Glenn van Zutphen, President

GLENN_WEB_CFbx6YhGlenn joined AAS in 2006 and was elected to the Board in 2011 as the Publications Governor, overseeing the Singapore American Newspaper (SAN) and the Living in Singapore (LIS) reference guide. He is in his second and last term as President. Glenn's media consulting company, VanMedia Group Pte. Ltd., coaches C-Suite clients to deliver engaging and memorable spoken, written and multi-media communication for TV, news, media interviews, conferences, business meetings and social media. As a published author and professional journalist for 29 years, he has lived in the US, Japan, Switzerland, Hong Kong and Singapore while working for the likes of CNN International, CNBC Asia, USA Today and ABC Radio News. In January 2016, he was the inaugural recipient of the 21st Century Outstanding Service Award by the East-West Center, based in Honolulu, Hawaii. A Chicago-area native, Glenn and his wife Kat have lived in Singapore since 2004. They have two children, Kate and Max.

Steven Tucker, Vice President

STEVEN_WEBSteven Tucker is a cancer specialist with expertise in the evaluation and treatment of cancer at all stages, including cancer screening and prevention. He was previously in private practice in Los Angeles and moved to Singapore permanently in 2006. Tucker has always practiced in the private setting in Singapore and was the founding Medical Director of the Pacific Cancer Centre. Currently, Dr Tucker is a Senior Consultant Oncologist in his own private practice in Singapore, Tucker Medical. Tucker Medical evaluates and treats patients from around the world.

 

Michael Borchert, Treasurer

Michael is a Certified Financial Planner® and is a professional financial advisor in Singapore. He works with clients and small to medium enterprise owners on personal and business financial planning with cross border expertise. Prior to relocating to Singapore, he was Chief Representative of Precision Components in Shanghai, heading up their Asia division for seven years. Throughout his career in Asia, he has worked and represented companies in the US and China, advised on small to medium enterprise ventures throughout Asia and enjoyed working with clients directly on their personal finances. Michael has lived in Singapore since 2010. 

 

Shawn Galey, Secretary

SHAWN_WEB_o9kZ4wnShawn is vice president and general counsel in the Asia-Pacific region for Brambles Limited, an Australian provider of transport equipment. He is also responsible for government affairs and handles a variety of Brambles' global M&A activities. Shawn and his family have lived in Singapore for nearly 20 years; he has previously worked in the Singapore offices of General Electric, CNBC Asia, Bloomberg and ESPN. Shawn was born and raised on a farm near Pittsburgh and holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and engineering and public policy from Carnegie Mellon University and graduate degrees in business and law from Cornell University. Shawn and his wife Katherine Krummert have two children: Fiona, who attends Northeastern University in Boston, and Liam, who studies at the Singapore American School.

James Arpin, Director

JIM_WEB_jVkiUxAJim Arpin is a Management Consultant and Business Development Director at Fusion Consulting with offices in Perth, Australia and Singapore. Arpin and his wife Lori began their expat life in Shanghai in 2012, moving to Singapore in early 2014. With roots in both Ontario, Canada and Detroit, Michigan, Arpin is a dual citizen of Canada and the United States. Previously working in the consumer products, automotive manufacturing, and land development business, he has a proven track record of optimizing processes and has planned and executed multitude of projects from complex IT implementations to commercial and industrial land development. Arpin holds a bachelors degree in industrial engineering from Purdue University and a MBA from the University of Michigan. For recreation, he enjoys tennis, golf, biking and traveling in Asia.

Joe Foggiato, Director

JOE_WEB_J3M5qQtJoe is a 27-year Sales Operations and Marketing veteran currently leading Sales Operations for Asia Pacific/Japan for Riverbed Technologies, the leader in application infrastructure. Responsibilities includes sales planning, systems infrastructure and oversight of sales organizations' performance. Joe's background is very diverse, working in a variety of Sales, Operations and Marketing roles in both the hardware and software industries. Originally from Silicon Valley, he relocated to Singapore in 2004 to begin VERITAS Software's sales operations presence in Asia. Joe completed his undergraduate study at Humboldt State University and received his Master's from Santa Clara University. Joe spends his free time volunteering, biking, walking and mastering desserts and BBQs.

 

Mary Beth McCrory, Director

MARYBETH_WEB_WWteA0MMary Beth is the Chief Risk Officer for Asia-Pacific for Nothern Trust Company.  Leading a team dispersed throughout the region, she is responsible for the planning, organization and direction of the risk function for the region.  Mary Beth has 30 years of experience in the Financial Services industry, with 7 of those years based in London.  She holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, MN.  Mary Beth was born and raised in Chicago, from where she relocated to Singapore in early 2014.

 

Ana Mims, Director

Ana MimsAna is Founder and Managing Director of Aproposito, a corporate communications and brand-marketing firm. Responsible for building and sustaining strong reputations for her clients, she provides counsel and program development across the spectrum of communications, brand marketing, public relations, reputation and crisis management, and digital strategy. An established, author, speaker, and board representative, her career has spanned across renowned industry-diverse Fortune 500 companies and four continents. Ana is known for her ability to influence thinking, forge strategic alliances and transform strategic business goals into organizational success, and has been featured on the Today Show, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, and Black Enterprise.  Outside the corporate world, Ana has held numerous non-profit Board seats, as well as served as a Director on the Board of Voyage-TV, a digital travel corporation in New York. She was originally born in Havana, Cuba; educated in the US, and now makes her home in Singapore with her daughter Sydney.

Stephanie Nash, Director

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Stephanie Nash is an accomplished human resources leader with more than two decades’ experience living and working in Asia, Australia, and South America, in addition to her home country of the United States. Currently living in Singapore, Stephanie is using her HR, commercial and international experience to improve organizational and functional capability at Redmart, Singapore's leading online supermarket. Stephanie graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelor Degree in Management and holds a Diploma in Human Resources from University of California, Berkeley. Additionally, Stephanie complements to her passion for the human resources profession by volunteering time as an Executive Committee Member of the American Association of Singapore, General Committee Member of the American Club, and Co-Chair of the Human Capital Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore.

David Boden, Immediate Past President

david.boden_mastercard.com-2David spent 18 years in the Asia-Pacific region, working for a variety of companies as a retail and customer-facing industry professional. While in Singapore, he was active for more than ten years with AAS and was President from 2012-2014. He has served on the Board since 2008. He was also on the AmCham Board of Governors from 2005-2011. While here, his two daughters attended Singapore American School. He currently lives in Chicago and works as VP/Principal, Healthcare & Emerging Verticals MasterCard Advisor. 

Board Members

Dwight Hutchins, AmCham Chairman
Scott Weber, The American Club President
Tara Eastep, AWA President
Gregory Rutledge, SACAC Chairman
Anita Tan-Langlois, SAS Chairman  

Non-Voting Board Members

Toni Dudsak, American Association of Singapore 
Chahrazed Sioud, US Embassy
Rear Admiral Donald Gabrielson, US Military

AAS Constitution and By-Laws

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