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Leadership , Success Stories – December 8, 2017

2017 Black Book: 326 Mini-profiles of Hawaii Executives

Welcome to the 21st annual Black Book from Hawaii Business magazine – a valuable resource for local businesses. It includes biographies from the executives of the Top 250 companies in Hawaii (August issue) and other local organizations. To diversify the list, we have included top honorees and executives from three major Hawaii Business programs:

  • 20 for the Next 20 (March issue)
  • Best Places to Work (April issue)
  • The first 25 of the Top 100 Realtors (June issue)

Biography surveys were emailed in August to nearly 800 Hawaii executives. Of those, we received enough information to print 326 biographies this year. In a few cases, it’s possible that information submitted is now out of date.


NOTES:

Chair = Chairman of the Board
Pres. = President
CEO = Chief Executive Officer
COO = Chief Operating Officer
CFO = Chief Financial Officer
CTO = Chief Technology Officer
CIO = Chief Information Officer
CLO = Chief Lending Officer
Dir. = Director
Exec. Dir. = Executive Director
Exec. Mgr. = Executive Manager
EVP = Executive Vice President
GM/Hawaii = General Manager/Hawaii Division
GM = General Manager
Treas. = Treasurer
Sec. = Secretary
Sr. Exec. Dir. = Senior Exec. Dir
Sr. EVP = Senior Executive Vice President
RVP = Regional Vice President
VP = Vice President
Mgr. = Manager
Supt. = Superintendent
Spvsr. = Supervisor
Mng. Dir. = Managing Director
Mng. Partner = Managing Partner
Reg. Dir. = Regional Director
Admin. = Administration
/ = of

2) Other abbreviations
Assn. = Association
CC = Country Club
Comm. = Committee
Corp. = Corporation
HBR = Hawaii Business Roundtable
HS = High School
Intl. = International
Org. = Organization
U = University

3) Prior Employment Experience: We have not always listed every past position. Some executives included the years they served in various positions; we generally included it.

4) Club Membership: These include golf and recreation clubs such as the Pacific Club, Waialae Country Club, etc.

5) Noteworthy: This section can include personal achievements and more colorful details about an executive’s background.


Information presented in this order

Name • Title and company • Top 250 company rank as of August 2017 ranking (if applicable) • Year of birth; birth city, state and/or country • Education: high school attended, state where high school is located and year graduated; university attended, degree and major, year graduated • Certifications • Military service • Prior employment experience • Corporate boards and community boards and associations • Club memberships • Hobbies • Social media • Spouse’s name, spouse’s employment, number of children • Achievements and special biographical notes


 

CONSTRUCTION & DEVELOPMENT

Emile C Alano AIA, LEED AP BD+C
VP, COO, Principal, AHL #194
B. 1960;San Francisco, CA EDUC. University of California at Berkeley, BA Environmental Design; EXP. Joined AHL in ‘97. Promoted to Principal in ‘10 and COO in ‘15. More than 30 years of experience with extensive experience in hospitality, luxury resort, timeshare, high-rise, residential, retail, and commercial. BDS. AHL, American Institute of Architects Honolulu Chapter CLUBS American Institute of Architects; Urban Land Institute, International Council of; Shopping Centers, US Green Building Council, Hawaii Society of Business Professionals HOBBIES Spending time with my family, traveling, tinkering around the house trying to fix things, sketching NOTEWORTHY Notable projects include Aulani, A Disney Resort and Spa; Ka Makana Alii Regional Mall, Marriott’s Ko Olina Beach Club and Walgreens Keeaumoku, Kapolei Police Station.

Anacleto R. Alcantra Sr.
Pres., Group Builders Inc. #83
B. 1937; San Vicente, Ilocos Sur EDUC. BS, Civil Engineering; EXP. Exec. VP, Acoustic Insulation & Drywall Inc. BDS. Filipino Community Center CLUBS Hawaii Walls & Ceiling Industry Assn., Filipino Chamber of Commerce, Filipino-American League of Engineers & Architects HOBBIES Working FAM. Carmelita, Pres., Filipino Express Restaurant, 4 children NOTEWORTHY Focus on setting goals & remain positive especially during unexpected downturns. I believe in teamwork & sharing the rewards of team effort.

Edwin Barlongo
VP, Elite Pacific Construction, Inc. #208
B. 1969; Guam EDUC. Guam Community College/ Vocation High School; U of Hawaii; CERT. Licensed Civil Engineer EXP. I have worked in the construction business for 24 yrs.  First job was a field engineer intern with GW Murphy Construction, Co. Worked with EE Black (later became Morrison Knudsen Corp.), Fletcher Pacific (later became Dick Pacific Construction, Inc.) and then teamed up with growing Elite Pacific Construction, Inc. in 2007. CLUBS American Society of Civil Engineers HOBBIES hiking, trying new restaurants, fitness, training the two new family dogs FAM. Julie, Retired Navfac Civil Engineer, 1 child HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Brian Bowers
Pres., CEO, Bowers + Kubota Consulting, Inc. #145
B. 1959; Chicago EDUC. West Point; UH- MBA, Army War College-Strategic Studies CERT. Professional Engineer and Certified Construction Manager MIL. Retired Brigadier General EXP. Janitor, Draftsman, US Army Officer, Bowers + Kubota Consulting BDS. 2nd Congressional District Representative for USMA; Board of Governors National ESOP Assn; American Consulting Engineers Council of Hawaii Chair; Hawaii ESOP Assn; Aloha United Way Finance Committee HOBBIES Running, golf, tennis, beach, yoga FAM. Partner- Holly D’Agostino, 2 children NOTEWORTHY Honorary Chief on Ponape Micronesia

Charlie Buckingham
VP, Elite Pacific Construction, Inc. #208
B. 1976; Pensacola, Florida EDUC.  Iolani High School; Santa Clara U; CERT. Civil P.E. EXP. Vice President/Project Manager – Elite Pacific Construction, Inc. CLUBS General Contractors Association of Hawaii; Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. HOBBIES Paddling; Coaching Youth Basketball and Youth Paddling FAM. Nicole Buckingham, 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

George S. Ehara
VP, Division Mgr., Swinerton Builders #55
B. 1971; Manila, Philippines EDUC. Estancia HS; Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, BS, Construction Management, ‘94; CERT. LEED AP MIL. US Army Reserves BDS. Salvation Army Advisory Board, Swinerton Foundation Board of Directors; Child & Family Service Board of Directors; President of General Contractors Association of Hawaii – 2014 CLUBS Pacific Club HOBBIES Sailing, freediving, spearfishing FAM. Jeanette, 2 children, Ian & Collin

Lambert Kealiihoomalu Hoopii
COO, VP, Haleakala Solar, Inc. #152
B. 1975; Wailuku EDUC. Maui High; UH Maui Campus – 2 yrs. Trade Certified; CERT. Trade Certifications In Carpentry, Plumbing, Electrical, Roofing and Solar Hot Water. EXP. Started in the Shop, became an Installer. Did a few Trade School Certifications. Roofing, Carpentry, Electrical, Plumbing, Etc. That helped me to excel as a Technician. Did some Design Work, Sales and Management. 15 years later, C.O.O. of the Best Solar Contractor in the state. BDS. Jesus Is Alive Church Board Member HOBBIES Hiking, Camping, Backpacking, Reading and Spending Quality Time With Family and Friends. FAM. Summer L. F. Hoopii, Housewife, 2 daughters, 2 grand-daughters NOTEWORTHY I’m #10 of 11 children. Married for 21 yrs to my beautiful wife.

Norman G.Y. Hong AIA
Vice Chair, CEO, Group 70 International, Inc. dba G70 #167
B. 1947; Honolulu EDUC. University HS, ‘65; UH, BFA, Architecture, ‘69; BDS. Special Design Districts Advisory Board, C&C of Honolulu; Board of Elders, Kaimuki Christian Church CLUBS Plaza Club; Honolulu Country Club HOBBIES Gentleman farming, reading, classical guitar, golf FAM. Lorna, 1 child NOTEWORTHY Norman is Group 70’s specialist in resort time-share projects locally and abroad. He received the ARDA Circle of Excellence Project of Excellence Award, as Principal-in-Charge on The Grand Waikikian.

Lance M. Inouye
Pres., CEO, Ralph S. Inouye Co. Ltd. #105
B. 1944; Honolulu EDUC. Punahou School; UH & Stanford U; Stanford U & UH MIL. Lt., U.S. Navy, Division of Naval Reactors, Washington, D.C. EXP. Ralph S. Inouye Co Ltd, General Contractor; Tamotsu Tanaka, Attorney-at Law; Deputy Attorney General, State of Hawaii; Nuclear Engineer, Division of Naval Reactors, Washington, D.C. BDS. RSI; GCA; Multi-Employer Trust Funds HOBBIES Golf, tennis FAM. Jillian, Professor Emeritus, UH JABSOM, 2 children

Jay Iranon
Business Development Mgr., Swinerton Builders #55
B. 1958; Hawaii EDUC. Kamehameha; Pepperdine; Pepperdine EXP. 25 years in real estate development; 6 years stock and future trading BDS. Catholic Charities CLUBS Plaza Club HOBBIES Christian Ministries and activities, volleyball, canoeing, swimming, traveling, piano, spending time with family

Leslie K Isemoto
Pres., Isemoto Contracting Co. Ltd. #89
B. 1955; Hilo EDUC. Hilo High; UH, Business Management Program; EXP. Office Manager – 4 years; Project Engineer – 7 years; Project Manager – 3 years; President – 20 years
BDS. The Island of Hawaii YMCA, State Contractors License Board, Hawaii Island Contractors Association, General Contractors Association of Hawaii CLUBS Hawaii Island Contractors Assn. HOBBIES Deep sea fishing, skin diving FAM. Claire T. Isemoto, Account Clerk, UH Hilo

Justin Izumi
VP, RAM Corporation #81
B. 1975; Honolulu EDUC. Iolani School; Tufts U; BDS. RAM Corp, Building Industry Labor Assn., Pacific Resource Partnership, Hawaii Construction Industry Improvement Program CLUBS Waialae CC FAM. Lisa, 2 children

 

Glen A. Kaneshige
Pres., Nordic PCL Construction, Inc. #23
B. Honolulu EDUC. Iolani School; U of California, Berkeley, BS, Civil Engineering; U of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MS, Civil Engineering EXP. Pres., Exec. VP, VP/Operations, assistant VP, Project Engineer, Mgr., Nordic Construction Ltd. BDS. Hawaii Carpenters Health & Welfare Fund; Hawaii Masons & Plasterers Training Trust Fund; Hawaii Masons & Plasterers Vacation & Holiday Trust Fund; General Contractors Association of Hawaii; State of Hawaii Workforce Development Council; NAIOP Hawaii; American Heart Association; Teach For America; Child & Family Service CLUBS Oahu CC; World Presidents’ Organization; Lambda Alpha International HOBBIES Golf, fishing

Charles Y Kaneshiro
Pres., COO, Group 70 International, Inc. dba G70 #167
B. 1961; Honolulu EDUC. Iolani; UH Manoa, U of Michigan; CERT. AIA, LEED AP BDS. A4LE Hawaii CLUBS Oahu Country Club HOBBIES Travel FAM. Faye, 1 child NOTEWORTHY Former High School Math and Science Teacher

Nestor Lazo
Operations Mgr., Group Builders Inc. #83
EDUC. FAM. Regina, 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Mathew Lee
Pres., Elite Pacific Construction, Inc. #208
B. 1960; Philadelphia, PA EDUC. Jamaica HS; Colorado State U, BS Civil Engineering; CERT. Professional Civil Engineer CLUBS Air Force Civilian Advisory Council; ABC; GCA; Pacific Club HOBBIES Wave sailing, swimming, skiing, hiking, travel FAM. Jacqueline, Artist HB HONORS  Top 250 Exec

Stephen T. Leis
Pres., Dorvin D. Leis Co., Inc.
B. 1954; Pasadena, CA EDUC. Pomona High School ‘72, ; Maui Community College; EXP. Dorvin D. Leis Co., Inc. Plumbing Apprentice through Company President. BDS. Maui Arts & Cultural Center Board of Directors HOBBIES Coaching Youth Baseball FAM. Sherry Leis, 3 children

Melanio Lorenzo
Director of Engineering, Group Builders Inc. #83
B. 1962; Philippines EDUC. FAM. Melinda, 3 children

Gerry Majkut
Pres., Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company, Inc. #14
B. 1959; Pittsburgh, PA EDUC. Steel Valley HS; BA, Economics / Clarion Univ. of Pennsylvania; MBA, Management and Marketing / Jacksonville Univ., Davis College of Business CERT. Executive Certificate, Strategy and Innovation / Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Business EXP. SVP Marketing & Engineering Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co.; EVP of Operations dck Worldwide; SVP Group Executive Dick Pacific; VP Dick Corporation BDS. Navy League, GCA of Hawaii CLUBS Society of American Military Engineers, General Contractors Association of Hawaii (past President), Plaza Club, AISE, AGC, Navy League HOBBIES Surfing, Swimming, Golf, Running, Cycling FAM. Cheryl, Teacher, 3 children NOTEWORTHY 2016 American Heart Association Heart Walk Chair, 2018 March for Babies Walk Chair

Bettina Mehnert FAIA, LEED AP O+M
Pres., CEO, AHL #194
B. 1964; Grevenbroich, Germany EDUC. U Trier, Germany, Graduate Degrees in Architecture and Computer Science; Kennedy Western U, Masters of Computer Science; Hawaii Pacific U, MBA CERT. FAIA, LEED AP O+M EXP. Previously VP, COO at Architects Hawaii Ltd.; Head of Marketing, IT and HR. BDS. YMCA, PBS Hawaii, St. Andrew’s Schools CLUBS Urban Land Institute, AIA HOBBIES Water sports, long distance running, snowboarding, photography FAM. Louis Johnson, 1 child NOTEWORTHY Bettina has a passion to give back to local communities and facilitated AHL’s inclusion in the national 1% Program, providing pro bono architectural services to local nonprofit organizations since 2006.

