Board Chair

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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Past 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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Secretary

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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Director-at-Large

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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Director-at-Large

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 Liaison

Tim Yamauchi

Tim Yamauchi has 30+ years of experience in Strategy Development, Business Innovation Initiatives and Capital Raising.  Tim’s has” C- Level” experience in many functions including  operations, finance, accounting, risk management, marketing, sales, procurement and corporate development. His financing experience includes public security offerings (including IPO’s and secondary offerings), venture capital financing, joint ventures, various types of commercial… Read more »

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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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Zeny Agullana

Vice President, Government Banking, JPMorgan Chase

Zeny Agullana is currently a Vice President for Government Banking at J.P. Morgan. Ms. Agullana comes to J.P. Morgan after 22 years of public service for the State of California serving in the California Legislature, Attorney General’s Office, and the State Treasurer’s Office. As the Executive Director of the ScholarShare Investment Board, she managed the… Read more »

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Heidi Barsuglia

Vice President, Public Policy & Legal Affairs, Verizon

Heidi Barsuglia is Vice President of Public Policy & Legal Affairs for California. In her current position, Barsuglia oversees the representation of the Verizon companies with the executive and legislative branches of the California State Government, as well as with California administrative and regulatory agencies. Barsuglia joined the Verizon team in August 2017. Barsuglia most… Read more »

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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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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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Jason Chan

Director, External Affairs, AT&T Communications

Jason Chan is a Director of External Affairs for AT&T, where he leads AT&T’s national Asian American and Pacific American Islander (AAPI) engagement. Jason works to launch grassroots, high-impact campaigns that promote AT&T’s point of view in regard to federal and state legislation and regulation. He partners with the California and Federal External Affairs and… Read more »

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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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Lupe De La Cruz

Senior Director of Government Affairs, PEPSICO

As Senior Director of Government Affairs for PEPSICO, Lupe De La Cruz manages political and public policy activities for eight states in the western region of the United States. In its global portfolio of food and beverage brands, PepsiCo has 22 different brands that generate more than $1 billion each in annual retail sales. With… Read more »

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Tarrance Frierson

Principal Manager Supplier Diversity and Development, Southern California Edison

Tarrance Frierson is the Principal Manager for Supplier Diversity and Development department at Southern California Edison (SCE).  He is responsible for managing all aspects of the company’s compliance with applicable rules, regulations and public laws related to small and diverse business procurement.  This includes developing strategies, programs and goals that facilitate the ongoing inclusion and… Read more »

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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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Kathy McKim

Founder, Mile 26 Strategies Vice-President, the Hawksbill Group

Kathy McKim is a talented executive with over 30 years of experience in corporate external affairs, employee engagement and sales operations.

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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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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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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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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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Carl Sasaki

Partner, Crowe Horwath LLP

Carl has more than 30 years of experience as a proactive tax advisor to both private and public companies.  His extensive experience ranges from answering the unique issues of both public and privately held companies during the growth phase to managing complex global tax planning structures. Carl has worked with many companies in an acquisition environment, from both a buy- and a sell-side. He has a proven track record managing the many facets of… Read more »

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Betty Uribe

Executive Vice President, California Bank and Trust

Dr. Betty Uribe is the Executive Vice President at California Bank & Trust, where she has P&L responsibility for Commercial and Personal Banking throughout Southern California. For nearly three decades, Dr. Uribe has been transforming business, culture, and people through values-based leadership. At California Bank & Trust, Dr. Uribe has P&L responsibility for the Greater Southern… Read more »

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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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John Yung

Partner, Lewis Brisbois

John Yung is a Partner in Lewis Brisbois’s corporate practice. John focuses his practice on corporate, securities, and international business matters with a particular emphasis on assisting Chinese companies access U.S. capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, and cross-border transactions. With more than a decade representing publicly traded and private companies, John has extensive experience in… Read more »

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