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Wendy Urushima-Conn

Wendy Urushima-Conn

President & CEO
7675 Dagget Street, Suite 340
San Diego, CA 92111
858-277-2822
Email: wendy@abasd.org
 
Wendy Urushima-Conn has more than twenty years of experience in community outreach, marketing and PR and is the President & CEO of the Asian Business Association. Formerly the Associate Executive Director of Development for Center for Community Solutions, Wendy was the chief fundraising and marketing officer for the non-profit. Wendy worked for more than a decade as the Community and Media Marketing Manager at 10News. She has also co-founded a media coaching company, has worked as a weather and traffic reporter, and as an account executive in the advertising and publishing field. Wendy’s core belief is to improve our community, and has served on numerous boards for local non-profits. Currently she serves as: Chair, Southern California Chapter of the California Diversity Council, Chair Board of Library Commissioners, Trustee, and Immediate Past Chair of the Marketing Council for The San Diego Public Library Foundation, Honorary Committee Chair for National Philanthropy Day, Member of Rotary Club 33, and serves on the Mayor’s APIA Advisory Council. She has been recognized with numerous Community Awards, some of which include: California’s 20 Most Powerful and Influential Women Award from the National Diversity Council; Women of the Year, from Assembly member Brian Maienschein, YWCA Twin Award, San Diego Business Journal Women Who Mean Business, San Diego Magazine, Women Who Move the City, Girl Scouts Cool Women, and San Diego Business Journal, San Diego 500. A graduate of UC San Diego, LEAD San Diego Alumni, and additionally earned her CFRM from Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, she is married with two daughters, and enjoys running ultra-marathons.

 

Mei Bueno

Membership & Operations Manager
7675 Dagget Street, Suite 340
San Diego, CA 92111
858-277-2822
Email: mei@abasd.org

Mei Bueno is the Membership & Operations Manager for the Asian Business Association. She is a proud alumni of San Diego State University with a Bachelor's degree in International Business. On her spare time, she is a Co-Director for a local San Diego collegiate dance team, Intrinsic, and helps with creating choreography, leading rehearsals, acts as an external community liason, and more. 

 

David Kodama

Director of Partnerships & Content, ABA Business Development Resource Center
7675 Dagget Street, Suite 340
San Diego, CA 92111
858-277-2822
Email: dkodama@cookandschmid.com

David is the Director at Cook + Schimd, a local marketing and public relations firm. He plans and directs the firm’s public engagement, community outreach and media relations programs for clients. He also manages and directs education, awareness and behavior-change programs. His work has been recognized by the Public Relations Society of America (local and national awards), the Society of Marketing Professional Services, and the Health Care Communicators of San Diego. David is also an award-winning journalist with more than 20 years of experience creating compelling content for business, industry trade and consumer publications and conferences. As the BDRC Director of Partnerships and Content, he works with subject matter experts to develop workshop content with a focus on serving the small business community, works to nurture partnerships and sponsorships for the program, and works with ABA staff on marketing and promotional activities. David is also a former ABA board member.

 

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