Board Chair

Eugene Eng

Principal, Eng Ventures LLC

Gene is a principal in Eng Ventures LLC, a privately held real estate holding company, where he is responsible for all financial matters including the preparation of financial statements, filing of tax returns and other compliance related issues.

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Immediate Past Board Chair

Andy Wong

President of Northern and Central California Business Banking, Wells Fargo & Company

Andy Wong is Wells Fargo’s Business Banking President for Northern and Central California. Wong oversees more than 130 Business Banking team members in 36 counties.

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Chair Elect

George Tanaka

Managing Director, Specialized Marketing, MUFG Union Bank

George Tanaka is a managing director of MUFG Union Bank, N.A, and is the head of its Retail Specialized Markets division.

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Secretary

Betty Uribe

Executive Vice President, California Bank & Trust

Betty Rengifo Uribe joined California Bank & Trust in 2011 as Executive Vice President where she leads the Greater Southern California Division, comprised of branches and multiple business lending teams in Greater Los Angeles, Orange County, Antelope Valley, and the Inland Empire.

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Treasurer

Howard Chang

Crowe Horwath

Howard Chang is part of the Los Angeles Tax Practice of Crowe Horwath LLP.  He has more than 18 years of providing business and tax consulting services to both domestic and international companies.  His practice area includes manufacturing, technology, and personal service industries. Howard holds degrees in Bachelor of Science (in Accounting and in Business… Read more »

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Director-at-Large

Kathy McKim

Vice President, External Affairs, AT&T

Vice-President of External Affairs for AT&T California, Kathy leads the company’s Statewide Constituency Relations organization and Operations.

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Legal Counsel

Leonor Y. Dicdican

Ms. Dicdican is an attorney in the firm’s health care and business services practice groups where she represents clients with general business, corporate finance and health care matters.

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Board Member

Putu Blanco

Vice President of Operations and CFO of Paul Blanco's Good Car Company

Putu is currently the Vice President of Operations and CFO of Paul Blanco’s Good Car Company, which she and her husband Paul jointly began in 2008 as partners. Their business has expanded dramatically and they are now in seven California cities and Reno, Nevada with plans to explore opportunities in several adjoining states as well as further east.

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Board Member

Darrell Brown

Senior Vice President, US Bank

Darrell is a Senior Vice President for the Consumer Banking Group, leading the Greater Los Angeles Coastal Region of U.S. Bank, the nations’ fifth largest commercial bank with over $ 403 billion in assets and 18.5 million customers.

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Board Member

Rachelle Chong

Principal, Law Offices of Rachelle Chong and Rachelle Chong Strategic Consulting

Rachelle Chong is a principal in the Law Offices of Rachelle Chong and Rachelle Chong Strategic Consulting, providing expert advice to clients in the telecommunications, Internet, and energy industries.

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Board Member

Eric Fisher

Principal Manager, Supplier Diversity & Development, Southern California Edison

Eric Fisher has over 25 years of Supply Chain Management experience with established Fortune 100 companies.

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John Gutierrez

Senior Director of Government Affairs, Comcast

John A. Gutierrez is Senior Director of Government Affairs for Comcast Corporation, the nation’s leading provider of cable, entertainment and communications products and services.  In his role, John serves as the Company’s primary representative to the California Public Utilities Commission, bringing over 20 years of telecommunication public policy and advocacy experience. Prior to joining Comcast,… Read more »

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Board Member

Cynthia Richburg Howell, Esq.

Vice President of State Government Affairs – West Region, Charter Communications

Ms. Cynthia Howell is Vice President, State Government Affairs – West Region, of Charter Communications, a leading broadband communications company and the second largest cable operator in the United States. Ms. Howell is responsible for government affairs in California, Arizona, Nevada, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and Hawaii.

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Board Member

Lambert Hsu

President & CEO, Benefit Pro Insurance

Lambert Hsu is President and CEO of Benefit Pro Insurance Services, a San Diego based agency specializing in employee benefits and individual medical coverage.

