Chairman and Executive Director
Chairman and Executive Director of The Family Film Awards
Mr. Stoner has spent the last 18 years as Founder and Chairman of the Pacific Rim Chamber of Commerce and the American International Business Council. His primary mission was to set up and administrate international business development, consulting services and business relations in the major emerging markets throughout the world. He personally manages the China National Tourism membership and the CCPIT (China Council for the Promotion of International Trade), KOTRA and JETRO and simultaneously assists in all other international operations of the company specializing in China and most of Asia and most of the Americas.
He has worked with most PacRim Governments closely setting up promotions for Trade, Tourism, Technology Transfer and Cultural Exchange Programs as well as financing programs.
Mr Stoner has been lecturing and giving workshops and seminars internationally for over 20 years and is recognized as an international trade expert in many business and government circles in the Pacific Rim Trade Arena.
Prior to this position, Mr.Stoner was the Senior Vice President/Founding Partner of Artesa Marketing Group based in Studio City, California. Artesa Marketing Group served over 50 major fortune 500 companies assisting them through their major advertising agencies and public relations companies in establishing communications and promotions programs with the exploding populations of ethnic groups in the USA. Companies like McDonald’s, AT&T, United Airlines, Philip Morris USA, Century 21 and Domino’s Pizza spent over $25 million annually through his company in their desire to reach these population segments. Other programs led to expanding into the international markets throughout the world in multimedia applications.
Program syndication in sports, movies, and music were also very much a part of Mr. Stoner’s duties helping many large companies enter the international broadcasting and internet markets. Mr. Stoner originally started in advertising sales in foreign language radio and television and was a principal in the first Asian radio station in the USA, KAZN
AM 1300 in Pasadena, California as well as a pioneer in the International Channel on national television in the Americas. He worked closely with producers, production and post production people creating promotional campaigns for his clients. It was here that he made strong connections with foreign broadcasting network executives and advertising clients later expanding into IPTV and internet streaming programs.
Mr. Stoner has served on many executive panels and committees in the last 15 years giving insights on multi-cultural international business relations and international women’s issues . He has been given national recognition many times for his expertise in these areas being interviewed over 20 times in major publications like Venture magazine, L.A. Business Journal, San Francisco Business Journal, Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Examiner and Seattle Times; not to mention 3 full interviews on CNN and CNBC’s Wall Street Report. He has a degree in Marketing and Marketing Communications from UCLA and is a graduate of the KIIS Broadcast Workshop.
During the .com era, Mr Stoner served on the Board of Directors of FutureVest Securities and Web Capital Group helping many high tech and IT companies raise money and go public including several in Singapore, China and India.
As of 2007 his latest accomplishments include co publishing of the PAIG of China (Official Procurement and Investment Guide) and to handle all international relations with the The Summit Club of Beijing, an exclusive millionaire’s residence near the Beijing 2008 Olympic Village. Other project include the launch of high definition internet television worldwide as on of the limited partners based in Vancouver Canada.
In 2009 Mr Stoner was instrumental in assisting in the development and execution of the 3rd World CEO Roundtable Conference in Beijing focused in the Sustainable Environmental Programs around the world working hand in hand with various United Nations organizations in the field. He helped bring small and medium sized businesses into the movement and got them to support the Green Movement in the Pacific Rim.
At the present time most of his efforts are concentrated in promoting issues with water, food and travel throughout the region and helping members expand their business internationally through his network of high level contacts and connections.
Additional Honors & Awards
Advertising man of the year 1985, American Business Fellowship Award, China International Leadership Award, American Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Leadership Award.
Organization of over 15,000 Small Businesses in 18 counties looking to grow through contacts and business services and development 16 years as Chairman of the Pacific Rim Business Council and the American International Business Council. The mission was to set up and administrate international business development, consulting services and business relations in the major emerging markets throughout the world.
He has worked with most Pacific Rim Governments closely setting up promotions for Trade, Tourism, Technology Transfer and Cultural Exchange Programs as well as financing programs. He is a support organizer of Advertising Asia Congress in Hanoi ( 11-14 Nov 2013)
President/ CEO : Vina Media Corporation
November 2012 – Present (8 months)
Vina Media is holding company in Vietnam concentrating on out of Home Led media properties, illuminated billboards, direct marketing and IT, Event Marketing, Sports Marketing Sales Promotions and Mobil Applications. We are un integrated marketing and advertising firm covering the nation of Vietnam in all aspects.
Chairman : American International Business Council
September 2003 – December 2012 (9 Years)
Assisted foreign companies wishing to expand or relocate their business into the United States with all the services from visa processing to hiring, taxes, finance, Public offerings, etc…
Chairman / Founder : Pacific Rim Business Council
March 1996 – Present (16 Years)
Organization of over 15,000 Small Businesses in 18 countries looking to grow through contact and business services, development and total relocation packages
Management Director : URI Global
February 2000 – August 2005 (5 years 7 months)
Client management and marketing strategies in North America
CEO : Wilmington Capital
January 1997 – Jun 2000 (3 years 6 months)
Raise capital and engineer Mergers and acquisitions as well as prepare incubating tech