"I'm humbled and honored to make a trip like this on behalf of our country and the Dodger organization," said Ng of her first trip to China. "Given my heritage, this forum takes on an even greater meaning for me and I'm truly looking forward to the opportunity to exchange ideas and learn from the other fellows."
The Young Leaders Forum (YLF) is now in its sixth year and provides an opportunity to enhance the dialogue between the two countries and build lasting economic, geopolitical and cultural ties among the people of both nations. The U.S. and China will each send 20 fellows to participate in the retreat, where they will explore substantive issues and develop enduring friendships.
YLF fellows serve for at least two years and come from a variety of fields. Among those joining Ng on the trip are NASA astronaut Christopher J. Cassidy, co-founder of Flickr.com Caterina Fake and the House Majority Leader for the state of Minnesota, Erik Paulsen.
Ng recently completed her sixth season with the Dodgers following four seasons as the Assistant General Manager for the New York Yankees. In her 10 seasons in this role, the University of Chicago graduate has seen her teams reach the postseason six times, including three World Championships and four appearances in the World Series. She is one of only two female executives in Major League Baseball to hold such a position in baseball operations and was the first woman to interview for a general manager's position in Major League history when she did so with the Dodgers in 2005.
Considered one of the future leaders of baseball, Ng was recently tabbed one of "10 to Watch" by Baseball America in its 25th anniversary issue saluting the most influential people in the game. Additionally, she was featured by Newsweek during its year-end "Who's Next" edition in 2006 and the magazine placed her on the cover of its China edition.
Ng's tenure at the Dodgers has been highlighted by dramatic improvement in scouting and player development, leading to numerous accolades including the most recent honor, as the Dodgers were named the 2006 Organization of the Year by Baseball America. The publication also called her a top general manager prospect in its "Best Tools" issue.
In her current capacity, Ng assists General Manager Ned Colletti in player acquisitions and contract negotiations and oversees the team's arbitration efforts, player development and professional scouting departments. She also manages the day-to-day operations of the baseball department, including the medical, clubhouse and team travel divisions.
Ng Named to Fellowship on US-China Relations
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