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Board of Directors

 


 

Susan Jin Davis

Chair    |  View Full Bio

Susan Jin Davis, Chief Sustainability Officer, has over 25 years of experience in the communications and technology industry. In her current position, she is responsible for identifying sustainable strategies and priorities and for implementing the Company’s Sustainability Program across all of Comcast NBCUniversal business units and functions.

Prior to her current role, Susan was Senior Vice President of Operations Compliance and was responsible for implementing product policies, operationalizing regulatory and legal requirements, reducing costs to the cable business and managing business compliance. View Full Bio

 

 

Norman Y. Mineta

Vice Chair    | View Full Bio

Secretary Norman Y. Mineta’s career in public service has been both distinguished and unique. He served in Congress for over twenty years and was appointed to the Cabinet of both Democratic and Republican presidents.

For almost thirty years, Mineta represented San Jose, California – the heart of Silicon Valley – first on the City Council, then as Mayor, and then from 1975 to 1995 as a Member of Congress. Throughout that time, Mineta was an advocate of the burgeoning technology industry. He worked to encourage new industries and spur job growth, and he supported the development of the infrastructure to accommodate the industry and its tremendous growth. View Full Bio

 

Ann Bybee

Secretary     |  View Full Bio

Ann Bybee is Vice President of Corporate Strategy, Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility for Toyota Financial Services (TFS). Bybee oversees the development of mid to long-term strategy for the company, including strategic research, competitive intelligence, business planning – corporate scorecards, public relations, government affairs, internal communications and corporate social responsibility. She reports to Dave Pelliccioni, Senior Vice President, and Chief Administrative Officer.

Bybee leads the company’s drive towards becoming a more deliberate and focused organization. She has implemented the development of a rolling fiveyear plan for each line of business to better inform the five-year financial plan. She is also an executive sponsor for Toyota’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender business partnering group known as Spectrum. View Full Bio

 

Jason Chan

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Jason Chan is a Director of External Affairs for AT&T, where he leads AT&T’s national Asian American and Pacific American Islander (AAPI) engagement.

Jason works to launch grassroots, high-impact campaigns that promote AT&T’s point of view in regard to federal and state legislation and regulation. He partners with the California and Federal External Affairs and Policy teams to develop strategies for third party campaigns and ensure strong cohesive messaging to communicate policy initiatives.

He is also works to ensure AT&T is an admirable corporate citizen, by strengthening the relationship with the AAPI community. With over a decade of experience in AAPI advocacy, Jason has been instrumental in developing the company’s investment in the community. View Full Bio

 

Rep. Judy Chu

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Dr. Judy Chu was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives for California’s 27nd District in 2013, after serving California’s 32nd District from 2009. She immediately got to work representing the interests of her constituents, voting on several environmental bills and working through the night on her first day in office, during a marathon debate on important healthcare reform legislation as part of her first assignment on the House Education and Labor Committee, where she serves on the Subcommittees on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education and Healthy Families and Communities. View Full Bio

 

Ron Chu

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In his role as Group Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of TMCC, Ron Chu oversees all corporate accounting, financial reporting and corporate taxation for Toyota Motor Credit Corporation (aka Toyota Financial Services) and its affiliated entities. As principal accounting officer Chu is responsible for the Company’s quarterly and annual Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) filings, in accordance with TMCC’s status as a public registrant for its debt issuance in the US market. Chu joined TMCC in March 2002 as national manager of tax. In 2007, he was promoted to corporate manager of tax, and in June 2010, was named vice president, accounting and tax.  View Full Bio

 

Angela Cooper

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Angie Cooper is Senior Director of Global Public Policy for Walmart. Angie manages Walmart’s policy team who is responsible for legislative and regulatory strategy, political development, and reputation management for the company.

Angie joined Walmart in August, 2003 and has worked with various departments within the company including Merchandising, Public Affairs and Government Relations and the Walmart Foundation. Angie returned to Northwest Arkansas after working in California where she directed Walmart’s regulatory efforts and growth opportunities in Northern California as well as overseeing government relations efforts in Alaska and Hawaii. She is a native of Oklahoma and a graduate of Oklahoma State University, with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. View Full Bio

June Jee

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June Jee is involved in government affairs and legislative activities in NYC. She is also responsible for philanthropic strategy, grant-making, and initiatives in the foundation’s priority areas. June is an active member in the community and serves on various Boards, including MoCA, APAICS, UEAA, and WNET’s Advisory Board. She was the National President of Verizon Asian Employee Network (APEX). June received her BA in Art from City College of New York and received her Corporate Community Relations Certification from Boston College. View Full Bio

