Sam Cho // S2 Ep 109 // A Passion for Public Service

Welcome back to Season 2, Episode 109 of the Asian Hustle Network Podcast! We are very excited to have Sam Cho on this week's show.

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Sam Cho first ran for office and was elected to the Port of Seattle Commission in 2019 to become the youngest Port commissioner in its history at the age of twenty-nine and the only person of color on the commission. The Port of Seattle manages the 3rd largest container seaport and the 8th largest airport in the United States. In his day job, he leads Public Policy in the Pacific Northwest Region for the rideshare company Lyft.

Prior to the port commission, Sam was the Founder and CEO of Seven Seas Export, an international trading company that exported to Asia. He identified an opportunity to export US egg products to Asian countries at the height of Asia’s avian influenza (bird flu) epidemic in the winter of 2016. He exported more than 2.5 million pounds of eggs.

Prior to his entrepreneurial endeavor, Sam was a political appointee under President Barack Obama. He also served as a Legislative Assistant to a member of the United States Congress. Sam received his Bachelor's degree from The American University in Washington DC and his Master’s of Science from The London School of Economics.

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