The Chamber utilizes policy committees to consider emerging issues, ratify Chamber policy positions, and inform and educate Chamber members on issues important to the API and small business community.

The Public Policy Committee monitors policies and legislation that impact the California’s API and small business community, supports policies that assist in the development of opportunities for job creation and business growth and opposes regulations that negatively affect small business.

For more information regarding the CalAsian Public Policy Committee contact Lia Nitake, Public Policy Manager, at or at (916) 446-7883.

Kathy Mckim, Committee Co-Chairperson


Ron Wong, Committee Co-Chairperson
Imprenta Communications Group


Pat Fong Kushida, President & CEO
CalAsian Chamber of Commerce


Rachelle Chong
Strategic Consulting & Law Offices of Rachelle Chong


Eugene Eng
Chairman CalAsian Chamber
Eng Ventures, LLC


Rob Fong
RKF Consulting


Cindy Howell
Charter Communications


Lambert Hsu
Benefit Pro Insurance Services


Bill Imada
IW Group, Inc.


Joan Kerr
Pacific Gas & Electric Company


Kirk P. Kleinschmidt


Garry Maisel
Western Health Advantage


Eugene “Mitch” Mitchell
Sempra Energy


Rita Speck


Vince Wetzel
State Farm Insurance


Andy Wong
Wells Fargo
Immediate Past Chairman of CalAsian Chamber


C.C. Yin
Yin McDonalds


CalAsian Contract Lobbyist:

Noteware Government Relations

  • Bless Sheppard
  • Fred Noteware