Managing Director, Public Affairs Specialist
Linda brings more than 30 years of experience working in private and public sectors including financing, public relations, economic development, auditing, human resources and government relations. Her passion and expertise in business and fund development, leadership and program development, project management, budgeting, grant writing and strategic planning has garnered success for her clients.
Concurrently to her role at Solsken, Linda serves as the vice president of economic development for OCA National, Asian Pacific American Advocates, a Washington D.C. based non-profit organization that supports social justice, leadership, education, economic empowerment, civic participation and cultural heritage. Additionally, she serves on the Business Advisory Council as the chair for the OCA Sacramento Chapter bridging the gaps between large scale businesses and the community. Under Linda's leadership, OCA's Sacramento chapter grew five times. Her leadership has led to the development of successful mentor women entrepreneur programs and have inspired high school and college students regionally.
Linda has served two terms as a gubernatorial appointed Commissioner on the Fair Employment and Housing Commission (FEHC), an administrative agency which enforced California's civil rights laws regarding employment discrimination, housing and public accommodations, family and medical leave, pregnancy disability leave, and hate violence. Her work led to the Commission's plan to develop a Small Business Education Summit to educate small business owners and human resources personnel on how to comply with the Fair Employment and Housing Act in California.
Linda has been recognized with many distinguished national and local awards and recognitions for her innovation, leadership and making a difference in the community.
Linda earned a bachelor's degree in business from the University of San Francisco and completed the executive leadership program from University California at Davis.