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S H A I E - M E I   T E M P L E
Passionate for Her Many Dreams
great supporter and advocate


SHAIE-MEI TEMPLE (51) is the

POLITICAL ACTIVITIES
Evidence of her passion

During the 2000 Presidential Election, Ms. Temple was the 80-20 delegate from New Orleans. Her passion and commitment to empowering the Asian / Asian Pacific American communities into an united voting bloc led her to be one of the guiding force with the above-mentioned PAC group.

Many reporters of the 80-20 movement noted the articulate fashion of expressing her goals and have quoted her very often within the context of their respective articles.

President of Crescent Pacific Group, a strategic consulting firm that has served both Fortune 500 energy companies and local small business owners since 1991. At the end of 1999, Ms. Temple executed a major strategic shift and began to focus on business opportunities and community projects that leverage and showcase local talents and relate to her on a personal level.

MS. TEMPLE holds B.S. & M.S. degrees in Nuclear Engineering and has over 25 years of experience in Electric Utility Operations and Management. Prior corporate positions include tenure as Director of Project Services and Director of Financial and Regulatory Services with Entergy, International Business Development Manager for ARCO and Director of Strategic Planning for Citizens Utilities.

HER CONSULTING PRACTICE specializes in strategic planning, decision analysis and project management. Several of her corporate clients attained top 10 ranking in the very competitive bulk power market. Additionally, Ms. Temple, in joint venture with the Business Division of Dillard University, has developed and Ms. Shaie-Mei Temple with her 80-20 organization from New Orleans and Baton Rouge conducted management training courses for the federal, state and local agencies.

BORN AND RAISED IN TAIWAN until the age of sixteen, Ms. Temple completed her education in North Africa and the United States. Her personal journey of assimilation and corporate experience motivated her to actively promote and facilitate the outreach and inclusion of women and Asian Americans and their perspectives into the Euro-centric dominant culture. She served on the Grants Committee of the Greater New Orleans Foundation (GNOF), Boards of the United Way, the Southeastern Girl Scout Council and the Metropolitan Area Committee.

OTHER INTERESTS
philantropic & music interests

Another example of her admirable interest in supporting worthy artists, Bleu Orleans (a group of well-known and talented New Orleans musicians) has been the beneficiary of her support.

If you want to buy a copy of Bleu Orleans' c.d., please feel free to visit their website by clicking HERE.

MS. TEMPLE FOUNDED the New Orleans Chapter of the Organization of Chinese American Women, was the Principal of the Academy of Chinese Studies and served as the Vice-Chair of the Asian Pacific American Society of Louisiana. She also published the bi-lingual Hua-Fong News between 1991 and 1994. In 1999, she established the Louisiana Asian Heritage Foundation Fund with the GNOF, created the AsianBayou.com website and began promoting the "Lotus Root Book and Video Project" featuring the once and forgotten Chinese Quarter in New Orleans. Ms. Temple is a current member of the Committee of 21 in New Orleans.

HER PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT and community involvement led to her selection as the only Asian American in the Leadership Class '91 sponsored by the Council for A Better Louisiana, YWCA Role Model '94 and Young Leadership Council Role Model '96.


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