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
Ambassador Shinsuke Sugiyama

Honorary Vice President
Consul General of Japan at Chicago Kenichi Okada

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
Masatoshi Hiraga

2nd Vice President
Linda Austin

Ron Sakai

Assistant Treasurer

Mike Kimzey

Japan America Society Women’s Association (JASWA) President
Lucy Day

Peter Love

Executive Director
Chip Meyer

Board of Directors

Linda Austin, Moonbridge Publications
Bruce Buckland, Honorary Consul General Emeritus
Dr. Richard Colignon, Saint Louis University

Beth Eckelkamp, University of Missouri-St. Louis

Kristy Gammill, Nidec Corporation

Dr. Joel Glassman, University of Missouri-St. Louis
Greg Gorman, Nidec Corporation

Masatoshi Hiraga, CSI Leasing, Inc.

Kazuko Ikeda, Japanese Culture Consultant

Mike Kimzey, St. Louis County Office

Yuko Kitajima, Vios Global

Stephen Knapp, Honorary Consul of Japan (Courtesy Appointment)
Peter Love, Goffstein, Raskas, Pomerantz, Kraus, & Sherman, LLC
Steve Masaki, President of Seinenkai (Courtesy Appointment)
Chip Meyer, Caliber Communications (ex oficio)

Cyndee Morton, Safety National
Lucy Day, President of JASWA (Courtesy Appointment)

Ron Sakai, CFA, Wells Fargo Advisors

Dr. Chikako Usui, University of Missouri-St. Louis

"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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