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

Akihiko Hasegawa
Head of Japanese Corporate Banking (Midwest)
MUFG Union Bank, LTD

 

Ken Hennessy

 

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
WendyBreuderManaging Director, Arizona President & Head of Corporate Real Estate and Resource Location Strategy MUFG Union Bank, N.A.
Robert A.CenterEY (Retired)
RobertCorderVice President, Attraction & DevelopmentBattle Creek Unlimited
SamCreminHaviland Consulting
MatthewDyePresidentMitutoyo America Corporation
DrewEdwardsCEOUsonian Investments LLC
William L.FloridaVice PresidentAdvisory Research, Inc.
RyutaroFurukawaExecutive Director, Global Corporate BankJP Morgan Chase Bank, NA
Steven P.GanPresidentStellar Risk Management Services, Inc.
Alex Garini Chief Financial Officer Sysmex America, 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
WalterHladkoImperial Hotel Tokyo/Osaka
KathrynIbata-ArensProfessor & Director, Global Asian StudiesDePaul University
Ralph Inforzato Chief Executive DirectorJETRO Chicago
Ken G.KabiraTrue Works
RyoKamisakuManaging DirectorMizuho Bank, Ltd.
Robert W.Karr, Jr.Director of Global Operations and Generla CounselBLOMMER CHOCOLATE COMPANY
JaniceKatzAssociate Curator of Japanese ArtArt Institute of Chicago
ToshioKawaiPresident and CEOMitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc.
ShinichiroKishiokaPresidentITA, Inc.
Tomoko KizawaPartnerDeloitte
BernardKohExecutive Director, Multinational CorporationsJP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A.
AkiraKoyasuSenior Managing Director, Corp. Planning & StrategyNippon Sharyo, Ltd.
Stephen M.KozikDirector, Strategic ProjectsOmron Management Center of America, Inc.
Jody E.KurtzhaltsYaskawa Electric America, Inc. (Retired)
Sang-yulLeePartnerK&L Gates LLP
HarumiLorySenior Lecturer, East Asian Languages & CivilizationsThe University of Chicago
Dr. Phyllis I.LyonsAssociate Professor, African & Asian LanguagesNorthwestern University
JeffMalehorn
James A.McClungChairman & CEOLismore International Inc.
JosephMcCluskeyPresidentE&R Industrial
GregMerkleyAssociate Director, Kellogg Case PublishingKellogg School of Management
MarkMillerPresidentCornerstone Environmental, Health & Safety, Inc.
Chieko Mori VP Corporate DevelopmentASTELLAS US LLC
Dana E.MorrisonPresidentGenieco, Inc.
RobertMurphyManaging PartnerMoveo
Dr. YusukeNakamura, M.D., Ph.DDirector, Cancer Precision Medicine Research Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research
Dr. Ei-IchiNegishi, Ph.DH. C. Brown Distinguished Professor of ChemistryPurdue University
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.RodenSenior AdvisorT.G.K. Co., LTD
Howard J.RomanekIllinois State University, (Retired)
August W.SchaeferUnderwriters Laboratories Inc., (Retired)
RobertSchofield Managing DirectorThe Langham Chicago
JulieSchotanusHR Business PartnerAviva Investors America
DanSealsMPA Health Analytics
TakashiSekinoExecutive Vice President and General ManagerNippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal U.S.A., Inc.
David M.SerwerPartnerBaker & McKenzie LLP
YoshioShibazakiSenior Manager, Business DevelopmentPlante & Moran PLLC
KazuoShimizuPresident & CEOKikkoman Foods, Inc.
William A.Streff, Jr.PartnerKirkland & Ellis LLP
BridgetSweeneyDirector, Business Operations The Boeing Company
GeneaTafesseSenior Account ManagerNorthern Lights Direct
Kenji TanakaDeputy Consul General Consulate-General of Japan in Chicago
Chie TanakaManaging Director, TaxKPMG LLP
ShingoTsuchiyaPresidentFutaba North America Engineering & Marketing Corp.
Kazuaki TsudaSenior Vice President & General Manager Sumitomo Corporation of Americas
Shawn Y.ValukasSenior Vice President - Wealth ManagementUBS Financial Services, Inc.
PromodVohraChief HR & Talent Strategy OfficerACS Group
IonWarnerVice President, Marketing & Investor RelationsThe Manitowoc Company, Inc.
KumikoWatanabeJapan Business Group National LeaderGrant Thornton LLP
Michael P.WhelanPartnerEY
Grant Whitney
Kenya Yamada Vice President & Regional Manager Japan Airlines Co., Ltd.
MariYamamoto RegnierPartnerBarnes & Thornburg LLP
Andrea ZoppPresident & CEO World Business Chicago

Board of Governors

FirstLastRoleOrganization
Jack D.Beem(Chairman)Baker & McKenzie LLP (Retired)
Clyde O.Bowles, Jr.Harrison & Held LLP
(Retired)
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 HaleDirector of Research and Editor -in- ChiefEconVue, LLC
Shunichiro Kishioka ITA, Inc. (Retired)
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.
ThomasStudneyCEOSIVA Advisors
Joann R.Tomes