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Dan Han Named 2017 Greater Irvine Chamber Member of the Year

Monday, November 13, 2017

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Dan Han, founderof Agapay, a payment processing company, has been named the 2017 Greater Irvine Chamber Member of the Year. He was nominated by his fellow Chamber Board of Directors.

Han serves as senior vice chair of the Chamber’s Board of Directors, chair of the Board Development Committee, and is a Finance Committee member.

Since joining the Greater Irvine Chamber in 2013, Han distinguished himself by recognizing the value and benefits of an international outreach for the Chamber. Managing fellow Chamber members as part of the International Outreach Task Force, the group contacted mulitple of International-American chamber, business association, and government trade agency in Orange County to bring together a coalition to promote trade and exporting to the local business community.

As co-chair of the International Development Committee (IDC), along with fellow co-chair Leigh Volkland of Edwards Lifesciences, Han helped launch a full-scale international strategy and paved the way for an impressive coalition of trade and business organizations that collaborate with the Greater Irvine Chamber to produce the now prestigious OC World Trade Week Breakfast & Forum. His work continues to catalyze a solid platform from which foreign direct investment and trade and export activities are conducted. His dedication to magnifying the Chamber’s role in these arenas and his foresight to leverage the strength of the Chamber’s diversity will well serve the organization’s foreign direct investment and trade strategies. 

Han’s other organizational involvement includes a former position as chair of the Economic Vitality Council, which oversees IDC and the Business &Workforce Development Committee.

Han credits his involvement in the Chamber with broadening his professional network and his reach in the community through a development of connections, both professionally and personally.

“I’ve become much more aware of the community where I live. Being exposed and seeing these things has inspired me to become involved and contribute to help others,” he said. “My involvement in various causes and groups has helped me learn about diverse groups of people with varying needs, and at the same time I’ve been able to improve my professional skills with a sense of compassion.”

Han’s prolific community service includes serving on the Advisory Council for the Southern California Hospice Foundation.

“Bruce Lazenby, of Rose Hills and a fellow Chamber member, introduced me to this incredible cause. The goal he has set is to build the social hospice center here in Orange County. I’m so fortunate to be a part of this program. It is so meaningful for families who are struggling with this phase in life to have a place to turn to for support,” Han said.

Han is a Certified Payments Professional by the Electronic Transactions Association. As part of its commitment to give back to the community, Agapay donates a portion of its gross revenue to support local nonprofit and charitable organizations, including Choc, Wounded Warriors, and Susan B. Komen to name a few. With a mission to spread the culture of giving back, Agapay’s slogan is “Transactions that give.”

For more information about becoming involved in the Greater Irvine Chamber Economic Development work, contact Pepper Russell.

Category: Chamber News

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