Ronald W. Wong

Ronald W. Wong is a recognized expert on political strategy and public affairs, particularly dealing with the Asian Pacific American community. He has more two decades of professional experience executing and managing political campaigns and development and implementing communications and direct mail strategies for political candidates, labor unions, elected officials, initiatives and Fortune 500 companies. Additionally, he has held executive positions in government, with prominent elected officials, and in the private sector.

From 1998 - 2002, Mr. Wong served as the Chief Deputy Appointments Secretary to California Governor Gray Davis. In this position, Mr. Wong served on the Governors senior staff and advised Governor Davis on filling the more than 3,000 appointments to various commissions, boards and exempt positions in the Davis Administration. During the 1998 gubernatorial campaign, Mr. Wong served as Deputy Political Director where he was in charge of campaign strategy and community outreach to various constituencies including APAs.

After leaving the Davis Administration, Mr. Wong set up his own private consulting company, Imprenta Communications Group, an integrated marketing, political and public affairs strategic communications firm. One of Mr. Wong most recent projects includes managing political and campaign strategy targeting various key constituencies in San Francisco for Pacific Gas & Electric. Through Mr. Wongs successful efforts, PG&E was able to garner 70 percent of the APA vote in San Francisco. He also serves as President and CEO of Ronin International Advisors, a business development and strategy firm.

In 1997, President Clinton tapped Mr. Wong to serve as the Director of External Communications for the U.S. Department of Justice, Community Relations Services (CRS). While at the Department of Justice, he handed a number of crisis communications matters involving race relations, hate crimes and civil rights. He worked closely in coalition with national organizations, community groups and advocates for working families.

From 1994 to 1997, Mr. Wong served as Founding Partner of Lang, Murakawa & Wong (LMW), the nations only Asian Pacific American (APA) political consulting and public affairs firm. At LMW, he developed and implemented successful campaigns of numerous candidates including Assemblyman George Nakano, Glendale Community College Boardmember Victor King, and Los Angeles School Boardmember George Kiriyama, among others. He also managed outreach and communications to APAs in California for GTE, and developed the first APA national advertising campaign for the Democratic National Committee (DNC).

Additionally, Mr. Wong has been active in a number of civic organizations and is a member of the Pacific Council on International Policy, the Western Partner of the Council on Foreign Relations. He has received numerous awards, including an Image Award from the Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA), and has been recognized by the California State Senate, California State Assembly, and the Los Angeles City Council, among others.

Mr. Wong received a bachelors of arts in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is a recipient of the Sloan Foundation Fellowship at the University of Washington, Graduate School of Public Affairs, the Marshall Memorial Fellowship, and the California Executive Fellowship.

Mr. Wong's father is a Chinese-American who was born in Los Angeles, and his mother is a Filipino-American who was born in Hawaii.

Contact address: Mr. Ronald W. Wong, Chairman, Imprenta Communications Group, 2305 Casa Grande Street, Pasadena, CA 91104.


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