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[Online Event] ACCJ/NAJAS Business Leaders Series: A Conversation with Boeing Japan President Will Shaffer

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Boeing, with customers in more than 100 countries and six continents, is a global leader in not only aviation, but also logistics and analytics. The company has a strong presence in North Texas with Boeing Global Services, headquartered in Plano. Boeing Global Services offers innovative services in engineering, maintenance, flight operations, parts, supply chain logistics, and training. Join us for a special conversation with Will Shaffer, Vice President of Boeing International and President of Boeing Japan, as he discusses the current environment of the aviation and aerospace industries and how leaders are working to regain customers and stakeholders in a COVID world.

The Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth is proud to present this program as part of the ACCJ/NAJAS Business Leaders Series, a collaboration with The American Chamber of Commerce in Japan and the National Association of Japan-America Societies. The series highlights the Japan-based businesses of global corporations, focusing on business strategies in Japan, successes and challenges, and current perspectives from Japan. The inaugural program was hosted by the Japan-America Society of Indiana in October 2020. Future programs are scheduled with the Japan-America Society of Georgia and Aflac in February 2021, and the Japan Society of Northern California and Cisco in March 2021.  

Date and Time

Wednesday, January 27
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm (CST)

Thursday, January 28
9:00 am – 10:30 am (JST)


Zoom Webinar


$10 for ACCJ, JASDFW, and other Japan-America Societies members
$15 for Guests and non-members

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Will Shaffer was named president of Boeing Japan in August 2019. He is responsible for the development and implementation of the Boeing strategy in Japan, expanding the company’s local presence, pursuing new growth and productivity opportunities, leading government affairs and corporate citizenship programs. He is based in the Boeing Japan offices in Tokyo and reports to Sir Michael Arthur, president of Boeing International.

Prior to this appointment, Shaffer served as Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA) director for Supply Chain Strategy for Product Strategy and Future Airplane Development. He was responsible for the development and management of the supply chain for future production systems and Boeing programs, including strategy, program management, and functional excellence.

Shaffer served in the U.S. Navy for ten years as a naval aviator, including time in command of a P-3 Orion airplane and two deployments to Japan. He earned a master of business administration degree from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree in ocean engineering from the United States Naval Academy.


Kyle Arnold is the aviation writer for The Dallas Morning News, covering airlines, air travel, and the aerospace industry. He is an award-winning newspaper journalist with eight years of experience covering business, finance, and industry. His coverage of the 2013 merger between American Airlines and US Airways took first place in the Associated Press/Oklahoma Newspaper Executives Award for business writing. He previously worked as a business journalist for the Orlando Sentinel, Tulsa World, and The Monitor in McAllen. He is a University of Washington graduate.






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Wednesday, January 27, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth
National Association of Japan-America Societies
The American Chamber of Commerce in Japan
The Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth is a Texas non-profit corporation qualified under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.