• Dr. Pamela Whitten, President, Kennesaw State University
    • Ms. Sophia Marshall, VP of Organizational Communication, WellStar Health System
    • Dr. Eric Eisenberg, Dean & Professor of Communication, University of South Florida
    • Ms. Wendy Lu, SAUPO advisor, Partner, International Tax Services, Aprio
    • Mr. Robert Striar, President, M Style Marketing
    • Mr. David Kirk, President & CEO, Murata Electronics
    • Ms. Jessica Cork, SAUPO advisor, VP, Public Relations, YKK Corporation of America
    • Mr. Dan Forsman, President & CEO, Berkshire Hathaway HS Georgia Properties
    • Ms. Candy Nip, Director, Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office, NYC
    • Dr. Carmen Skaggs, Associate Dean, Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Kennesaw State University
  • Dr. Gao, Hope that you are getting to enjoy a slower Sunday than you have had in months. A wonderfully successful event with great speakers and insights... pulled together during a pandemic with location, technology and scheduling challenges. Really great work and an amazing representation of the school and your network. Thank you for including me in the panel. I really enjoyed hearing President Whitten and Professor Eisenberg speaking. We learned the fresh perspectives that combined the humanity of the situation along with the reality of present challenges. -- Robert Striar, President, M Style Marketing

    Professor Gao, Thank you for inviting me to attend SAUPO this year online. I am impressed with how speakers in Panel#1 discussing scores of macro level topics, while speakers in Panel#2 sharing specific strategies each company adopted in dealing with the challenges of the pandemic. -- Ji Tao, President, China Daily USA

    Dear May, Congratulations on a successful SAUPO 2021! Many thanks for your hard work on planning and delivering the event. I'm so proud that the Radow College is the home of the Asian Studies program and SAUPO. -- Dr. Carmen Skaggs, Associate Dean, RCHSS, KSU

    Another excellent SAUPO conference, May!! I learned a lot from your terrific speaker and panelists. Thank you so much for making them available to us. I'm already looking forward to next year's SAUPO, hopefully in person! -- Alex Gregory, Former President, CEO and Chairman of the Board, YKK Corporation of America

    Dear May, Great job today at SAUPO 2021 Zoom Webinar. I enjoyed the conference as well as seeing many familiar faces on the screen. Can’t wait to see you in person next year. -- Brendan Tate, International Affairs Specialist, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Dept. of the Interior

    Dr. Gao: Good virtual event and keep up the good work. I would like to thank all SAUPO speakers, participants and your planning committee members. -- Henry Yu, Investment Banker, Asia Pacific Consortium

    Dr. Gao: Congratulations on another successful SAUPO. I still remember your inaugural conference in 2011 when I participated as a panelist. It is amazing to see how SAUPO has grown in the past ten years. -- John Endicott, President, Woosong University, Korea

    Hi May, I really enjoyed listening to the SAUPO speakers on Friday. They were all terrific and added valuable insights to the impact of the pandemic on business. You are a rock star for all you do to organize this event each year! -- Polly Howes, SOCM, KSU

    Dr. May Gao: Greetings from Chicago! Very Informative Webinar on Zoom today! Congratulations to you, panelists, sponsors, supporters, participants and staff team making this first virtual event a success! I enjoyed it greatly. -- Kam Liu, Liu’s Real Estate Development

    Dr. Gao! I want to let you know how much I appreciated the SAUPO conference this morning. It was very insightful and informative. I always enjoy when professors provide us the opportunity to see the materials we are learning at work in a professional environment. I look forward to the upcoming guest speakers in class. -- Emily Thurmond, MAIGC graduate student

    Dr. May: Thank you again for the opportunity for our President and CEO Mr. Dan Forsman to be a part of the SAUPO event. He was happy with the panel and how it went. -- Don Freewalt, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties

    Thank you, Dr. Gao! I attended the virtual SAUPO conference after my online teaching. Congratulations on the success as it was beautifully produced and so many of your guests said they wanted to come back again to SAUPO! The story of YKK in Georgia was one of my favorite learning moments. -- Rory Zimmerman, Instructor at VIPKid

    Congratulations on another SAUPO completed, Dr. Gao! My students watched SAUPO 2021 Webinar in class. We were going over the topic of “Communication in Organizations,” so it was such a fitting week for it. -- Kylie Torres, Instructor, School of Communication & Media, KSU

    It was an excellent experience Dr. Gao. I learned a great deal from all the speakers. It was morning well spent!! -- Jaswandi Karnik, graduate student, KSU

    Dear May: Congratulations! Good job on SAUPO 2021 via Zoom Webinar. I enjoyed watching you and speakers on screen while being in New York. Long time no see and let’s catch up soon. -- Victor Deng, Attorney, NYC

    Thank you and congratulations, Dr. Gao. The content from you and the speakers was excellent. -- Joe Manguno, Instructor, School of Communication and Media, KSU