Ken Barron

NBR Development Director
Associate Director, Kenneth B. & Anne H.H. Pyle Center


NBR Development Director
Associate Director, Kenneth B. & Anne H.H. Pyle Center
The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR)


Ken Barron is the Development Director at NBR and the Associate Director at the Kenneth B. & Anne H.H. Pyle Center for Northeast Asian Studies.

As Development Director, Mr. Barron designs and implements a comprehensive plan to cultivate support for NBR as a whole, while working with the Board of Directors to achieve this mission.

Before joining NBR, Mr. Barron was the Director of Business Development for IYI Corporation. He performed an ongoing analysis of business environments to forecast, develop, and maintain business opportunities both domestically and internationally. Prior to that, he was a Japanese interpreter/liaison for the Seattle Mariners organization. Mr. Barron is also a veteran of the Washington State National Guard, including a one-year deployment in Iraq with the U.S. Army during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Mr. Barron holds both a BA in Business and a Certificate of International Studies in Business from the University of Washington. He also studied under the Japanese Language and Culture program at Kyoto University through a Monbukagakusho Scholarship.

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