AIISF Board of Directors
Buck retired in 2008 from Cisco Systems, where he was Vice President and General Manager of the Data Center Business Unit. He joined Cisco with its 2004 acquisition of Andiamo Systems where he served as President and CEO. His career spans 35 years in Silicon Valley working in large companies such as Hewlett Packard and in a series of high-tech startups, where Buck held executive marketing positions. He has also taught computer engineering courses at Stanford University and Howard University.
Buck serves on the board of Ascend/Northern California and the advisory board of the Asia Society/Northern California. He is a member of the Committee-of-100 and serves on its public policy committee. He has written opinion pieces for the New York Times, USA Today, and San Jose Mercury News.
In 2015, he received the Executive Excellence Award from the Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA). He has also received the Civic Entrepreneurship Award from the Asian Pacific Islander Leadership Institute (APALI) in 2012. He holds BSEE and MSEE degrees from Stanford University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
Rosemarie Youngran Nahm
Rosemarie is a former real estate and land use lawyer. During her practice, she served as the general counsel of Sand Hill Property Company, a commercial development firm, the lead counsel for Dong Ah U.S.A. Construction Co., and as a transactional lawyer at the law firm of Ware & Freidenrich.
Deeply committed to non-profit work, she also worked as a legal adviser at the Palo Alto Housing Corporation, an affordable housing developer in Palo Alto, and provided numerous hours of pro bono work for local Legal Aid offices, the East Palo Alto Volunteer Attorney Program, the Assistant League of Los Altos and the Korean American Community Services in San Jose.
Since leaving the daily practice of law, she has been researching, writing and speaking in community education programs about early Korean immigration and the Angel Island immigration history. She holds a J.D. from Boalt Hall School of Law and a B.A. from Wellesley College.
John is a Partner and Chair of Hanson Bridgett's Diversity Committee. He is a trial lawyer and litigator with over 20 jury trials to verdict. John's litigation practice involves commercial litigation and business risk management, including strategic planning, pre-litigation counsel, alternative dispute resolution, and trial. In the business litigation area, John handles matters involving contract disputes, financial market disputes, shareholder matters, unfair competition and fiduciary duty claims, and corporate and partnership dissolution actions, serving clients in the financial, retail and arts/entertainment industries, and environmental and toxic issues.
John has also served as general counsel to various emerging and start-up companies, ranging in industries from software, telecommunications, mobile service, e-commerce, and retail, to name a few. Prior to joining Hanson Bridgett, John served as a deputy district attorney for the County of Contra Costa, where he served as acting supervisor of the misdemeanor trial team for the Western Division of the County. John has a J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law and a B.A. from the University of British Columbia.