Don't forget to tune in to your local PBS station to watch Norman Mineta and His Legacy: An American Story on Monday, May 20 at 9pm Eastern time! This film about the life and career of Secretary Mineta (Vice Chair of the USJC Board of Councilors) is co-produced by Council Leaders Dianne Fukami (who also directed the film) and Debra Nakatomi. Its Japan premiere last November was part of the 2018 USJC Annual Conference.
Congratulations to Council Leader (and JALD '19) Mariko Silver, who has been named the next President & CEO of the Henry Luce Foundation! Established by Henry Luce, the co-founder and editor-in-chief of Time Inc., the foundation conducts grantmaking and leadership programs in the fields of Asia, higher education, religion and theology, art, and public policy. Dr. Silver currently serves as the President of Bennington College in Vermont, a role she has held since 2013. She will end her tenure at the college on July 1, and take office at the Luce Foundation on August 1. To learn more, please see her accomplishments at Bennington here and the announcement by Luce Foundation here.
Congratulations to Council Leader Jewelle Yamada, who was recently promoted to Vice President and General Manager of the Sumitomo Corporation of America's newly established Communication and Diversity Promotion Group! Expanding upon her previous role overseeing corporate communications, she now also provides managerial guidance and support to the new Diversity and Inclusion Promotion Department, which is part of the Communication and Diversity Promotion Group.