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Robert Hsueh, Pillar Of North Texas' Asian American Community, Has Died

Galileo Jumaoas
Robert Hsueh, pictured on the right, has died. From left: Michael Lee, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and Galileo Jumaoas.

Robert Hsueh, the D/FW International Airport board chair who was a longtime leader of the North Texas Asian-American community, has died.  

Hsueh, 63, died earlier this month from bone cancer.  

“Robert connected our Asian community with corporate America, and gave opportunities to our members in terms of procurement, contracting, doing business with the different public agencies here in the Metroplex, and most especially with the airport,” Galileo Jumaoas, president of the Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce, told KERA.

Here are highlights from his D/FW Airport bio:

  • He started practicing international and immigration law in the Dallas area in 1979.

  • He joined the D/FW Airport board in 2005, serving as secretary from 2006 to 2008 and again from 2009 to 2011. He was then elected vice chair.

  • His various community activities included: board of directors, World Affairs Council of Dallas-Fort Worth; chairman, the Dallas-China Partnership; founding chairman of the Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce. For several years, he served on KERA’s board of directors.

Dallas Business Journal interviewed Hsueh in 2012.