INDIANAPOLIS (May 1, 2023) – USA Gymnastics President and CEO Li Li Leung is among 100 honorees on Gold House’s A100, the definitive honor recognizing the 100 Asian Pacific leaders who have most significantly impacted American culture and society in the last year.
The A100 distills the 100 most impactful Asian Pacific leaders across industries. In addition to Leung, 2023 honorees include YouTube CEO Neal Mohan, Starbucks CEO Laxman Narasimhan, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, Vanity Fair Editor-in-Chief Radhika Jones, rapper Saweetie, and “Fixer Upper” star and Magnolia Network founder Joanna Gaines.
“Is it incredibly gratifying to see Li Li recognized for her leadership and accomplishments, especially among a list of honorees who have so significantly impacted culture,” USA Gymnastics board Chair Kathryn Carson said. “Li Li’s deep passion for gymnastics and strong capabilities as a business leader and CEO have made her uniquely capable of leading USA Gymnastics through crisis, and bringing our sport forward to a place where athletes and their wellness are at the center of everything we do.”
The most recent 12 months of Leung’s four-year tenure at USA Gymnastics saw the organization make its most significant steps in its ongoing cultural transformation. Having fully emerged from bankruptcy, USA Gymnastics in 2022 unveiled an expanded funding structure for National Team athletes that brought greater equity across disciplines and genders and introduced a groundbreaking program to help provide mental health visits to National Team athletes and their coaches. The board of directors and several committees added members representing abuse survivors and all athletes. In addition to an organizational rebrand and new website, since last summer USAG has announced two new corporate partnerships. In November, Leung rounded out 2022 as a keynote presenter at the inaugural “Our Safe Sport Journey” symposium, held in conjunction with the 2022 Artistic World Championships in Liverpool.
Gold House will celebrate the A100 through a slate of events from May 5 through May 7 in Los Angeles, including the Gold Gala on May 6. The Gala brings together more than 750 Asian Pacific and multicultural luminaries across industries.
“Gold House’s A100 List is a vital representation of the diverse opportunities and achievements of and for Asian Pacific leaders. Becoming begins with seeing–and it shows how we’re just getting started. I’m so proud to be part of past classes and applaud this year’s class.” said Michelle Yeoh, Academy Award-winning actor, Gold House A100 Hall of Famer, and inaugural Gold Gala Honoree last year.