Board of Directors – Old

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

Representative Jim McDermott, Chairman
U.S. Congress

Board Members

Admiral Walter Doran
Raytheon Asia


Ambassador Shunji Yanai, Vice Chair
Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ret.

Representative Mazie Hirono
U.S. Congress


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

Ambassador Thomas Hubbard
McLarty Associates


Kevin Ichikawa, Secretary
Central Japan Railway

Yoshiyuki Kasai
Central Japan Railway


Thomas Dolan, Treasurer
Center for Excellence, U.S. Pacific Command

Kensuke Onishi
Peace Winds Japan


Dr. Charles Aanenson, CEO
Peace Winds America

General Noboru Yamaguchi
National Defense Academy




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