the AAPI community, as well as a mentor for many AAPI staffers in Congress.
Gregg hails from Arcadia, CA and attended Vassar College where he earned his B.A. in Political Science. Following graduation, he came to DC as an APAICS Housing Fellow and joined Rep. Green’s office. He most recently served as the Congressman’s Chief of Staff.