Suzanna Tashiro Choi

EDR – Suzanna ChoiSuzanna is the owner and president of Tashiro Choi & Associates, a multicultural outreach and public affairs firm. She is currently working with the California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce on the Covered California program and is a certified educator and grantee.

She is an expert in community relations, particularly multicultural outreach with the Latino, Asian and African American communities. She is a nationally recognized speaker on community and minority outreach, and she has spent over 20 years outreaching to California’s various diverse communities.

Suzanna has consulted for Microsoft, PacifiCare, Hoag Hospital, CalOptima, AT&T, Wells Fargo, the Irvine Company, the Orange County Transportation Authority and the Orange County Water District and has been responsible for communicating their initiatives to various multicultural communities, often acting as each companies’ spokesperson and representative and serving as a liaison between the multicultural communities and the client.

She served as Governor Wilson’s Statewide Community Relations Director and Director of his Orange County office, where she developed strategic and targeted public outreach and participation programs to gather input, create consensus and build support for the Governor’s initiatives. Suzanna served as an appointee of former President George Bush at the United States Department of Energy from 1989-1992. She graduated with honors in 1988 from California State University, Long Beach with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Arts.

Suzanna received the “Remarkable Woman of the Year” by the National Association of Women Business Owners & the Black Chamber of Orange County. She was also an award recipient for “Entrepreneur of the Year” from the Asian Business Association of Orange County. Irvine Council Member Dr. Steve Choi appointed her to serve on the City of Irvine’s Childcare Advisory Committee. She has also received an award from the Department of Commerce for the Celebration of Minorities in Business.