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Ascend West Coast Annual Conference 2012 - Save the Date!
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Save the Date! June 16, 2012

How to Succeed in America: The Journeys and Success Stories
We are born with leadership DNA
Since we've got the talent and desire to lead, let's show it!
Morning Session
  • Non-Verbal Communication - Executive Presence
  • Personal Branding -A Successful Image
  • Competing in the Borderless Economy - America Rocks
Afternoon Session
  • Activate your leadership DNA
  • R2 - Resilient + Rebellious
  • N2 - Nature + Nurture

Keynote Speakers
Jan Yanehiro - Broadcaster/Business Woman
Jan co-hosted Evening Magazine which aired on San Francisco's KPIX (Channel 5) from 1976 to 1991. She is a co-executive producer of Pacific Fusion, a television magazine program featuring Asian American lifestyle, which airs on KRON, and host of HGTV's Appraise It!She has also hosted the documentary Forced Out on the Japanese American experience during World War II. She has received several Emmys for her work, received the Eleanor Roosevelt Humanitarian Award from the United Nations of San Francisco, was inducted into the Academy of Television and Radio Hall of Fame in New York City, was a Silver Circle Inductee of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in 2003, was recognized as a Woman of Distinction by the Girl Scouts of the United States of America, and honored as an Outstanding Alumnus by California State University, Fresno.

She is the President of Jan Yanehiro, Inc., a Partner of Fair Advantage, the Director of the Bank of Marin, a Board Member or Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation, a Board Member of the Center for the Pacific Rim at the University of San Francisco, a Board Member of the National Board of Visitors at California State University, Fresno, and a Member of the Asian American Journalists Association, National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.


Lewis Chew - CFO National Semiconductor

Lewis Chew was National Semiconductor Corporation’s CFO since 2001 and is responsible for all finance functions, as well as Information Systems and Investor Relations. He has been with National since 1997 and his span of previous responsibilities has included corporate controllership, strategic business planning, business development, worldwide operations finance and global internal audit.

Prior to joining National in 1997, Chew was a Partner and Certified Public Accountant at KPMG LLP. He joined KPMG in 1984 and served mainly technology and financial institution clients. In 2002, Treasury and Risk Management magazine named Chew as one of their top "40 under the age of 40" finance executives in the nation. He has also been recognized on multiple occasions as one of America's Best CFOs by Institutional Investor magazine in their annual ranking of CFOs in America. He is on the board of directors for PG&E Corporation. Chew holds a Bachelor's degree in Accounting from Santa Clara University.

Ascend West Coast Conference 2012 will be held at the Intercontinental SF Hotel at:

888 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
For more information about the location, please contact the hotel directly a 1 (888) 811-4273.

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