Neil Horikoshi

President and Executive Director , Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund
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APIASF is based in Washington, D.C., and is the country's largest nonprofit organization devoted solely to providing scholarships for Asian and Pacific Islander Americans.

Most recently, Neil served as IBM’s Director of Global Business Development, Global Services, where he led industry discussions on regulatory and procurement issues affecting the information technology industry, developed external relationships with key governmental agencies on behalf of IBM, participated in Congressional and Executive Branch advocacy meetings, and spoke frequently at trade association and federal government conferences on procurement issues.

In addition to his vast corporate experience, Neil is active in the community. He serves as Chairman of the Board of the Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation, Advisory Council member for both the Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC and the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies and Board of Governors member for the “Go for Broke” National Education Center.

Neil was recognized in 2008 as one of the top Federal Computer Week, Fed 100 people who contributed as an “Agent of Change” to Federal IT market. Neil was also awarded the “Outstanding 50” Asian American Business Leaders in 2008 by the Asian American Business Development Center in New York.

He holds a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from the University of Hawai’i and a Juris Doctorate degree and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California. He is a member of the New York State Bar and the American Bar Association. Neil is a resident of Potomac, Maryland.