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

Board of Governors

FirstLastRoleOrganization
Jack D.Beem(Chairman)Baker & McKenzie LLP (Retired)
JohnBukacekPresidentJapanese Business Legal & Technical Translation and Interpretation Services
Arthur I.Cyr
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