Recognition

Y. Ping Sun Honored As 2021 Global Leader of Influence by World Affairs Council of Greater Houston

Y. Ping Sun (third from left), with other honorees of Houston's 2021 Global Leaders of Influence. Sofia Adrogué, Katie Mehnert, Dr. Laura Murillo, Heather Cykoski, Cristal Montanez Baylor, Alicia Kerber Palma, Linda Head, Deanea LeFlore and Randall Czarlinsky

The World Affairs Council of Greater Houston hosted its 23rd Annual Jesse H. Jones Award International Citizens of the Year Luncheon where Y. Ping Sun was honored as one of Houston’s Global Leaders of Influence. The Council annually recognizes community leaders from a variety of backgrounds and fields who have contributed to Houston’s standing as an international city through their cross-cultural collaboration, international understanding, and enduring commitment to the City of Houston.

In addition to serving as Firm Representative for Rice University and of counsel with Yetter Coleman, Ping chairs the Asia Society Texas Board of Directors and is a member of the Asia Society’s Global Board of Trustees. She also serves on the Greater Houston Covid-19 Recovery Fund Task force and co-chaired the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund Grants Committee. Former Houston Mayor Annise Parker officially designated April 23, 2015, as "Y. Ping Sun Day" in Houston.

Partner Connie Pfeiffer reflected on the honor, "Ping is admired in Houston and globally for her tireless work to promote Houston and her many contributions to the quality of life for its citizens. We are very proud that she has received this wonderful recognition of her commitment to service."

The mission of the World Affairs Council of Greater Houston is to promote understanding of the world – its people, politics, economies, and cultures – to enable the Houston community to participate more effectively in the global world.