Gary Moura
Operations Mgr., Swinerton Builders #55
EDUC. Colorado State U; EXP. With over 30 years of experience, Gary has established himself as a leader in the construction industry.

 

Ryan K. Nobriga
VP Finance, Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company, Inc. #14
B. 1977; Wailuku EDUC. Kamehameha Schools; Boston College; EXP. VP, Finance, Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company, Inc.; VP, Seamount Insurance, Inc. (current) BDS. Board of Trustees, Treas., Marimed Foundation Director, Hawaii Captive Insurance Council

Francis S. Oda D. Arch., FAIA, AICP, LEED AP
Chair, Group 70 International, Inc. dba G70 #167
B. 1941; Honolulu EDUC. University Lab; Cornell U, B. of Architecture; UH, Doctor of Architecture CERT. LEED AP MIL. U.S. Army Reserve BDS. Apostle, New Life Church Honolulu, Chair Global Council Transform Our World; Dir., GreenPlace, Ltd.; Board Member, Hawaii Pastors’ Roundtable; Hawaii Public Radio; Feeding Hawaii Together, CLUBS Pacific Club FAM. Caroline Ward Oda, 2 children NOTEWORTHY Apostle of New Life Church Honolulu.

Nancy Leis Overton
Vice President, Dorvin D. Leis Co., Inc.
B. 1956; Pasadena EDUC. Henry Perrine Baldwin High School; BDS. Friends of the Children Justice Center Maui, Maui Contractors Women’s Auxiliary CLUBS Family Business Center of Hawaii HOBBIES Hiking, Travel FAM. Ralph W. Overton, President, Positive Solutions LLC, 4 children

Richard L Pennington, LEED AP
EVP, Dorvin D. Leis Co., Inc.
B. 1956; Rocky Ford, CO EDUC. Salida HS, ‘74; Western State College, ‘76 Colorado State College, ‘80; EXP. VP (‘98-05), Project Mgr. (‘89-98), Dorvin D. Leis Co. Inc.; Project Mgr. and Sr. Estimator, Craig Brothers Plumbing and Heating, (‘83-89); Apprentice, Journeyman, Master Plumber, Rodgers Millard Plumbing and Heating (‘80-83) HOBBIES Archery, family, traveling FAM. Kathy NOTEWORTHY Colorado Journeyman Plumber License, ‘81; Colorado Master Plumber License, ‘82

Lisa Rapp AIA, LEED AP
Sec., Principal, AHL #194
B. Honolulu, HI EDUC. Punahou School; MIT – B.S. in Art & Design; UCLA Grad School of Architecture & Urban Planning – Master of Architecture CERT. Registered Architect #AR-8389 EXP. Lisa Rapp joined AHL in 2004 as a Project Architect and was promoted to Principal in 2010. She has more than 25 years of experience in Architecture, Planning, and Design. She is experienced in all facets of the profession including Concept Design through Construction Documents and Construction Administration. BDS. AHL, Child & Family Service CLUBS American Institute of Architects, Hawaii Society of Business Professionals, Council of Educational Faculty Planners International HOBBIES Singing, dancing, watching movies NOTEWORTHY Noteworthy projects include: Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa, Marriott’s Ko Olina Beach Club, Ritz Carlton Kapalua, Moana Surfrider, a Westin Resort, and Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa Renovations

Amado Sanchez
EVP, Group Builders Inc. #83
B. 1968; Bataan, Philippines EDUC. Mapua Institute of Technology; FAM. Donna, 3 children

Lane K. Uchimura
EVP, Nan, Inc. #30
B. 1953; Honolulu EDUC. Farrington HS; UH, BS, Civil Engineering, ‘76; Texas A & M, ‘93; Texas A & M, Const. Exec. Program EXP. Involved in construction work for over 43 years. BDS. President Na Pali Haweo Community Assn.; Vice President Hilton Grand Waikikian Owners Assn.; Director Mid Pacific Country Club CLUBS Mid Pacific Country Club; Honolulu Country Club HOBBIES Golf NOTEWORTHY Organized over 40 Charity Golf Tournaments for various organizations.

Lance K Wilhelm
Pres., The Wilhelm Group LLC
B. 1965; Honolulu EDUC. Kamehameha Schools; University of Hawaii; EXP. Kiewit Companies, Irongate, The Wilhelm Group BDS. Kamehameha Schools, Hawaii Pacific University, Island Pacific Academy, YMCA of Honolulu, Assn. of General Contractors of America; General Contractors Assn. of Hawaii, General Contractors Labor Assn. CLUBS Waialae Country Club HOBBIES Golf, guitar FAM. Marcy, 2 children NOTEWORTHY Past chair of YMCA of Honolulu

Russell Young
Pres., CEO, Albert C. Kobayashi Inc. #25
B. Honolulu EDUC. Iolani School, ‘68; UH, BS, Engineering; EXP. VP/Engineering, Albert C. Kobayashi Inc. (‘86-94); VP, Mgr./Construction, Kiahuna Golf Village (‘81-86); Estimator, Engineer, Hawaiian Dredging & Construction (‘74-‘81) BDS. New City Nissan; General Contractor’s Assn.; BILA; WI5 Community Assn.; Hawaii Carpenter’s Health & Welfare Trust Fund CLUBS Waialae CC HOBBIES Golf, tennis FAM. Amy, 2 children


 

EDUCATION

Sister Davilyn Ah Chick, OSF
Chair, St. Francis Healthcare System of Hawaii #144, Principal, Our Lady of Perpetual Help School
B. Hawaii EDUC. St. Francis School, Honolulu, Hawaii; B.A., The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC; M.Ch.A., The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC EXP. Served for more than 40 years as an educator with more than 20 years as a principal. BDS. Chair, St. Francis Healthcare System; Secretary/Treasurer, St. Francis Healthcare System Enterprises; Pres., Governance Committee Board Director of the Cancer Center of Hawaii CLUBS Emeritus Trustee and Auditor, United Chinese Society NOTEWORTHY Sister Davilyn’s involvement in the Cause of Mother Marianne Cope for nearly 30 years made it heavenly for her to be part of the exhumation in 2005, and the Beatification and Canonization of Saint Marianne Cope in 2012. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Dr. Lynn Babington
Chaminade University of Honolulu #120
B. Detroit, MI EDUC. Mercy High School; University of Michigan; University of Washington CERT. PhD EXP. Higher Education- professor, dean, provost, president, Health Care- hospitals, community health care clinics, health systems, Health Services Research, Nursing- clinical and administrative BDS. American Association of Catholic Colleges & Universities, Giant Steps, Health Services Partnership CLUBS Pacific Club HOBBIES Paddle boarding, Kayaking, Running, Hiking FAM. Randy Carpenter, Chief Scientific Officer, Rett Syndrome Research Trust, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Jan Boivin
Sr. VP, General Counsel & Board Secretary, Hawaii Pacific University #87
B. Honolulu, Hawaii EDUC. Leilehua; Willamette University; Georgetown University Law Center EXP. Prior to joining HPU, she practiced at Marr Jones & Wang. Boivin is also an Ombudsman for the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). BDS. Hawaii State Bar Foundation FAM. Joe, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Timothy R. Cottrell, Ph.D.
Head of School, Iolani School #126
B. New York EDUC. Syracuse U; Princeton U EXP. Dr. Cottrell has strengthened the academic programs and recruited top faculty to grow the Iolanil’s STEM, innovation and experiential learning programs. Prior to Iolani, he was Head of The Harley School in Rochester, New York. At Harley he created the vision and secured the lead gift for the nation’s only “living building” featuring a social curriculum designed to educate pre-K to grade 12 students in creating a sustainable future. Prior to Harley, Dr. Cottrell was a senior administrator at the Lawrenceville School in New Jersey and was the founder and owner of a successful educational software company.  BDS. Hawaii Assn. of Independent Schools, Blood Bank of Hawaii, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation CLUBS Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii HOBBIES Running, paddle boarding, reading, spending time with family FAM. Lisa, 2 children NOTEWORTHY At Harley, Dr. Cottrell established the Center for Mindfulness and Empathy Education and won an E.E. Ford Foundation Educational Leadership Grant to help launch the Center. Led the launch of Iolani’s One:to:One iPad initiative and the design and construction of the Sullivan Center for Innovation and Leadership. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Brian Mitsugi Dote
Chief Innovation Officer, Mid-Pacific Institute
B. 1972; Honolulu EDUC. Waipahu High School; UH at Manoa; HPU EXP. Brian worked at Apple during which time he managed the MobileMe User Interface Engineering team and worked on the iTunes Music Store, iPhoto, iMovie, iWeb, Motion, and OS X. He worked on the original iPhone team. Spent 8 years as a software engineer, user interface designer, and manager at tech companies in Silicon Valley. Brian then founded a mobile app development company and served as CTO and advisor to tech startups. Brian joined Mid-Pacific in 2014 as a Chief Innovation Officer. As CIO, he is responsible for implementing innovative and emerging technologies in the classroom. HOBBIES Hawaii Shotokan Karate – instructor FAM. 2 children HB HONORS 20 for the Next 20

Bruce Edwards
SVP, CFO, Hawaii Pacific University #87
EDUC. Texas A&M University; University of Texas CERT. CPA EXP. Bruce held senior financial roles at other universities including Barry University in Florida amd Texas A&M. He began his career in public accounting at Price Waterhouse in Dallas. After earning an MBA in finance, he held roles at Delta Airlines and American Airlines. BDS. Director, Financial Executives International HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

John D. Field Jr.
VP, Treas., Finance & Admin., Punahou School #67
B. 1953; Honolulu EDUC. Punahou School, ‘72; U of New Hampshire, BS, ‘76; Chaminade U, MBA, ‘84; Harvard U, Advanced Management Program, ‘98 EXP. Sr. VP, Bank of Hawaii (‘76-01) BDS. Chaminade U; United Cerebral Palsy; Punahou O-Men CLUBS Hawaii Rotary Youth Foundation HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

John Y. Gotanda
Pres., Hawaii Pacific University #87
B. Honolulu EDUC. Roosevelt High School; UH; UH EXP. Arthur J. Kania Dean and Professor of Law, Villanova U School of Law; Attorney, Goodwin Procter & Hoar; Attorney, Covington & Burling; Staff Attorney, U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit BDS. Advisory Council of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods; Pacific Asian Affairs Council FAM. Brenda Gotanda, Partner, Manko Gold Katcher Fox, 2 children NOTEWORTHY Arbitrator in international arbitrations (ICSID and the Permanent Court of Arbitration); Legal expert in international disputes for the U.S. State Department HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Aulani Austin Kaanoi
VP Finance and Facilities, Chaminade University of Honolulu #120
B. Honolulu EDUC. Kamehameha Schools; Chaminade U; Chaminade U CERT. CPA EXP. 14 years of service at Chaminade University. The first 10 as Director of Finance, the last 4 as VP Finance. BDS. Sacred Hearts Academy, Marianist Center of Hawaii HOBBIES Traveling, skiing, and spending time with family FAM. Kalei Kaanoi, Market Manager, Humana, 2 children NOTEWORTHY Higher education changes lives, and I am honored to do my part in this important mission. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

