The U.S. Small Business Administration’s 2012 Washington state Minority Champion of the Year is Albert Shen, owner of Shen Consulting Inc., a project planning, design, and construction management company. 

Shen's firm helped complete some of the largest transportation capital improvement programs in the Puget Sound region including a third Sea-Tac runway and a new airport consolidated rental car facility.  

“During off hours Shen focuses extra time and energy on initiatives benefiting the Asian and Pacific Islander community,” said Seattle SBA District Director Nancy Porzio. “His volunteer work with the Seattle Chinatown International Preservation Development Authority aspires to build multi-cultural business prosperity.”