2008 National Conference » Speakers

Florence Ochi

Development Officer, Japanese American National Museum

Ms. Ochi is responsible for the development and implementation of fundraising campaigns in various geographical regions of the United States. Her responsibilities include working with and organizing community leaders to raise funds for the National Museum. She is also responsible for major gift contributions and endowment fund. Ms. Ochi was the first Asian American to be appointed as a senior level staff member for the Governor of California. She has worked in the political arena raising funds for other governors and U.S. Senators from around the country. Her community activities include community organizing and serving on the board of Asian Pacific State Employees Association (APSEA), Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics (LEAP), Asian Pacific Women’s Network, Japanese American Citizens League and the YMCA. She brings to the National Museum her professional skills and experience in political fundraising, community organizing and special events.

Speaker Events

Saturday, July 5

Looking Like the Enemy: Japanese American Childhoods during World War II
Satsuki Ina, Professor Emeritus, filmmaker & psychotherapist, California State University, Sacramento
Teruye "Tay" Kondo
Florence Ochi, Development Officer, Japanese American National Museum
George Takei, Actor
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Location: Mineral Hall F & G, 3rd Floor
Topic: Youth-Friendly