Board

Honorary Chairman

The Honorable Kenichi Okada
Consul-General of Japan in Chicago
Consulate-General of Japan in Chicago

Chairman

Stephen N. Potter
Northern Trust (Retired)

Chairman Emeritus

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

President

David D. Johnson
Molex Inc. (Retired)

Executive Vice Presidents

David Alexander
Principal
Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell, Ltd.

Drew Edwards
CEO & Chief Investment Officer
Usonian Investments LLC

Mari Yamamoto Regnier
Partner
Barnes & Thornburg LLP

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.
David J.AndersonFounding Family MemberAnderson Japanese Gardens
David L.BarcusVice President, Operations Sunstar Americas, Inc.
Jack D.BeemBaker & McKenzie LLP (Retired)
NigelBlakewayChairman & CEO Omron Management Center of America, Inc.
BenitaBoettnerGlobal General Manager, Omega 3Nuseed
Erik T. BrejlaManager, Corporate, Foundation & Government PartnershipsLions Club International Foundation
WendyBreuderManaging Director, Arizona President & Head of Corporate Real Estate and Resource Location Strategy MUFG Union Bank, N.A.
Robert P. Browne Executive Vice President & Chief Investment Officer Northern Trust Investments, Inc.
Robert A.CenterEY (Retired)
RobertCorderVice President, Attraction & DevelopmentBattle Creek Unlimited
SamCreminDirectorHalstead Consulting
MatthewDyePresidentMitutoyo America Corporation
William L.FloridaVice PresidentAdvisory Research, Inc.
RyutaroFurukawaExecutive Director, Global Corporate BankJP Morgan Securities LLC
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)
Bradley Hamm, PhD ProfessorMedill School of Journalism, Northwestern University
TroyHammondPresidentNorth Central College
Ken Hennessy Business Development Avnet
Timothy J. Hill Vice President J.P. Morgan
WalterHladkoImperial Hotel Tokyo/Osaka
KathrynIbata-ArensProfessor & Director, Global Asian StudiesDePaul University
Ralph Inforzato Chief Executive DirectorJETRO Chicago
TakashiIshizukaPresidentNippon Sharyo Manufacturing LLC
Ken G.KabiraEVP & Chief Operating OfficerNarita Mfg. Inc.
Robert W.Karr, Jr.Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary Blommer Chocolate Company
JaniceKatzAssociate Curator of Japanese ArtArt Institute of Chicago
David Kinzelman Vice President, International Airport Operations United Airlines
Naoya Kishi Deputy Consul General Consulate-General of Japan in Chicago
ShinKishiokaPresidentITA, Inc.
Tomoko KizawaPartnerDeloitte LLP
BernardKohExecutive Director, Multinational CorporationsJP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A.
Ryoichi Konishi Head of Japanese Corporate Banking (Midwest) MUFG Union Bank, N.A.
Jun Kono SVP, Head of Commercial Strategy & CapabilitiesAstellas Pharma
AkiraKoyasuSenior Managing Director, Corp. Planning & StrategyNippon Sharyo, Ltd.
Stephen M.KozikVP Finance, North America and Europe Nidec Mobility America Corporation
Jody E.KurtzhaltsYaskawa Electric America, Inc. (Retired)
Sang-yulLeePartnerK&L Gates LLP
Victoria M.Liwag Corporate HR Manager Komatsu America Corp.
HarumiLoryDirector of the Japanese ProgramThe University of Chicago
Dr. Phyllis I.LyonsAssociate Professor, African & Asian LanguagesNorthwestern University (Emeritus)
JeffMalehornExecutive Advisor (Former CEO) World Business Chicago
Margo MarkopolousDirector, Office of Trade & Investment Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity
Masa Matsumura Assistant Portfolio Manager & Equity Research Analyst Usonian Investments LLC
James A.McClungChairman & CEOLismore International Inc.
JosephMcCluskeyPresidentE&R Industrial
GregMerkleyAssociate Director, Kellogg Case PublishingKellogg School of Management
MarkMillerPresidentCornerstone Environmental, Health & Safety, Inc.
Hiroshi Miyamori SVP, Advisor to the CEO Beam Suntory Inc.
Dana E.MorrisonPresidentGenieco, 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
Atsushi Nakao Vice President, Central Region, USA & General Manager, Chicago Office All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd.
YokoNoge DeanCo-Bureau ChiefNikkei America Inc.
ChrissyNovakSecretary of the Institute Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago
James Otto Senior Vice President CBRE, Inc.
PeggyParfenoffPresidentWorld Chicago
JamieRheeCommissionerChicago Dept. of Aviation
David M.Roden
Rafael R. Salmi, PhD Global President & GM Richardson RFPD
August W.SchaeferUnderwriters Laboratories Inc., (Retired)
RobertSchofield Managing DirectorThe Langham Chicago
DanSealsMPA Health Analytics
TakashiSekinoExecutive Vice President and General ManagerNIPPON STEEL NORTH AMERICA, INC.
David M.SerwerPartnerBaker & McKenzie LLP
YoshioShibazakiSenior Manager, Business DevelopmentPlante & Moran PLLC
Lisa Stafford PresidentStafford Communications
Scott Summerville President Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc.
GeneaTafesseAssociate Director, Account ManagementNorthern Lights Direct
Chie TanakaManaging Director, TaxKPMG LLP
Kazuaki TsudaSenior Vice President & General Manager Sumitomo Corporation of Americas
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
Jun Wakabayashi President Futaba North America Engineering & Marketing Corporation
IonWarnerVice President, Marketing & Investor RelationsThe Manitowoc Company, Inc.
KumikoWatanabeJapan Business Group US National LeaderGrant Thornton LLP
Takashi Watanabe Managing Director Mizuho Americas
Michael P.WhelanPartnerEY
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)
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.McMenaminVice ChairmanMasuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell, Ltd.
August W.SchaeferUnderwriters Laboratories Inc. (Retired)
The Honorable Adlai E.StevensonChairmanSC&M Investment Management Corp.
Joann R.Tomes