David Lassner, PhD.
Pres., University of Hawaii #6
EDUC. U of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; UH EXP. 40 years of technical, management and executive experience in information technologies at UH. BDS. Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education; National Association of System Heads; East-West Center; Maui Economic Development Board; University of Hawaii Foundation; Hawaii Cancer Consortium; Aloha United Way; Blood Bank of Hawaii HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Matthew Liao-Troth
Sr. VP and Provost, Hawaii Pacific University #87
B. 1967 EDUC. Mountain View; University of California at Santa Cruz; University of Arizona EXP. Dr. Matthew Liao-Troth supervises academic affairs and student affairs to ensure student success and fulfillment of HPU’s mission. Dr. Liao-Troth has served as interim provost and VP for academic affairs, and Dean of the J. Whitney Bunting College of Business, at Georgia College & State University. He served as management department chair, MBA programs director and grad programs director in the College of Business and Economics and as Faculty Senate President for Western Washington U. Prior he was faculty of DePaul U in Chicago and Washington U in St. Louis. FAM. Sara, 2 daughters NOTEWORTHY Eagle Scout HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Robert McKendry
Head of School, Hawaii Preparatory Academy #189
EDUC. University of Oregon; CERT. CPA HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

 

Mark S. Nishiyama
Co-Founder, VP, Kamaaina Kids #179
B. 1960; Honolulu EDUC. Iolani School; U of Puget Sound, BS; BDS. The Hawaii Health at Work Wellness Advisory Council CLUBS Pacific Century Fellow, ‘04 HOBBIES Dog agility with shelties Maile, Harlow, and Boogie. Weight training, fast and slow pitch softball, basketball, coaching high school baseball and basketball. FAM. Debbie, Branch Chief, State of Hawaii, 2 children NOTEWORTHY Former GM of West Oahu CaneFires Professional Baseball Club of the Hawaii Winter Baseball League (‘95-97) HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Diane Peters-Nguyen
VP, Advancement, Chaminade University of Honolulu #120
EDUC. Kamehameha Schools; UC Santa Barbara; George Washington U CERT. MA EXP. Previous part owner of small PR firm, former director of the Pacific & Asian Affairs Council; former Dir./Development, Oceanic Institute BDS. Salary Commissioner for the City & County of Honolulu; Punawai o Pu`uhonua; Kamehameha Scholars Program; Friends of the East-West Center, Pacific Arts Foundation, and Hui Hanai; Lifetime Member Prince Kuhio Hawaiian Civic Club; Chaminade University Educational Foundation. CLUBS Pacific Club HOBBIES Avid body boarder for many years, tennis FAM. Nhan Nguyen, Architect, Design Partners, 2 children NOTEWORTHY Committed to educating Native Hawaiian students HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

James K. Scott
Pres., Punahou School #67
B. 1952; Honolulu EDUC. Punahou School, ‘70; Stanford U, AB, Political Science, ‘75; U of San Francisco, MA, Private School Leadership, ‘82; Harvard, EdM, Administration Planning and Social Policy, ‘85; Harvard, EdD, Administration Planning and Social Policy, ‘91 EXP. Headmaster, The Catlin Gabel School (‘85-94); Undergraduate Admin. Officer, Harvard U (‘83-85); Teacher and Academic Dean, The Robert Louis Stevenson School (‘75-83) BDS. American Savings Bank; Hawaiian Electric Industries; Hawaii Assn. of Independent Schools; National Assn. of Independent Schools; Klingensteiin Center; Frederic Duclos Barstow Foundation; Country Day School Headmasters Assn CLUBS Pacific Club HOBBIES Golf, reading, fly fishing FAM. Maureen, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Paul A. Turnbull, Ph.D.
Pres., CEO, Mid-Pacific Institute #142
B. Canada EDUC. Queen’s U; UC, Santa Barbara EXP. Junior High School principal; Principal of Santa Barbara High School; Assistant Superintendent of the Santa Barbara Unified School District; Superintendent of the Santa Ynez Valley Union High School District. BDS. Mid-Pac Institute; Bishop Museum; Chair, Hawaiian Association of Independent Schools CLUBS National Assn. of Independent Schools (NAIS); Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii; The Pacific Club; Plaza Club; Oahu Country Club; Outrigger Canoe Club HOBBIES Reading, hiking, water sports, golf, and barbecuing. FAM. Leslie, 3 children NOTEWORTHY A native of Canada, Paul has been involved in the development of academies, innovative college and business partnerships at home and abroad. He was the subject of a Harvard case-study focusing on innovative practices in high schools. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Dr. Helen Turner
VP Innovation, Dean of Natural Science and Math, Chaminade University of Honolulu#120
B. 1971; Eastbourne UK EDUC. Seaford Head School; University of York; University College London CERT. BS, PhD HOBBIES Ikebana and walking FAM. Dr. Alexander Stokes, Assistent Professor, University of Hawaii HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Helen J D Whippy
Provost, Chaminade University of Honolulu#120
EDUC. Clarion U of Pennsylvania; U of Arizona (MA); U of Nebraska-Lincoln (PhD) EXP. U of the South Pacific, Fiji, faculty 10 yrs; Papua New Guinea U of Technology, Lae, PNG faculty, admin 10 yrs; U of Guam, Mangilao, faculty, admin, SVP 23 yrs; Peace Corps Volunteer; Evaluator for WASC BDS. Marianist Sponsor-ship Ministries Foundation; Hawaii State EPSCoR Coordinating Committee; Geographic Management Project Core; Program Steering Committee for NIH Cancer Research Partnership Grant between UH and University of Guam CLUBS Women Leaders in Higher Education; Council for Independent Colleges Chief Academic Officers Forum; Society
for Research Administrators International; NCURA
HOBBIES Walking, reading, exercise in general, mentoring FAM. 3 children; husband deceased NOTEWORTHY First generation in family to attend college; eldest of seven siblings HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Livingston Wong
CEO, Kamehameha Schools #39
EDUC. Punahou School; UCLA; UCLA School of Law HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


 

ENERGY

Joseph J. Boivin Jr.
Sr. VP, Business Development & Corporate Affairs, Hawaii Gas #42
EDUC. U of Arkansas, BA, Mechanical Engineering; U of Arkansas, MBA, Finance CERT. Certified Energy Manager (CEM); Certified Energy Auditor (CEA); Project Management Professional (PMP); Certified Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic (A&P) MIL. USAF (1988-1992) EXP. Senior Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton Honolulu; Research staff member, Institute for Defense Analyses Alexandria, Virginia; Manufacturing Engineer, Northrup Grumman Dallas, Texas BDS. Legal Aid Society of Hawaii HOBBIES Beach, golf, home improvements FAM. Jan Boivin, General Counsel, Hawaii Pacific University, 2 children NOTEWORTHY Den Leader for Boy Scouts HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Albert Chee
VP- Retail Marketing & Community Relations, Island Energy Services, LLC #7
B. 1963; Los Angeles, CA EDUC. Kamehameha Schools; University of Hawaii at Manoa; EXP. Prior to joining Island Energy in 2016, Albert held the position of State and Local Relations Manager for Chevron Hawaii. Throughout his 18 year career with Chevron, Albert has been responsible for providing strategic guidance on legislative and regulatory issues, overseeing strategic communications, public affairs, community engagement activities, and social investments. Prior to joining Chevron, Albert has worked in real estate and development with affiliated companies of Herbert Horita Realty, overseeing the residential development portfolio which included the communities of Village Park and Royal Kunia in West Oahu. BDS. Aha Hui Koa Anuenue, Hawaii Bowl Executive Committee HOBBIES Head Coach, St. Louis School Wrestling Program FAM. Shonn Hirota-Chee, Dental Hygenist, Dr. Clyde Uchida, DDS, 2 children NOTEWORTHY Enjoy mentoring Hawaii youth for over 35 years as a high school wrestling coach. Guided alma mater to its first ever HHSAA Boys State Wrestling Championship in 1997 with repeats in 1998 and 1999. Coached 13 individual state champions. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Richard L. Creamer Mr.
VP, GM, Par Hawaii Refining, LLC #5
EDUC. Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas; CERT. Finance & Accounting, Rice University, Houston, Texas EXP. Flint Hills Resources, Port Arthur Chemicals, LLC, site director and operations manager (2015 – 2017); Flint Hills Resources, Corpus Christi Refineries, LLC, manufacturing and operations manager (2012 – 2015); INVISTA, project manager (2010 – 2012); Lyondell and LyondellBasell, technology/project leader, superintendent engineer (1998 – 2010); Koch Refining, engineer (1990 – 1997) HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Thomas A. Grimes
VP, Treas., Aloha Petroleum, Ltd. #19
B. 1955; Harrisburg, PA EDUC. Park Rapids HS, Park Rapids, MN; St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN; Thunderbird School of Global Management, Glendale, AZ CERT. BA, MIM EXP. Aloha Petroleum (‘02-Present); Bank of Hawaii (‘85-02); Chase Manhattan Bank (‘82-85) BDS. Aloha Harvest (‘04-15); OHA Native Hawaiian Revolving Loan Fund (‘00-05); Prevent Child Abuse Hawaii (‘92-95) CLUBS Hawaii Society of Business Professionals HOBBIES Archery, hiking, reading FAM. Joanne Lo Grimes, Partner, Carlsmith Ball, LLC, 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Aaron Kirk
VP, Sales & Marketing, Hawaii Gas #42
EDUC. Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, University of Arizona; EXP. President Bonterra Solar (2015-2016), President & Chief Operating Officer Sunetric (2011-2014) BDS. Hawaii’s Better Business Bureau FAM. 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Ross M Kutsunai
Dir. of Sales, Alternate Energy Inc. #181
B. Honolulu EDUC. Punahou School; Columbia University; HOBBIES Family, Traveling FAM. Jan, Law Partner, Kobayashi, Sugita, & Goda, 1 child HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Constance H. Lau
Pres., CEO, Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc.#3
B. 1952; Honolulu EDUC. Punahou School, ‘70; Yale College, BA, Administrative Science; U of California, Hastings College of the Law, JD, San Francisco, CA; Stanford Graduate School of Business, CA, MBA EXP. Pres., CEO, Dir., Hawaiian Electric Industries (‘06-present); Chair, Dir., Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc., HEI’s utility subsidiary (‘06-present); Chair, Dir., American Savings Bank, HEI’s bank subsidiary (‘06-present); Pres., CEO, Dir., American Savings Bank (‘01-06) BDS. Hawaiian Electric Industries; Hawaiian Electric Company; American Savings Bank; Matson; Punahou School; Consuelo Zobel Alger Foundation; Associated Electric & Gas Insurance Services; Electric Power Research Institute; Edison Electric Institute; HEI Charitable Foundation; Elemental Excelerator; GE Ecomagination External Advisory Boards CLUBS Hawaii Business Roundtable; Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, Military Affairs Council FAM. Russell, Vice Chair, CEO, Dir., Finance Factors, Ltd., Finance Enterprises Ltd.NOTEWORTHY Co-Chair, Move Oahu Forward; National Assn. of Asian American Professionals Top 100, 2013; Women’s Council on Energy and the Environment’s Woman of the Year, 2011; US Banker’s 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking, 2004, 2005, 2006; PBN Business Leader of the Year, 2004 HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Jon Mauer
Pres., CEO, Island Energy Services, LLC #7
EDUC. University of California, Davis; University of California, Berkeley EXP. Jon comes to Island Energy with 28 years of refining and marketing experience. He is the former General Manager of Chevron’s Hawaii Refinery. He began his career at Chevron’s Richmond Refinery as an engineer and continued to progress through positions of increasing responsibility. Jon has held leadership and management positions with Chevron’s Corporate Investor Relations group, Retail Marketing logistics, U. S. West Coast Supply and Trading operations, as well as Base Oil manufacturing and technology. Prior to becoming the Chevron Refinery General Manager in March 2015, Jon previously served for three years as the Refinery Operations Manager and the Kapolei facility.  BDS. American Red Cross, Hawaii Chapter HOBBIES Outrigger canoe paddling, golf HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Alicia E. Moy
Pres., CEO, Hawaii Gas #42
B. Orlando, Florida EDUC. U of Miami; INSEAD EXP. Sr. VP, Macquarie Infrastructure Company; Investment Banking Analyst, Morgan Stanley BDS. Bank of Hawaii; Macquarie Renewable Energy Holdings; Aloha United Way; Chamber of Commerce Hawaii; Western Energy Institute CLUBS Hawaii Business Roundtable; Women in Renewable Energy; Young Presidents’ Organization NOTEWORTHY Current participant in The Omidyar Fellows program HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Kurt K. Murao
VP, Legal and Administration and Corporate
Secretary, Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. #3
EDUC. Hawaii Baptist Academy; University of Hawaii at Manoa, BA in Economics; Villanova University School of Law, PA, JD; Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M. in Taxation EXP. VP-Legal & Administration and Corporate Secretary, Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc (HEI) (Oct 2016-present); Associate General Counsel, HEI (March 2011-Oct 2016); Associate, Arent Fox LLP (May 2007-Feb 2011); Attorney-Advisor, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Division of Corporation Finance (Aug 2001-April 2007) BDS. Legal Aid Society, Hawaii Chapter HOBBIES Playing the Guitar

