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California Governor Brown appoints Dr. Kit Miyamoto seismic safety commissioner

“H. Kit Miyamoto Ph.D., S.E., often comes to face with death, emotional devastation, cholera, hurricanes, earthquake aftershocks and an array of dangerous situations — all in the name of his personal mission: to save the world.” ZweigWhite

The year 2011 was a busy one for Dr. Kit Miyamoto, CEO and president of Miyamoto International. In April, Miyamoto kicked off Miyamoto Global Disaster Relief, a non-profit dedicated to saving lives through engineering, which Kit had conceived, founded and created. In August, Kit was appointed to the California Seismic Safety Commission by Governor Jerry Brown, and in October, he was awarded the prestigious Jerry Allen Courage in Leadership Award by ZweigWhite.

A Seismic Safety Commissioner assists the sitting administration and policymakers in investigating earthquakes, researching earthquake-related issues, and recommending policies and programs designed to reduce earthquake risk in California. Learn more about Kit and his appointment.

The Jerry Allen Courage in Leadership Award is given annually to a person who uniquely demonstrates courage in leadership. This is certainly true of Kit, who has consistently demonstrated his global vision and compelling leadership in the field of earthquake and structural engineering. Learn more about the award and Kit’s accomplishments.