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2019 CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE SPONSORS

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CalAsian Chamber of Commerce

2331 Alhambra Blvd

Suite 100

Sacramento, CA 95817

916.446.7883

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Meet Our Leadership

Pat Fong Kushida

President & CEO

Frank Louie

COO

Directors

Henan Li

Director of Global Initiatives

Lauren Oto

Vice President, Communications & Membership

Ryan Fong

Director of Finance

Tanya Motta

Director, U.S. DOT Small Business Transporation Resource Center - Southwest

Ryan Fong

Director of Finance

Ryan Fong

Director of Finance

Ryan Fong

Director of Finance

Ryan Fong

Director of Finance

Ryan Fong

Director of Finance

Ryan Fong

Director of Finance

David Nelson

Director of Public Policy

Glenn Fujii

Director of Business Development

Thelma Clark

TRACE Program Director

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

Executive Assistant

Bianka Melecio
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Ana Alesna is bilingual in Tagalog and English. She moved to Burnsville, MN in 2011, lived there for the past seven years where she also built her career with AT&T. She has worked closely with small business accounts, corporate accounts, and government accounts and held multiple positions such as, Business Receivables Specialist, Single Point of Contact, and Teleconference Specialist. 

Executive Assistant

Ana Alesna
Global Initiatives
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Cassie is the Global Initiatives Project Manager for CalAsian Chamber of Commerce. She first joined the chamber in November 2018 as the Global Initiatives Export Specialist before assuming her current positon. Cassie graduated in May 2018 from San Francisco State University, earning her bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in marketing. Prior to joining the Chamber, she was the Marketing Specialist for San Francisco State University, College of Business, supporting marketing efforts for Graduate Business Programs and Executive Education events.

Global Initiatives Project Manager

Cassie Fortes
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Mariana Guevara joined the Global Initiatives team as a Business Development Intern, she now works as a Program Analyst under the MBDA Export Center.

 

Prior to joining the CalAsian Global Initiatives team, Mariana interned at U.S. Commercial Service's international office in Mexico City helping increase U.S. exports to Mexico as part of the U.S. Embassy's mission. Preceding the embassy, she interned alongside the Sacramento U.S. Commercial Service director assisting small and medium sized companies with coordinating market research to counseling foreign buyers seeking U.S. sources of products and services. 

Global Initiatives Program Analyst

Mariana Guevara
Global Initiatives
Public Policy
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Gilbert Lara is the Policy Coordinator for the California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce. Prior to joining the chamber, he worked for Olson Hagel & Fishburn where he provided day-to-day financial guidance and oversight for campaign committees and non-profits throughout California. His professional experience also includes the California legislature and other statewide offices. He is a graduate of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a degree in Political Science. On his spare time he enjoys to travel, surf and spend time with friends and family. 

Public Policy Coordinator

Gilbert Lara
Marketing & Events
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‚ÄčJanice has an incredible pride in both her Sacramento and API communities and finds joy in empowering both. Before joining the chamber, she lended her administrative and coordination talents to local businesses by connecting them and collaborating on events. She looks forward to using this experience to benefit her community.

Events Coordinator

Janice Garcia
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Matt Sumida is the Marketing and Community Relations Manager for the California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce. Prior to Matt joining the chamber in 2019, he worked as Senior Brand Manager at 3fold Communications, a full-service marketing agency based in Sacramento, where he developed marketing strategies and campaigns for companies in the higher education, nonprofit, and public sectors. Previous, Matt worked at the Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce leading marketing and events efforts, as well as developing and implementing workforce development programs.

Marketing & Community Relations Manager

Matt Sumida
U.S. D.O.T. Southwest Region Small Business Transportation Resource Center
U.S. DOT Southwest Region SBTRC
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Prior to working at the CalAsian Chamber in July 2018 as the Membership Retention Coordinator Intern, Vivian has now officially joined the CalAsian staff as a Member Relations Coordinator. She graduated from Sacramento State with a business degree in International Business and minored in Marketing. 

Member Relations & Outreach Coordinator

Vivian Wong
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Dryden is a graphic designer for the Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce. He thrives to look for opportunities that will help him grow, learn, and succeed in his career. When he gets the chance, he loves to illustrate, travel, and create memories with family and friends. Dryden seeks to enhance his skills in graphic design and possibly look into being a concept artist for animation studios.

Graphic Designer

Dryden Nagtalon
U.S. D.O.T. Southwest Region Small Business Transportation Resource Center
U.S. DOT Southwest Region SBTRC
Programs
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Xavier is a new addition to the CalAsian Chamber. He received his Eagle Scout award at age 18 dedicating his Eagle Scout project to his alma mater elementary school. His project was consisted in improving an underdeveloped part of the campus in need of repair and visual improvement. His project was later improved by a complete reconstruction by the School. He became the Executive director of the Business Career Fair in Sacramento State University leading his team of students to execute sales and marketing for the event program for students and professionals. His economic senior project was on Median Household Income Relationship to Residential Electrical Pricing using economic data and regression analysis. He received his degree in Spring 2016 in Economics. Xavier expresses interest in obtaining an MBA in Business Analytics.

SBTRC Programs Manager

Xavier Dalvi
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Cha is the new intake coordinator for the SBTRC team for the CalAsian Chamber. Born and raised in Sacramento, she is fluent in both English and Hmong. She hopes to open the bridge in communicating to the Hmong community for their needed help in their small business pursuits. Prior to joining this company, Cha was the hospital coordinator and grossing assistant to Diagnostic Pathology Medical Group. 

Intake Coordinator

Cha Xiong