Board

Honorary Chairman

The Honorable Toshiyuki Iwado
Consul General of Japan in Chicago
Consulate General of Japan in Chicago

Chairman

The Honorable Michael H. Moskow
Vice Chairman & Senior Fellow on the Global Economy
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Chairman Emeritus

The Honorable Adlai E. Stevenson
Chairman
SC&M Investment Management Corp.

Co-Presidents

Nigel C. Blakeway
Chairman, President and CEO
Omron Management Center of America, Inc.

Akira “Kevin” Koyasu
President & CEO
Nippon Sharyo U.S.A., Inc.

David D. Johnson
Executive Vice President, Treasurer & CFO
Molex Inc.

Secretary

John Bukacek
President
Japanese Business Legal & Technical Translation and Interpretation Services

Treasurer

Yasushi Kubo
Partner, Audit
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Executive Director

Mitsukuni Baba
Japan America Society of Chicago

Directors

FirstLastRoleOrganization
DavidAlexanderPrincipalMasuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell, Ltd.
David L.BarcusVice President, Operations Sunstar Americas, Inc.
Jack D.BeemBaker & McKenzie LLP, Retired
BenitaBoettnerLismore Advisors
Erik T. BrejlaHead of Strategic Partnerships Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity: Office of International Trade and Investment
WendyBreuderGeneral Manager, U.S. Corporate Banking MUFG Union Bank, N.A.
Robert A.CenterErnst & Young LLP, Retired
SamCreminGlobal Supplier Business DirectorWaldom Electronics
DrewEdwardsVice PresidentAdvisory Research, Inc.
William L.FloridaVice PresidentAdvisory Research, Inc.
RyutaroFurukawaExecutive DirectorGlobal Corporate Bank
Maria GaudetteExecutive DirectorMidwest U.S. - Japan Association
Marcia E.GoodmanPartnerMayer Brown LLP
Edward A. GrantArthur Andersen LLP, Retired
Amy M.HarrisMembershipThe Economic Club of Chicago
KenHennessyPresidentNDK
IchiroHidakaVice President and General ManagerAll Nippon Airways Co., Ltd.
MasashiHisamotoTreasurer & Secretary to the BoardToyota Technological Institute at Chicago
WalterHladkoImperial Hotel Tokyo/Osaka, Retired
YoshiroHoriExecutive Vice President and General ManagerNippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal U.S.A., Inc.
KathrynIbata-ArensAssociate Professor, Dept. of Political ScienceDePaul University
KatsuyaInubushiSenior Vice President & GMSumitomo Corporation of America
Ken GKabiraManaging Associate Executive DirectorWater Quality Association
Robert W.Karr, Jr.Director & General Manager, Global Business Development Blommer Chocolate Company
JaniceKatzAssociate Curator of Japanese ArtArt Institute of Chicago
ToshioKawaiPresident and CEOMistubishi Electric Automation, Inc.
NiamhKingVice President, Programs The Chicago Council on Global Affairs
ShunichiroKishiokaChairmanI.T.A., Inc.
Tomoko KizawaPartnerDeloitte & Touche LLP
AkiraKoyasuPresident & CEONippon Sharyo U.S.A., Inc.
Jody E.KurtzhaltsYaskawa Electric America, Inc., Retired
Sang-yulLeePartnerEdwards Wildman Palmer LLP
HarumiLorySenior Lecturer, East Asian Languages & Civilizations The University of Chicago
Phyllis I.LyonsAssociate Professor, African & Asian LanguagesNorthwestern University
HirokazuMarutaGeneral ManagerThe Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.
James A.McClungCEO and ChairmanLismore International Inc.
JosephMcCluskeyVice President, International OperationsW.W Grainger, Inc.
Bart M.McMillanPrincipalBaker & McKenzie LLP
GregMerkleyAssociate DirectorKellogg School of Management
MarkMillerPresidentCornerstone Environmental, Health & Safety, Inc.
TsudoiMiyoshiHead of Chief Medical and Science OfficeTakeda Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.
Dana E.MorrisonPresidentGenieco, Inc.
RobertMurphyManaging PartnerMoveo Integrated Branding
Dr. YusukeNakamura, M.D., Ph.DProfessor of Medicine + Surgery, Section of Hematology/OncologyThe University of Chicago
TimothyNewlinExecutive Director, Foreign Multi-National BankingJP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A.
ShueiNishizawaDirectorJapan Airlines Co., Ltd.
YokoNoge DeanCorrespondentNikkei Chicago Bureau
PeggyParfenoffPresidentWorld Chicago
Bradley W.PerlsteinVice President, Human Resources Komatsu America Corp.
JamieRheeChief Procurement OfficerCity of Chicago
David M.RodenVice President & Group ManagerFifth Third Bank
Howard J.RomanekIllinois State University, Retired
ShinichiSanuiDeputy General Manager Mizuho Bank, Ltd.
August W.SchaeferSVP & Public Safety OfficerUnderwriters Laboratories Inc., Retired
JulieSchotanus
DanSealsMPA Health Analytics
YoshioShibazakiSenior Tax ManagerPlante & Moran PLLC
KazuoShimizuPresident & CEOKikkoman Foods, Inc.
IchiroSoneChief Executive DirectorJETRO Chicago
William A.Streff, Jr.PartnerKirkland & Ellis LLP
YasuyukiSugiuraPresident & CEOMitsubishi Corporation (Americas)
BridgetSweeneyDirector, Business Operations The Boeing Company
Chie TanakaManaging Tax Director KPMG LLP
TetsuyaTeradaVice President & General ManagerNippon Express, USA, Inc.
Masaki TomimotoVP of CMSO Planning, R&D Strategy & Professional AffairsTakeda Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.
Mike M.TsurugaGenieco, Inc.
Shawn Y.ValukasAccount Vice PresidentUBS Financial Services, Inc.
IonWarnerVice PresidentPentair
KumikoWatanabeJapan Business Group National LeaderGrant Thornton LLP
Ritsuko Okuno WelchVice President, Intl. FinanceFifth Third Bank
Michael P.WhelanPartnerEY
JamesWhitcombManaging DirectorFifth Third Bank
MariYamamoto RegnierPartnerBarnes & Thornburg LLP
KeikoYanaiDeputy Consul GeneralConsulate General of Japan at Chicago
MasaoYoshidaPresident & CEOAstellas US LLC

Board of Governors

FirstLastRoleOrganization
Jack D.Beem(Chairman)Baker & McKenzie LLP, Retired
Thomas J.Boodell, Jr.Attorney at LawBoodell & Domanskis, LLC
Clyde O.Bowles, Jr.Of CounselHarrison Held
JohnBukacekPresidentJapanese Business Legal & Technical Translation and Interpretation Services
Arthur I.CyrA.W. & Mary Margaret Clausen Distinguished Professor, Political Economy & World Business Director, Clausen Center for World BusinessCarthage College
ClydeDickeyArthur Andersen LLP (Retired)
RalphFujimotoErnst & Young LLP, Retired
LyricHughes HaleEditor in ChiefEconvue, Inc.
ShunichiroKishiokaChairmanI.T.A., Inc.
Jody E.KurtzhaltsYaskawa Electric America, Inc., Retired
James A.McClungCEOLismore International Inc.
Thomas P.McMenaminPresidentMasuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell, Ltd.
Howard J.RomanekIllinois State Univeristy
The Honorable Adlai E.StevensonChairmanSC&M Investment Management Corp.
ThomasStudney
Joann R.Tomes
Mike M. TsurugaGenieco, Inc.