STRATEGY · LEADERSHIP · COMMUNITY
Linda Nguyen is a business strategist and community leader. She thrives on bringing people together to create long-term relationships that expand business opportunities and increase returns. Her everyday goal - to cultivate meaningful connections and impactful collaborations that serve her clients and community.
Entrepreneurs are bogged down by operations as they’re focused on innovation. Linda works with visionary leaders who need support on execution, turning their ideas into reality. Her largest projects to date include:
• The Dalai Lama Library & Learning Center - a $15 million fundraising project to build the center in Ithaca, NY which broke ground on April 29, 2022
• 360 Clinic - the largest COVID testing operator in Orange County with drive-thru locations at Anaheim Convention Center and OC Fairgrounds in addition to 40+ kiosks at the height of the pandemic; she commissioned a branding campaign with Italian architect Stefano Boeri
• SOUPPLY - a modern premium CPG noodle soup company dedicated to preserving the essence of traditional Asian flavors
As a community leader, Linda actively uses her influence to affect positive change. She devotes her community service to supporting small businesses, serving on the boards of Asian Business Association of Los Angeles (ABALA) and National Association of Asian American Professionals Orange County (NAAAP-OC) in addition to serving as Chair of Charitable Giving for Southern California Vietnamese Golf Alliance (SOCAL VGA). She is a past Board Member of the Vietnamese American Chamber of Commerce (VACOC) and Asian Business Association of Orange County (ABAOC) along with serving as a past Ambassador for the Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Orange County (FACCOC).
Passionate about giving back by supporting youth empowerment nonprofits including OC United Way and Girls Inc. of OC, she serves as a mentor to high school students, preparing them to enter their first year in college, and providing internship opportunities. Linda has a teen daughter and believes our youth should receive the support they need to succeed, especially in immigrant families that are unaware of the abundance of community resources available.
Linda is a part of the Gold House Founders Network and Summit Community. In an effort towards continuous learning and self-development, she completed the Madefor and USC Non-Profit Resilient Leaders & Capacity Building programs.
Accolades include Senator Tom Umberg's Woman of Distinction, ABAOC's Presidential Award, Operation Be Kind's Community Impact Award, and FACCOC's Ambassador of the Year.
Linda hopes to inspire others through her lived experience to defy traditional ideals and use our innate talents to pave a new path as creatives, entrepreneurs, and non-traditionalists - creating our own unique legacy. She has been featured in ABC7, BBC News, BuzzFeed, Daily Pilot, Databox, IncFile, LA Times, Little Saigon TV, NBC4, OC Register, ShoutoutLA, Thrive Global, TimesOC, ValiantCEO, and VoyageLA.
Linda holds a degree in Merchandise Marketing from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. In her spare time, she enjoys attending local pop up events to support small businesses and coordinating experiences for friends and the local community to enjoy. She calls Orange County home.
2018 Executive Director
2018 Ambassador of the Year
2019 Community Impact Award
Operation Be Kind
2019 ABAOC President's Award