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April 22
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Bridging the Pacific bridge and city at night
Ship and skyline
Entering a Japanese temple through round door
riverfront market
Japanese temple on the water
chinese market
Shanghai skyline
Korean women in bright dresses
boat vendors
Airport sign with destinations

Advisory Board


Amb. James D. Rosenthal, Chair


George Alessandria, Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch

Ray Cheung, CPA, CISA, CITP

Pam Chun Joyce, Author, Marketing and Fundraising Consultant

Mahindar K. Dhaliwal, Attorney at Law

Nick Driver, Vice President, Northern California, California Charter Schools Association

Theodore L. Eliot III, President, Connell Bros. Co., Ltd.

Andrea K. Hayes, Vice President, Client Services, Voices in Advocacy

Susan Tan Luo, Ph.D. President & CEO, GateTrade, Inc.

G. Paul Matthews
, Chairman, Matthews International Capital Management

Eva Monroe

Paul A. O'Leary

Teling Peterson
, Chief Financial Officer, Hillspire LLC

Hon. Barbara Pivnicka, President and CEO, San Francisco Global Trade Council

Jeremy Potash, Executive Director, California-Asia Business Council

R. Sean Randolph, Ph.D., President, Bay Area Economic Forum

Donald F. Reid, Principal, AML Specialists, L.L.C.

Vartan Shahijanian, Vice-President and Regional Manager, Union Bank

Gregory Shea, President Chinas (RIM), Research in Motion

Dori Shimoda, President, Give Children a Choice

Randolph Tom, Chairman, Santa Maria & Company

Paul R. Torrens, M.D., M.P.H., Professor of Health Services Administration, Department of Health Services, UCLA School of Public Health

Christine M. Whelan, Partner, The Greaves Group LLC

Thomas A. Wilkins, Chief of Staff, Dorado Corporation

Penelope Wong
, Strategic Branding & Marketing Consultation

Celeste Ellett Woo, Realtor, Pacific Union International

Lifetime Advisors

Clare Luce Abbey

Lester M. (Les) Alberthal, Jr.
, Chairman and CEO (Ret'd), Electronic Data Systems Corp.

Barbara K. Bundy, Ph.D.

Mayor Frank M. Jordan
, Mayor, City & County of San Francisco (ret.); Special Advisor to the Chairman, Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation

David K. Lam, Ph.D., David Lam Group

Ming Chang-O’Brien

Youn-cha Shin Chey, Ph.D.
, President Emerita, Advisor, Intercultural Institute of California

Joseph G. Mason, Partner, Dodd, Mason, George LLP

Roderick A. McLeod

Tapan Munroe, Ph.D.
, President, Munroe Consulting, Inc.

Robert A. Theleen, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, ChinaVest, Inc.

Osamu Yamada

Kyung H. Yoon
, Vice-Chairman of the Board, Heidrick & Struggles

Mona Lisa Yuchengco, Philippine International Aid