"Aaron brings a wealth of talent from the private, non-profit, and public sectors and has extensive experience working with diverse communities.  His experience and knowledge with his close working relations with local communities has been a real asset.”  comment from Martin Kolkin, City Internal Auditor, January 2010

Results-oriented leader with over 30 years of managerial experience who looks beyond the status quo to identify cost effective opportunities.  Highly successful as project manager for bringing projects in on time and under budget.

A successful manager experienced in:

  • policy development,
  • program management,
  • project implementation,
  • customer service,
  • community affairs,
  • employee training and
  • marketing outreach.

My personal center of influence boasts a network of accomplished leaders and innovators across communities, labor groups and diverse business cultures.

My 30 years of management experience spans the public, private and non-profit sectors.

I have been a member of numerous boards and advisory councils and have received various awards for my work in public service.  I am currently the President of the Board of Directors for the Sacramento Chinese Community Service Center (SCCSC), a Sacramento non-profit serving local students in after school programs and also a board member for two Sacramento Property and Business Improvement Districts (PBID): Florin Road Partnership and the Mack Road Partnership.  I am also the alternate Board Member to the Sacramento Metro Cable Commission.

I was an Ex-Officio Board Member to the Sacramento Traditional Jazz Society.  I have also served on the Solano County Board of Directors of the American Red Cross and was a founding director of the Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce.

Foreign Languages

Chinese and Japanese.

Work History

Work History
Jan 2011 - Present

Special Assistant to Board of Supervisors

County of Sacramento, CA

District Administration

  • Conducts or participates in studies of new and existing programs and special projects to: determine organizational, technical and/or feasibility and long term impact; establish and modify standards; identify and develop problem solutions and programmatic efficiency measures; and implement and monitor change.
  • Represents the Board Member as member of Mack Road Partnership and the Florin Road Partnership, two property and business improvement districts in County Board of Supervisors District 2.
  • Attends meetings, prepares reports of proceedings, and briefs Board Member on pertinent issues, changes, and public sentiments.

Community Outreach

  • Coordinated activities of County departments and outside agencies; met with community and neighborhood groups, represented County Supervisor in the community, at meetings, and at conference.

Constituent Services

  • Responds to inquiries from district constituents, the public and outside entities and disseminates pertinent information regarding County functions, policies and procedures.
Feb 2010 - Dec 2010

Project Director

California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce/US Department of Transportation

Managed the Small Business Transportation Resource Center (SBTRC) for US Department of Transportation District IX, which included the states of California, Nevada, Arizona and Hawaii.

Trained and supervised a project coordinator and marketing intern for the Womens Internship Program.

Worked closely with state and local transportation agencies located in the four state jurisdiction along with coordinating with Director's office in Washington, DC.

Types of business services provided included:

  • Business Analyses
  • Market Research
  • General Management and Technical Assistance
  • Planning Committees
  • Outreach/Conference Participation
  • Loan and Bond Assistance
  • Small Business Eligibility
May 1999 - Jun 2009

Senior Management Analyst

City of Sacramento, Finance Department

After two years of simultaneous assignments as the Small Business Administrator, Budget Analyst and Legislative Analyst, I was promoted to Senior Management Analyst responsible for conducting operational and fiscal analyses, budget reviews, and other complex analyses.

Legislative and Government Affairs

  • Four years coordinating City Council's Law and Legislative Committee's agenda and issues.
  • Conferred with City's lobbyist, local, state and federal policymakers, regional legislative advocates and public information officers to formulate legislative bills and issues that affect the City of Sacramento.
  • Evaluates or assists in the evaluation of new or proposed local or state legislation, rules, and regulations; confers with affected parties; determines potential impacts to City operations and finances, and reports findings; analyzes, interprets, and applies policies, procedures, and regulations.

Program Management

  • Lead analyst managing staff training of City's new Oracle PeopleSoft web-based Electronic Citywide Accounting and Payroll System (eCAPS) since 2006.
  • Highly effective at conducting complex studies, surveys, and focus groups; collecting information of difficult operational and administrative problems; compiling and analyzing information, developing and evaluating options, preparing and presenting recommendations for review by management.

Policy Development

  • Consulted with community and subject matter experts to craft citywide policies, procedures and guidelines on areas including administration, code enforcement, campaign financing, transportation, employee benefits, procurement and government reorganization.  Sample projects include conducting outreach meetings to affected stakeholders; making presentations before community groups, City Council and regional policymakers; and drafting procedure manuals and regulatory guidelines.

Administrative and Facilities Management

  • An accomplished administrator with a comprehensive understanding of procurement and consulting contracts, human relations matters, training coordination and conference and meeting support. 
  • Experienced in managing facilities and support functions for the City of Sacramento's 100-person Finance department and as City Hall building tenant committee member: facilities maintenance; safety and security; space planning and construction; tenant management and department support.
  • Demonstrated skill successfully with two department office relocations in a 3 year period.


  • Coordinated and participated in the preparation of the annual budget; managed department procurement; authorized expenditures in accordance with budget; assisted in monitoring and controlling budget activities.

