Steven R. Saunders

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"Steve – editor-in-chief of the Tuesday Ring-tum Phi our junior year and chairman of the Mock Convention our senior year –today is president of Saunders & Company, a Washington-based public-policy consulting firm that specializes in the Asia-Pacific region, now in its 26th year. Saunders & Company has advised the governments of eight Pacific Basin countries and many Asian and American multinational corporations, trade associations and foundations; he has also been a consultant and adviser to the Japanese Foreign Ministry and the Japanese embassy in Washington since 1982.

"Previously he was assistant U.S. trade representative, staff director of the Republican Conference of the U.S. Senate, and a staff member of the Senate Finance Committee and of two Republican representatives. In New York politics he worked on the staff of the New York State Legislature and was deputy mayor of Oyster Bay on Long Island. Before that he taught Roman and American history at the Lawrenceville School in New Jersey and was chairman of the history department at the Portledge School in New York.

"He is a former contributing editor of The Japan Times and member of the editorial advisory board of The Japan Digest. From 1991 to 1997 he was also the proprietor and director of Perry House Galleries, the largest commercial art gallery in the Metropolitan Washington region.

"He has been president of the North America-Mongolia Business Council since 1998, and is a member of – and has been honored by – an impressive array of organizations that promote that nation’s international interests, its history and its culture. Steve is also a member of the Asia Advisory Committee of the International Republican Institute, a democracy-building non-governmental organization; the International Council of the American Management Association; and the board of advisers of the University of Pittsburgh’s Asian Studies Center. He is a former co-chairman of the American Council of Young Political Leaders.

"Steve directed the research for former CIA Director William J. Casey’s 1976 book, Where and How the War Was Fought: An Armchair Tour of the American Revolution (William Morrow) and edited Japan Hands: Who’s Who in Japan-U.S. Relations in the U.S. Government, (Tokyo: 1990). ancram

"His avocation is Buddhist art and North American and East Asian tribal art. He was also a member of the Inaugural Medal Committees for each of the last four presidential inaugurations." [1]

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  1. Steven R. Saunders, accessed December 19, 2010.