About Us

Mission

Asian Americans in Public Finance strives to enhance, develop and promote the professional lives and careers of dedicated Asian Americans in public finance. AAPF will further undertake activities that will promote the betterment of local communities and efficient services. AAPF provides a platform to provide training, education, mentoring, and scholarship programs to Asian Americans within the public finance industry. AAPF encourages and promotes an open forum to raise awareness pertaining to Asian Americans within the public finance industry.

History

Founded at the California Bond Buyer Breakfast in 2003

  • Identified Asian Americans as a growing force in the field of public finance
  • Established a need for an organization to help our community network and advance
  • Created a directory of Asian Americans in the field

Hosted first event in 2005 and formally incorporated in 2007

  • California public benefit corporation
  • Adopted Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws
  • Appointed first Board of Directors

Officers

TitleNameOrganization
PresidentKevin KoneSan Francisco International Airport
Vice PresidentChristine ChoiPublic Financial Management
SecretaryKim NakaharaWells Fargo Asset Management
CFOJacqueline LeeCity of Oakland

Board of Directors

TitleNameOrganization
DirectorArthur ChanRBC Capital Markets
DirectorVictor HsuNorton Rose Fulbright
DirectorChris MukaiCiti
DirectorMelanie MurakamiHawkins, Delafield & Wood
DirectorAndy NakahataUBS
DirectorJoan PanCounty of San Diego
DirectorMimi ParkWells Fargo Bank, N.A.
DirectorErin PhamOrrick, Herringon & Sutcliffe
DirectorRobert SakaiUnion Bank, N.A.
DirectorAlexander ShihRaymond James
DirectorHiromi SuzukiSumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
DirectorChristina TogleHawkins, Delafield & Wood
DirectorJack TsangBank of America Merrill Lynch
DirectorTim TungStandard & Poor's
DirectorJohn WangOrrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe
DirectorBervan YehGoldman Sachs & Co.
DirectorJoe YewFirst Southwest

Former Directors

Alexis Chiu(2007 – 2016)
Alison Fong(2007 – 2010)
Jee Hi Park(2007 – 2010)
Danny Kim(2007 – 2011)
Sandra Kim(2007 – 2016)
Lori Koh(2007 – 2011)
Karen Mitani(2007 – 2010)
Johanna Tokunaga(2007 – 2016)
Lawrence Tonomura(2007 – 2016)
Winnie Tsien(2007 – 2011)
Faye Watanabe(2007 – 2010)