Board

Honorary Chairman

The Honorable Naoki Ito
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.

President

David D. Johnson
Molex Inc. (Retired)

Executive Vice Presidents

Ken Hennessy

Katsuya Inubushi
Senior Vice President & General Manager
Sumitomo Corporation of Americas

Akira “Kevin” Koyasu
President & CEO
Nippon Sharyo U.S.A., 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
Matthew AbbottDirector, Government & Diplomatic Programs The Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Toshiya Abe Vice President, Midwest Region & General Manager Nippon Express U.S.A., Inc.
DavidAlexanderPrincipalMasuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell, Ltd.
David J.AndersonFounding Family MemberAnderson Japanese Gardens
David L.BarcusVice President, Operations Sunstar Americas, Inc.
Jack D.BeemBaker & McKenzie LLP, (Retired)
NigelBlakewayChairman, President & CEOOmron Management Center of America, Inc.
BenitaBoettnerGlobal Lead, Commercial Strategy Omega 3Nuseed
Erik T. BrejlaAssistant Deputy Director, Regional Economic DevelopmentIllinois Department of Commerce
WendyBreuderGeneral Manager, U.S. Corporate Banking MUFG Union Bank, N.A.
Robert A.CenterEY, (Retired)
RobertCorderVice President, Attraction & DevelopmentBattle Creek Unlimited
SamCreminDirector of Marketing & Product ManagementLitetronics International, Inc.
DrewEdwardsManaging DirectorAdvisory Research, Inc.
William L.FloridaVice PresidentAdvisory Research, Inc.
RyutaroFurukawaExecutive Director, Global Corporate BankJP Morgan Chase Bank, NA
Steven P.GanPresidentStellar Risk Management Services, Inc.
MarieGaudetteExecutive DirectorMidwest U.S. - Japan Association
TravisGeorgeChief Financial OfficerMolex, Inc.
Marcia E.GoodmanPartnerMayer Brown LLP
Edward A. GrantArthur Andersen LLP, (Retired)
TroyHammondPresidentNorth Central College
Amy M.HarrisDirector of Membership & AccountsThe Economic Club of Chicago
AkihikoHasegawaHead of Asian Corporate Banking (Midwest)MUFG Union Bank, N.A.
WalterHladkoImperial Hotel Tokyo/Osaka
KathrynIbata-ArensProfessor & Director, Global Asian StudiesDePaul University
Ken G.KabiraChief Strategy OfficerEdlong Dairy Technologies
RyoKamisakuManaging DirectorMizuho Bank, Ltd.
Robert W.Karr, Jr.General Manager, Global Operations & General CounselBLOMMER CHOCOLATE COMPANY
JaniceKatzAssociate Curator of Japanese ArtArt Institute of Chicago
ToshioKawaiPresident and CEOMitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc.
NiamhKingVice President, Programs & Strategic ContentThe Chicago Council on Global Affairs
ShinichiroKishiokaPresidentITA, Inc.
ShunichiroKishiokaChairmanITA, Inc.
Tomoko KizawaPartnerDeloitte
BernardKohExecutive Director, Multinational CorporationsJP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A.
Stephen M.KozikDirector, Strategic ProjectsOmron Management Center of America, Inc.
Jody E.KurtzhaltsYaskawa Electric America, Inc., (Retired)
NoriyasuKuwaharaSenior Vice President & Head of Planning & AdministrationAstellas US LLC
Sang-yulLeePartnerK&L Gates LLP
HarumiLorySenior Lecturer, East Asian Languages & CivilizationsThe University of Chicago
Phyllis I.LyonsAssociate Professor, African & Asian LanguagesNorthwestern University
JeffMalehornPresident & CEO World Business Chicago
James A.McClungChairman & CEOLismore International Inc.
JosephMcCluskeyPresidentE&R Industrial
GregMerkleyAssociate Director, Kellogg Case PublishingKellogg School of Management
MarkMillerPresidentCornerstone Environmental, Health & Safety, Inc.
Dana E.MorrisonPresidentGenieco, Inc.
RobertMurphyManaging PartnerMoveo Integrated Branding
Dr. YusukeNakamura, M.D., Ph.DProfessor of Medicine & Surgery, Section of Hematology/Oncology & Deputy Director, Center for Personalized TherapeuticsThe University of Chicago
Dr. Ei-IchiNegishi, Ph.DH. C. Brown Distinguished Professor of ChemistryPurdue University
ShueiNishizawaDirectorJapan Airlines Co., Ltd.
YokoNoge DeanCo-Bureau ChiefNikkei America Inc.
ChrissyNovakSecretary of the Institute Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago
TomoyukiOsakiVice President and General Manager All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd.
PeggyParfenoffPresidentWorld Chicago
Bradley W.PerlsteinVice President, Human Resources Komatsu America Corp.
JamieRheeChief Procurement OfficerCity of Chicago
David M.RodenManaging Director, Intl. Corporate BankingFifth Third Bank
Howard J.RomanekIllinois State University, (Retired)
August W.SchaeferUnderwriters Laboratories Inc., (Retired)
JulieSchotanusHR Business PartnerAviva Investors America
DanSealsMPA Health Analytics
TakashiSekinoExecutive Vice President and General ManagerNippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal U.S.A., Inc.
YoshioShibazakiSenior Tax ManagerPlante & Moran PLLC
KazuoShimizuPresident & CEOKikkoman Foods, Inc.
IchiroSoneChief Executive DirectorJETRO Chicago
William A.Streff, Jr.PartnerKirkland & Ellis LLP
BridgetSweeneyDirector, Business Operations The Boeing Company
Chie TanakaManaging Director, TaxKPMG LLP
ShingoTsuchiyaPresidentFutaba North America Engineering & Marketing Corp.
Shawn Y.ValukasVice PresidentUBS Financial Services, Inc.
PromodVohraChief HR & Talent Strategy OfficerACS Group
IonWarnerVice President, Marketing & Investor RelationsThe Manitowoc Company
KumikoWatanabeJapan Business Group National LeaderGrant Thornton LLP
Michael P.WhelanPartnerEY
GrantWhitneyVice President, Network Planning - DomesticUnited Airlines
MariYamamoto RegnierPartnerBarnes & Thornburg LLP

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 LLP
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)
Edward A.GrantArthur Andersen LLP (Retired)
LyricHughes HalePresidentEconVue, LLC
ShunichiroKishiokaChairmanITA, Inc.
Jody E.KurtzhaltsYaskawa Electric America, Inc., (Retired)
James A.McClungChairman & CEOLismore International Inc.
Thomas P.McMenaminPresidentMasuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell, Ltd.
Howard J.RomanekIllinois State University, (retired)
The Honorable Adlai E.StevensonChairmanSC&M Investment Management Corp.
ThomasStudney
Joann R.Tomes