C.C. Yin

Founder and Chair, APAPA and Owner, Yin McDonald's

C.C. Yin’s life story exemplifies the goals of every immigrant who comes to America to live the American dream. He and his family own 32 McDonald’s restaurants in Northern California. Mr. Yin is an established entrepreneur with a heart for serving the community. For the past 30 years, he has been actively involved in a number of organizations and institutions in diverse communities including Chambers, Rotary, NAACP, schools, homeless, disabled and others.

During the past 14 years, C.C. has expended tireless personal energy and resources to build a non-profit organization, API American Public Affairs Assn., (APAPA), with goals to promote the importance of political awareness and civic engagement. APAPA is a renowned National organization that promotes political empowerment of API community.

He served as Board of Trustee for the California State University and the California State Lottery Commission, Board Member of the Citizens Oversight Committee for the California Highway Patrol, California Asian Chamber and Vacaville Chamber, to name a few.

C.C. has received numerous recognitions and awards at local, state & national level as a statewide business, civic, political and community leader including a Presidential Volunteer Service Award from President Obama, Corporate Achievement Award by the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS), National Minority Retail Firm of the Year Award by US Department of Commerce, National Entrepreneur of the Year, Top 50 National Food Franchisee, Top Franchisee in the Nation by Franchise Times, the prestigious Golden Arch Award & Leadership Award by McDonald’s Corporation, and the Leadership Award by International Leadership Foundation.

C.C.’s selfless & tireless efforts enrich the community and the many individuals whose lives he continually touches.