The administration of the Aikido Schools of Ueshiba is led by an appointed Board of senior instructors, each serving a 4-6 year term.  Currently, the Board consists of the following individuals:

  • President: John Messores
  • Vice President: George Ledyard
  • Secretary: Wendy Whited
  • Treasurer: Josh Drachman
  • Chetan Prakash
  • Robert Deppe
  • Tres Hofmeister

As part of our responsibilities to World Aikikai Headquarters (Hombu) and to support our ongoing mission, the ASU Board has established standing committees in the following areas:

  • Examination Committee – John Messores (john at asu dot org) + C. Weber, R. Deppe, R. Hultgren, S. Fasen, M. Turner, T. Hofmeister
  • Instructional Committee – Wendy Whited (wendy at asu dot org) +  M. Page, J. Alvarez, M. Bell, L. Crawford, T. Farrow, W. Gleason, K. Lee, G. Olsen, D Penrod
  • Advisory Committee – R. Cooper, B. Canin, C. Geeroms, T. Haines, D. Moock, S. Sato, S. Schneid, G. Small, T. Alpert, A. Arango, J. Weik

ASU operational staff consist of:

  • ASU Office Administrator: Don Ellingsworth (don at asu dot org)
  • ASU Marketing and Digital Communications Manager: Guy Hagen (guy at asu dot org)
  • ASU Capital Campaign Coordinator: Steve Fasen (fasen at asu dot org)

For recent Board announcements and communications, please visit this link.