Our Team

Meet The MHCC Team

Yao Yaj

Executive Director

Yao Yaj comes to the Minnesota Hmong Chamber with extensive experience in the public sector as well as the nonprofit sector. She is currently the Manager of Strategic Initiates with the St Paul Area Chamber and Executive Director with the Minnesota Hmong Chamber of Commerce. In addition to this, her civic leadership includes past appointments to the State of Minnesota’s Minnesota Grown Advisory and The Governor’s Committee on Pollinator Protection. In 2020 Yao was recognized in Finance & Commerce’s third year class Rising Young Professionals Awards and listed in TCB 100: The People to Know in 2021. In addition, Yao is a cohort alum of the 2022 Minnesota Young American Leaders Program. Yao currently is a committee member of the City St. Paul Business Review Council (RBC). Prior to working at the St. Paul Area Chamber. Yao has been an organizer, manager, and food hub director for Hmong American Farmers Association. Yao has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of Saint Benedict.

Tong Khang

Board Chair

Senior Advisor at JB Vang

Mike Hang

Vice Chair

Executive Director of Action to Equity

Micah Larson


Store Director at Lowes, Owner of American Home Defense

Jeff Hable

Board Member

Assistant Vice President – Commercial Lender / Branch Manager of Cortrust Bank

B Kyle

Board Member

President & CEO of St. Paul Area Chamber of Commerce

Nancy Cha

Board Member

CEO and Founder of NC Creative Strategies

Tou Fang

Board Member

Hmong Wealth Builders

Terry Xiong

Board Member

Kasa Dreams

(651) 265-2780
Minnesota Hmong Chamber of Commerce
401 Robert St N #150, St Paul, MN, 55101