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Aki Takahashi Edwards

Aki Takahashi Edwards, CPA, PHR

Manager, HR & Organizational Consulting
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Aki Takahashi Edwards currently serves as Manager of the Human Resources and Organizational Development team at CDH.

Aki joined CDH in 2009 as an accountant in the Business Advisory Services (BAS) Department. During her time in BAS, she noticed her clients’ need for human resource consulting, and was determined to help their businesses as a whole. Aki transferred to the CDH HR Consulting team in 2015 and has been a resourceful HR consultant for her clients since.

Aki believes a strong corporate culture through effective HR policies not only leads to happy, motivated employees but also impacts a company’s financial performance. She takes a “business as a whole” approach to counseling clients, learning all areas of their business to help them improve their bottom lines. She focuses her practice on salary analysis, performance evaluation implementation, diversity training, technical skill screening, cultural workshops and job description development—all while continually expanding CDH’s HR Consulting Service line.

Aki has a Bachelor’s degree from Winona State University and a Master’s in Organizational Change Leadership from University of Wisconsin-Platteville. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a member of the Oakbrook, Ill., chapter of the Human Resources Association.


  • Certified Public Accountant, Illinois
  • Professional in Human Resources


  • Human Resource Association of Greater Oak Brook


  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville, M.S. Organizational Change Leadership
  • Winona State University, B.A., Communication and Media Studies


  • English
  • Japanese

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