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Bill Imada

Chairman & CEO, IW Group, Inc.

Bill Imada is the founder, chairman and chief collaboration officer of IW Group, a marketing communications, advertising and public relations firm specializing in the growing Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities.

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Board Member

Joan Kerr

Director of Supplier Diversity & Sustainability, PG&E

Joan Namahana Kerr is PG&E’s Director of Supplier Diversity and Sustainability.

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Garry Maisel

President & CEO, Western Health Advantage

Garry Maisel’s commitment to our communities is evident in his every action as President and CEO of Western Health Advantage.

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Antonio Manning

President/CEO, Affordable Living for the Aging

Antonio Manning is the President and CEO for Affordable Living for the Aging.  Previously, Antonio was the Vice President and Senior Relationship Manager for JPMorgan Chase Global Philanthropy. In this position, Antonio managed philanthropic and corporate responsibility for Greater Los Angeles. Manning is an active member of the community. He is a founding member of… Read more »

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Board Member

Ed Manning

Partner with KP Public Affairs

Professional Experience Mr. Manning is a partner with KP Public Affairs. A registered lobbyist and environmental lawyer with extensive government, political and legal experience, Mr. Manning has led broad‐based coalitions on such diverse issues as water supply reliability, greenhouse gas legislation, construction defect litigation reform and environmental enforcement legislation, among others. He has been the… Read more »

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Board Member

Joyce Masamitsu

Director of Public Policy, West Area for Verizon Communications

Joyce is currently the Director of Public Policy, West Area for Verizon Communications with responsibilities for legislative and regulatory affairs as well as philanthropic giving for the Verizon Foundation.

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Bill Mueller

CEO and Managing Partner, Valley Vision

Bill Mueller is Chief Executive Officer of Valley Vision, an independent nonprofit that works with leaders and organizations in California’s Capital Region to create breakthrough initiatives to difficult economic, environmental, and social issues that no single group can tackle alone.

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Nate Nguyen

Sales Leader for Ontario Sales Territory in Southern California, State Farm Insurance Companies

Nate Nguyen is currently a Sales Leader for State Farm Insurance Companies for the Ontario Sales Territory in Southern California. Nate works with thirty eight local State Farm agencies servicing customers with a broad product portfolio of Property & Casualty Insurance and Financial Services.

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Joanne C. Wang, Ph.D MBA

Director of Energy Risk Management, San Diego Gas & Electric Company

Joanne C. Wang is the Director- Energy Risk Management for San Diego Gas & Electric Company, a subsidiary of Sempra Energy. Sempra Energy, based in San Diego, is a Fortune 500 energy services holding company with 2015 revenues of more than $10 billion. She also initiated and developed enterprise risk management program for Sempra utilities to establish a holistic approach to address all key risks.

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Dora Wong

Director of Public Affairs and Communications, Coca-Cola Company

Ms. Dora Wong is Director of Public Affairs and Communications for the Coca-Cola Company. In this role, she is responsible for government relations and issues management, internal and external communications, community relations and stakeholder engagement in the Company’s West Region. Her efforts are primarily focused in California and Hawaii. She also leads Asian American relations… Read more »

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Margaret Wong

President & CEO, McWong International, Inc.

Margaret Wong has been identified by the Sacramento Bee as the “Business Empress” based on her success in linking multi-million dollar businesses between California and China.

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Ron Wong

President, Imprenta Communications Group, Inc.

Ronald W. Wong is President & CEO of Imprenta and is a recognized expert in public relations and communications targeting the Asian Pacific American (APA) community.

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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.

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Board Member

John Yung

Partner, Locke Lord

John Yung is a Partner in the Firm’s corporate and international practice. John focuses his practice on corporate, securities, and international business matters, with particular emphasis on assisting Chinese companies in accessing the U.S. capital markets.

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