Board of Directors

Responsibilities

Members of the Japan America Society of St. Louis meet on a bi-monthly basis at the University of Missouri – St. Louis campus.

The Board reviews current activities and plans future events. Members of our Board are called upon throughout the year to represent the Japan America Society of St. Louis at various community functions.

Officers and Board of Directors

Officers

Honorary Chairman
Governor Eric R. Greitens

Honorary President
Ambassador Kenichiro Sasae

Honorary Vice President
Consul General Naoki Ito

President
Dr. Chikako Usui

Chairman
Mike Kimzey

Chairmen Emeritus
Steve Masaki
Yoshiaki Shibusawa
John D. Coad, Jr.

Vice Chairman
Bruce S. Buckland

1st Vice President
Greg Gorman

2nd Vice President
Linda Austin

3rd Vice President
Marc Vanacht

Treasurer
Ron Sakai

Japan America Society Women’s Association (JASWA) President
Luise Hoffman

Executive Director
Dr. Joel Glassman

Project Manager/Secretary
Chip Meyer

Board of Directors

Linda Austin, Moonbridge Publications
Bruce Buckland, Honorary Consul General Emeritus
Jack Coad, Consulting Engineer
Dr. Joel Glassman, University of Missouri-St. Louis
Greg Gorman, Nidec Corporation
Luise Hoffman, President of JASWA (Courtesy Appointment)
Dr. Yutaka Ikeda, Saint Louis University, Mathematics Department
Mike Kimzey, St. Louis County Office
Kenichi Kitajima, Novus International
Yuko Kitajima
Toshio Kitamura, CSI Leasing, Inc.

Kazuko Ikeda, Japanese Culture Consultant


Stephen Knapp, Honorary Consul of Japan (Courtesy Appointment)
Peter Love, Goffstein, Raskas, Pomerantz, Kraus, & Sherman, LLC
Dave Lowry, Japanese Activities Committee (Courtesy Appointment)
Steve Masaki, President of Seinenkai (Courtesy Appointment)
Ron Sakai, CFA, Wells Fargo Advisors
Hitomi Salini, St. Louis Japanese Language School
Yoshiaki Shibusawa, St. Louis Japan Society
Dr. Chikako Usui, University of Missouri-St. Louis
Marc Vanacht, AG Business Consultants


"Japan America Society of St. Louis" is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
University of Missouri - St. Louis
366 SSB
1 University Boulevard
St. Louis MO 63121-4400

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