About USPAACC Western Region

USPAACC Western Region is an affiliate of US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation (USPAACC), founded in 1984 national nonprofit, nonpartisan Pan Asian American organization representing Asian American and Asian American-related groups in business, sciences, the arts, sports, education, public and community services. As a thought leader with 30-year of track record in business matchmaking, strong partnerships with corporations, government, and Asian American businesses, USPAACC is poised to raise the bar to yet another level.

USPAACC Western Region promotes, nurtures and propels economic growth by opening doors to contract, educational and professional opportunities for Asian Americans and their business partners in corporate America, the federal government, and the small and minority business community in the U.S. & Asia.

Aligned with the mission of the national organization, USPAACC West focuses on serving the Asian American owned businesses in the Western USA through regularly scheduled programs that are designed to help its members to develop their capabilities; gain access to business opportunities; and grow their respective businesses.

We represent all dimensions of Asian Pacific Island heritage-owned businesses

Our members’ heritage includes, but is not limited to, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, the Philippines, Korea, India, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Pakistan, Mongolia and Indonesia. We welcome all people who believe in the power of diversity and inclusion for mutually beneficial economic gains.

Our Board

Clyde Wong

Clyde Wong


Clyde Wong is the founder and CEO of CE2 Corporation (CE2). CE2 is an award winning company that provides a broad range of mission support services that includes environmental, project, and program management, as well as logistics, sustainability, procurement, administrative, and integrated business solutions. CE2 is a protégé to the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory under the Department of Energy’s Mentor Protégé program.


Lili Tarachand

Vice President

Lili Tarachand is the Founder and CEO of LTD Global, LLC. Lili's specialty lies in financial and management accounting. She also has experience in global supply chain, recruitment and HR. Lili has worked in manufacturing, software, professional services and non-profit sectors. She worked for a Fortune 500 company, Unilever, as well as for a software firm, Motiva (acquired by Siebel).


Andrew Ly


Andrew was born into a Chinese family residing in an impoverished coastal village in South Vietnam, during the Vietnam War era. In 1979, they immigrated to the United States as the "Boat People." Without any prior knowledge of the English language and a tenacious determination to succeed, Andrew earned an Associate of Science degree in Computer Information Science from City College of San Francisco. In 1986, he went on to receive his B.S. in Business Administration from San Francisco State University.


Dora Wong


Ms. Dora Wong is Director of Public Affairs and Communications for the Coca-Cola Company. In this role, she is responsible for government relations and issues management, media relations and external communications, community relations and stakeholder engagement and employee and internal communications in the Company’s West Region.


Edwin Joe


Edwin L. Joe has served several roles for the Office of General Counsel (OGC) and is located in San Francisco, formerly at the U.S. Small Business Administration. He is an attorney, counselor, and technology adviser. Mr. Joe has served as SBA counsel and trial attorney with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for over 20 years.


Hanh Kent


Ms. Hanh Kent assumed her duties as the Small Business Program Officer at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in September 2007. Her past assignments before coming to Berkeley Lab include significant experience in Procurement and Contract Management among the prestigious national Laboratories (Sandia National Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory).


Parkash Daryani has more than 25 years of experience in Energy Management, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), Distribution Automation, Smart Card, Telecommunication and Information Technology systems. He has extensive experience in managing large and complex projects both nationally and internationally.


Pawan Mehra


Manage strategy, growth, and vision to position the agency as the future of advertising. Define, influence and promote diversity and multiculturalism in the industry. Inspire and lead a diverse team of global agency professionals. Deliver exceptional work and service to clients to enable accomplishment of their strategic goals.


Peter Lee


As a Sourcing Manager on Wells Fargo and Company’s Corporate Supplier Diversity team, Peter Lee is responsible for Enterprise-wide education and awareness of MWDBEs, supply chain and LOB partnerships, and evaluation of diversity spend and outreach programs.


Tina Choi


Tina serves as the Global Supply Base Manager at Apple. where she has been focused on building best-in-class supply chain — winning several awards for her work. She strongly believes in empowering women and minorities through the pursuit of public & private partnerships and social impact investing. In her leadership role with the Apple Asian Association, Tina champions many Diversity and Inclusion initiatives.


Fiona Ma


Assembly Speaker pro Tempore Emeritus Fiona Ma got elected to the State Board of Equalization (SBOE) on November 5, 2014 and will represent close to 10 million people in 23 counties from the Oregon border to Santa Barbara County. The 5,000 person tax agency affects every taxpayer in California and has broad regulatory and adjudicatory powers and is the only elected tax board in America.


Jacob Hsu


Jacob Hsu is the CEO of Symbio, a global software engineering and R&D services company. Symbio helps companies build innovative software products and transformative digital services that connect, engage, and amaze their customers. Together with VXI, Symbio is headquartered in Silicon Valley with over 23,000 colleagues across the United States, China, Europe, and the Philippines.