Chair of Administrative Affairs
Li currently works for a start-up doing business development and sales, and is also pursuing acting.
His hobbies and interests include sports, reading, writing, poker, business/entrepreneurship, swimming and long romantic walks on the beach. Almost a year ago, to date, Li was the proud owner of the world's last functioning BlackBerry.
He graduated from the University of Southern California with a business degree in entrepreneurship.
Chair of APEX Cares
Alice currently works as a consultant for a real estate brokerage firm and is responsible for expanding the firm’s reach by implementing effective marketing efforts, improving website functionality, and managing customer relationships. Previously, she worked on various national accounts as a VMI Analyst for Sony Pictures’ media distribution division, and received three service awards for her work. Her responsibilities included inventory optimization, demand forecasting, promotional events coordination, and market trend analysis.
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Chair of APEX Cares OC
Sam Hong is currently working as a certified pharmacy technician for CVS Caremark, the largest pharmacy health care provider in the United States with integrated offerings across the entire spectrum of pharmacy care. He is required to apply skills from customer service, operations, inventory management and human resources in order to provide the efficiency that is necessary to successfully maintain the output of one of the largest volume pharmacies.
Born and raised in Orange [...] Read More
Chair of Communications
Olivia Lee is Field Representative for Assemblymember Ed Chau, representing the 49th Assembly District and the first API majority seat in the state legislature. As Field Representative, she acts as a liaison for the cities of Arcadia, San Marino, and Temple City. She is also responsible for issues, including women's issues, API issues, water, environment, small business, and health.
For nearly 15 years, Olivia has been a civic activist in the community because of her [...] Read More
Chair of Community Relations
Wilson is an Account Coordinator at Imprenta Communications Group, an award winning public affairs firm whose goal is to empower people of color. At Imprenta he is responsible for supporting a number of public education, community relations, political and marketing campaigns for various clients targeting communities. Prior to joining Imprenta, Wilson worked at the University of California, Los Angeles as a consultant.
Wilson has worked with non-profits such as the Downtown Los Angeles [...] Read More
Chair of Community Relations
Albert Lu is a contributor for the USC Annenberg hyper-local news website, the Alhambra Source. The site was launched in 2010 by professors and students at the USC Annenberg’s School for Communication and Journalism to observe how local news can increase civic engagement in Alhambra. At the Alhambra Source, Albert was the in house photographer before joining the Reporter Corps program in 2012-2013. The Reporter Corps program, funded by USC Annenberg and the Robert [...] Read More
Chair of Corporate Relations
Christian works as a Strategic Marketing Manager for Boston Scientific, a Fortune 500 company and worldwide manufacturer of medical devices. His responsibilities include strategic planning, portfolio optimization, and market research. Prior to his current role, Christian spent two years working for a boutique health care consulting firm in Boston, MA.
Christian has a BS in Biochemistry from UC Riverside and an MBA from Boston University.
Chair of Editorial
Francisco Arechiga is founder and CEO of Soierie Arts, which is currently developing a Chinese language arts and culture platform to connect visitors, students and families with public events around Los Angeles. For nearly 6 years he has worked with multinational organizations as a creative director, project manager, exhibition coordinator and volunteer coordinator. His work with Chinese-run companies demands managing bilingual, interdepartmental and Trans-Pacific workflow on a continuous 24-hour cycle.
Francisco was recently awarded an Emerging [...] Read More
Chair of Finance
Jessica is currently completing her Accounting Certificate at UCLA Extension to earn her CPA within the next year. Her work experience spans across various aspects of accounting including budget control, monitoring fund accounts, creating reports on operation costs, and resolving payroll questions. Her previous position included accounting for a restaurant supply wholesaler in Chino where she managed accounts receivables, accounts payable, financial analysis, and audit preparation.
Jessica earned her B.A. in Economics & International [...] Read More
Chair of Information Systems
Anthony is a design engineer for Continental DataGraphics, a Boeing subsidiary. His main responsibilities are in designing the electrical routing of various Boeing airplanes, and, along with his team, adapting design as changes arise.
He had the honor of receiving his engineering-in-training certificate and being published in The Journal of Materials Science.
Anthony is proud to have earned his Master’s of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. He received both his undergraduate and [...] Read More
Chair of Membership
Genessee Kagy is an Advertising Account Manager for Asian Media Group, Inc., (formerly Goldsea Inc.). Goldsea is a noted authority on Asian American issues and business by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, etc.
Currently, her clients range from B2B, to financial services, retail, luxury automotive, beauty, and travel categories.
Genessee has been on the APEX Board from 2008-2012, serving as Director of Administrative Affairs in 2008, Chair of Strategic Marketing 2009-2011, and Chair [...] Read More
Chair of Mentorship
Jennifer has been in the internet retail industry for the past 4 years. She is currently the Webstore Manager at a startup that provides marketing, operations and fulfillment services for small businesses looking for an online presence. She oversees global online sales, customer support and creative services.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Jennifer graduated from the University of California, Irvine. She studied Psychology and Sociology.