Nathan C. Nelson
VP General Counsel, Sec., Hawaii Gas #42
EDUC. Creighton University; University of Nebraska; UH William S. Richardson School of Law EXP. Attorney, Carlsmith Ball LLP BDS. Hawaii Appleseed Center of Law and Economic Justice CLUBS Hawaii State Bar Association; Energy Bar Association; Association of Corporate Counsel HOBBIES Photography, golfing, cycling, piano HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Alan M. Oshima
Pres., CEO, Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. #3
B. 1947; Honolulu EDUC. Farrington High School; Northwestern University; U of Calif. Hastings College of the Law CERT. JD MIL. US Navy EXP. EVP, Corporate & Community Advancement HEI; SVP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary Hawaiian Telcom; Partner Oshima, Chong, Fong & Chung BDS. Hawaii 3Rs; Education Commission of the States, HI Commissioner; Hawaii Institute of Public Affairs; Governor’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Team FAM. JoAnn, Part-time teacher, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Timothy J. Parker
VP, Chief General Counsel,
Island Energy Services, LLC #7
EDUC. Ramapo College of New Jersey; Fordham University School of Law EXP. Timothy (Tim) J. Parker serves as Vice President, Chief General Counsel for Island Energy and has more than 23 years of experience providing legal advice and support to independent downstream and integrated oil companies in their refining, logistics, commercial and marketing businesses. Prior to joining Island Energy, Tim served ConocoPhilips and Philips 66 as Managing Counsel, providing legal support for the Europe and Americans downstream and commercial businesses. He also served as Senior Counsel for Tosco Corporation, Philips Petroleum Company, and PBF Energy. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Richard M. Parry
Pres., CEO, Aloha Petroleum, Ltd. #19
B. 1953; London, England EDUC. BA; Dip. Education BDS. American Red Cross – Hawaii Chapter; Hawaii Petroleum Marketers Association; NACS The National Assn. for Convenience & Fuel Retailing; Aloha Wellness at Work Advisory Council CLUBS The Pacific Club HOBBIES Golf, reading, soccer FAM. Lani, 3 children
HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Joshua F. Powell
CEO, RME, RevoluSun Smart Home #176
B. 1971; Boise, ID EDUC. U of Oregon; CERT. AIA, ABC 30243 MIL. USN (1995-2003) EXP. Joshua F. Powell, AIA, is the CEO and a founding partner of RevoluSun LLC (RevoluSun Smart Home) where he leads Hawaii operations and acts as the Responsible Managing Employee (RME) for all of the companies’ business. He has overseen the development and installation of thousands of residential, commercial and utility-scale photovoltaic projects over the last decade. He has successfully scaled the company in response to unprecedented growth and utility challenges and has a track record of success in high growth industries. Josh also leads RevoluSun Solar Corp., a franchise entity operating in high growth PV markets in broader North America as well as RevoluSun Smart Power – a PV finance and development company focused on residential PV + Storage in Hawaii and the Mainland. Josh is a licensed Architect in Hawaii and Idaho, and a General Contractor. In 2005, Josh also launched a design and construction development company called freedomHAUS focused on residential and mixed-use development in Hawaii and select North American markets. Today freedomHAUS focuses on single and multifamily development using integrated smart home and smart energy technologies. BDS. Hawaii Bicycling League HOBBIES Avid Skiier, Ironman Triathlete, Marathoner HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Tom Wellman
CFO, VP & Treasurer, Island Energy Services, LLC #7
B. 1958; Wyoming EDUC. Brigham Young University; University of Hawaii EXP. Deloitte, Alexander & Baldwin, Hawaii Gas, Ports America BDS. Shidler College School of Accountancy Advisory Board CLUBS Pacific Club HOBBIES Fountain Pens, Miniature Pinschers, Traveling FAM. Edward, Retired Navy, 1 child
HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

James Whitcomb
CEO, Haleakala Solar Inc. #152
B. 1951; Delaware EDUC. A.I. Dupont; UH; CERT. BBA EXP. Started Haleakala Solar in 1977 on Maui. Company headquarters are still on Maui, sales and operational offices also are on Oahu and Kauai. Installs systems on the islands of Maui, Oahu, Kauai, the Big Island, Molokai, and Lanai. BDS. Board Member, Hospice Maui CLUBS BBB, HSEA HOBBIES Jumping off buildings and baking. FAM. Karen, 2 children NOTEWORTHY I am an adrenaline junky, love roller coasters and other fast rides! HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Eric Wright Mr.
Sr. VP, Par Hawaii, Inc.
EDUC. BS in International Economics, Georgetown University; CERT. CFA charter-holder EXP. The AES Corporation, M&A and divestiture team; Xcel Energy, Inc., treasury team HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Jim R. Yates
Pres., Par Hawaii, Inc. #5
EDUC. University of Oklahoma, BBA ; University of Houston Law Center, JD EXP. Mid Pac Petroleum, LLC, CEO and president (2007 – 2015); The Gas Company, president and CEO (2003 – 2007); BHP Hawaii, VP – Corporate Development (1993 – 2003); BHP Petroleum (1982 – 1993) BDS. The Queen’s Health Systems Board of Trustees; City Mill Co., Ltd.; YMCA of Honolulu; Governors for Chaminade University and the Institute; Price College of Business at the University of Oklahoma HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Thomas K.L.M. Young
EVP, COO, Hawaii Gas #42
EDUC. University of Hawaii at Manoa, BS, Chemistry; EXP. Chemist (1982-2001), Director of Gas Operations (2001-2006), Vice President of Operations (2006-2010), Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Supply (2010-2013), Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (2013-present), Hawaii Gas HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


 

FINANCE

Dani Aiu
EVP, Consumer Banking, American Savings Bank
B. Honolulu, HI EDUC. UH Manoa Shidler School of Business; EXP. Aiu started her decades-long career in banking as a teller in 1995. Over the years, she quickly progressed through various leadership roles, including Financial Services Representative, Branch Manager, Regional Executive and Director of Branch Banking. Today, she is responsible for leading ASB’s statewide branch network of 500 teammates working in the Customer Banking Center and 51 branches on five islands. BDS. Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii FAM. Justin, 2 children

Michael H. F. Ching
EVP, CFO, Treasurer, First Hawaiian Bank #12
B. 1971; Honolulu EDUC. Iolani School; Santa Clara University; CERT. CPA EXP. 24 years of accounting, auditing and advisory experience, specializing in banking and capital markets. BDS. Hawaii Society of CPAs; American Institute of CPAs; American Diabetes Association; Boy Scouts of America (Aloha Council); Chinese Chamber of Commerce; Hawaii Theatre; Hawaiian Humane Society FAM. Joyce, 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

John C. Dean
Exec. Chair, Central Pacific Financial Corp. #43
B. 1947; Lawrence, MA EDUC. St. Mary’s of Redford HS; Holy Cross College; Wharton School, MBA, Finance EXP. Has spent 30 years as an executive in the financial services industry, the last four years have been with Central Pacific Bank. BDS. Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship, E-Business (PACE) at UH, Hawaiian Humane Society and Iolani School. CLUBS Co-founder and chair emeritus of the Entrepreneur’s Foundation of Hawaii, supporting small business ventures, and endowing a faculty position at UH’s Shidler College of Business. HOBBIES Gardening, hiking, snorkeling FAM. Sue NOTEWORTHY Founder and sponsor of Kipapa i ke Ala Lecture Series at the UH’s Shidler College of Business. Is a former Peace Corps Volunteer in Western Samoa. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Robert S. Harrison
CEO, Chair, First Hawaiian Bank #12
B. 1960; Seattle, WA EDUC. Tucson HS; UCLA, BS; Cornell U, MBA MIL. U.S. Navy – Petty Officer EXP. Chairman, CEO, First Hawaiian Bank; Vice Chairman, BancWest Corporation BDS. Alexander & Baldwin; Blood Bank of Hawaii; Chaminade University; Crown Prince Akihito Scholarship Foundation; Hawaii Bankers Association; Hawaii Business Roundtable; Hawaii Community Foundation; Chair, Hawaii Medical Service Association; Japan America Society of Hawaii; UH Shidler College of Business; CLUBS Waialae CC FAM. Lori HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Vernon H. Hirata
Vice Chair, Co-COO,Territorial Savings Bank #101
B. 1952; Honolulu EDUC. Farrington HS; Coe College; Cornell Law School EXP. Vice Chair, Co-COO, Exec. VP, GC, (‘07-present), Exec. VP, GC, (‘86-07), Territorial Savings Bank; Sr. VP, American Saving Bank (‘78-86) CLUBS Pacific Club HOBBIES Surfing FAM. Gaye Hirata, 1 child HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Peter S. Ho
Chair, Pres., CEO, Bank of Hawaii Corp. #15
B. 1965; N.Y. EDUC. Punahou School, ‘83; U of Southern California, BS, Business Administration, ‘87; U of Southern California, MBA Corporate Finance, First Interstate Bank Fellow, ‘92; Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program, ‘08 EXP. Chairman, President, CEO; joined BOH in ‘93 as AVP in National Banking Div. (‘99-01) SVP Corp. Banking; (‘01-03) EVP Corp. Banking and Commercial Real Estate Lending; (‘03) Group EVP Commercial Banking Group; (‘04) Vice Chair Investment Services Group; (‘06) Chief Banking Officer BDS. Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco; American Red Cross-Hawaii Chapter; Hawaii Community Foundation; McInerny Foundation; Strong Foundation; Hawaii Bankers Association; Hawaii Business Roundtable; UH-Ahahui Koa Anuenue; Young Presidents’ Organization, Shane Victorino Foundation; Hawaii Asia Pacific Association; East-West Center; Military Affairs Council; Catholic Charities Board of Advisors FAM. Michelle, 2 children NOTEWORTHY Chairman of the APEC 2011 Hawaii Host Committee HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Harlan Y Kimura
Chair, HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union #110
B. 1955; Pahala, Hawaii EDUC. Kau High School; University of Hawaii at Manoa – School of Business; William S. Richardson School of Law CERT. JD, MBA, CCUE, CCUV, and CCD MIL. None. EXP. Senior Business Analyst For 2 Years Upon Graduation From Law School And The College of Business. Attorney In Private Practice For The Past 31 Years. BDS. HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union HOBBIES Golf and Swimming. FAM. Tammy Y. Kimura, Courtroom Manager for The Honorable Derrick K. Watson, United States District Judge, United States District Court – District of Hawaii, 1 child HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Allan S. Kitagawa
Chair, Pres., CEO, Territorial Savings Bank#101
B. 1945; Honolulu EDUC. Kaimuki HS, ‘63; UH, BA, Accounting, ‘70; MIL. Army EXP. Territorial Savings ‘86; Controller, American Savings ‘74; Sr. auditor and Tax Specialist, Peat Marwick Mitchell (‘70-74) CLUBS Waialae CC; Plaza Club HOBBIES Golf FAM. Hilda, 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Daniel B.T. Lau
Chairman Emeritus, Finance Factors Ltd. #198
B. 1919; Honolulu EDUC. McKinley HS, ‘37; UH, BA, Business, Economics; Advanced Management Program conducted by staff from Harvard U Graduate School of Business Admin, CLU certificate MIL. Army, World War II, infantry, Air Corps EXP. Chair, Sec., Dir., Finance Realty; Chair, Sec., Dir., Finance Enterprises Ltd.; founder, Finance Factors in ‘52 BDS. Finance Factors Family of Companies; UH Presidents Club (charter member), UH College of Business Administration Alumni and Friends (charter member), UH Letter Winners Club, East-West Center CLUBS Waialae CC HOBBIES Baseball, volleyball, golf FAM. 4 children NOTEWORTHY Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii Lifetime Achievement Award 2015; UH Lifetime Achievement ‘09; C&C Inaugural Forever Young ‘08; Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii Businessman of the Year ‘06; Member of All World Team World Series Softball Team ‘05; Outstanding Older Worker-Prime Time ‘04; UCS Citizen of Year ‘03; UHAA Distinguished Alumni ‘02; UH Shidler College of Business Hall of Honor ‘01 HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Russell James Lau
Chair, CEO, Finance Factors Ltd. #198
B. 1952; Honolulu EDUC. Punahou School, ‘70; U of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA, BA, Finance, ‘74; U of Oregon, MBA, Finance, ‘75; Pacific Coast Banking School, U of Washington, ‘90  EXP. VP, Treas., Finance Enterprises Ltd.; Sr.VP, Treas., Chief Investment Officer, Branch Administrator, Finance Factors Ltd.; VP, Strategic Planner, Finance Enterprises Ltd.; Asst. VP, Security Pacific National Bank; Financial Analyst, Crocker National Bank BDS. Finance Factors Ltd.; Finance Enterprises Ltd.; Finance Realty Ltd.; Finance Insurance Ltd.; Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines; St. Andrews Priory; Palolo Chinese Home; Assets School; American Judicature Society; East West Center Foundation; Chinese Chamber of Commerce CLUBS Pacific Club; Financial Executives Institute HOBBIES Fitness training & yoga, home construction & remodeling, alpine skiing, Alaska fishing FAM. Constance H. Lau, Pres., CEO, HEI, 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Gabriel Lee
EVP, Commercial Markets, American Savings Bank
B. 1958; Austin, TX EDUC. Saint Louis School; University of Hawaii at Manoa; Dartmouth CERT. Graduate School of Credit and Financial Management EXP. Gabe joined ASB in 1998 as Senior Vice President, Commercial Markets. Prior to American Savings Bank, Gabe was in Commercial Banking at First Hawaiian Bank. Between 1985 and 1996, he was with Bank of Hawaii primarily in Corporate Banking, and left as the Pacific Marketing Director of the Leasing Division. BDS. Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii (2015 to 2017 as Chairman), Boy Scouts of America – Aloha Council, Diamond Head Theatre (2005 to 2008 as Chairman), Hawaii State Board of Public Accountancy, Retail Merchants of Hawaii, and Waialae Country Club. FAM. Shirley, 1 child

