We are pleased to announce the addition of two new members to ACOF’s Board of Directors, elected at the Board’s Annual Meeting in late June. Both demonstrate dedication and passion for ACOF’s cause.
Thuong Luong currently serves as Vice President of Portfolio Management at Laurus Corporation, a real estate investment firm. She is responsible for various aspects of acquisition, disposition, financing and restructuring of the firm’s real estate investments. Ms. Luong has experience working on buy-side equity investments, sell-side advisory on debt raising, private placement, IPOs, and leveraged buyouts in the financial services industry. Ms. Luong’s philanthropic activities include co-founding Vital Corporate Advisors, a non-profit organization that focuses on providing financial advisory services to microfinance institutions in South East Asia and serving as an independent board member for an Asian microfinance institution. She received her Bachelor of Science in Finance & International Business from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business with honors. Ms. Luong has also worked with a New York based alternative investment subsidiary of Credit Suisse Group that focuses on investing in both traditional and alternative asset managers. At U.S. based Deutsche Bank Securities Group, she assisted in asset management sector coverage and was involved in multi-billion dollar capital raising and M&A advisory services transactions.
Gary Lee Moore is the City Engineer for the City of Los Angeles. As the general manager of the Bureau of Engineering, he is responsible for the City’s vast network of public infrastructure, which includes the planning, design, and construction of all public facilities, management of billions of dollars of voter-approved public bond funds, and the delivery of cross-sector local government programs that serve millions of residents and businesses in diverse neighborhoods and industries. Mr. Moore oversees 802 employees and is responsible for an annual operating budget of $149 million with 409 active projects totaling $3.1 billion. Mr. Moore graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering and completed the UCLA Anderson School of Management’s Executive Organizational Leadership Program. He is a registered Professional Civil and Mechanical Engineer in California, has authored and co-authored many research papers and has presented his work at a wide variety of professional conferences.
ACOF’s Board and staff look forward to their participation, guidance and support in the advancement of ACOF’s mission.