Founder and Chairman
Bill Imada’s dedication to the promotion of and support of minority owned and operated businesses resoundsthroughout his career. His devotion to encouraging growth, especially in Asian American owned businesses, is prevalent in the span of his career and can be seen across his many and diverse business ventures. In 1990, he founded IW Group, a minority owned and operated full service communications firm that focuses especially on growing Asian-American and other multicultural markets in the US. As a strong promotor of business education, Mr. Imada works closely with the Asian American community to share skills and expertise to promote better business practices for current business owners. His dedication to the education of present and future minority business leaders has led him and the IW Group to help develop and sustain the first Asian Pacific Islander American national college scholarship fund. A renowned national speaker on multicultural issues, Mr. Imada presents to trade associations, universities, and companies all on the behalf of growing multicultural markets and building a better future for minority businesses across the nation. Mr. Imada and the IW Group have worked tirelessly to promote fairness in the media, speaking out strongly against defaming depictions of minorities in advertising and addressing the lack of Asian Americans in prime time television programming.