Warren K.K. Luke
Chair, CEO, Hawaii National Bank #172
B. 1944; Honolulu EDUC. Punahou School, ‘62; Babson College, BS, Business Admin., ‘66; Harvard U, MBA, ‘70 EXP. Lifelong career in family-oriented businesses, Hawaii National Bank and affiliated companies. BDS. Hawaii National Bancshares; Loyalty Development; Servco Pacific; Punahou; Harvard-Asia Pacific Advisory Board; Hawaii Business Roundtable; Pacific Basin Economic Council; Pacific & Asian Affairs Council; Land Use Research Fdn; Lambda Alpha Int’l.; Pacific Forum CSIS HOBBIES Golf FAM. Carolyn HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Bryan Luke
Pres, COO, Hawaii National Bank #172
B. 1974; Honolulu EDUC. Punahou School, ‘93; Amherst College, BA, ‘97; Harvard U, MBA, ‘06 EXP. Standard & Poor’s; PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP; Coopers & Lybrand BDS. American Bankers Association – Community Bankers Council Administrative Committee, Banker Advisory Council for Endorsed Solutions (Chair); Western Independent Bankers; Hawaii Community Reinvestment Corporation (Chair); Pacific and Asian Affairs Council; Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific; Chamber of Commerce Hawaii HOBBIES Swimming, CrossFit HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Clyde Matsusaka
Sr. VP, Branch Manager, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management #107
B. Honolulu EDUC. University of Hawaii Manoa; EXP. In Financial Services Business for 31 years, joined firm in 1994. Morgan Stanley Honolulu Branch Manager since 2012. Previously was the Morgan Stanley Branch Manager in Santa Cruz. Also managed in Palo Alto and Maui. Had 22 years experience as a Financial Advisor before joining Management. HOBBIES Surfing, yoga NOTEWORTHY Strong advocate for all employees to lead a balanced life – work, family, and health. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Thomas Kevin McCarthy
Sr. VP, Complex Mgr., Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC #185
B. 1962 EDUC. Moanalua HS; UH; EXP. Wells Fargo Advisors (‘08-present); Morgan Stanley (‘93-08) HOBBIES U.S. Senior Softball FAM. Patricia, 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

James Keala Mauloa Moniz
Executive VP & Mgr., Mortgage Banking, Bank of Hawaii
B. 1979; Hilo, HI EDUC. Kamehameha; The George Washington University; BDS. Special Olympics Hawaii FAM. 2 children HB HONORS 20 for the Next 20

David S. Morimoto
EVP, CFO, Central Pacific Financial Corp. #43
B. 1968; Kanagawa Japan EDUC. Castle HS; UH Manoa; Chaminade University BDS. The Institute for Human Services; Hawaii Council on Economic Education FAM. Kathy Morimoto, VP, Patient Care, The Queen’s Health Systems, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec, 20 for the Next 20

Ralph Y. Nakatsuka
Vice Chair, Co-COO, Territorial Savings Bank #101
B. 1955; Honolulu EDUC. Kalani HS,‘73; UH, BBA, ‘77; UH, Advanced Management Program, ‘93 CERT. CPA, CGMA EXP. Exec. VP/Lending, Chief Lending Officer (‘97-07), Exec. VP/Lending and Finance, CFO and CLO (‘95-97), Dir. (‘88-01), Sr. VP, Treas. and CFO (‘87-95), Sr. VP, controller (‘85-87), VP, controller (‘82-85), AVP, controller (‘80-82), American Savings Bank BDS. Treas., Hawaii Foodbank (‘98-13); Better Business Bureau of Hawaii Foundation (‘99-present) CLUBS AICPA; Hawaii Society of CPAs; Financial Managers Society; Institute of Management Accountants; Pacific Club HOBBIES Running, sports activities with son FAM. Lori, 1 child HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Catherine Ngo
Pres., CEO, Central Pacific Financial Corp. #43
B. Newport News, VA EDUC. U of Virginia – Echols Scholars Program; U of Virginia School of Law EXP. Catherine Ngo is an experienced financial services executive. Ngo joined Central Pacific Bank in 2010 and previously served as President and Chief Operating Officer. Ngo is a venture partner of Startup Capital Ventures. And prior to joining CPB, she was COO of Alliant Partners, an investment banking subsidiary of Silicon Valley Bank. BDS. UH Foundation (Chair, Board Trustee and Exec Committee Member), Hawaii Gas (Director), Startup Capital Ventures (Venture Partner), Hawaii Bankers Association (Secretary) HOBBIES paddleboarding FAM. Robert Hines HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Robert K.W.H. Nobriga
EVP, Chief Financial Officer, American Savings Bank
EDUC. Kamehameha Schools, Kapalama; U of Notre Dame; CERT. CPA EXP. EVP & CFO, The Queen’s Health Systems; EVP & CFO, Hawaii National Bank; CFO & COO, John A. Burns School of Medicine; Business Assurance Mgr., PricewaterhouseCoopers BDS. Treasurer, Kamehameha Schools

Craig Norris
EVP, Chief Credit Officer, American Savings Bank
B. 1964; Eugene, OR EDUC. University of Oregon; EXP. Umpqua Bank; U.S. Bancorp CLUBS Risk Management Association HOBBIES Travel, wine, swimming, history, geology FAM. Teresa, 1 child

 

Vince J. Otsuka
Pres., CEO, Aloha Pacific Federal Credit Union #168
B. Honolulu EDUC. McKinley HS; UH Manoa; HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Mark A. Rossi
Vice Chair, CAO, General Counsel, Corp. Sec., Bank of Hawaii Corp. #15
B. 1949; Minneapolis, MN EDUC. Edina High School; U of Minnesota; Willamette U Law School CERT. JD EXP. General Counsel First Interstate Bank of Washington; Managing Partner Lane Powell Law Firm-WA, OR, AL and London, England BDS. Hawaii Institute for Public Affairs (Advisory Board); American Judicature Society (Hawaii) HOBBIES Golf, fly fishing FAM. Jane, 2 children NOTEWORTHY Transplant from Seattle in ‘07 to work with Bank of Hawaii HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Mary E. Sellers
Vice Chair, Chief Risk Officer, Bank of Hawaii Corp. #15
B. 1956; Louisville, KY EDUC. Cedar Crest College, BA, Management; U of Delaware, master’s degree, Economics EXP. VC & Chief Risk Officer (‘05-present); EVP, Mgr., Risk Management Division, ‘03, EVP, Mgr., Credit Review, ‘02, SVP, Mgr., Credit Review, ‘00. Positions including management positions in Credit Management & Approval, Credit Services, Pacific Century Leasing, Officer, Private Financial Services Dept. BDS. University of Hawaii Foundation; Hawaii Foodbank; St. Andrew’s Schools; Hawaii Economic Development Corporation, Local Development Corporation; Alumni Association of Cedar Crest College and the Risk Management Association: member

Dean Shigemura
CFO, Bank of Hawaii Corp. #15
B. 1963; Honolulu EDUC. Iolani; University of Washington; Wharton, Harvard CERT. CPA BDS. Diamond Head Theatre HOBBIES Travelling FAM. Stacy HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Tess Shimabukuro
Pres., CEO, Kauai Community Federal Credit Union #202
B. 1961; Lihue, HI EDUC. Kauai High School; Oregon State University; University of Denver BDS. Crime Stoppers; Hawaii Home Ownership Center FAM. Trent, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Steven J. Teruya
Pres., COO, Finance Factors Ltd. #198
B. 1952; Honolulu EDUC. Mid-Pacific Institute, ‘70; UH, College of Business Admin., ‘74; U of Washington, Pacific Coast Banking School, ‘91 EXP. Sr. VP, branch administrator (‘90-98), VP, Mgr./ Branch Division (‘86-90), Asst. VP/Information Systems (‘81-86), Mgr./Branch (‘80-81), Management Trainee (‘75-80), Finance Factors Ltd. BDS. Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce HOBBIES Golf, travel FAM. Cynthia, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Rich Wacker
Pres., CEO, American Savings Bank
B. 1962; St. Louis, MO EDUC. U of Missouri, BS, Engineering; EXP. Prior to joining American Savings Bank, Rich was Chairman of Korea Exchange Bank (KEB), the fifth largest Korean commercial bank. He joined KEB in 2004 as Chief Operating Officer, was appointed President & CEO in 2005, and also held the position of Chairman of the Board from 2007 through 2010. Rich helped establish the KEB Foundation. Rich also enjoyed a 20-year career with General Electric (GE) where he was a company officer and held a wide range of senior leadership positions in the U.S. and Europe, including Vice President of Corporate Investor Communications; Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of GE Capital’s Card Services unit; General Manager of GE Capital’s audit staff; Chief Financial Officer of GE Capital Fleet Services-Europe and global product management positions with GE Medical Systems-Europe. BDS. Child & Family Service, Chair; HBR; Chaminade University, Board of Regents; University of Hawaii Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship; University of Hawaii Foundation, Vice-Chair; University of Hawaii XLR8UH; Hawaii Bankers Association CLUBS Pacific Club, Plaza Club FAM. Eileen, 4 children

Beth Whitehead
EVP, Chief Administrative Officer, American Savings Bank
B. 1966; Pine Bluff, Arkansas EDUC. England High School; University of Mississippi; University of Arkansas School of Law EXP. First Horizon National Corporation, First Tennessee Bank, National Commerce Financial Corporation, National Bank of Commerce, Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, Washington DC, US Senator Dale Bumbers  BDS. State of Hawaii Workforce Development Council; Hawaii Theatre Center (Chair); Helping Hands Hawaii; the Better Business Bureau of Hawaii; Center for Banking and Finance at University of North Carolina School of Law (Board of Advisors) CLUBS Oahu Country Club, Pacific Club, Plaza Club HOBBIES Golf, cooking, reading

Eric K. Yeaman
Pres., COO, First Hawaiian Bank #12
B. 1967; Kona EDUC. Konawaena High School; UH Manoa, BBA, Accounting, ‘89; CERT. Public Accountant EXP. 2008-2015 Hawaiian Telcom, President & CEO; 2008 Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc., Senior Executive Vice President & COO; 2003-2008 Hawaiian Electric Industries, Financial Vice President, Treasurer & CFO; 2000-2003 Kamehameha Schools, Chief Operating & Financial Officer; 1989-2000 Arthur Andersen LLP, Senior Manager BDS. Alaska Air Group, Inc.; Alexander & Baldwin, Inc.; Friends of Hawaii Charities; Harold K.L. Castle Foundation; Hawaii Community Foundation; Hawaiian Telcom; Queen’s Health Systems, Chair CLUBS Hawaii Asia Pacific Association HOBBIES Family time, weightlifting, running FAM. Melanie, 2 children

Karl Yoneshige
Pres., CEO, HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union #110
B. 1952; Honolulu EDUC. Kaimuki HS, ‘70; UH Manoa, BBA ‘74; EXP. Exec. VP, HawaiiUSA FCU; Asst. VP, First Interstate Bank of Hawaii BDS. Hawaii Homeownership Center; Waipahu High School Academy of Business Advisory Board HOBBIES Golf FAM. Colleen HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


 

