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GEDA NEWS - Vera Wu confirmed

October 30, 2013

VERA WU CONFIRMED TO FILL ONE OF TWO VACANT SEATS ON THE GUAM ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY BOARD

By a unanimous vote, Vera Wu, was confirmed this morning by the 32nd Guam Legislature. Wu was appointed by Governor Eddie Baza Calvo, to one of the two vacant seats on the Board of Directors for the Guam Economic Development Authority.

“I am excited to join the board and guide economic development in off island investments, as well as support our local small businesses,” Wu stated, following her confirmation.

Wu was born and raised on Guam, graduating from St. Johns High School in 2002. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and returned to Guam after graduating from Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles with her Juris Doctorate.

She is currently working as a Title Examiner with Security Title. Among her numerous civic roles, Wu also serves on the board of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce, and the board of Big Brothers Big Sisters.

“My nomination to the Guam Economic Development Authority is a huge honor and responsibility, which I will not take lightly, as I intend to serve the people of Guam to the best of my abilities,” Wu said.

“As a member of the GEDA board, I intend to listen and learn from the experiences and wisdom of others, before making objective informed economic policy decisions of my own. My experience with Senators and Judges taught me how to stand my ground and be assertive in voicing my concerns.”

Wu stated, “My family as well as the Chinese community instilled in me that above everything else, is the importance of strength, unity, and support. Our focus on ‘business’ is not simply one of numbers, it is also about people. We know that strong businesses mean a strong economy, a growing middle-class, and a more prosperous island.”

For more information contact GEDA Public Information Officer, Steve Deirking at (671) 647-4332 or email [email protected].