Ping Khaw-Sutherland has participated in Asian and multicultural activities in Portland for more than two decades, as a leader, a participant and advocate—and often as a professional artist. In 2009 ~ 2010, She worked as the U.S. Census Oregon Partnership team lead, Media Specialist and cross-cultural trainer. For a decade, she was the Outreach & Marketing Director for MediaRites Production, where she was involved in projects that have won national acclaim.
Khaw-Sutherland is also a business owner of PKS International since 1996. Her business includes product export; strategic sales on global housing solution; and program producer for global events. Currently she serves as a Commissioner for the Oregon Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs (OCAPIA).
Logan McCune was born and raised on the Big Island of Hawaii and has a deep love of Pacific Islander and Pacific Rim countries. He also spent three and a half years in Latin America and has a passion for that part of the world, becoming fluent in Spanish. His undergraduate studies were in Spanish and Business and he has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Willamette University, where he also served as Peer Resource Advisor. He’s been married for five wonderful years and he and his wife, Shayla, have a two-year-old daughter named Ansley.
Professionally, Logan is driven by human resource management and all things global, and is currently Director of Recruitment and Selection for Northwestern Mutual and is a certified Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR). He also serves as a special interest group co-director with Portland’s Human Resource Management Association (PHRMA) and has been a featured presenter there. He enjoys traveling, ocean sports, hiking, and writing, most recently writing and publishing a chapter for a global HR practitioner handbook to be distributed to universities and corporations around the world.
Raynette Yoshida has actively participated in the accounting community as President of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA). The IMA PDX Chapter has more than 450 professional accountants and financial individuals many of whom are controllers and financial officers.
Raynette has been recognized as volunteer of the year at the Lan Su Chinese Garden as a visitor experience host and tour guide and is intentional about serving the Asian community through hospitality and building relationships. She volunteers with the Nikkei golf tournament to raise funds for scholarships and increase awareness about the Japanese American history in the 1940’s. She has a BA in Art from Central Washington University, a BS in Management from Warner Pacific College and a MBA from Eastern Oregon University. Raynette is currently the Executive Assistant to Mario Bisio at Mario’s, a local high end specialty retailer for men and women.
Fletcher Conn is a Portland Native, and an active community member who went to OSU and earned his B.S. in International Business & Spanish. Fletcher currently holds the position of Assistant Vice President, Business Banking Officer for US Bank. Fletcher has over 7 years of experience in commercial real estate & business to business sales through working in manufacturing sales, SBA Lending, commercial real estate brokerage, commercial lending and import/export.
Fletcher is a Developing Leader for the Oregon Chapter of National Association of Office and Industrial Professionals (NAOIP), the President of the US Bank Tower Toastmasters, & a Member of the Columbia Corridor Association. Fletcher volunteers at Meals on Wheels, Oregon Food Bank, Portland Rescue Mission, Bridge the Gap, Little League Baseball and also participates in APACC, PACCO, & OAME events.
H.Q. La owns a State Farm Insurance Agency in Portland, and has been with State Farm since 1993. He is a qualified professional whose job is to make things a little easier for his clients, by helping them to select the right auto, home, life, or business insurance plan to protect them and their families. In addition, H.Q. is a Registered Representative, specialized in retirement planning. H.Q. immigrated with his family to Oregon in 1979 from Hong Kong. He graduated from Willamette University with a Business and Economics degree. He speaks Cantonese and Vietnamese. In addition to APACC, H.Q. is a member of the Chinese American Citizen Alliance, the Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneur, and the Portland Business Alliance. He volunteers with the Asian Health Service Center, the American Cancer Society, and the Make A Wish Foundation.
In late 2011, Governor John Kitzhaber appointed Bobby Lee to his administration to manage the Regional Solutions Center in the Portland Metropolitan region, a State agency team that works with local and federal governments in solving complex regional problems. Prior he served as Strategic Planning Manager for Hynix Semiconductor, world’s second largest semiconductor manufacturer, for six years. His background also includes serving on the Eugene City Council, Oregon State Board of Higher Education, and US President Bill Clinton campaign staff. He was elected as ASUO President for University of Oregon student body where he received his undergraduate and graduate degree in public administration. (Go Ducks!)
Peter Sabido is a partner at Kolisch Hartwell, P.C., a Portland-based intellectual property law firm. His practice includes obtaining, licensing, and enforcing patent, trademark, copyright, and trade-secret rights for his clients. Peter’s practice also includes analyzing and opining on the patentability and right-to-manufacture of inventions, the validity and infringement of patents, and the usability and registrability of trademarks and service marks. He is licensed to practice in Oregon and California, and is a registered patent attorney at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Peter was the founding president of the Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce of Oregon and SW Washington. Additionally, he is a founding director of the Filipino Professional Business Network, and a director of the University of Southern California Alumni Club of Oregon.