Chair of Administrative Affairs
Vicki is an Actuarial Analyst II with the Senior Business Team at WellPoint, the second largest health insurer in the U.S. She leads the forecast work to meet management goals for a product with annual revenue over $2 billion. Prior to joining WellPoint, Vicki worked two years at McGinn Actuaries, an employee benefits consulting firm, where she successfully improved the efficiency of the valuation system for the multi-billion Defined Benefit pension plans.
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Chair of Alumni Relations
Charles Tran is a Partner at New York Life Insurance Company. He joined New York Life in 2007 as an agent in the Pasadena Sales Office, and within his first three years, he qualified for Executive Council and earned the LUTCF designation. In 2010, Charles was promoted to management as a Partner in the Los Angeles General Office. As a Partner, Charles strives to recruit and develop quality individuals, especially those that match his [...] Read More
Chair of Community Service
Nichole is a medical assistant for a privately owned OBGYN clinic that caters to a dominantly Vietnamese population, which remains largely unaware of the available resources and up-to-date knowledge regarding women’s health. In addition to clinical duties, Nichole encourages health prevention and awareness by acting as a translator and an informant to both young and old patients.
Nichole graduated from UCLA with a degree in Biology. She hopes to obtain a Physician Assistant [...] Read More
Chair of Corporate Relations
As a business & legal affairs professional in the entertainment and media industry, Michelle enjoys negotiating and drafting music, film, television and interactive media contracts. Her specialty is in legal clearance of advertising and marketing content of consumer products and multimedia. Aptly versatile at start-ups and media conglomerates, Michelle developed the MySpace Copyright & Trademark Team and currently manages above-the-line contracts at DreamWorks Animation SKG.
2013 celebrates APEX’s 20th anniversary and also [...] Read More
Chair of Donor Relations
Born in the East Coast and raised on the West, Sana has always been interested in pursuing a career in music and business. As a recent graduate, she has decided to work on a few start-up business concepts, looking for innovative ideas that will become the next big thing. She also works closely with the President of Tuff Gong Worldwide, a record label responsible for the success of Ziggy Marley, a two-time Grammy winning artist. [...] Read More
Chair of Editorial
Christina Hong works as a coordinator for the Los Angeles Public Library’s Adult Literacy Program, which provides adults, who typically read below a 9th grade level, with the opportunity to improve their literacy skills through free one-on-one tutoring. In addition to helping administrate the program, she’s responsible for strengthening its presence in the local community by organizing classes, community events, and public outreach campaigns. Prior to joining the Los [...] Read More
Chair of Finance
Tai D. Giang is an Audit Associate at Squar Milner, a top accounting and advisory firm focused in servicing publicly and privately held middle-market companies. Here he combines his passion for analytics, process improvement, and team dynamics in his primary role in financial statement auditing, where he performs the due diligence required to assure investors, creditors, and other intended users of financial reports that related statements are presented accurately, fairly, and in accordance to regulatory [...] Read More
Chair of Information Systems
Wilbur works as the Chief Technology Officer at KNK Trading, an import/export company that conducts business in many countries. This is Wilbur's second year as Chair of Information Systems for APEX, where he plays an integral role in maintaining the website, and facilitating communications between the different committees of APEX. He also enjoys programming in his free time.
He has a B.S. in mechanical engineering from UC Irvine. In his [...] Read More
Chair of Leadership 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 secret, copyright, unfair business competition, false advertising, class action, declaratory and injunctive relief, employment, entertainment, and toxic tort. He has also been published in a [...] Read More
Chair of Leadership Development
Wendy is an International Trade Banking Officer at East West Bank, the second largest independent commercial bank headquartered in Southern California. She graduated from its 15- month training program in credit risk and customer relationship building training as a relationship manager trainee. At work, Wendy offers a comprehensive array of financial solutions, particularly loan products for import-export companies importing and exporting – particularly towithin the Pacific Rim markets such asin mainland China, Hong Kong, [...] Read More
Chair of Membership
Grace currently works at APIIS Financial, INC. as a financial underwriter and provides business administration support to the vice president and senior financial advisors. Advancing her passion on the weekends, she leads a wedding planning organization and coordinates events for private clients. She harmonizes with her creative inner self and artistic side to design fairytale-like events that are lovely, elegant, extraordinary, yet affordable. In her spare time, she devotes her time and energy into [...] Read More
Chair of Membership
Kai is a dedicated, hard working attorney residing in Los Angeles County. She has had a diverse legal career, working within real estate, business, entertainment, employment, and class action law. Currently, she is expanding her legal expertise to include Worker's Compensation.
Her character defining achievements are getting her Black Belt and Tae Kwon Do and winning medals in tournaments. She believes that her martial arts training has taught her discipline of character, [...] Read More
Chair of Mentorship
Jean is currently a counselor at a private institution in the Los Angeles area. She also teaches a Freshmen success course. Jean first worked in the field of finance, but found her calling in higher education. Mentoring students is one of her life’s passions.
