Wilson Tang is the owner of the historic Nom Wah Tea Parlor, a Chinatown institution that he restored and reopened in 2010. He holds a degree in Business Economics from Pace University and worked for Morgan Stanley and ING Direct. With a passion for food and the food service industry, Wilson left a career in finance and insurance to take over the Nom Wah Tea Parlor, an establishment that has been in his family for a half century. Previously, Wilson operated his own bakery on the Lower East Side. In the past two years, Wilson has been featured on many television programs and in newspapers, magazines and web sites. The New York Times featured the Nom Wah Tea Parlor twice in a three-month period last year. Wilson has sought to modernize the business while honoring the traditions established long ago in Chinatown’s first dim sum restaurant. Wilson hosted a high profile New York Knicks viewing party (the first event of its kind in Chinatown) and was a founding participant in Chinatown's first Restaurant Week. In his spare time, Wilson serves as a member of Community Board 3, where he advocates for the Chinatown community. He is an avid runner and cyclist, having completed more than ten marathons and numerous triathlons both in New York and across the country. Wilson was born and raised on the Lower East Side.