Chair of Mentorship
Thanh recently joined Pariveda Solutions, an IT employee-owned, technology consulting company that grows and deploys talented people to solve the technical and strategic challenges of its clients. As the Associate Recruiter for the LA office, she is responsible for recruiting top talent in the local area to meet business needs and strategic goals. Thanh has over 4 years of experience in talent management including recruiting, development, training, and team building. Prior to a career in talent, [...] Read More
Chair of OC Marketing
Becky joins APEX with a background in public speaking and event management. Since 2009, she has been a volunteer ambassador recruiting donors and raising public awareness for Be The Match, a national bone marrow registry dedicated to finding matches for patients. She has frequently collaborated with the American Red Cross for joint donor drives. As a bone marrow registry representative for community outreach, Becky has presented before the career and public health associations at UC Irvine [...] Read More
Chair of OC Membership
Addie Ly currently works as a student aide for KIDA, a private institution for kids with autism, and also at South Coast Therapy for kids with special needs. At both facilities, Addie works with kids to develop their gross motor, fine motor, and sensory processing skills to help bring about meaningful and positive changes in behaviors so they can grow happily and healthy. Prior to working with kids, Addie has had extensive knowledge and experience [...] Read More
Chair of OC Professional Development
Tylor Laigo is a specialist at an investment management firm in Newport Beach. His duties primarily include fund development and design with a focus on privately offered funds. Prior to his current position, Tylor led the Denver hedge fund administration team of ALPS Fund Services, now a subsidiary of DST Services, Inc.
This is Tylor’s third year on the APEX board and he continues to stay active with non-profit and community service organizations. [...] Read More
Chair of OC Programs
Sean Kao is employed as an Analyst for Los Angeles County. Sean is responsible for a variety of analytical products such as statistical reports, strategic maps, and trend forecasting. Utilizing a variety of public and private resources, he provides crucial analytical assistance to decision makers in Los Angeles County and beyond.
Sean is a graduate from UC Irvine and holds a Bachelor's degree from the School of Social Ecology. He is [...] Read More
Chair of OC Programs
Nichole is a medical assistant for a privately owned OBGYN clinic. In addition to clinical duties, she serves to translate and educate the predominantly Vietnamese clientele, who remain largely unaware of available resources and information regarding women’s health.
Nichole graduated with a degree in Biology from UCLA, where she led workshops on health topics and screening procedures, and served as Public Representative for Global Medical Training (GMT). She traveled with GMT in 2009, [...] Read More
Chair of Professional Development
Vincent Loh is an attorney in the Century City office of Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P., a national litigation firm headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. With an emphasis on solving complex business litigation matters, he has successfully represented companies and individuals in cases involving breach of contract, trade secrets, antitrust, copyright, unfair competition, class actions, declaratory and injunctive relief, entertainment, and toxic tort. In addition, Vincent has authored articles in numerous legal publications, [...] Read More
Chair of Special Events
Maggie Lau is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), who recently graduated from her Masters in International Business. She is currently the Project Manager of Special Events for the Project Management Institute – Los Angeles Chapter. Her duties include coordinating and facilitating meetings; identifying requirements and allocating resources; and strategic planning and execution. She is knowledgeable in managing projects, ensuring that they meet their objectives on time and on budget.
Maggie is [...] Read More
Chair of Special Events
Rich is an Assistant Account Executive at AAAZA, Inc., a full service ad agency specializing in the Asian-American market segment. Rich handles events and experiential marketing activities for AAAZA's clients, such as Diageo and MoneyGram. For Diageo's brands, which include Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, and Ketel One, he plans and manages close to 800 off-premise, market demos over the course of a year. Rich also represents MoneyGram by managing sponsorships and booth activations at [...] Read More
Chair of Youth Olympics
Larry is a freelance, concept artist and designer especially skilled in illustrating items that are ultimately fashioned into 3-dimensional form. Working largely within the entertainment industry, Larry creates characters, creatures, environments, vehicles, and props. His work has been featured in film, television, commercials, video games, advertisements, and at theme parks.
Larry’s alma mater awarded him the Art Center Student Leadership Award in 2011. Twice, he completed the Shin Sen Gumi Ramen Eating Challenge and [...] Read More
Chair of Youth Olympics
Lonnie is Director of Marketing for a custom apparel company that specializes in business services including on-site embroidery, screen printing, and promotional products. His primary responsibility is developing new business opportunities.
Lonnie graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations. He is a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon, and a very active USC alum. He serves on the board of Asian Pacific Alumni Association’s Young [...] Read More