Director of Finance and Operations
Bryan Hara is the Director of Finance and Operations at Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago. Bryan has previously held the positions of Manager of Programs and Strategic Initiatives, and Leadership Coordinator at Advancing Justice | Chicago. Bryan brings many years of experience in program and event management to Advancing Justice | Chicago. He is very dedicated to the growth of the Asian American community in Chicago, and specializes in cultivating the leadership skills of individuals who are driven to make an impact.
Bryan is currently the President of the Board for the Japanese American Citizens League Chicago Chapter (JACL – Chicago). Prior to joining Advancing Justice | Chicago, Bryan organized business workshops, training seminars, and ran fundraising events at the JACL to raise awareness in the Japanese community.· He also spent time in the finance world working at Chase Investments and Edward Jones Investments where he led educational, marketing, and financial seminars. Bryan holds a B.S. in Business-Marketing from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business. While at IU, he was President of the Indiana Men’s Club Volleyball team where he coached, organized and managed fundraising events, planned all trips, maintained an annual budget, and supervised all volunteers for event activities.