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


Honorary Chairman
Governor Michael Parson

Honorary President
Consul General Hiroshi Tajima

Greg Gorman

Dr. Chikako Usui

Chairmen Emeritus
Yoshiaki Shibusawa

*Mike Kimzey

*Steve Masaki
*John D. Coad, Jr.

Vice Chairman
*Bruce S. Buckland

1st Vice President
Kristy Bincaille

2nd Vice President
Linda Austin

3rd Vice President
Yuko Kitajima

Pat Mawhinney

Assistant Treasurer

Mike Kimzey

Peter Love

Executive Director
Chip Meyer

Assistant Executive Director
Dr. Joel Glassman

Board of Directors

Linda Austin, Moonbridge Publications
Kristy Bincaille, Nidec Corporation

Gary Bollman, Mohela
Bruce Buckland, Honorary Consul General Emeritus
Dr. Richard Colignon, Saint Louis University
Beth Eckelkamp, University of Missouri-St. Louis

Dr. Joel Glassman, University of Missouri-St. Louis
Greg Gorman, Nidec Corporation
Robin Hattori, President of JASWA (courtesy appointment)

Masatoshi Hiraga, CSI Leasing, Inc.

Mike Kimzey, St. Louis County Office
Yuko Kitajima, Hunter Engineering
Stephen Knapp, Honorary Consul of Japan (courtesy appointment)
Peter Love, Goffstein, Raskas, Pomerantz, Kraus, & Sherman, LLC
Steve Masaki, President of Seinenkai (courtesy appointment)

Pat Mawhinney, Lumber Specialists

Chip Meyer, Caliber Communications (ex oficio)
Izumi Mueller
Dr. Chikako Usui, University of Missouri-St. Louis

Mark Vance, Edward Jones

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

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