Marketing and Community Outreach

  • Coordinated activities of the City departments and outside agencies; met with citizen groups, represented the City in the community, at meetings, and at conferences.

Employee Training

  • Trained over 700 City employees in Oracle/PeopleSoft Enterprise Time and Labor module over an 18 month period.
  • Certified class facilitator in Leadership and Customer Service skills for Organizational Development employee training unit - City University.  Classes taught included:
    • Principles and Qualities of Genuine Leadership
    • Reaching for Stellar Service
    • Caring for Customers
    • Negotiating Resources for Your Team
    • Resolving Conflicts Within Your Team
Jul 1991 - May 2001

Emerging and Small Business Development Administrator

City of Sacramento, Adminstrative Services Department

Established the City's first Small Business Enterprise Development program.  Worked with City Attorney's Office, Contract Compliance and operating department staff to design and implement the program policies, procedures and regulatory guidelines.  The program was ultimately expanded from a City-operated program to a jointly funded 5 agency program that lasted over 6 years.

Community Relations and Marketing Outreach

  • Recipient of 4 Community Service awards after 18 months of implementing City's small business enterprise program.
  • Designed and distributed informational brochures to community centers to facilitate easy access to small business information.
  • Established the City's first Employment and Small Business Commission to develop and implement strategies engaging small business groups, community based organizations and other stakeholders on proposed public policies.
  • Served as liaison with chambers of commerce, labor groups, media, financial institutions,  public agencies in the region.
  • Developed and executed annual plans that include comprehensive marketing, outreach, and enrollment goals.

Program Management

  • Lead project manager for planning, design, and implementation of  2 multi-agency business utilization consulting program studies over a 4 year period.
  • Highly successful for bringing projects in on time and under budget.
  • Significant achievement with key operating departments on developing Small Business Enterprise (SBE) program policies and procedures manual that outlined: 
    • program background, 
    • goals, 
    • certification regulations, 
    • staff responsibilities, 
    • capacity building components, and 
    • reporting requirements.
  • Conferred with US Department of Transportation and state agencies regarding certification and regulatory matters dealing with local business applications.


  • Oversaw regional program budget. Successfully worked with budget office to develop annual program budget and mid-year adjustments to remain on budget for meeting contract objectives.


  • As Regional Conference Committee chair, raised $40,000 in corporate sponsorships for 3-day regional training conference in Sacramento for 250 statewide participants.
Sep 1989 - May 1991

Regional Manager

ASIAN, Inc./California Public Utilities Commission Supplier Clearinghouse

Achieved increasing promotions and responsibilities from Procurement Analyst to Project Director to Regional Operations Manager of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) Supplier Clearinghouse Program with responsiblity for recruiting and training key employees; supervising 18 employees including 3 division manager; oversaw a $7 million regional operations center managing supplier database for 16 state-regulated public utilities.

Project Management

  • As a member of the master project team, successfully wrote the proposal, recruited and trained key managers and staff, and lobbied for the awarding of contract. 
  • Assisted in preparing annual program operational plan with the main office for submission to the CPUC.  Monitored program progress and reported any operational or financial plan adjustments quarterly as needed.

Community Relations and Outreach

  • Built positive relationships within San Francisco Bay Area business community with key trade associations, government agencies, labor and community groups.
  • Served as liaison between state regulated public utilities; local, state and federal agencies to facilitate exchange of information and resolving complaints.
  • Represented organization at business fairs and public events.
Aug 1983 - Sep 1989

Project Director, Business Development


Project Management

  • As Project Director for Business and Economic Development, supervised program providing small business financing to targeted local businesses, specializing in loan packaging for local business expansion and job creation.
  • Managed $350,000 annual federally-funded Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) business development program for 8 years.
  • Established three Federal tax exempt charitable non-profit organzations including drafting of articles of incorporation and bylaws; and guiding applications through the successful approval process.

Community and Marketing Outreach

  • Worked with business advocates to create innovative and unprecedented network of Asian-American statewide trade associations.
  • Established and maintained effective working relationships with small business community, City and County of San Francisco representatives, state governmental agencies, developers, consultants, architects, contractors and the public.
Sep 1984 - Dec 1989

Alumni Recruitment Coordinator - Volunteer

As a member of the San Francisco Bay Area University of Southern California Alumni Club, I volunteered to be the Alumni Recruitment Coordinator where I worked closely with the Assistant Director of Admissions at USC for 5 years to coordinate:

  • the delivery of college informational materials to the various local high schools and college fairs, including information on admissions, college facts, and financial aid.
  • the scheduling of university admission reps and other alumni volunteers to appear at college fairs and to answer questions from prospective students and their parents.
  • being the liaison with college counselors at local San Francisco high schools.




2005 - 2009

City of Sacramento, City University Training Center

Courses Completed:

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) - Title II

Adobe Photoshop 

Sacramento Emergency Operations Center Position Training (12-2007)

Planning Special Events

Customer to Customer Conference Training



Certified Achieve Global Program Course Facilitator

City of Sacramento Organizational Development/

Community College Teaching Credential

California Community Colleges

Master Compliance Administrator (MCA)

American Contract Compliance Association/ University of Texas at Arlington