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New Faces on TELL’s Board of Directors

Published on November 30, 2016

Last month, TELL’s board of directors elected three new board members: Timothy Langley, Maurice Rabb and Barbara Hancock.

With over 30 years of experience in Japan Public Affairs, Timothy Langley is the founder and driving force behind Langley Esquire. After obtaining an L.L.M. from Tohoku University, a dual J.D./M.S.F.S. from Georgetown University, and an L.L.M. from the University of Denver, Timothy has made his name in combining his comprehensive understanding of international law with an exceptional perspective gained from a career spent getting the impossible done in Japan. Known as the first foreigner in the Japan National Diet, having served as a Diet secretary under former Japan Foreign Minister Taro Nakayama, Timothy is well-known as an insider and specialist in Japan’s political landscape. He has used his experience inside Japan’s legislature in successful projects as political attaché for U.S. presidents and diplomats, building a reputation as a bridge between Japan and U.S. leaders. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Timothy is best known as an enabler for foreign corporations in Japan, having served as General Counsel and Director of Public Affairs for Apple Computer Japan and General Motors Asia-Pacific.

Maurice Rabb is the Head of Inclusion, Professional Development & Recruitment for the Tokyo office of Morrison & Foerster LLP. He enjoys all things professional development-related, especially career coaching. He is a former practicing attorney, has lived and worked in Japan since 2006, and has extensive experience working with international and Japanese NPOs. He worked as a full-time, seconded consultant to a Japanese education NPO start-up from 2012-2014. Maurice is a native of Moline, Illinois, and loves to unwind at Japanese hot springs.

Barbara Hancock, with her husband Scott, owns and operates a corporate communications business serving international clients in Tokyo. She has served on the Board of Governors of the Tokyo American Club and as President of its Women’s Group. She has served as President of the Japan America Women’s Club and continues to be involved in fundraising activities for the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan, helping to organize their yearly Charity Ball as well as serving on the board of the Taylor Anderson Memorial Fund and Republicans Abroad.

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