Jean was exposed to APEX back in 2006 when she attended her first volunteer event, a beach clean-up. She then joined the APEX Mentorship Program (AMP) as a [...] Read More
Chair of Mentorship
Phillip works for Southern California Edison (SCE) as a technical specialist in the operations side of the utility. SCE is the electric utility that serves more than 14 million people in a 50,000 square-mile area of Southern California as well as leads the nation in renewable energy. He is currently working on a technology project that helps improve operations and sustainability initiatives by outfitting a fleet of vehicles with mobile data devices. His main [...] Read More
Chair of Multimedia
Born and Raised in the Pearl of the Orient, also known as the Philippines, Dave currently works as a Customer Service Representative for Alpha Authoring and Mastering in the City of Commerce. He occasionally freelances as a photographer when the opportunity presents itself.
In terms of his achievements, he placed third in a local Magic the Gathering Games Day Tournament as well as finished 1st place in his high school’s Famous Speech Contest [...] Read More
Chair of OC Membership
Adeline is currently an Assistant Connection Planner at InterTrend, an award-winning full-service communication agency with a focus on Asian American markets. Through InterTrend, Adeline worked on campaigns like Away We Happened and When it Counts with Wong Fu Production and AT&T. Currently, she is working on account planning for State Farm.
Adeline spent half of her childhood in Taiwan before moving to Orange County. She is fluent in English, Mandarin, and Taiwanese. She [...] Read More
Chair of OC Professional Development
Alex Jaso is the founder and Principal of Jaso Consulting, a Finance, Accounting, and Technology Consulting practice. For 6 years, Jaso Consulting has worked with clients ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies working on projects with teams in California, Texas, London, and throughout China. Prior to starting his own practice, Alex worked with ING Financial Partners and Brookstreet Securities. He was also the Campaign Manager for a California State Assembly campaign and was a Lead [...] Read More
Chair of Public Relations
Xiaosi Ruth Wu is a professional Public Relations Specialist who focuses on the growing business communication between China and USA. Her successful projects include the launch of a Chinese float in 2010 Pasadena Rose Parade, the 2009 Miss Chinese Cosmos Pageant at the Venetian in Las Vegas, 2009 Taste of Asia, 10th San Diego Asian Film Festival and China Unicom’s cocktail reception in 2011 Pacific Telecommunication Council in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Currently Ruth works at Phoenix Satellite Television [...] Read More
Chair of Social Media
Wendy Gwo is a systems engineer at Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (NGAS). NGAS is a premier developer, integrator, producer and supporter of manned and unmanned aircraft, spacecraft, high-energy laser systems, microelectronics and other systems and subsystems critical to maintaining the nation’s security and leadership in science and technology. Her current role is as a responsible systems engineer, which involves working with a cross-functional team of engineers to ensure the units she manages will [...] Read More
Chair of Special Events
Joel Acuario is an attorney and provides legal services in the areas of civil litigation, criminal, bankruptcy, and family law, among others.
Joel has successfully advocated for clients by appearing in court on their behalf, researching legal issues, preparing legal pleadings, and providing legal counsel on the best course of action. Before he was admitted to practice law, Joel worked as a law clerk for a national law firm drafting treatises for publication and [...] Read More
Chair of Special Events
Joyce Ng is a Workforce Specialist at the Chinatown WorkSource Center, located within the Chinatown Service Center. Joyce is responsible for case management and job development where she assists job seekers by providing: job listings from local employers; direct access to employers through on-site recruiting; reading materials on job search, cover letters, resume and interviews; access to telephone, fax and TTW for job searches; networking with other job seekers; and one-on-one career planning, counseling, [...] Read More
Chair of Volunteer Services
Jimmy Zhong is a design engineer at the Boeing Satellite Development Center where he designs and analyzes space avionic systems and satellite digital payloads. His portfolio includes Wideband Global SATCOM, Intelsat, Asia Broadcast Satellite, and NASA Space Launch System.
Jimmy graduated from Duke University with a double major in Mechanical Engineering and Electrical & Computer Engineering. He is also an active volunteer in the community, an advocate of STEM education, an IEEE member, and a [...] Read More
Chair of Youth Olympics
Bruce is an agent and soon- to -be financial services professional at New York Life. He works with people from all walks of life to help identify any financial needs and then determine which insurance or financial services can help best meet their objectivestheir financial needs. Some of these key planning of planning services take on the form of life insurance, college funding, estate conservation, mortgage protection, IRA funding, buy-sell agreements, deferred compensation, executive bonus, 40 [...] Read More
Chair of Youth Olympics
Helen Jang, Medical Professional Liability Consultant, partnered with the best support team to build Physicians Company Insurance Agency, Inc. Physicians Company is a brokerage firm specialized in providing Medical Malpractice insurance services to physicians in California. With over 20 years of combined experience and access to over 30 AM Best Rated carriers nationwide, physicians find peace- of- mind knowing their malpractice insurance is in good hands. No broker fees, no hidden fees, and rigorous negotiations time after [...] Read More