2020 JALD Delegates Announced

2019 Delegates at their orientation in Los Angeles

Congratulations to the following individuals, who were selected to participate in the 2020 Japanese American Leadership Delegation (JALD). They will visit Tokyo and Shizuoka Prefecture from March 3 to 14, after attending a pre-trip orientation in Los Angeles from January 31 to February 1. The 2020 JALD Delegates are as follows:

  • FRED KATAYAMA (New York, NY)
    Content Producer/Anchor, Reuters News
    President, Masuda, Funai, Eifert & Mitchell, Ltd.
  • JEFFREY MALONEY (Alhambra, CA)
    Chief Counsel, Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy
    Program Manager, National Park Service
  • MARK OKADA (Dallas, TX)
    Co-Founder, Highland Capital Management
    Managing Director, MIT Japan Program, MIT International Science & Technology Initiative Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • CALVIN TERADA (Seattle, WA)
    Acting Branch Chief – Remedial Cleanup Branch, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • LORI TERANISHI (Honolulu, HI)
    Founder and Principal, iQ 360
  • KENTA WASHINGTON (Springfield, VA)
    Deputy Branch Chief – Congressional Liaison, Department of Defense
  • AUDREY YAMAMOTO (San Francisco, CA)
    President & Executive Director, Asian Pacific Fund

Read more about the JALD program and our 2020 Delegation here.

To mark the 20th anniversary of the Japanese American Leadership Delegation, USJC Senior Vice President Kaz Maniwa, who was in the original JALD class cohort, will be leading a group of JALD alumni to Japan as well.