Candice Park

Korea Direct Project Manager

Currently serving as Vice President at TaoNetworks International, Inc. 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.

Since joining TaoNetworks as Director of Business Consulting in fall of 2012, Candice has planned and coordinated several governmental economic cooperative functions including the 2012 Sacramento Korean Restaurant Consulting Kick-Off and Cooking Demonstration, a consulting project sponsored by aT Korean Agro-Fisheries & Food Trade Corporation. In 2014, Candice coordinated and executed the ChungNam Economic Promotion Agency’s mission trip to Sacramento, where companies from ChungNam provice in South Korea were matched up with companies in Sacramento for future business partnerships. In 2015, Candice coordinated a trade and leadership mission to South Korea with the California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce for various meetings and attending the annual Seoul Food and Hotel Show. When the mayor of Iksan, South Korea, visited West Sacramento for future business partnership in the same year, Candice coordinated the introductory meeting and the dinner reception with the West Sacramento city officials and the California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce officials. Besides planning and coordinating trade mission related events, Candice is also in charge of translating and reviewing Korean and English documents for companies involved in the localization process. She has over 15 years of experience in Korean-English translations, written and verbal.

Prior to TaoNetworks, Candice worked at MAXIMUS, Inc. in various capacities including Audit Coordinator and Central Operations Quality and Program Coordinator for a multi-million state and federally-funded social services program. During the five years of working as Audit Coordinator, she implemented the audit schedule and process to plan and coordinate year-round audits, including SAS 70 and PERM, as mandated by the contract with the state of California. An ISO 9001 and Six Sigma trained auditor, Candice provided all necessary audit materials for outside auditors and analyzed errors found during the audit to mitigate the result. She reviewed all audit reports, and presented the audit results and resolutions to problem statements in a quarterly risk assessment meeting with MRMIB (Managed Risk Medical Insurance Board), a California board that oversaw several state social service programs. Candice also planned and coordinated semiannual special advisory panel meetings between MRMIB and the representatives from the Sacramento Korean-American community to review various documents written in Korean for state-governed social service programs. As the Central Operations Quality and Program Coordinator, Candice managed over 40 specialists from AER, Research and Appeals, and QC to exceed quality standards while cross-training and motivating them to grow professionally. She compiled data and generated monthly QC summary reports for the Central Operations, and also reviewed medical bill offsets to determine root cause and preventative actions.

Candice also worked as a senior technical writer for Silicon Valley based hi-tech companies. She has over six years of experience in writing and editing technical documents, including SDK guides, programmer’s guides, system administrator’s guides, user’s guides, newsletters, and marketing brochures. Candice managed documentation release cycles from planning, information gathering, writing, and editing to delivering the finished product.

Candice attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, studying Technical Communication and English. Active in the Sacramento Korean-American community, she served as Internet Marketing Manager for the Sacramento Valley Korean-American Association in 2013-2014. Selected as one of the top 15 bloggers for four consecutive years on Koreadaily.com, the largest Korean-American web portal, Candice also writes a weekly column on California wine and wineries for the digital edition of KoreaDaily News, the leading Korean-American newspaper in the U.S.