The mission of this group is to develop bold, visible, and authentic Asian-Pacific business and community leaders by leveraging our cultural strengths and unique experiences to enable Cincinnati Bell, Hawaiian Telcom, CBTS, and OnX as well as our members to connect, innovate, and grow.


Celebrating the Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Exploring the cultural heritage and identity with our employees

Felicity Tao

Felicity discusses her experience as an immigrant from China and her view about "the model minority".

Jamie Kawamoto

Jamie Kawamoto, marketing director at Hawaiian Telcom shares her parents' immigration story and explores the concept of Asian American.

Kaimi Pupuhi

Hawaiian Telcom's Kaimi Pupuhi talks about how special 'Ohana, a Hawaiian term meaning "family", is to him.

Kira Higa

Kira shares her ethnic roots and introduces us into a society where you are known not by your race or ethnicity but as an individual by your character. She also discusses this amazing Aloha culture that binds all Hawaiians together.

Nelson Wen

We celebrate Nelson Wen, data center engineer at CBTS and OnX, who stays close to his Chinese Canadian cultural roots while embracing his Canadian identity and experience.

Catherine Tsaur

Cathy discusses her experience growing up in Hawaii and her passion.

Key Programs



Multi-Company Networking Picnic

This is an annual API networking event that ACE sponsors. We join business and academic giants including Procter & Gamble, General Electric, Fifth Third, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, and the University of Cincinnati for a fun day of networking and celebrating API cultures. It is the largest API community event in the region that connects professionals from major organizations and celebrates their cultures.

Community Sponsorships​

One of our goals is to build a vibrant API community where we live, work, and play while giving visibility to our brands in these ethnic communities. ACE is committed to reaching out to the API community and forming an authentic, sustainable relationship with the community and other organizations with the same mission. ACE continues to support local language schools and cultural events including the annual Moon Festival at Fountain Square, which is an award-winning event attracting thousands of visitors.



Event Gallery

Moments from ACE events


ACE President Felicity Tao speaking at event downtown


ACE members at event


ACE members at event


ACE event downtown


ACE event downtown


ACE members at an event


ACE members at event