Board of Directors

Chairperson: Samuel M. Shepherd

  • Former President, The National Association of Japan-America Societies, Inc.
  • Former Representative, The US-Japan Education Committee/Fulbright Committee.
  • Former Committee Member, The Central Education Committee of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology, Japan.
  • Former Trustee (or Board Director?), The Japan ICU Foundation, Inc.
  • 2010, Received the Order of the Rising Sun from the Japanese Government in recognition of his distinguished services in International Education.

My Years with Global Educaiton Services

Co-Chairperson: Masaru Yamada

  • Co-Founder, IEI Foundation
  • Founder & Former President, ICS Inc.
  • Founder & Publisher, Ryugaku Journal Magazine
  • Founder & Chairperson, Federation of Education and Language Consultant Association (FELCA)
  • Founder & Chairperson, Japan Association of Overseas Studies (JAOS)

My Years with Global Educaiton Services

Treasure/Secretary: Nagatoshi Takase

  • President, IBES Corporation, Inc.
  • CEO, Japan-America Academic Center
  • CEO, Educatius - Japan
  • Vice President, Japan Association of Overseas Studies (JAOS)

Director: Tom Ericson

  • Founder & President, Educatius International Group
  • Former President, ASPECT Education Ltd.

Director: Leyah Malcha Bergman Lanier

  • Executive Director, Spring International Language Center, University of Arkansas
  • Director, Department of English and American Culture, University of Arkansas
  • Director, International Programs of University of California at Irvine

Operations Officers:

Chief Operations OfficerShigeomi Takase

Director, IEI HeadquartersPaul Yarabe

General Manager, IEI HeadquartersAlan Toda-Ambaras

Director, IEI Midwest OfficeLyman Pitman

Director, IEI Japan OfficeTakafumi Suzuki