Founding Board Member
Edwin Meese, III received his bachelor’s degree from Yale University in 1953 and earned his law degree from the University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law in 1958. He took a two-year leave during law school to serve as an artillery officer in the Army and eventually retired as a colonel in the United States Army Reserve. After graduating from law school, Mr. Meese joined the Oakland District Attorney’s office serving as a deputy district attorney for Alameda County, California until 1967.
Beginning in 1967 he worked in various capacities for California Governor Reagan; as secretary on clemency and crime issues, as an executive assistant, as chief of staff and as a senior advisor on policy issues. Between 1974 and 1977, Mr. Meese worked for Rohr Industries in California and had a solo law practice. He accepted a position with the law school of the University of San Diego in 1977, became a professor of law and Director of the school’s Center for Criminal Justice Policy and Management. From 1981 to 1985, Mr. Meese held the position of counselor to President Reagan. During this time he was a member of the National Security Council and chaired the Domestic Policy Council and the National Drug Policy Board. Appointed by President Reagan, he became the 75th Attorney General on February 25th, 1985. In 2019, he was awarded The Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Founding Board Member
Hiroyoshi Mizuno is a Founding Board member of our organization and was instrumental in ensuring the original $3 Million endowment for our investment fund.
Mr. Mizuno is an expert in real estate and has had a distinguished career as an owner of a Japanese construction company, Mizuno Gumi, and as a notable construction advisor and consultant for a wide range of projects. From golf courses in the United States to various types and kinds of buildings in Japan, he is well regarded for his expertise in all construction related matters including sequencing, scheduling, means and methods and all aspects of the construction process. He has also advised Japanese investors in several real estate properties in the state of Hawaii.
Board Member - Treasurer
Mr. Daniels a retired partner in MDB International. Before joining MDB International, Mr. Daniels was the Assistant Director in Charge of the Washington Metropolitan Field Office for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) where he was responsible for program management of investigations involving criminal, foreign counterintelligence, counterterrorism and applicant matters.
For more than 27 years, Mr. Daniels served the FBI, holding positions which included the Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI Academy and the Deputy Assistant Director of the Criminal Division at FBI Headquarters. In recognition of his achievements, Mr. Daniels was the recipient of the Presidential Rank Award for Excellence and the U.S. Department of Justice's Attorney General Award.
Mr. Daniels is a certified fraud examiner and a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
In Memoriam Past President
Mike Garvey was the President of JUSTIS and passed away in the fall of 2022. He is dearly missed by all of his colleagues, friends, and family. Mike retired as a Commander from the Portland Police Bureau after a 32 year career. He attained the rank of Commander and his assignments included supervising Central Precinct (entire downtown and westside of Portland) and the Traffic Division.
Other interesting assignments throughout his career included being a bodyguard for Mayor Frank Ivancie, leading and organizing the effort to bring the first International Association of Chiefs of Police Convention to Portland (IACP), and leading Portland's honor guard.
In 1979 Mike was shot in the middle of his face and hand by a fleeing suspect. Mike returned fire, striking the suspect, who later died. For this act of courage and for the permanent and serious injury sustained by the injury, Mike was awarded the Police Star. After retiring from the Bureau of Police, Mike started a very successful career in real estate sales and high tech investing. He currently works in the Palo Alto, California office of Pacific Union, the #5 real estate company in the nation.
Board Member - Secretary
Ross M Segawa hails from the great state of Hawaii. He received a Bachelors Degree in Political Science from University of Hawaii and attended University of Hawaii’s Richardson School of Law. With an interest in real estate, Ross first obtained his real estate salesperson license in 1987 and subsequently became licensed as a broker in 1991.
Beyond his notable career in training and establishing sales departments for several acclaimed Hawaii-based firms and building a sought-after consulting practice, Ross has a strong passion for public service. From 1999 to 2008, he oversaw the creation and maintenance of the Government Affairs Department within the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, District Council 50. During his time in public service Ross has developed and maintained an extensive network of relationships with government institutions and officials at the Federal, State and County levels.
President - Asst. Treasurer
Robert Ball is one of Portland’s leading developers and has been a successful real estate investor, developer, manager, and owner for nearly 30 years. From small infill to large scale high-rise properties, he brings a unique combination of development talent and experience to the development process.
Robert volunteered as a reserve police officer for the Portland Police Bureau for 22 1/2 years and retired at the the rank of Commander. He has been awarded the Police Medal (for exceptional courage,) two Distinguished Service Awards from the Oregon Peace Officers Association, and many other commendations and citations. He has served on Portland’s Charter Commission and various other advisory bodies for the City.
Robert has served on several nonprofit boards, including Friends of the Mounted Patrol & the Portland Police Reserve Officer’s Foundation. He is the founding donor of the Q-Center(Portland’s LGBT community center), and on the Business Journal’s prestigious 40 Under 40 list for outstanding leadership in business and civic affairs. In 2016 he was awarded the Paul Meyer Award by the Portland Police Association, the first non-member to receive this honor. He is a 2017 recipient of the Liberty and Hope Award by the League of Minority Voters and he was appointed by Governor Kate Brown and as Chair of Oregon’s Criminal Justice Commission.