JASH Voting Board

George AVDEY
President, Kuraray America, Inc.

Captain Justin D. COOPER II
Business Development, Vega Energy Partners Ltd.

LaVerl DAILY
50+ year advocate of Japanese culture

Laird DORAN
Director of Government Relations, The Friedkin Group

Jack EWING
Chairman, Commonwealth International Trust

Glen GONDO
CEO, Gondo Company Inc.

Russell GREEN, Ph.D.
Will Clayton Fellow in International Economics, James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, Rice University

Joseph A. HAFNER, Jr.
Retired Chairman of Riviana Foods Inc.

Yukihito HONDA
Senior Vice President Tubular Products Group and General Manager Houston Office, Sumitomo Corporation of Americas

Masato KATO
President, JGC Energy Development (USA), Inc.

John KRISTEK
Executive Vice President, Satake USA, Inc.

Junji KUROKAWA
Director, JETRO Houston

Yuzuru NAGAWA
Vice President and General Manager Houston Office, All Nippon Airways (ANA)

Taichi NAGINO
Senior Vice President, Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.), Inc.

James D. PRAPPAS
Partner, Jackson Walker L.L.P.

Allen RICHARDS
Director of Sales Houston Office, United Airlines

Akemi SAITOH
Advocate of Japanese culture

Miwa SAKASHITA
Japanese businesswoman

Hiroko SATO
Japanese language professor

Tadashi TAKASUGI
Senior Vice President & General Manager Houston Branch, Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas)

Nanako TINGLEAF
Advocate of Japanese culture

William H. WEILAND
Retired Partner, Vinson & Elkins, LLP

JASH Officers

William H. WEILAND           
President

Laird DORAN    
Vice-President

Masato KATO        
Vice-President

Hiromi RITA
Treasurer

Junjiro "JJ" NAOKI
President Emeritus

JASH Honorary Board

The Honorable Tetsuro Amano
Consul-General of Japan in Houston

Ryuji Iwasaki
Deputy Consul-General of Japan in Houston

JASH Staff

Patsy Yoon Brown
Executive Director

Ikuyo Katayama         
Program & Volunteer Secretary

Tomoko Terada
Accounting & Membership Secretary

Shannon Walston
Japan Festival Administrative Assistant