Mansfield Foundation Board

About Mansfield Foundation Board

The Mansfield Foundation Board of Directors is made up of members with a wide range of experiences in the United States and Asia.  The Board is led by Vice President Walter Mondale, who works with Board president Charles Lake and Board vice-chairman Desaix Anderson to provide structure and direction to the Board and the activities of the Foundation.  The Foundation is proud to have a Board with a variety of backgrounds and personal experiences and greatly benefits from the Board’s direct involvement in many Foundation activities.

Foundation Board Members



Walter F. Mondale  Chairman

Senior Counsel, Dorsey & Whitney, LLP Minneapolis, Minnesota

Charles D. Lake II PresidentPresident, Aflac International Incorporated
Chairman and Representative,
Aflac Japan, Tokyo, Japan
L. Desaix Anderson Vice-Chairman

Former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary
of State for East Asia and the Pacific


Mary D. Byron Treasurer

Global Head of Technology for the Federation, Goldman, Sachs & Co.
New York, New York

Howard Baker, Jr.

Senior Counsel, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC Tennessee and Washington, D.C.


William T. Breer

Former Japan Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies Washington, D.C.

Michael C. Delaney

Retired Partner, Goldman Sachs & Company New York, New York


Royce C. Engstrom

President, The University of Montana Missoula, Montana

Charles D. Ferris

Partner, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky
and Popeo Washington, D.C.


Seung-Soo Han

Former Prime Minister, Republic of Korea Seoul, Korea

Sachiko Kuno

President and CEO, S&R Foundation Washington, D.C.

Christopher J. LaFleur
Founder, LM Associates Tokyo
Norman Y. Mineta 

Principal, Mineta LLC

Masayuki Matsushita

Vice Chairman of the Board, Panasonic Corporation Osaka, Japan

Alicia Ogawa

Senior Advisor, Center on Japanese Economy and Business at Columbia Business School New York, New York

J. Thomas Schieffer

Former U.S. Ambassador to Japan Washington, D.C.

Shoichiro Toyoda

Honorary Chairman, Toyota Motor Corporation Aichi, Japan


Senior Advisors: 

George M. Dennison

Former President, The University of Montana Missoula, Montana

Jerry R. Norskog

Director of Genyous BioMed International CEO of Vitala Therapeutics Missoula, Montana

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