Brian Li is an entrepreneurial finance professional with over 10 years of experience in Corporate Finance, M&A, and Social Entrepreneurship. He is currently a Senior Finance Manager for Target Corporation and earned his Bachelor's Degree and MBA from the Carlson School at the University of Minnesota. He also owns and operates Odie & Board, a brand of premium wood and paper products sold online and in Minneapolis stores. Brian is excited to serve on NAAAP's board to help strengthen the network of Asian American Professionals in the Twin Cities metro area.
James Cheng, Global HR Director Inclusion & Diversity Business Resource Groups Leader at Cargill, D&I Practitioner with over 12 years of Employee Resource Group leadership experience. Responsible for leading the strategy, development, and growth of Business Resource Groups, which are designed to enhance a company’s Diversity & Inclusion strategy and contribute to business results that affect over 150,000 employees in over 70 countries across the world. Passionate, results-driven strategist with a solid record of achievement and demonstrated success driving sustained impact while providing inspirational leadership in a highly competitive market through Diversity & Inclusion. Unwavering in developing employee engagement, securing brand loyalty, and building strong relations with internal and external business partners. My passion is to empower the right people to work together and create innovative solutions. My personal belief and quote, “Without the rules to govern intent there can be chaos, intent without direction will have no progress.”
Attended Texas Woman’s University for Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. Served in the United States Air Force and Air National Guard in the Communications Squadron as a communications and computer systems specialist. Attending Capella University for Human Resources Management, SPHR, and SHRM-SCP certifications. Former Lead Volunteer Counselor for Hope4Youth, non-profit homeless youth support organization. Former Street Counselor for StandUp4Kids in Dallas, Texas.