Hang Harper was the first-generation college student who came from Vietnam. Mrs. Harper received her Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration Major Accounting in 2000 from Cal State Fullerton and became a Certified Public Accountant in 2003 while she was working at Poole, Foster and Dul. Today, she is a Certified Public Accountant specializing in accounting and taxation for small businesses and individuals. She is active in the Fountain Valley community and volunteers at Courreges Elementary School, where her three sons attend school. In 2013, Hang was one of 57 women honored by State Senator Lou Correa as one of the “Women Making a Difference” in Orange County.
Pramod Kunju has been a resident of Southern California since 2001. During this time, Pramod has had the good fortune to be an entrepreneur, and a social champion. Pramod has served on City of Irvine’s Sports Committee, and is a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) volunteer for the City of Irvine.
In 2004, Pramod founded Nakunj Inc, a boutique consulting firm focused on Analytics and Big Data.
Pramod Kunju holds an MBA in Entrepreneurship from Pepperdine University, and a second MBA in Finance and Information Management from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He obtained his undergraduate degree from the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Chennai.
Pramod Kunju lives in Orange County with his wife Suja, and their 2 children.
Marlene Nantell is the Director of Business Development and Community Outreach for the Southern California Minority Supplier Development Council, a non-profit organization headquartered in Downtown Los Angeles that provides minority-owned entrepreneurs opportunities to compete for large corporate contracts by providing MBE Certification, as well as professional development programs, relevant workshops and networking events. In addition to helping grow the number of Minority Businesses and Corporate members, her role is to represent the council at various diverse business events and present on the value of certification; cultivate and maintain relationships with entrepreneurs, partnering organizations and Corporate sponsors; create and develop programs and services for MBEs, specifically seeking to build capacity for large contracts; provide opportunities for entrepreneurs to partner and build their businesses through networking; serve as a liaison to the Minority Business Entrepreneur Input Committee (MBEIC), a standing committee of the SCMSDC Board of Directors, and ensure that MBE Certification is in compliance with national guidelines under the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC).
She is a Board member and Executive Secretary for the Asian Business Association of Orange County (ABAOC), on the Corporate Advisory Board for the American Indian Chamber of Commerce (AICC) and a member of the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW). She received her undergraduate degree in Communications from the University of La Verne and a Master’s degree in Social Science from Humboldt State University.