As FACCOC prepares for it’s Annual GALA celebration for November 22nd, a passing of the torch is taking place behind the scenes with a new Board of Directors and President.
For the past two years, the Chamber has looked to the leadership of Jun Jao for guidance and inspiration. Jun has been a huge advocate for contributing to the community and an important proponent to the growth of the Chamber. As he passes on the torch, we’d like to recognize him for his many accomplishments as President.
- Founder of the Council of the Presidents of Filipino American Chambers of Commerce of Southern California
- United multi-cultural Chambers of Commerce in OC: Korean, Vietnamese, Hong Kong, Chinese Business, Hispanic and Irvine Chamber, Chinese American Chamber of Commerce of LA
- Founder of COTIFA
- Member of Economic and Workforce Development with Irvine Chamber
- Star of Achievement Awardee for his pioneering and visionary role in helping establish the International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP) presented by the former Speaker of the Congressional House of the Philippines in Cambodia
- Established the golf event for FACCOC that is now grown to be a main fund raiser for the chamber uniting golfers
Jun has been more than a leader. He’s also a friend and a mentor to those around him. His influence will continue as a member of FACCOC’s Board of Directors.
Here’s what some of the members of FACCOC had to say:
“Jun stepped up big time during a time of need for FACCOC. When our President-Elect was unable to move forward, Jun stepped in for a 2nd term and continued his role with the highest commitment. His personality appeals to both first and second generation Filipinos. He’s a true leader: thick skinned, gives credit to his colleagues, and is natural in front of an audience.”
– Edwin Baloloy
“At the 2012 gala, handing off the baton to Jun as President of FACCOC gave me a sense of assurance that the chamber would be in good hands and would continue to flourish and in fact, Jun’s leadership inspired a fresh set of dynamic Filipino American entrepreneurs and professionals to become more involved in the organization serving as board members and ambassadors.”
– Para Anderson
“Jun was critical in establishing meaningful collaboration and partnerships with other organizations. He was also critical in making the Chamber visibile and extending its reach.”
– Chris Andal