Uyen (Win) Dinh

Uyen Dinh was born in Saigon, Vietnam and immigrated with her family to the United States in 1975. She graduated from James Madison University in 1993 and from the Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law in 1996. Uyen is a member of the Virginia State Bar.

Uyen is the founder and director of Empress Productions, a Vietnamese performing arts organization. Empress Productions comprises of young volunteers from the Northern Virginia area who perform traditional Vietnamese cultural dances and play traditional instruments. Since 1991, Empress Productions perform annually at the National Independence Day Parade, the Fairfax Fair, and other Asian-American heritage and culture events in the Washington, DC area.

In addition, Uyen served as executive producer and host of Our Generasian, a local cable talk show focusing on Asian-American issues in the mid 1990's. The weekly show hosted local community, business leaders and scholars discussing various issues affecting the Asian-American community.

From 2003 until the summer of 2005, Uyen served as Counsel for the House Armed Services Committee and was responsible for the Department of Defense’s $30 billion IT programs and policies, including business and national security systems. Uyen also drafted legislation, prepared for hearings, devised budget allocations, and handled all Member IT requests and IT issues for the FY2003-2006 National Defense Authorization process.

In 2005, Uyen became the Chief Counsel for the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence where she provided legal and legislative recommendations to the Chairman, Members, and staff on national and military intelligence issues and authorities.

As of April 2007, Uyen joined GeoEye, Inc., the largest commercial remote sensing company in the world where she serves as Vice President of Government Relations.



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