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.

Pat Fong Kushida, President & CEO
CalAsian Chamber of Commerce

John Gutierrez, Chair

Heidi Barsuglia, Verizon

Jofil Borja, California Transportation Commission

Rachelle Chong, Strategic Consulting & Law Offices of Rachelle Chong

John Costa, Pacific Gas & Electric Company

Eugene Eng, CalAsian Chamber Board Chairman, Eng Ventures, LLC

Rob Fong, RFK Consulting

Cindy Howell, Charter Communications

Lambert Hsu, Benefit Pro Insurance Services

Bill Imada, IW Group, Inc.

Joan Kerr, Pacific Gas & Electric Company

Kirk Kleinschmidt, Kaiser

Corey Lee, Pacific Gas & Electric

Eugene “Mitch” Mitchell, Sempra Energy

Rita Speck, Kaiser

Vince Wetzel, State Farm Insurance

Andy Wong, Wells Fargo

Ron Wong, Imprenta Communications Group

CC Yin, Yin McDonalds

CalAsian Contract Lobbyist:

Noteware Government Relations

  • Bless Sheppard