Thomas McMenamin is the President of Masuda Funai. He represents clients in diverse industries that are engaged in cross-border acquisitions, investments, joint ventures, restructurings, and complex financings in the United States, Japan, Europe, Mexico, Korea and Oceania.
Mr. McMenamin served as President of the Japan America Society of Chicago for five years and continues as a Governor of the Society. Mr. McMenamin also serves as an officer of the Midwest U.S.-Japan Association, a trade organization operated by the economic development agencies of nine Midwestern states.
Mr. McMenamin is a Member of the Board of Trustees of Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart in Lake Forest, Illinois. Woodlands Academy is a highly selective, all girls college-preparatory boarding and day school with a Catholic tradition.
Mr. McMenamin served as Vice Chair (2013-2015) and as a Director (2008-2015) of the Lake County Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Chicago Community Trust. He is also the former Honorary Chairman of the Benjamin Marshall Society. While living in London, Mr. McMenamin was active in the Democratic Party, including serving as Treasurer of the Democratic Party's Overseas Committee.
Mr. McMenamin was born in New Zealand, raised in Australia and France, educated in the United States and spent his first nine years as a lawyer in England. With a Zimbabwe-born wife and in-laws from four other countries, he has an international perspective and is comfortable in almost any cultural setting.