Bel Leong-Hong, President and CEO of Knowledge Advantage, Inc., founded in 1999, after a very exciting thirty-year career in public service. She held many "first" senior level positions, including being the first career female AAPI to become a Depputy Assistant Secretary of Defense. An At-Large member of the DNC since 2001. She was elected in 2005 as the Chair of the DNC AAPI Caucus. She is a member of the DNC Executive Committee, the Women's Caucus, and the Credentials Standing Committee. She is a member of the National Finance Council, a Presidential Partner, and a national Co--Chair of the DNC Asian American Leadership Council. At the Maryland Democratic Party, she is on the Executive Committee, as well as a Party Trustee.