Paul Luu is CASL’s Chief Executive Officer. He has been part of CASL’s mission to catalyze the transformation of individuals, families, and the community for an equitable future since 2017. He is a non-profit advocate committed to building organizational capacity for Mutual Assistance Associations (MAA) in the greater Chicagoland area. Paul works to strengthen organizations’ resources and development, board governance and development, and strategic planning to better serve the greater Chicagoland area. He brings a diverse range of approaches to the non-profit field, drawing from 20 years of non-profit management & leadership, organizational practices and trainings, and non-profit best practices.
Prior to the Chinese American Service League (CASL), Paul revitalized the Vietnamese Association of Illinois (VAI) by instilling a strong board of governance, operations, resource and development, and extending the organizational footprint in a neighboring county. He spent a decade with the Boys & Girls Clubs in many different leadership capacities from programs, operations, resource & development, annual campaign, and Board governance. He worked with various Chicago community neighborhoods to help build and restore Clubs to serve thousands of underprivileged youth. In the City of Chicago, Paul spent five years opening Clubs in the West Garfield Park, Roseland, West Pullman, Morgan Park, and South Deering communities. In Champaign County, he helped spearhead new Clubs in the Champaign and Urbana School Districts, faith-based organizations, the park district, and in underserved communities in Champaign.
Paul holds a B.S. from Illinois State University and lives in Chicago with his wife and two children.