Tariq Khan

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Tariq Khan is a recognized business leader in marketing, branding, segmentation, customer relationship, social media services, and diversity arena. Tariq’s work, interviews and articles have been published in several trade and industry publications. He is the founder and CEO of Global Diversity Marketing, Inc., a management consulting firm focused on helping organizations to better understand the changing marketplace. Global Diversity Marketing client list includes companies like AXA, Wells Fargo, MoneyGram International, Northwestern Mutual, Pacific Life Insurance Company, Penn Mutual, Prudential, The Producers Group, and United Healthcare. Tariq is best known for his thought leadership in leading the diversity initiatives at global fortune companies while making the business case for diversity and inclusion. View Full Bio

David L. Kim

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Founding The IAMBIC Group was more than establishing a business for David. Through his pioneering work in multicultural marketing and outreach beginning at Anheuser-Busch Companies, he has developed and implemented signature marketing and sales campaigns that continue to influence how companies and nonprofit organizations build their strategic plans to reach and capture share and profit in diverse markets in the U.S. and Asia. View Full Bio

 

Ken Lam

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Based in Bloomington, IL, Ken Lam helps develop and implement strategic direction for P&C Underwriting – Business Lines at State Farm Mutual Insurance Company®. As Operations Vice President, he is responsible for the approximately 1,400 employees that service the 6th largest Business Lines insurer in North America.

In his 32 years with State Farm®, he has served in a variety of roles including commercial fire underwriter in Bloomington, IL, commercial fire superintendent in Newark, OH, executive assistant to the Chairman’s council at corporate headquarters, Vice President Operations in Tempe, AZ, Vice President Administrative Services and Operations Vice President in Milwaukee, WI. Ken is a member of the Board of Directors for Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) and received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Illinois. He and his wife have two children. View Full Bio

 

 

Roberto Llames

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Roberto is the founder and President of Enterprise Solutions, Inc. (ESI), a company that focuses in providing high-end and multi-disciplinary Management and Information Technology (IT) consulting services to Commercial and Government clients. Now in its 15th year, ESI is a successful company having been named in the top 30% of 2010 Inc. 5000 list of America’s Fastest Growing companies with core competencies in Business Process Transformation and Management; Knowledge Management; Information Technology; Outreach and Communication Strategies; and Media and Production. Collectively, through ESI’s services, our clients have realized over $100 million in cost savings and Return on Investments (ROIs). In 2010, Roberto also developed the media and production capabilities of ESI that focuses in creating a network of Internet TV channels focused in assisting organizations gain visibility in the mainstream through the use of Streaming Video, Internet TV and social media marketing.  View Full Bio

Grisella Martinez

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Grisella M. Martinez is Vice President, Government Relations, for the National Association of Broadcasters, the premier trade association for radio and television broadcasters. In this role, she advocates for broadcasters and the unique ways they serve their local communities before Members of Congress and their staff.

She currently serves on the Board of Directors for GALA Hispanic Theatre and the Latino Advisory Council, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. View Full Bio

Scott Nishimoto

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Rep. Scott Nishimoto was first elected in 2002. He has the distinction of being selected as the first Anheuser-Busch/Frank Horton Fellow with the Asian Pacific American Institute of Congressional Studies. He has been a member of the Hawaii Bar Association since 2003, received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law in May 2002 and his Bachelors degree in Sociology in 1997. At UHM, Rep. Nishimoto was elected student body president of the Associated Students of UH. His professional experience includes serving as a staff member in the Washington, D.C. office of U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye and working as a law clerk at Cronin Fried Sekiya Kekina & Fairbanks. View Full Bio

Robin Rorick

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Robin Rorick is the Group Director of Midstream and Industry Operations at the American Petroleum Institute, the largest trade association of more than 650 companies, representing all aspects of America’s oil and natural gas industry. In his twenty years at API, Robin has worked in various capacities throughout API in Communications, Regulatory and Scientific Affairs and Policy Analysis. Additionally, Robin has been involved with each segment of the industry—Upstream, Midstream and Downstream—working on a myriad of issues including climate change, Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, the Toxic Substances Control Act, and fire and safety to name a few. View Full Bio

Jimmie Williams

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Jimmie Williams is an accomplished federal and state government relations professional with19 years of progressive experience in housing and financial services. Resourceful “out of the box” thinker with a skill for establishing contacts, building relationships, and working with opposing entities to address and resolve difficult issues.

Jimmie Williams has a proven record of working successfully with industry, government leaders, senior management, community groups and trade associations to proactively address legislative and policy issues. Understanding of Federal Election Committee laws and guidelines and proven track record in PAC development, management and fundraising. View Full Bio