Linda Akutagawa

Linda Akutagawa is the Sr. Vice President of Resource & Business Development for Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc. (LEAP).  She develops and implements LEAP’s marketing & sales strategy for its programs and services.  She also manages and maintains relationships with LEAP’s diverse constituents ranging from Board members, program alumni, community organizations, corporations, student organizations, universities and employee network groups.

Ms. Akutagawa speaks and presents nationally on topics such as leadership, Asian Pacific American issues, employee network groups, diversity and networking and relationship building to a range of audiences such as corporations, student groups and community and professional organizations.  Previous to joining LEAP, Linda was the Marketing Manager for Japan and Orient Tours, a tour operator specializing in Asia and the Pacific.  In her 16th year at LEAP, Linda received her B.S. in International Business with a minor in Economics from California State University at Los Angeles. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of BPSOS-Orange County, CA.


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