WASHINGTON, D.C. — After five years as president and CEO of the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies, Floyd Mori has announced his retirement, the organization announced in a news release on Oct. 18.
The APAICS board of directors and leadership team will now begin a search for Mori’s successor. Mori will remain at APAICS until May 2018.
During his tenure at APAICS, Mori was instrumental in growing support and sponsorship of the organization, increasing the number of and level of participation in the APAICS leadership academies, cultivating and supporting APIA candidates for elected office and increasing the visibility of the organization in the community and in Washington, D.C.
Prior to his role at APAICS, he served as national executive director of the JACL, chair of the National Coalition of Asian Pacific Americans and has been on the executive council of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights. He also served four years as JACL national president.
Mori began his political career in 1972, when he was elected to the city council for Pleasanton, Calif. He also was elected to the California State Assembly and served for six years as an assemblyman.