Mr. Thomas “Tom” Iino serves as Founding Chair of the U.S.-Japan Council, the largest national network of Japanese-Americans addressing U.S.-Japan matters. He previously served as Chairman of the Board and Director of Pacific Commerce Bancorp and Bank and as a Board member for Southwest Water Company, a publicly-held company. In addition, he served as President of both the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) and the California State Board of Accountancy. He received the William H. van Rensselaer Award from NASBA for his leadership and dedication to improving the regulation of accountancy and the Distinguished Service Award from the California Society of CPAs for his contributions to the community. In May 2013, he was bestowed “The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon” from Japan in recognition of his public service. Mr. Iino, a Certified Public Accountant, was with Deloitte & Touche from 1983 until 2005, during which time he developed an outstanding reputation for personal and professional leadership and also served as a Partner-in-Charge of the firm's International Practice in the West Region. He remains deeply committed to community service, lending his leadership to such organizations as the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center, the Japanese American National Museum, Keiro Services, and former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s Trade Advisory Board. Mr. Iino earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from UCLA.