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

Heidi Barsuglia

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