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S. Floyd Mori

Educator, Politician, Author, Entrepreneur, International Business Consultant, and President/CEO of non-profit organizations

In 1972 Floyd Mori was elected as a City Councilman of the City of Pleasanton, California, and later served as Mayor of Pleasanton. He was elected to the California State Assembly in March 1975 and served for six years in that capacity as one of the first two Assembly members of Japanese descent. He served as the Director of the Office of International Trade for the State of California. He has been an international business consultant for over 30 years. He was a consultant in government relations and served as the Utah Trade Representative to Japan. He was on the Utah Governor’s Asian American Advisory Board and the Small Business Administration Advisory Committee in Utah.

Mori has held local chapter and national positions for the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), including four years as National President and four years as a National Vice President. He joined the National JACL staff in 2005 and was Director of Public Policy in Washington, D.C, following which he became the National Executive Director/CEO of the JACL. He has been on the Executive Council of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (LCCR), and he was Chair of the National Coalition of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA). He served as the President/CEO of the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) for six years, retiring from that position in May 2018.

He is a member and supporter of many civil rights and community organizations. He is on the Joint Diversity Council for Comcast NBC/Universal. He is on the Board of Governors for the Japanese American National Museum (JANM) and the Board of the Independent Voters Project. He is a member of the Board of the National Veterans Network and of APIAVote.

Mori’s book, The Japanese American Story As Told Through a Collection of Speeches and Articles, which covers much of the history of Americans of Japanese heritage as well as his own personal experiences.

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