HEALTHCARE

Teri A Bruesehoff
Pres., COO HiHealthCare, HiNursing & HiHomeCare, The Hawaii Group, Inc. #57
B. 9-6-1960; New Jersey EDUC. George Washington High School, Philadelphia PA; Californina State University, Long Beach; CERT. Medical Cannabis Nursing EXP. Thirty five years in the health care industry ranging from direct patient care in the ICU and ER to hospital administration, home care healthcare staffing for adults and pediatric patients BDS. Chamber Of Commerce Workplace Environment and Competitiveness (WE&C) CLUBS Health Care Association of Hawaii (HAH)
Sales Marketing Executives, Hawaii, Biz Women Connect, Pacific Business News HOBBIES Living on a 65 foot sailboat for the boat life experience. Learning how to sail and preparing for captain’s license. Planning to do an open ocean voyage next year. Hiking, beach, outdoors, sports, Spartan Race. FAM. 3 children ages 32, 30, 29 NOTEWORTHY Three adult children and three grandchildren. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Jen H. Chahanovich
Pres., CEO, Wilcox Medical Center; CEO, Kauai Medical Clinic, Hawaii Pacific Health #11
B. South Carolina EDUC. Elloree High School, South Carolina; Bachelor’s degree in Allied Health Sciences / Health Administration and Advanced Respiratory Therapy, Weber State University; Certificate in executive management, Notre Dame University; MBA in Marketing, Western International University CERT. Nursing Care Administrator, credential: LNHA EXP. Prior to joining Hawaii Pacific Health, Chahanovich was director of Paradise Valley Hospital for Triad Hospitals in Phoenix, Arizona. BDS. Regent, Hawaii Chapter of American College of Healthcare Executives; AccesSurf; Kauai Chamber of Commerce; Easter Seals Hawaii; Member, Kauai County Subarea Planning Council, Hawaii State Health Planning and Development Agency CLUBS Women Corporate Directors, Hawaii Chapter HOBBIES Reading, water sports FAM. Bruce Chahanovich, Retired, 1 child HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Jason C. Chang
Exec. VP, COO, The Queen’s Health Systems #10
EDUC. BDS. Blood Bank of Hawaii; Oahu Workforce Development HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Jason Chang, MD
Chief Medical Officer, VP Medical Affairs, The Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific (REHAB) #129
EDUC. University of California at Irvine, B.S., Biological Science; John A Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii at Manoa HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Charles R. Ching
EVP, General Counsel, Hawaii Pacific Health #11
B. 1956; Honolulu EDUC. University of California, Los Angeles; University of Washington School of Law FAM. Colleen Wong, 2 chiildren HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Jerry J. Correa
Pres., CEO, St. Francis Healthcare System of Hawaii #144
B. 1964; Lihue EDUC. St. Louis School, ‘82; Kennedy-Western U, B.S.; EXP. COO, St. Francis Healthcare System; Dir./IT, Outrigger Hotels BDS. St. Francis Enterprises; St. Francis Foundation; Our Lady of Keaau, Healthcare Association of Hawaii; Chaminade University; United Holdings; Hawaii Bone Marrow CLUBS Pacific Club, Honolulu Country Club FAM. Mari-Jo, 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Tom Delaney
COO, Hawaii Dental Service (HDS) #40
B. 1959; Kansas City, Missouri EDUC. Barrington High School, IL; California State University Long Beach – BS Business Administration – Quantitative Methods; EXP. Hawaii Dental Service (‘90-present) BDS. Hawaii Client Services – Board Secretary HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Laura A. Esslinger
CEO, AlohaCare #29
B. Atlanta, GA EDUC. Chadwick School, CA; BA – Economics, Wesleyan University, CT; FAM. Skye Luque, Owner, Luque Meat Sauce NOTEWORTHY Laura has more than 20 years’ experience in the managed care industry including roles in public policy, consulting and small to large health plans. She credits her unrelenting focus on improving care delivery to her sister who opened Laura’s eyes to the challenges of coordinating services to remain independent while living with a disability. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Susie Gabriel RN, MSN
VP, Clinical Services, The Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific (REHAB) #129
EDUC. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

 

Art W. Gladstone
CEO, Straub Medical Center and Pali Momi Medical Center , Hawaii Pacific Health #11
B. 1964; Pincher Creek, Alberta, Canada EDUC. St. Michael’s High School; Nursing degree, Red Deer College, Alberta, Canada; Psychiatric Nursing Degree, Alberta Hospital Ponoka, Alberta, Canada; Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Phoenix; MBA, University of Phoenix CERT. Registered Nurse – State of Hawaii; Fellow, American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) EXP. Gladstone began his career in health care as a registered nurse and held positions at Red Deer Regional Hospital and Alberta Hospital Ponoka in Canada. He joined Pali Momi in 1990 and held various clinical and administrative positions, including vice president of operations and chief operating officer, before assuming responsibility as Straub’s chief operating officer in 2004. He was promoted to CEO for Straub in 2013, and additionally assumed the role of CEO of Pali Momi in July 2015. He also serves as chief nurse executive for Hawaii Pacific Health. BDS. Pacific Region Arthritis Foundation; Hawaii State Center for Nursing Continuing Education Joint Advisory Subcommittee; American Organization of Nurse Executives; Ahahui Koa Anuenue; InVision LLC; Healthcare Association of Hawaii; Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii; American College of Healthcare Executives CLUBS Federal Law Enforcement Foundation; Rotary Club of Pearlridge FAM. Michelle, 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Michael A. Gold
CEO, Hawaii Medical Service Association (HMSA) #1
B. 1947; Kenosha, WI EDUC. UH; BDS. Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, Hawaii Foodbank, Hawaii Business Roundtable, HMSA Foundation, Western Conference of Prepaid Medical Plans HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

David Herndon
EVP, Chief Member Services Officer, Hawaii Medical Service Association (HMSA) #1
B. Denver, Colorado EDUC. University of South Florida; FAM. Cheryl Herndon, Le Jardin Academy, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Francis U. Imada
CFO, Clinical Labs of Hawaii #65
B. 1953; Honolulu EDUC. Kalani HS; UH, BBA, ‘75; CERT. CPA, CFP EXP. 22 years with Clinical Labs of Hawaii as CFO; Tax Partner with Deloitte & Touche (‘88-95); Ernst & Young (‘77-88) BDS. Tony Autoplex; Board of Taxation Review – C&C Honolulu CLUBS Pacific Club HOBBIES Bonsai FAM. Jacquelyn, 3 children NOTEWORTHY Learning how to cook and loving it. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Gail Lerch
EVP of HR, Organizational Effectiveness and General Services, Hawaii Pacific Health #11
B. Chicago, IL EDUC. Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Purdue University; MBA, Hawaii Pacific University EXP. Senior Level Human Resources and Hospital/Clinic Operations. Previous career in Nursing Operations. BDS. MedAssets National Board, Human Resources Steering Committee HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Leonard Licina
CEO, Sutter Health Pacific Kahi Mohala #141
B.; Duquesne, PA EDUC. Duquesne HS; UH, BBA; Chaminade U, MBA CERT. CFP EXP. CFO, Kahi Mohala (‘95-08); COO, Mana Institute (‘93-95); Controller, Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific (‘82-93) BDS. Healthcare Financial Management Assn.; Kahi Mohala Behavioral Health; American Hospital Association Region 9 Policy Board; State Health Planning & Development Agency; Statewide Health Coordinating Council; Hawaii Health Information Exchange CLUBS Chamber of Commerce HOBBIES Golf, Hawaii Steeler’s Fan Club, photography HB HONORS  Top 250 Exec

Whitney Limm, M.D.
EVP, Chief Physician Executive, The Queen’s Health Systems #10
EDUC. Iolani School; Stanford University; UCLA School of Medicine CERT. MD, FACS EXP. General and Transplant Surgeon 25+ years; Associate Professor of Surgery, JABSOM; Director of Renal Transplantation BDS. HMSA; Iolani School; Queen’s Clinically Integrated Physician Network HOBBIES Surfing, running FAM. Harvalee, 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Wendy Manuel
VP, CFO, The Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific (REHAB) #129
EDUC. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

 

Gina Marting
Sr. VP, CFO, Hawaii Medical Service Association (HMSA) #1
EDUC. Punahou School; University of Southern California; EXP. KPMG (Phoenix); HMA, Inc. (AZ) FAM. Brian Marting, Y. Hata & Co. Ltd.HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Gwen Miyasato
EVP, Chief Internal Operations Officer, Chief of Staff, Hawaii Medical Service Association (HMSA) #1
EDUC. EXP. SVP, HMSA; Blue Cross Blue Shield of Colorado HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Mark M. Mugiishi MD, FACS
Board Chair, Iolani School #126 EVP, Chief Health Officer, Hawaii Medical Service Association (HMSA) #1
B. 1959; Honolulu EDUC. Iolani School; Northwestern U; Northwestern Medical School CERT. Fellow, American College of Surgeons EXP. Associate Chair, Department of Surgery, University of Hawaii Medical School; Physician/Surgeon, Central Medical Clinic/Ekahi Health; Iolani Basketball Coach (‘89-08) BDS. Integrated Services, Inc. (ISI); National Advisory Sharecare Board; Iolani School HOBBIES Music and travel NOTEWORTHY Producer, “Allegiance, A New American Musical” a Broadway musical about the Japanese American Internment starring George Takei, Lea Salonga, and Telly Leung, opened at the Longacre theater in October 2015 and ran until February 2016. Coached Iolani Boys Basketball from 1989-2008 and won 11 ILH and 7 State Championships, and was coach for Nike Jordan Brand Classic National game in 2010 at Madison Square Garden. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Kim-Anh Nguyen MD, PhD
Pres., CEO, Blood Bank of Hawaii #210
B. Vietnam EDUC. Fair Lawn HS; Harvard U; U Pennsylvania EXP. Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Hawaii, JABSOM, Department of Pathology (current); Medical Director, Blood Centers of the Pacific Associate Clinical Professor, University California San Francisco School of Medicine; Director, Transfusion Medicine Fellowship Program, UCSF/Blood Centers of the Pacific CLUBS Young Presidents Organization HOBBIES Ballroom dancing; Cooking; Island adventures with family FAM. Joseph Foo, Software Engineer, HPMG, 1 child HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Quin H. Ogawa
CFO, Sutter Health Pacific Kahi Mohala #141
B. 1968; Los Angeles, CA EDUC. McKinley High; UH, BBA, ‘90; CERT. CPA EXP. Kuakini Health System, CFO and various financial positions (1996-2006 and 2009-2015), Shriners Hospitals for Children, Director of Fiscal Services (2006-2009), KPMG LLP (1990-1996) BDS. Healthcare Associate of Hawaii CFO Roundtable CLUBS AICPA, HFMA, Pacific Century Fellows HOBBIES Family time, cooking, basketball, being an active volunteer at children’s schools FAM. Gail Ogawa, Public Health Educator, State of Hawaii Department of Health, 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

David Okabe
EVP, CFO, Treas., Hawaii Pacific Health #11
B. 1962; Hawaii EDUC. Saint Louis School; Bachelor of Science in Accounting, University of Hawaii; CERT. CPA BDS. Diamond Head Theater; Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii; United Laundry Service; Hawaii Pacific Health Partners; Providers Insurance Corp.; Chief Financial Officers Committee, Healthcare Association of Hawaii CLUBS Pacific Club; Mid-Pacific Country Club HOBBIES Golf, food and wine FAM. Kellyn Okabe NOTEWORTHY Proud owner of three Shiba Inu (Japanese dog breed) HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Gary Okamoto, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer, AlohaCare #29
B. Honolulu, HI EDUC. University of Hawaii, B.A.; Washington University in St. Louis, M.D.; University of Washington, M.P.H. CERT. Certification by American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Honolulu County Medical Society; Hawaii Medical Association; American Medical Association; Hawaii Society of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. MIL. Alternate Service‚ primary care physician in clinics for underserved families HOBBIES Golf, Travel FAM. 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Alyssa J. Park
Aeos Labs Pres., Pan Pacific Pathologists, Clinical Labs of Hawaii #65
B. 1969; Rochester, MN EDUC. Hilo HS, ‘87; Harvard U, BA, ‘91; U of California at Berkeley, MA, ‘94; Cornell U, JD/MBA, ‘97 EXP. CEO, Clinical Labs of HI (‘07-08), COO, Clinical Labs of HI (‘02-07); VP, Clinical Labs of HI (‘00-02); AVP, MBIA Inc. (‘98-00); Sr. Analyst, MBIA Inc. (‘97-98) CLUBS Pacific Club HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Kathryn A. Raethel F.A.C.H.E., MHA.
CEO, Adventist Health Castle, Castle Medical Center #22 Pres.,
B. 1953; Sydney, Australia EDUC. Sydney Adventist; Murdoch University; Loma Linda University CERT. FACHE EXP. 43 years in healthcare leadership BDS. Castle Medical Center; American Hospital Association Regional Policy Board 9; HBR FAM. Hilton Raethel, President and CEO, HAH, 4 children

