As Public Affairs Manager for the Southern California Gas Company, Helen Romero Shaw is responsible for the management of Public Affairs and Government Relations functions for thirteen cities in the West San Gabriel Valley. Prior to joining The Gas Company, Helen was an Agency Relations/Planning Associate with the Los Angeles United Way and assistant to Congressman Edward R. Roybal. Helen is a graduate of California State University, Northridge and received a Certificate in Management Effectiveness from the USC School of Business.
Helen is a county commissioner, appointed by Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis, to the Los Angeles County Commission for Older Adults, where she serves as Fiscal Officer and on the Legislative/Advocacy Committee. She participates as a board member of the San Gabriel Valley Public Affairs Network as well as the boards of East Los Angeles College Foundation and the United Latinx Fund. Helen is a past president of the Arcadia Chamber of Commerce and is a board member of the Alhambra and Rosemead Chambers.
Helen joined the Board of Directors of the Asian Youth Center in 2006 and served as board Secretary, Treasurer, and Vice-President prior to taking on the Presidency in 2017.
Will Hsu, 2018 Second Vice President
William Hsu studied Political Science & Fine Arts at UC San Diego, and in 2009 began his career in insurance with State Farm in Monterey Park. Mr. Hsu has been extremely successful with State Farm, and was one of the youngest professionals to ever open his own office with the company. He attributes his success to learning from his mistakes, and being willing to take risks and make sacrifices. In 2015, Mr. Hsu’s business had grown so significantly that he had to relocate to bigger offices in San Gabriel.
Raised in the San Gabriel Valley by his parents who were immigrants from Taiwan, Mr. Hsu is very familiar with the challenges faced by first generation Asian immigrants and their children and feels deeply connected to AYC’s mission.
Mr. Hsu joined the AYC Board of Directors in 2013 and has served on the Program Committee for four years. In 2017, Mr. Hsu was elected as the Second Vice President and Chair of the Program & Audit Committee.
Raymond Ho, 2018 Board Treasurer
Raymond Ho immigrated to the United States in 1990. He earned a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from the University of California, Irvine and started his career as a software Engineer at FileNet/IBM concentrating on data optimization to handle large numbers of transactions for businesses such as Wells Fargo, Blue Cross and Hong Kong SAR administration’s Smart ID card data. He also worked in the defense industry at Raytheon, with a focus on an Air Command & Control System NATO project, stationing him in Paris, France for two years. In 2009, Mr. Ho changed direction and completed his Real Estate Broker license, going on to earn a General Contractor License B in 2013 as well.
Today, Mr. Ho is the Director of Investments at GE Properties, where he is responsible for managing a diverse portfolio of residential and commercial real estate properties for high net worth clients.
Because of his experience adapting to a new environment during his youth, Mr. Ho is deeply rooted to the core mission of Asian Youth Center. He joined the Board of Directors in 2014, and served as the Audit Committee Chair in 2015 and 2016 before becoming the Treasurer in 2017.