Directors


Peace Winds America is governed by a distinguished board combining expertise from both governmental and non-government sectors.

Representative Jim McDermott chairs the board of Peace Winds America, as well as the United States-Japan Friendship Commission. The CEO of PWA is Chuck Aanenson, who brings more than 30 years experience with the U.S. Agency for International Development.

Board Officers

Rep. Jim McDermott: Chair, U.S. Congress, WA

Amb. Shunji Yanai: Vice Chair, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ret.

Dr. Michael Green: Vice Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Kevin Ichikawa: Secretary, Central Japan Railway

Tom Dolan: Treasurer, U.S. Pacific Command Center for Excellence

Chuck Aanenson: CEO, Peace Winds America

Board Members

Adm. Walt Doran: US Navy, Ret. Raytheon Asia

Rep. Mazie Hirono: U.S. Congress, HI

Amb. Tom Hubbard: U.S. State Department, Ret. McLarty Associates

Yoshiyuki Kasai: Chairman, Central Japan Railway

Kensuke Onishi: Founder, Peace Winds Japan

Gen. Noboru Yamaguchi: Japan SDF, Ret. National Defense Academy

Rep. Jim McDermott: Chair, U.S. Congress, WA 

Amb. Shunji Yanai: Vice Chair, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ret.

Organic Themes