Michel D. Riccioni
EVP, CFO, The Queen’s Health Systems #10
B. 1959; New Bedford, MA EDUC. Palos Verdes High, Attended St. Louis School, Honolulu, HI; California State University, Chico, CA; St. Mary’s College CERT. CPA, FHFMA, CGMA EXP. Chief Financial Officer St. Joseph’s Health Systems Sonoma County, Jan 2001-April 2017. Chief Financial Officer Warrack Medical Center Jan 1986 – Dec 2000. Certified Public Accountant Linkenheimer LLP CPAs & Advisors July 1981-Dec 1985. BDS. American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA); Healthcare Financial Management Association – California and Hawaii Chapters; Healthcare Association of Hawaii (HAH) FAM. Mary Kay, 1 child HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Kenneth B. Robbins MD
EVP, Chief Medical Officer, Hawaii Pacific Health #11
EDUC. Bachelor of Science in Biology, Stanford University; Doctor of Medicine, University of California, San Diego CERT. Board Certified in Pediatrics MIL. Captain and Staff Pediatrician, U.S. Army, Medical Service Corps EXP. From 2001 through 2010, Robbins held the position of Chief Medical Officer for Straub Medical Center. Robbins began his administrative career in 1997 by serving as a member of the Straub Board of Directors, and later as Treasurer and President. As Chief Medical Officer of Hawaii Pacific Health, Robbins is responsible for physician recruitment, physician leadership development, and the physician compensation plans for the HPH Medical Group. He provides oversight to the Chief Medical Officers and Chief Executive Officers of the hospitals and medical groups within Hawaii Pacific Health on physician-related issues. He is also a clinical professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine. CLUBS Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics; Member, American Medical Group Association, Medical Group Management Association and American Association of Physician Leadership. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Steve Robertson
EVP, CIO, Hawaii Pacific Health #11
EDUC. Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, University of South Florida; MSSE, Virginia Tech; MBA, University of Hawaii CERT. Professional Engineer (PE), Electrical Branch, Hawaii Nuclear Engineer Department Head, US Naval Reactors; Fellow, American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE); Certified Healthcare Chief Information Officer (CHCIO) MIL. U.S. Navy Nuclear Submarine Officer, Los Angeles Class BDS. Kahala Nui, Laulima, CIO Council of Hawaii FAM. Ros HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Timothy J. Roe MD, MBA FAAPMR
Pres., CEO, The Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific (REHAB) #129
EDUC. University of Notre Dame; MD from Stritch School of Medicine at Loyola University; MBA from Shidler College of Business at the University of Hawaii at Manoa EXP. President & CEO, The Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific; Executive Director, Cheng Health Foundation Inc.; Chief Executive Officer & Medical Director, International Health Technologies LLC; Medical Director, St. Joseph Regional Rehabilitation Center; Medical Director, Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital; Director-Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, VA West Los Angeles Medical Center FAM. Meng Roe, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Colbert Seto
CIO, The Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific (REHAB) #129
EDUC. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

 

Martha B. Smith
CEO, Kapiolani   Medical Center for Women & Children, Hawaii Pacific Health #11
B. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania EDUC. Melbourne High School; Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy, University of Central Florida; Master of Public Health, University of Alabama; Master of Business Administration, Chaminade University of Honolulu CERT. Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) EXP. Prior to joining Hawaii Pacific Health, Smith was vice president of operations at Mount Sinai Medical Center and Miami Heart Institute in Miami Beach, Florida. She has also served as vice president at Chris Evert Children’s Hospital at Broward General Hospital, affiliated with the North Broward Hospital District in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. BDS. American College of Healthcare Executives, Hawaii Chapter; Children’s Hospital Association Chief Executive Group; Alohacare; Surgicare (ASC Pacific Ventures); Child & Family Service; Girl Scouts of Hawaii; Chair, Kapiolani Medical Specialists (Hawaii Pacific Health physician specialty group); Regent, Chaminade University of Honolulu HOBBIES Fitness FAM. David (Tony) Smith, One son HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Michael Stollar
Pres., COO, Hawaii Medical Service Association (HMSA) #1
B. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan EDUC. Tufts University; Ohio University MIL. National Service: Peace Corps HB HONORS Top 250 Exec, 20 for the Next 20

 

Cheryl Takitani-Smith
CFO, Hawaii Dental Service (HDS) #40
B. Wailuku EDUC. Baldwin HS; UH, BBA; EXP. VP/Financial Affairs, Hawaii Dental Service; Pres., Hawaii Client Services; Treas., HDS Foundation BDS. Hawaii Client Services Board, President; HDS Foundation, Treasurer HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Arthur A. Ushijima
Pres., CEO, The Queen’s Health Systems #10
B. 1948; Wailuku EDUC. Baldwin High School; Cornell College, BA, Biology; U of Iowa, MA, Hospital & Health Administration CERT. Fellow, American College of Healthcare Executives MIL. Capt., US Air Force, Medical Service Corps (‘73-80) EXP. Pres., CEO, The Queen’s Health Systems (‘05-present); Pres. (‘92-present), Exec. VP, COO (‘89-92); The Queen’s Medical Center; Exec. VP, COO (‘85-89), Akron General Medical Center; Exec Director/Assoc Exec Director, St Mary’s Hospital (‘80-85); US Air Force Med Svc (‘73-80) BDS. Healthcare Association of Hawaii; Hawaii Business Roundtable; Hawaii Residency Programs; Hawaii Cancer Consortium;Vizient West Coast; Kineticor, Inc. CLUBS Pacific Club FAM. Ruth, 1 child HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Raymond P. Vara Jr.
Pres., CEO, Hawaii Pacific Health #11
EDUC. Bachelor’s degree in business administration, HPU; MBA, University of Alaska at Fairbanks MIL. U.S. Army Officer with various assignments including Assistant Administrator and Chief Financial Officer for Bassett Army Community Hospital in Fairbanks, AK; Deputy Chief Financial Officer for Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, WA; and the 9th Infantry Regiment, Fort Lewis, WA EXP. Ray’s responsibilities for HPH include executive oversight of Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children, Pali Momi Medical Center, Straub Medical Center and Wilcox Health on Kauai. Vara joined Hawaii Pacific Health in 2002 as executive vice president and CEO of operations, and assumed the role of president and CEO in 2013. Prior to that, Vara served as chief executive officer at Los Alamos Medical Center, a member of Banner Health System in Los Alamos, New Mexico. He was the center’s chief financial officer before being appointed CEO. BDS. American College of Healthcare Executives; Director, Bank of Hawaii Corporation; Director, Island Holdings, Inc.; Director, Island Insurance Co., Ltd.; Treasurer, American Heart Association (National); Trustee, Hawaii Pacific University; Trustee, Mid-Pacific Institute; Director, American Red Cross, Hawaii State Chapter; Trustee, Blood Bank of Hawaii; and Director, Healthcare Association of Hawaii. FAM. Tiffany Vara, 5 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Elisa Yadao
Sr. VP, Chief Communications and Community Engagement Officer, Hawaii Medical Service Association (HMSA) #1
B. Hilo, Hawaii EDUC. Hilo High School; University of Hawaii at Manoa; EXP. Chief Information Officer, City and County of Honolulus rail transit system, Executive Director, Polynesian Voyaging Society, Director of Communication, Kamehameha Schools/Bishop Estate,Television Reporter and News Producer, KGMB BDS. Hawaii Collaborative Health Initiative; American Heart Association of Hawaii; Hawaii Island Economic Development Board FAM. Stephen A. Jones HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Mark H. Yamakawa
Pres., CEO, Hawaii Dental Service (HDS) #40
B. Honolulu, HI EDUC. Iolani School; University of California, Berkeley, B.S. Industrial Engineering and Operations Research; University of Hawaii Manoa, MBA, Finance and Decision Science BDS. Child and Family Services, UHA, American Heart Association of Hawaii, Iolani School, Kapiolani  Medical Center for Women & Children, University of Hawaii Manoa, Shidler College of Business Advisory Council HOBBIES Pottery/Ceramics HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


 

INSURANCE

Lloyd F. Chaffin
EVP, Crum & Forster #149
B. 1953; San Diego, CA EDUC. Point Loma HS, San Diego; San Diego State U; BDS. Diamond Head Theatre HOBBIES Tennis, golf FAM. Vicky, Clinical Dietitian, Sodexo, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

John Henry Felix Ph.D.
Exec. Chair, Hawaii Medical Assurance Association (HMAA) #45
B. 1930; Honolulu EDUC. Chaminade College Prep MO, ‘47; St. Louis College Prep HI, ‘47; Menlo College, ‘49; Walden U, Ph.D. ‘75; Cal Western U, BS, MS, ‘72-73; Oxford U, MA, ‘90 CERT. Stanford U and Harvard U Advanced Management Program MIL. Col., USAF-AUX, ‘56-present EXP. CHB, CEO, HMAA ‘06-present; CEO, Eagle Investments Inc. ‘90-present; CEO, Hawaii Kai Memorial Park & Mortuary ‘02-present; Honolulu City Councilmember ‘87-02; Dir., Pioneer Federal Savings Bank ‘87-95; Chair, CEO, World-wide Factors ‘70-82; Dir., Hawaii National Bank ‘63-87 BDS. Salk Institute of Biological Studies; U of Oxford, Harris Manchester College Board of Regents Chair; Boy Scouts, American Red Cross, Chair Emeritus; March of Dimes Chair Emeritus; Abilities Unlimited, Chair & CEO CLUBS Rotary Club of Honolulu; Pacific Club; Plaza Club; Waialae CC; Oahu CC; Oxford Cambridge Club; Pebble Beach Club; Outrigger Canoe Club; Elks Club HOBBIES Reading, chess, walking, art collecting, book collecting FAM. 5 children NOTEWORTHY U.S. representative to the South Pacific Commission ‘85-90; First American to receive the International Red Cross “Medal of Honor”- Dunant Medal, ‘83; First Hawaii resident to head the national March of Dimes; Business Leader of the Year, ‘11; Founder, Hawaii Public Radio HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Alan M. Goda
Chair, General Counsel, Pacific Guardian Life Insurance Co., Ltd. #74
B. 1945; Rivers, AZ EDUC. Kaimuki HS, ‘63; UH, BBA, ‘67; U of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, MI, JD, ‘70 MIL. Captain, U.S. Army, Armor Corps EXP. Sr. Partner, Kobayashi Sugita & Goda, A Law Corp. BDS. Pacific Guardian Life Insurance Co. Ltd. CLUBS Honolulu CC, Waialae CC HOBBIES Golf FAM. Christie, Homemaker, 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Linda A. Kalahiki
Sr. VP, CMO, UHA Health Insurance (University Health Alliance) #31
B. 1948; Alameda, CA EDUC. Castle HS; EXP. UHA, ‘96 to present BDS. Hawaii Health at Work Alliance; Lung Force Hawaii Women’s Cabiniet CLUBS American Marketing Assn.; Org. of Women Leaders HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Howard Lee
Pres., CEO, UHA Health Insurance (University Health Alliance) #31
B. 1961; Honolulu EDUC. UH, BBA; EXP. Coopers and Lybrand LLP; Magoon Estate Ltd./Guenoc Winery BDS. UHA; Chair, Hawaii Health At Work Alliance; Hawaii Assn. of Health Plans; Chair, Waikiki Health Center; Chair, March of Dimes; American Heart Assn; Chair, St. Francis Healthcare System of Hawaii. CLUBS America’s Health Insurance Plans, Vistage Group HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Hisashi Matsuki
Pres., CEO, Pacific Guardian Life Insurance Co., Ltd. #74
B. 1965; Tokyo EDUC. Keio Senior High School; Keio University; EXP. 29 years in the insurance industry and experience in international business focusing on the U.S. and Asian region since joining Meiji Life Insurance Company in Tokyo in 1989.  HOBBIES Golf FAM. Akiko, 1 child HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Colbert M. Matsumoto
Exec. Chair, Island Insurance Company, Ltd.
B. 1953; Lanai City EDUC. Lanai HS; U of San Francisco, BA, ‘74; U of California Berkeley, JD, ‘78 BDS. Central Pacific Financial Corp.; Hawaiian Host Inc.; Island Holdings Inc.; Oahu Publications Inc.; Hawaii Employees’ Retirement System; Pacific International Center for High Technology Research; American Red Cross of Hawaii CLUBS HAPA FAM. Gail

