Certificate Graduation Ceremony

Graduation Keynote Speaker

2023 Keynote Speaker

Stephen Cheung speaking at the podium at the 2022 EDDY Awards

Stephen Cheung

President and CEO, Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) and World Trade Center Los Angeles (WTCLA)

As CEO of the LAEDC, Mr. Cheung brings together the capabilities of LAEDC’s mission-delivery department areas, including the Institute for Applied Economics (Research), Business Assistance, Industry Cluster Development, Workforce Development, World Trade Center Los Angeles (International), Strategic Relations, Communications & Marketing, and Public Policy, into a single team that delivers the LAEDC’s critically important, public-benefit mission—reinventing.

Prior to joining LAEDC and WTCLA, Cheung was the Secretary General and Managing Director of International Trade and Foreign Affairs for Los Angeles Mayors Eric Garcetti and Antonio Villaraigosa and was responsible for managing policies and programs related to the Port of Los Angeles, Los Angeles World Airports, International Affairs, Global Trade and Clean Technology.

Cheung currently sits on the Board of Advisors of UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs, UCLA Extension, Coro Southern California and Sister Cities of Los Angeles, while also serving on the Los Angeles County Workforce Development Board.

Past Keynote Speakers


Soleil Delgadillo, M.S., P.P.S.
Volunteer & Community Engagement Manager Children's Institute



Mia Lehrer
President and founder of Studio-MLA



Iris Yamashita
Academy Award-nominated screenwriter



Frank Pearce
Blizzard Entertainment



Stan Lee
Chairman Emeritus, Marvel Entertainment


2019 Keynote Address - Iris Yamashita



2017 Keynote Address - Stan Lee




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