Beth Takekawa is executive director of the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience (The Wing). Takekawa served as The Wing’s chief executive officer in 2007 and was associate director from 1997 to 2006. She was appointed by the Governor of Washington to serve as a commissioner on the Washington State Arts Commission from 2009 to 2015, and serves on the board of the Downtown Seattle Association and International District Emergency Center. She is a 2011 Salzburg Global Seminars fellow and was a member on the National Planning Committee for the Minidoka National Historic Site. Takekawa attended the University of Minnesota Twin-Cities and received a B.A. from Hunter College of the City University of New York.