Board Secretary and Treasurer
James S. J. Liao is president of Salem Consultants Inc., a management consulting firm performing financial and business advisory services. In Taiwan, he is a teacher at Chang Gung University of Science and Technology, teaching conversational English to staff and students. He was an adjunct lecturer at Skidmore College, lecturing on international business, investments, and finance and banking.
He serves as a Director, former Board President and former Treasurer of Flushing Town Hall (www.flushingtownhall.org), Board Secretary and Co-Chair of the Finance Committee for Villa Maria Academy (www.vma-ny.org), and former Director of Asian CineVision (www.asiancinevision.org).
He was a co-founder of a comedy club in Flushing, Queens, NY – Laff Lab (www.laff-lab.com). Previously, he was V.P. and general manager of Crossings TV (www.crossingstv.com) for its stations in NYC and Chicago. Crossings TV nationwide fulfills the entertainment and information needs of Asian American communities providing programming in Chinese, South Asian, Filipino, and Russian.
He served as a senior executive at two non-profit organizations - The Municipal Art Society of New York (www.mas.org) and The Jockey Club (www.jockeyclub.com) and, was President of Christiansen Capital Advisors LLC. He also served as a Director of Fiduciary and Financial Auditing at Siemens Corp., manager of financial and litigation services at Touche Ross (now Deloitte Consulting), and vice president of Asia-Pacific and Europe for Manufacturers Hanover Leasing Corp. (now JP Morgan).
Liao earned his M.B.A. in finance from NYU and his bachelor’s degree in finance (Magna Cum Laude) from Fordham University.