Larry La – Vice President
Larry Trung La, an ethnic Chinese from Vietnam, who came to the USA as a refugee “Boat People”, is a prominent Asian-American entrepreneur and community leader in the Greater Washington DC Metropolitan. Larry is the founder and CEO of Meiwah Restaurant Group. Meiwah restaurants have repeatedly won many annual food critics awards and been voted the Best Chinese Restaurant by numerous media outlets.
Concurrently, Larry is a Founder, Partner and VP of Business Development of U.S.-Asia Links, LLC, an international trading company focusing in promoting trade between US and China, Vietnam. U.S.-Asia Links was the Vietnam Country Trade Representative for the State of Maryland which facilitates trade relationships between Vietnam and the State of Maryland. Larry made many contributions to non-profit organizations in the Washington area; he was the Board Member of New Comers Service Center. Larry is a founding member of the not-for-profit group, Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce for the Capital City Area. Board Member of East Tennessee State University. Board Member of the Asian American Homeownership Counseling. Recipient of the 2015 Outstanding ABC Award from the United States Citizenship & Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security. Currently Maryland Montgomery County Executive’s AAPI Business Advisory Committee. Larry speaks Cantonese, Hakka, Mandarin and Vietnamese; therefore, he is welcomed in the diverse Asian-American community.
Larry has a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from East Tennessee University and a graduate of the National Business School of Saigon, Vietnam. His hometown is Erwin, Tennessee. Larry resides in Rockville, Maryland with his wife Diana La and two children, Alisa and Timothy and a brand new son-in-law Ryan Guthrie.