OUR TEAM

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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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President & CEO

Pat Fong Kushida
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Frank 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 ...

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COO

Frank Louie
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Ryan currently serves as the Director of Finance of the SACC. He joined the organization in October 2012 as an administrative intern before being brought on as the Administration Manager...

 

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Director of Finance

Ryan Fong
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Henan Li is the Global Initiative Director of CalAsian Chamber of Commerce. Since her joining the Chamber in 2016, her duties include strategizing and enhancing the development and implementation of the MDCP China Direct...

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Director of Global Initiatives

Henan Li
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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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Director, U.S. DOT Southwest Business Transportation Resource Center - Southwest

Tanya Motta
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Gilbert Lara is the Policy Coordinator for the Sacramento 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
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Vice President, Communications & Membership

Lauren Oto
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Ana Alesna is bilingual in Tagalog and English. Prior to the chamber, she spent five years with AT&T where she 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
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CORE Program Intake Coordinator

Wesley Brown
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Xavier is a new addition to the CalAsian Chamber of Commerce. He received his Eagle Scout award at age 18 dedicating his Eagle Scout project to his alma mater elementary school.

Programs Manager

Xavier Dalvi
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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 CAPCC 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
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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/Board Liason

Bianka Melecio
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Melody is a new addition to the SACC as an Intake Coordinator for the Sacramento Grow Green Program. She is excited to work on one of the nation’s first few cannabis equity programs and hopes to help those disproportionally impacted by the War on Drugs. Prior to working at the SACC, she attended the University of California, Berkeley where she obtained a Bachelors in Political Science.

CORE Program Intake Coordinator

Melody Jimenez
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Brandon Lewis joined the Sacramento Asian Chamber of Commerce in April of 2019 as a project manager for the CORE program. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a Master’s degree in Business Management. Previously he worked for the state government for three years implementing and managing numerous tax and assistance programs, mainly on special projects, collections, accounting and working directly with the public. Brandon is very well equipped in managing programs using his analytical and technical skills. Prior to attending graduate school he worked for one of the top local land use law firms as a clerk where he assisted the attorneys with research, presentations, exhibits and fundraisers.

CORE Program Manager

Brandon Lewis
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Matt Sumida is the Marketing and Community Relations Manager for the SACC. 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 and Community Relations Manager

Matt Sumida
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Prior to working at the SACC in July 2018 as the Membership Retention Coordinator Intern, Vivian has now officially joined the SACC staff as a Member Relations Coordinator. She graduated Sacramento State with a business degree in International Business and minored in Marketing. 

Member Relations & Outreach Coordinator

Vivian Wong
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Janice 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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Cha is the new intake coordinator for the SBTRC team for the Sacramento Asian Pacific  Chamber of Commerce. 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

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