• Pat Fong Kushida

    President & CEO

    Pat is the President/CEO of the Sacramento Asian-Pacific Chamber of Commerce (SACC) serving in this capacity since 1998, and President/CEO of the California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce formed in 2010.

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  • Frank Louie

    Chief Operations Officer

    Louie brings a very diverse business background to the chamber’s management team. He led a very successful 22-year career in management leadership positions in sales and operations for Xerox Corporation. Most recently, Louie served as General Manager for the Public Sector Northwest Region focusing on the state, local and education markets. He also has extensive experience working for start-up technology companies in the Internet payment and billing space, and the Alternative Energy industry.

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  • Lauren Oto

    Director of Marketing, Communications and Community Engagement

    Lauren is the Director of Marketing, Communications and Community Engagement at the California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce.

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  • Julian Canete

    Director of Public Policy

    Julian Canete currently serves as the Director of Public Policy and Strategic Partnerships.

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  • Tanya Motta

    Project Director - SBTRC - SW Region

    Prior to joining the California Asian Pacific Islander Chamber of Commerce as Project Director for the United States Department of Transportation Small Business Transportation Resource Center Southwest Region.

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  • Sam Driggers

    Director of Global Initiatives

    Sam Driggers brings more than 23 years of international, statewide, and local experience in business and economic development to the California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce (Cal Asian Chamber).

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  • Ryan Fong

    Operations Manager

    Throughout his time at CalAsian Chamber, Ryan has advanced from being the Administration Manager to being the Operations Manager, handling all of the financials and accounting.

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  • Bianka Melecio

    Executive Assistant & Board Liaison

    Bianka is the Executive Assistant, Board Liaison and Corporate Benefits Manager for the California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce.

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  • Michell Nguyen

    Business Development & External Affairs

    Born and raised in Sacramento, Michell understands the economic potential and growth of the greater Sacramento region. With her experience and knowledge of how chamber operations and their vital role in serving business owners, she is committed to connect business owners with resources to help their business succeed and thrive in the new economy.

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  • Henan Li

    Global Initiative Project Manager

    Henan Li’s duties include enhanced development and implementation of the China Direct Program.

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  • Candice Park

    Korea Direct Project Manager

    Candice Y. Park is involved in planning and coordinating inbound and outbound local governmental economic cooperative functions between South Korea and California as well as managing various documentation projects for companies from South Korea.

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  • Lydia Thung

    Corporate Benefits Manager

    Lydia began working at the CalAsian Chamber in July 2015 as the Events & Programs Intern and officially joined the CalAsian Chamber staff two weeks later. She now serves as the Corporate Benefits Manager.

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  • Tori Fukushima

    Outreach Coordinator

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