Attorney Hoyt Zia of Hawaii has served as a publisher and in numerous corporate positions for major companies
in Hawaii and on the West Coast. He served as an appointee in the Clinton administration as Chief Counsel for Export Administration, Department of Commerce, in Washington, DC.
He was President of the Asian American Bar Association
of the Greater Bay Area, the statewide Asian Pacific Bar of California and was the founding president of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association. Hoyt Zia has received numerous awards in recognition of his service for many community groups in the
interest of social justice.
The son of refugees from Shanghai, China, Hoyt was born and raised in New Jersey, graduated from Dartmouth College, served in the US Marine Corps, and then received a law degree from the UCLA
School of Law.