NAJAS BOARD OF DIRECTORS

NAJAS’ Board of Directors consists of representatives from each of our 38 member Japan-America Societies and 10 at-large members with strong Japan connections. The Board includes a 12 member Executive Committee.


Executive Committee Members

Officers

Chairman

Ambassador Kurt Tong

Managing Partner

The Asia Group


President

Mr. Peter Kelley

NAJAS


Secretary

Dr. William Duncan

 

 



Vice Chair

Ms. Emma Chanlett-Avery

Specialist in Asian Affairs

Congressional Research Service


Treasurer

Mr. Celso Mataac

Citrin Cooperman





At-Large Members

Ms. Patsy Brown

Executive Director

Japan-America Society of Houston

 

Ms. Anne Golden

Executive Director

Japan America Society of Greater Cincinnati 

 

Ambassador David B. Shear

Senior Advisor

McLarty Associates

 

 

Dr. William R. Farrell

Honorary Consul General of Japan in Rhode Island

 

 

Ms. Reyna Kaneko

President 

Japan-America Society of Hawaii

 

Dr. Joshua W. Walker

President

Japan Society, Inc.


Independent Board Members


Mr. Barry Hirschfeld

President and CEO

Asia Investment Partners, LLC


Dr. Sheila A. Smith

Senior Fellow for Japan Studies

Council on Foreign Relations


Ambassador Michael W. Michalak

Senior Vice President

Regional Managing Director US-ASEAN Business Council

*Important note on the make-up of the NAJAS Board of Directors: The Bylaws stipulate that each member Society can have up to two representatives on the Board of Directors, but with only one vote per Society. Several Societies have yet to confirm their representatives so we have not listed them at this time.


Honorary Chairs

Mr. Glen S. Fukushima

Senior Fellow

Center for American Progress

Ambassador J. Thomas Schieffer

Founder and CEO

Envoy International LLC


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