Akio Tagawa is the president and CEO of Linea Solutions, a management and technology consulting firm dedicated to defined benefit and health and welfare plans in the public and private sectors, and one of the founders of Linea Secure, a cybersecurity consulting firm. Professionally and personally, he is an advocate for employee and retiree benefits and retirement security. Akio has been involved with various contemporary art organizations in Los Angeles and New York, and in Washington, DC is one of the chairs of the Hirshhorn National Museum of Modern Art’s Collectors’ Council. He is relatively new to collecting contemporary art, but has been collecting works of 20th century design for many years. He is also interested in culture, music and politics and serves on the board of KCRW, a prominent LA-based NPR affiliate.