Came to the United States at age 5 ... Supreme Court Justice Louis D.
Brandies was her great uncle ... Enjoys gardening and stitchery... Has
traveled to 14 countries ... Married with one son and one daughter ...
Last year's ranking: Unranked
39)BILL WALLACE, 58, Huntington Beach ... Head of Huntington Beach
City School District's Facilities Committee ... Said committee chose him
as chairman because he's fair ... Hopes district can come up with money
for state matching funds for facility repairs ... A lawyer by trade, but
not a member of the California bar ... Now retired ... Moved to
Huntington Beach in 1997 from Washington ... On the Huntington Beach City
School District advisory council ... Formerly on school board in
Washington state ... Married since 1977 to Valerie Sherman ... Two
children, a daughter and a son ... Both go to school in the district ...
Interested in educational theory ... Also interested in politics as an
observer ... Used to write for a community newspaper ... Last year's
40) JOHN TU AND DAVID SUN: 41 and 48, Rolling Hills and Irvine ...
President and vice president, respectively, and owners of Kingston
Technology in Fountain Valley ... Founded the company together in 1987
... Priority is to give back to their community ... Kingston has been
voted into the top 20 of Fortune magazine's Best 100 American Companies
to Work For list for last three years ... Don't have offices, but sit in
cubicles with the rest of their employees because they feel their company
is a family with no hierarchy ... When they sold the company in 1996,
they split the $100 million among all the employees ... Bought back the
company last year ... Built their first start-up together in Tu's garage
... Sun plays golf ... Married to his wife for 25 years and has two
children ... Was born in Taiwan ... Tu plays basketball ...He also plays
the drums in a band, J.T. and the Spice Boys ... The band, made up of
employees, plays for company Christmas parties ... Kingston's corporate