The Japanese American National Museum (JANM) has named Mark Okada to its Board of Trustees and Kazuo “Kaz” Koshi and W.D. “Denny” Minami to its Board of Governors. Trustees serve for three-year terms; governors serve two-year terms. In both roles, individuals may be re-elected for additional terms.
“I’m very pleased that Mark is joining JANM’s Board of Trustees. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that will benefit the museum and its leadership in the years to come,” said Norman Y. Mineta, Chair of the JANM Board of Trustees. “The additions of Kaz and Denny are also auspicious and I have great respect for them.”
Okada is Co-founder and Co-Chief Investment Officer of Highland Capital Management, L.P., a multibillion-dollar global alternative investment firm. In his role, Okada oversees Highland’s broad investment activities across the institutional and retail investment platforms. With more than 30 years of experience in credit markets, Okada is widely regarded as an industry innovator in alternative credit investing and is a pioneer in the development of the bank loan market. He is a regular guest on Bloomberg Television and CNBC, and is frequently quoted in the financial and business press. He is also devoted to a number of philanthropic and civic causes. He is chairman of the board of directors of Education Is Freedom, a Dallas-based nonprofit that provides college preparatory services for underserved students. Okada is also chairman of the board for Common Grace Ministries, Inc. and is a board member of the Japanese Evangelical Missionary Society. Additionally, he serves on the executive board of Dedman College Humanities and Sciences at Southern Methodist University and is a council leader at the U.S.-Japan Council…
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