Board of Directors
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
* - Honorary position
Governor Michael Parson
Ambassador Shinsuke Sugiyama
Honorary Vice President
Consul General of Japan at Chicago Kenichi Okada
Dr. Chikako Usui
*John D. Coad, Jr.
*Bruce S. Buckland
1st Vice President
2nd Vice President
Japan America Society Women’s Association (JASWA) President
Linda Austin, Moonbridge Publications
Beth Eckelkamp, University of Missouri-St. Louis
Kristy Gammill, Nidec Corporation
Dr. Joel Glassman, University of Missouri-St. Louis
Masatoshi Hiraga, CSI Leasing, Inc.
Kazuko Ikeda, Japanese Culture Consultant
Mike Kimzey, St. Louis County Office
Yuko Kitajima, Ascension
Stephen Knapp, Honorary Consul of Japan (Courtesy Appointment)
Cyndee Morton, Safety National
Ron Sakai, CFA, Wells Fargo Advisors
Dr. Chikako Usui, University of Missouri-St. Louis