Trade Union International Inc., President
Wen Chang has been setting precedents for more than 10 years in Southern California. He was the first Chinese-American to be elected to the Diamond Bar City Council in 1997, and one year later, he became the city’s first mayor of Chinese ancestry and has served two terms. Active in multiple groups and associations, council member Chang is a city liaison to the Walnut Valley Unified School District and represents the city council in the Four Corners Transportation Policy Group and the San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership.
Although his extensive community involvement must take much of his time, he has also founded two successful companies: Topline Products, a manufacturer of auto and truck accessories, and Duck House, a source for officially licensed NCAA, NFL and Major League Baseball collectibles.
He was a founding member of the Diamond Bar Chinese Association, was chosen Entrepreneur of the Year 2001 by the Inland Valley Economic Development Corporation, and was named 1999 Citizen of the Year by the Chinese-American United for Self Empowerment group. Also interested in empowering students, he and his wife were founding contributors when they established the Chang Family President’s Council Scholarship for the College of Engineering in order to assist outstanding Cal Poly Pomona students in their pursuit of academic excellence. Chang is a member of the university’s President’s Council, serves on the NASA Commercialization Center’s board and is a trustee member of the University Educational Trust.
Chang was born and raised in Taiwan. He earned an MBA from North Texas State University. Chang, his wife, Mei Lien, and their two sons live in Diamond Bar.