Political and Community Leaders Sharing Their Successful Stories
Speaker: Liang Chow
Moderator: Narantsin Kylie Jia
In this session, we will showcase Chinese Americans who have led by their own examples to engage in American civic and political life. Their contribution and exemplary influence will inspire many others to follow their footsteps and contribute more to this great country.
Chow, a Chinese former artistic gymnast, is the founder, owner and head coach of Chow’s Gymnastics and Dance Institute in West Des Moines, Iowa. He is notable for being the coach of 2008 Olympic balance beam champion Shawn Johnson and 2012 Olympic individual all-around champion Gabby Douglas. Chow was on China’s national gymnastics team for more than a decade, winning numerous national and international medals. He moved to the United States in 1991 after having accepted a position as the Assistant Coach for the University of Iowa’s gymnastics program.