AFCEA BOARD MEMBERS

 

ALLAN BANKS

President of AFCEA Korea

 

 

BIO

Mr. Allan (Al) Banks is a graduate of the United states Military Academy at West Point and honorably served as an officer in the US Army for over 20 years with three (3) of his overseas assignments in USFK/Korea. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from West Point and master’s in Administration from Central Michigan University. After retiring in Korea, he worked within Asia/Pacific (APAC) for over 24 years in various government industry corporations such as CACI, CUBIC, NG, STG and Tribalco. Additionally, he established a small business consulting company to support industry partners wishing to establish themselves for work in Korea and/or find Korea partner companies. Mr. Banks is currently located in Anjeong-ri, Pyongteak, Korea near Camp Humphreys and provides Business Development in APAC for Hyperion Inc, a corporation that provides IT/Network Infrastructure, Applied Microsystems and Energy Solutions to the US Government and military around the world. His focus areas in APAC include Korea, Japan, Okinawa, Guam, Singapore, Thailand and Philippines.

Mr. Banks is very active in the military community and serves the community as Sr. VP for Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, Seoul; President of the West Point Society Korea; VP for Association of United states Army (AUSA), Korea; The Veterans of Foreign Wars; World Ambassador for Peace and The International Advisor for Korea Hapkido Martial Arts. He also provides free martial arts training for ROK and US personnel in CFC/USFK.  His most proud achievement for AFCEA was to establish AFCEA TechNet Korea in 2016 until present, as a combined US/Korean event. His accomplishment in establishing TechNet Korea could not have been achieved without the support of partners like Mr. Ken Ring, VP for AFCEA Special Programs, Mr. Rick Chmura, financial advisor for AFCEA and his wife, Dr. Hyesun Banks, Program coordinator.

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KEN RING

VP of Programs

 

 

BIO

Ken Ring is the Asia Pacific Senior Account Executive for Modtech Solutions, an industry leader in IT/AV integration, specializing in multi-domain Video Teleconference rooms as well as command and control facilities. Founded in 2008, Modtech is a Hawaii based company providing innovative high-tech communication solutions to DoD, DoE, Government and Private Industry throughout the Pacific Rim.

Mr Ring is currently based in Seoul, Korea and has opened two new office locations in both Seoul and Anjeongri, Pyeongtaek, Korea. Mr Ring is responsible and directs all existing and new business activities in Korea, Guam, Japan, Okinawa, Singapore, and the Philippines. Mr Ring’s additional activities and membership also include volunteering and supporting professional organizations such as; The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Korea Post, Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Associations (Seoul and Osan Chapters), Signal Corps Regimental Association (SCRA) Korea Chapter and The Joint Cyber Center’s Bytes of the Roundtable, Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Korea Chapter.

As a highlight, AFCEA Seoul Chapter was able to raise more than $60,000 during its annual 2017 Technet Korea Conference and as a direct result use some of these funds to support the AFCEA Osan Chapter, 1st Signal Brigade’s Annual Ball and provide STEM scholarships to graduating DoDEA students. Mr Ring’s academic degree includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Hawaii – Hilo and a Proud Alumni of Seoul American Highschool, Class of 1989.[/lightbox]