James Cuaresma is the Director of University Events and Protocol for California State University, Los Angeles. James supports and enhance Cal State LA’s mission of engagement, service, and the public good through events and programs that elevate the University’s profile. The scale and scope of the events he produce, develop, or manage vary from the multi-day commencement ceremonies, to high profile fundraising events and galas, to intimate gatherings at the university president’s home. He has been involved with NAACO in various capacities since 2015 from conference committee member, conference speaker, and regional director. James now serves in the NAACO Board of Directors as the Director-at-Large for Membership.