Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The Board of Directors of ACG Los Angeles (“ACG LA”) commits to ensuring that ACG LA is a diverse and inclusive community where each member has an equal opportunity to flourish. Diversity, equity and inclusion are critical to sustaining and strengthening our tradition of excellence in all aspects of operation - networking, programmatic and organizational.  Fostering an experience where all participants feel they can bring their full selves forward is not merely aspirational, it is fundamental to our mission.   

 

MISSION AND VISION STATEMENTS 

Mission: To create, nurture and sustain a welcoming culture with equitable access and opportunity for all to connect and participate regardless of their individual identifiers or educational background. 

Vision: To attract a diverse and inclusive membership. To provide a clear path to leadership within ACG LA for the historically underrepresented in assembling inclusive representation amongst committee volunteers, committee leadership and board participants. To promote and advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion that will enhance our vibrant Southern California middle-market deal making community. 

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Cornelia Cheng Headshot
Committee Chair

Cornelia Cheng

Brightwood Capital
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Committee Member

Robert Chan

City National Bank
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Committee Member

J'on Dennis

Dennis, Duncan, & Covington, LLP
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Committee Member

Rosario Bobadilla Farias

HCVT
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Alexandra Firth
Committee Member

Alexandra Firth

DLC
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Committee Member

Francisco Flores

Winston & Strawn LLP
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Committee Member

Staford Francois

CohnReznick
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Shawn Jackson
Committee Member

Shawn Jackson

Auctus Capital Partners
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Committee Member

Michelle Mabuagt

Greenberg Glusker
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Committee Member

Remy Meraz

Zella Life
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Committee Member

Celeste Owens

The Hauser Group
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A picture of our Joann Thach, a DEI Committee member.
Committee Member

Joann Thach

Snell & Wilmer
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Committee Member

Jon Walls

Azurest Partners