Dr. Huijin (HJ) Yang earned his M.S. at Peking University and Ph.D. at Florida State University. He was a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Chicago. From 1994 to 2001 he was a senior research scientist at the University of South Florida, and from 1991 to 1993 he was a research associate at the University of Chicago.
Since 2000 Dr. Yang has served as president of Yang Management, Inc., a real estate development and investment business active in the Tampa and St. Petersburg, Florida, markets.
Between 2018 and 2021, Dr. Yang served as a partner, investor and investment committee member with Florida Funders LLC, a Tampa-based venture capital firm committed to generating strong returns for its investors while helping medical device, biotechnology and other technology start-ups grow into successful enterprises.
From 2010 to 2013 Dr. Yang served as chairman of the Tampa Bay International Business Council, and from 2006 to 2009 he served as two-term president of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Tampa Bay, an organization for which he was also founding chairman.