Floyd Shimomura

Founding Member, CAPA21

FloydShimomura_CAPA21Floyd Shimomura is an attorney and Co-Chair of the US-Japan Education Committee of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL).

Following graduation from the UC Davis School of Law in 1973, Floyd worked for the State of California in Sacramento in various legal capacities, including Senior Assistant Attorney General, Chief Counsel of the State Personnel Board, and Chief Counsel of the Department of Finance. He also took time off to teach contracts and administrative law at the UC Davis, School of Law from 1981 to 1986 and published law review articles in the area of administrative law.

In 2004, Floyd was appointed Executive Officer of the California State Personnel Board where he administered California’s civil service system, including its equal employment opportunity program. He has also served as an administrative law judge for the California State Personnel Board and currently hears cases for the California Office of Administrative Hearings on a part-time basis.

Floyd is a past National President of the JACL (1982-84) and serves as a member of the Board of Governors of the Japanese American National Museum (JANM). He is also a member of the U.S.-Japan Council (USJC). He is a graduate of the University of California, Davis where he earned his B.S. and J.D. degrees. He studied at International Christian University (ICU), in Japan in 1968-9.