Frank began his business career managing concerts and events for Ambassador Auditorium, a Southern California premier concert venue. While working with the non-profit, Ambassador Foundation, Frank was introduced to, and developed a friendship with a unique educator, cultural liaison and business entrepreneur, Dr. Richard Liu. Together they created a number of ground breaking exchanges between China, Canada and the United States.
Richard works with multi-national companies and governments to resolve business and political issues with the Chinese government and organizations. He is successful in helping companies make the right contacts and develop the right image for the Chinese market.
Charlie Brodie serves as our Music Director Liaison for orchestras, bands, choirs and performing groups. During his 35 years as a high school band director Charlie organized numerous performance tours, and fully understands the logistical issues involved in travelling with an ensemble. Since joining the Panda North America team in 2002, Charlie has planned and escorted performance tours to Australia, Asia, Central America and Europe in addition to domestic destinations such as Chicago, Orlando and Pasadena.
The 1970s presented a unique opportunity for Asia with the historic geo-political meetings between China, Canada and the United States. After decades of limited contact each side knew little of each other. Later that decade Richard Liu was able to visit his homeland and knew at once that each side would make the most headway through cultural exchange.
While working to develop cultural projects Richard met Frank Fish at Ambassador Foundation and formed a friendship that would go on to work on people-to-people projects for the next three decades.