Staff

Yen Tu

Interim CEO
7675 Dagget Street, Suite 340
San Diego, CA 92111
858-277-2822
Email: yen@abasd.org
 
Yen owns a consulting business, Yen Tu Consulting, focused on community outreach and special events.  Yen’s previous positions include serving as the Community Relations Manager for Viejas, Executive Director for the Asian Business Association, United Way of San Diego County’s Senior Campaigner for the Asian Initiative, and legislative aid for two City of San Diego Council Members, and one County Supervisor.  Yen has been active with many community organizations.  Currently, her involvement includes serving as a board member of the San Diego County Water Authority.  She is also a board member of the Asian Business Association, UPAC, Japan Society of San Diego & Tijuana and serves on the President’s Diversity Council at SDSU.  Yen Tu was born in Saigon, Vietnam in 1966, and came to the United States as a refugee with her family in 1977.  She is one of 10 children.  A San Diego resident since 1978, she graduated from UCSD in 1990 with a BA degree.

 

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 assists in creating choreography, leading rehearsals, acting as a liason to the dance community/competitions, handles fundraising, 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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