Lon Hatamiya

Position Title
President and Chief Executive Officer | Hatamiya Group


Lon Hatamiya is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Hatamiya Group, an economics and strategic advisory consulting firm in Davis, California.  Lon specializes in international, national, and regional economic analysis, with an emphasis on technology, food, agriculture, and workforce development.  He has extensive government management experience serving at both the state and federal levels.  He was the first Asian American cabinet member in the history of the state of California, serving as Secretary of the California Technology, Trade and Commerce Agency, when he was appointed by Governor Gray Davis in 1999.  He was also the first Asian American Administrator at the United States Department of Agriculture, where he headed up the Agricultural Marketing Service and then the Foreign Agricultural Service under President Bill Clinton.  Mr. Hatamiya practiced law with the international firm of Orrick, Herrington, and Sutcliffe, and worked for The Procter and Gamble Company in Cincinnati, Ohio, The Sony Corporation in Tokyo, Japan, and H.B. Orchards, Inc. in Marysville, California. He also served as a Director for the international consulting firms of LECG, LLC. and Navigant Consulting.

Mr. Hatamiya graduated from Harvard College with an A.B. in Economics.  He also obtained his JD and MBA degrees from UCLA. In addition, he is native of Marysville, California, where he grew up on his three-generation family farm.