Board

Honorary Chairman

The Honorable Hiroshi Tajima
Consul-General of Japan in Chicago
Consulate-General of Japan in Chicago

Chairman

Stephen N. Potter
Northern Trust (Retired)

Chairman Emeritus

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

President

Bradley J. Hamm, PhD
Northwestern University

Executive Vice Presidents

David Alexander
Attorney at Law
Alexander Law, LLC

Ken G. Kabira
EVP & Chief Operating Officer
Narita Manufacturing, Inc.

Stephen M. Kozik
VP Finance, North America & Europe
Nidec Mobility America Corporation

Mari Yamamoto Regnier
Partner
Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Secretary

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

Treasurer

Yasushi Kubo
Partner-Audit
PWC

Executive Director

Mitsukuni Baba
Japan America Society of Chicago

Directors

FirstLastRoleOrganization
Akihiko Shono SVP & General ManagerSumitomo Corporation of Americas
AmyMerdianDirector of Finance Molex, Inc.
Atsushi Nakao Vice President, Central Region, USA & General Manager, Chicago Office All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd.
August W.SchaeferUnderwriters Laboratories Inc. (Retired)
BenitaBoettnerGlobal General Manager, Nuseed NutritionalNuseed
Benjamin F. Gould Principal Masuda, Funai, Eifert & Mitchell, Ltd.
BernardKohExecutive Director, Multinational CorporationsJP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A.
Chie TanakaPartner, TaxKPMG LLP
Christina Coleman Secretary of the BoardToyota Technological Institute at Chicago
DanSealsChief Executive Officer Intersect Illinois
David Kinzelman Vice President, Global Airport OperationsUnited Airlines
David D.JohnsonMolex, Inc. (Retired)
David J.AndersonFounding Family MemberAnderson Japanese Gardens
David M.RodenCorporate Advisor & Honorary Consul
Dr. Phyllis I.LyonsNorthwestern University (Emerita)
Dr. YusukeNakamura, M.D., Ph.DDirector, Cancer Precision Medicine Research Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research Center
Drew Edwards Partner, Head of Japanese Equities & Portfolio ManagerGMO LLC
Edward A. GrantArthur Andersen LLP (Retired)
GregMerkleyAssociate Director, Kellogg Case PublishingKellogg School of Management
HarumiLoryDirector of the Japanese ProgramThe University of Chicago
HiroyukiNemotoChief Executive DirectorJETRO Chicago
IonWarnerSenior Vice President, Marketing and Investor RelationsThe Manitowoc Company, Inc.
Jack D.BeemBaker & McKenzie LLP (Retired)
James Otto Senior Vice President CBRE, Inc.
James A.McClungChairman & CEOLismore International Inc.
James H. MutchnikPartner Kirkland & Ellis LLP
JamieRheeCommissionerChicago Dept. of Aviation
JaniceKatzAssociate Curator of Japanese ArtArt Institute of Chicago
Jody E.KurtzhaltsYaskawa Electric America, Inc. (Retired)
JosephMcCluskeyFounder/PrincipalJTM Advisory
Jun Wakabayashi President Futaba North America Engineering & Marketing Corporation
KathrynIbata-ArensProfessor & Director, Global Asian StudiesDePaul University
Keith Williams Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (Retired)
Ken Hennessy Vice President Nichicon America
Ken Hong President Sunstar Americas, Inc.
Kimiyo Naka President KCommunications
KoichiroFujishimaVice President & Regional Manager Central Region, U.S.A.Japan Airlines Co., Ltd.
KumikoWatanabeJapan Business Group US National LeaderGrant Thornton LLP
Lisa Stafford PresidentStafford Communications
Marcia E.GoodmanPartnerMayer Brown LLP
Margo MarkopoulosDirector, Office of Trade & Investment Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity
MarieGaudetteExecutive DirectorMidwest U.S. - Japan Association
MarkMillerPresidentCornerstone Environmental, Health & Safety, Inc.
Masa Matsumura Senior International Equity Analyst Vaughan Nelson Investment Management
Matthew AbbottDirector, Government & Diplomatic Programs The Chicago Council on Global Affairs
MatthewDyePresidentMitutoyo America Corporation
Matthew C.HowardManaging Director, Audit & AssuranceDeloitte & Touche LLP
Michael P.WhelanPartnerEY
Minoru Kobayashi President Nippon Sharyo Manufacturing LLC
Naoya Kishi Deputy Consul General Consulate-General of Japan in Chicago
NigelBlakewayChairman & CEO Omron Management Center of America, Inc.
PeggyParfenoffPresidentWorld Chicago
PromodVohraPresident, ProBys & Chief Talent Strategy OfficerACS Group
Rafael R. Salmi, PhD Global President & GM Richardson RFPD
Ralph Inforzato Special AdvisorJETRO Chicago
RobertCorderVice President, Attraction & DevelopmentBattle Creek Unlimited
RobertMurphyManaging PartnerMoveo Integrated Branding
Robert A.CenterEY (Retired)
Robert P. Browne Northern Trust Asset Management
Robert W.Karr, Jr.Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary Blommer Chocolate Company
Ryohei Tsuji President & COO Kikkoman Foods, Inc.
RyutaroFurukawaExecutive Director, Global Corporate BankJP Morgan Securities LLC
SamCreminDirectorHalstead Consulting
Sang-yulLeePartnerK&L Gates LLP
Scott Summerville President & CEO Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc.
Shawn Y.ValukasSenior Vice President - Wealth ManagementUBS Financial Services, Inc.
ShinKishiokaPresidentITA, Inc.
Takashi Watanabe Managing Director Mizuho Bank, Ltd.
Timothy J. Hill Manager, Investor Relations Omron Management Center of America, Inc.
TravisGeorgeChief Financial OfficerMolex, Inc.
Victoria M.Liwag Corporate HR Manager Komatsu America Corp.
WalterHladkoImperial Hotel Tokyo/Osaka (Retired)
William J.RowePartnerBaker & McKenzie LLP
William L.FloridaVice PresidentAdvisory Research, Inc.
YokoNoge DeanCo-Bureau ChiefNikkei America Inc.
Yoshiko Urayama President The Chicago Shimpo, NFP
YoshioShibazakiSenior Manager, Business DevelopmentPlante & Moran PLLC
YutakaOtsukaHead of Japanese Corporate Banking (Midwest) MUFG Union Bank, N.A.

Board of Governors

FirstLastRoleOrganization
Jack D.Beem(Chairman)Baker & McKenzie 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)
Shunichiro Kishioka ITA, Inc. (Retired)
Jody E.KurtzhaltsYaskawa Electric America, Inc., (Retired)
James A.McClungChairman & CEOLismore International Inc.
Thomas P.McMenaminOf CounselMasuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell, Ltd.
August W.SchaeferUnderwriters Laboratories Inc. (Retired)

90th Anniversary Sponsors

Platinum

Jean & Jim McClung

Gold

ANA
Barnes & Thornburg

Joyce Chelberg

ITO EN

Terri & Ed Grant

Jane & David Johnson

Suzanne & Michael Moskow

Ann & Stephen Potter

Silver

Astellas
EY
Kirkland Ellis
Mayer Brown

92nd Annual Program Sponsors

Molex
Grant Thorton
Mayer Brown

Joyce Chelberg

Edward A. Grant

Bradley Hamm

David D. Johnson

Kirkland Ellis
ITA

Jean & Jim McClung

Mitsubishi
TDK

Special thanks to our 36th Annual Holiday Fundraiser Airline Sponsors:

Japan Airlines
United Airlines