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Leo Chu

Leo Chu

Global Ambassador Award
President of California Casino Management

Leo Chu, President of California Casino Management, will receive our inaugural Global Ambassador Award for his leadership in building bridges and extending USC’s global reach in the Pacific Rim. Mr. Chu founded one of Los Angeles’ largest private clothing companies — California Ivy. In 1996, after selling his clothing company, Mr. Chu ventured into the gaming business, becoming the owner of Hollywood Park Casino and Crystal Park Casino Hotel in Los Angeles. He also purchased 50 percent of Lucky Derby Casino near Sacramento, Calif. In addition, Mr. Chu has shared his leadership and industry knowledge by serving on the California Gambling Advisory Board, the Golden State Gaming Association, Southern California Casino Association, and the California Gambling Control Commission.