Darren D. Nakao
SR. VP, CFO, UHA Health Insurance (University Health Alliance) #31
B. 1972; Honolulu EDUC. Iolani School; Brown University; EXP. 20 years in healthcare industry; Director of Provider Economics, HMSA; Director of Finance, ISI; CFO TeamPraxis; Teacher, Hawaii Baptist Academy BDS. Iolani Alumni Association CLUBS Finance Executives International FAM. Sandra, 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Michele K. Saito
Pres., CEO, DTRIC Insurance #100
B. 1959; Honolulu EDUC. Maryknoll HS; UH, BBA; CERT. CPA, not in the practice of public accounting EXP. 30+ years in Property & Casualty Insurance Industry. DTRIC Insurance, President & CEO; Farmers Insurance Hawaii, President; AIG Hawaii, EVP & COO BDS. DTRIC Insurance Group, Royal State Financial Corp, Alexander and Baldwin, Child & Family Service, Catholic Charities Board of Advisors CLUBS HBR, Women Corporate Directors HOBBIES Travel, eggery art FAM. Kevin Saito, Dentist, 1 child HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

John F. Schapperle
Pres., CEO, Island Insurance Co., Ltd. #62
B. 1949; Baltimore, MD EDUC. BS, Management; Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter Designation; CERT. CPCU Designation BDS. Island Insurance Co. Ltd.; Island Insurance Foundation; Hawaii Property Insurance Association (Chairman); Property & Casualty Insurers Executive Advisory Committee, Property & Liability Resource Board HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Jeffrey A. Shonka
Pres., CEO, First Insurance Company of Hawaii, Ltd. #36
B. 1962; Independence, IA EDUC. U of Northern Iowa, BA, ‘85; CERT. CPCU EXP. Joined First Insurance as CFO in 2002. Appointed President in 2013, and CEO in 2014 BDS. HBR; Move Oahu Forward; American Red Cross of Hawaii; UH Shidler College of Busines Advisory Council FAM. HeatherNOTEWORTHY Prior to joining First Insurance in ‘02, held various insurance industry executive positions on the mainland, including COO and Pres. of a publicly held insurance group. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Stephen John Tabussi
Sr. VP, First Insurance Company of Hawaii, Ltd. #36
B. Brooklyn, NY EDUC. Brooklyn College; USC, Annenberg School for Communication MIL. US Army 1971-1973 EXP. Steve joined First Insurance in July 2002. He had previously been a marketing manager involved in new business development projects for Fireman’ Fund at its home office in Novato, California. Steve has over 35 years experience in marketing and business development, including positions as SVP, Starr Seigle Communications in Honolulu; VP, Marketing Services at Bank of America in San Francisco, and as VP, Corporate Communications with First Interstate Bancorp in Los Angeles. BDS. Director, First Insurance Company of Hawaii; First Insurance Company of Hawaii Charitable Foundation HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Tammy Teixeira
VP, Agency Management & Service, Hawaii Employers’ Mutual Insurance Co. Inc. #96
B. 1966; Honolulu EDUC. Waianae HS; Hawaii Pacific U; EXP. 30+ years of Workers’ Compensation and P&C insurance experience.  BDS. Hawaii Insurers Council Vice Chair HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Richard T. Toyama
Pres., CEO, Zephyr Insurance Co., Inc. #113
B. 1947; Honolulu EDUC. Iolani School, ‘65; UH, ‘70; EXP. Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co.; Industrial Indemnity Insurance Co.; Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Group; Zephyr Insurance Co., Inc. BDS. Zephyr Acquisition Company; HI Holdings, Inc.; Zephyr Insurance Co., Inc. CLUBS Plaza Club HOBBIES UH sports – Koa Anuenue, golf, movies FAM. Jane, retired, 1 child HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Martin J. Welch
CEO, Hawaii Employers’ Mutual Insurance Co. Inc. #96
EDUC. U of Illinois; Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern U; Tuck Management School at Dartmouth EXP. Martin J. Welch has over 35 years of experience in the Workers Comp and Property Casualty insurance industry. Welch began his career as a Casualty Underwriter for Wausau Insurance in their Chicago office, where he underwrote workers’ compensation, general liability and commercial automobile policies for local businesses. He was promoted to Casualty Underwriting Consultant where he oversaw the underwriting of more complex risks, as well as the training of new underwriters. From there, he became a Casualty Manager in San Francisco and then Regional Casualty Underwriting Manager for the New England Region, before returning to Chicago to serve as Senior Vice President for National Broker Operations. Then as President and Chief Operating Officer for EIG. Welch played a key role in the company’s 2007 initial public offering and, two years later, oversaw the integration of a $200 million acquisition. BDS. Executive Advisory Council for the Property Casualty Insurance Association of America (PCI); Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii; Chair, Arthritis Foundation of Hawai HOBBIES Scuba diving; tracing my family’s ancestry FAM. Jennifer, 3 children NOTEWORTHY I never cared much for the water before I moved to Hawaii; now I enjoy scuba diving. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Brian Wright
State Mgr. – Physical Damage, GEICO #44
EDUC. HPU; CERT. I-Car, Chief, PPG, Six Sigma EXP. 28 years with GEICO Insurance BDS. MDA HOBBIES Golf, fishing, snorkeling, hiking HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Jason Yoshimi
Pres., CFO, Hawaii Employers’ Mutual Insurance Co. Inc. #96
B. Honolulu EDUC. Moanalua HS; Chaminade U; CERT. CPA BDS. Big Brothers Big Sisters CLUBS Hawaii Society of CPAs HOBBIES Fishing, tennis, family time HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


 

NONPROFIT

Michelle Nalei Akina
VP, Chief Program Officer, Liliuokalani Trust #138
B. 1968; Honolulu EDUC. Punahou School, 86; Cornell University; University of Hawaii- Manoa CERT. BS, MPA EXP. Administrator, Lunalilo Home; Executive Director, National Asian Women’s Health Organization; Business Manager, Alvin Ailey Dance Center; Co-Founder/Director, Hawaii Cultural Foundation; Finance Associate, New York City Ballet BDS. Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii; Ballet Hawaii; Hawaii Youth Opera Chorus FAM. Jon Magnussen, Associate Professor- Music, University of Hawaii- West Oahu, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Patti Bates
EVP, Chief Performance Officer, Child & Family Service #156
B. 1956; Martin, SD EDUC. University of South Dakota, BSW, 1979; University of Denver, MSW, 1985 EXP. Current Executive Vice President & Chief Performance Officer of Child & Family Service (CFS). Prior positions held at CFS include: Executive Vice President & Chief Operations Officer; concurrent Executive Director of The Institute for Family Enrichment (TIFFE) from August 2013 until TIFFE merged with CFS in July 2015; Acting CEO; Vice President of Programs; Director of Program Services; and Kauai Island Administrator. BDS. Mental Health America of Hawaii NOTEWORTHY Celebrated 23 years with Child & Family Service in 2016. Started as a Home Assessment Specialist and now the Executive VP & CPeO of CFS. Expertise in nonprofit business mergers since 2005. Member of the Board of Directors of Mental Health America of Hawaii since 2014. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Michael F. Broderick
Pres., CEO, YMCA of Honolulu #170
B. 1957; Dallas, TX EDUC. Stanford; UCLA CERT. JD EXP. Family Court Judge; Admin Dir. of the Courts/State of Hawaii Judiciary; Dir. Hawaii Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution; Special Exec Asst. to Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley BDS. Hawaii Community Foundation Board of Governors; Mental Health of America Board of Advisors (Chair); UH Family Support Institute Board of Governors (Chair); Joyful Heart Advisory Board; P-20 Partnership for Education Council; Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution Board of Advisors; Milestones Board of Directors; Pono Pacific Academy Advisory Board CLUBS Rotary Club of Honolulu FAM. Maile Meyer, Owner, Native Books, 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Janet Bullard
VP Marketing and Comm. Alumni & Donor Relations, University of Hawaii Foundation #131
EDUC. UH Manoa, BFA; California Miramar U, MBA EXP. Assoc. VP/alumni relations, UH Foundation (‘08-11); Sr. Dir./Marketing and Promotions, Hawaiian Airlines (‘97-08) BDS. Hawaii Bowl Executive Comm., CASE Commission on Communications and Marketing CLUBS American Marketing Assn. (AMA); Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), FAM. Patrick HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Debbie A. Cabebe
CEO, Maui Economic Opportunity, Inc.
EDUC. CERT. Nationally certified Senior Professional in Human Resources; Nationally certified Results Oriented Management and Accountability Trainer EXP. Debbie joined MEO in January of 2000 as its Human Resources Director and was later promoted to Chief Human Resources Officer. She was responsible for creating and executing human resources strategies to support the overall business plan and strategic direction of the organization. In 2011, she was promoted to Chief Operating Officer responsible for assisting the Chief Executive Officer in achievement of the organization’s success, providing day-to-day management and support to the program directors, ensuring of quality service delivery and providing oversight and administering its Community Service Block Grant. On March 30, 2017 she was promoted to Chief Executive Officer responsible for the managing the overall operations and resources, financial management, achievement of the organization’s mission, goals and objectives and acting as the main point of communication between the board of directors and the organization. BDS. National Association of Farmworkers Programs; Regional Rocky Mountain HI Coalition, Treasurer; Maui Nonprofit Directors, President; Workforce Development Board CLUBS Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce; Maui Chamber of Commerce HOBBIES Reading and going for walks on the beach.  FAM. Raymond Cabebe, Senior Land Planner, Chris Hart and Partners, 3 children NOTEWORTHY Active with the Society for Human Resource Management where she has served as its secretary, legislative chair, vice president and president. Debbie is a trained mediator volunteers for various ministries at St. Theresa Church in Kihei, Maui.

John Mitchell Chamness
Divisional Commander, The Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Islands Division #140
B. 1963; Seattle EDUC. Marysville Philchuck HS; Crestmont College; Wesley Seminary EXP. 27 years with The Salvation Army; 13 years overseeing The Salvation Army churches; 4 years as the COO of the Army in Seattle; 6 years overseeing the development of a $70 million Kroc Center in Coeur d’Alene, raised $44 million through Capital Campaign; currently oversees the Army in Hawaii, Guam, Saipan and Micronesia and an operating budget of $41 Million.  BDS. Hawaii Pastors Round Table CLUBS Rotary Club of Honolulu HOBBIES Sailing, hiking, camping, fishing, running, and scuba diving FAM. Lani, Divisional Leader, The Salvation Army, 3 children NOTEWORTHY John lead the development and capital campaign of a Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. This multifaceted $70 million recreational, educational, and arts facility has become the standard by which all other Salvation Army Kroc Centers in the nation are measured. In its first year of operation alone, membership grew to 22,000. The Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in West Oahu, which falls under his command, is the largest community center of its kind in Hawaii, becoming the second largest Kroc Center in the United States next to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Katy Y. Chen
COO, Goodwill Industries of Hawaii, Inc.  #162
B. 1970; Seattle, WA EDUC. University of Washington; University of Washington School of Law EXP. Practiced law first, then worked as a Director of legal aid & social welfare charity in London. Stayed in nonprofit sector, now 18 years. BDS. Hawaii Book & Music Festival; American Judicature Society Special Committee on Redress for Unlawful Imprisonment; Hawaii Alliance of Nonprofit Organizations, Prompt Payment Committee CLUBS Hawaii State Bar Association, Hawaii Women’s Lawyers FAM. Daniel Sandomire, Vice President, Armstrong Development, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Wallace G.K. Chin
VP, CFO, Hawaii Community Foundation #128
EDUC. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

 

LeeAnn E.P. Crabbe
VP, Liliuokalani Trust
B. 1961; Honolulu EDUC. Pearl City HS; U of San Francisco; EXP. VP, Queen Liliuokalani Trust (‘06-Present); CFO, Queen Liliuokalani Trust (‘02-06); Kamehameha Schools Bishop Estate (‘87-02); Price Waterhouse (‘83-87) BDS. IHS, The Institute for Human Services; MA‘O Organic Farms; Hawaii Island Economic Development Board; Urban Land Institute Product Council Member; Lambda Alpha; Lei Hoolaha FAM. 2 children NOTEWORTHY Sunday school teacher, former foster parent

Dawn Harflinger
VP, CFO, Liliuokalani Trust #138
EDUC. BDS. CFA Society Hawaii Waikiki Improvement Association CLUBS Urban Land Institute; CFA Society Hawaii; Waikiki Improvement Association HOBBIES Paddling

 

Jennifer Hee
Chief Development Officer, The Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Islands Division #140
B. 1979; Kumamoto, Japan EDUC. Hawaii Baptist Academy; University of Hawaii; CERT. CFRE EXP. Jennifer is responsible to plan, direct, coordinate, supervise, monitor and evaluate the day-to-day operations of all development functions for the Division including direct mail appeals, government and corporate foundation grants, capital campaign process, media relations and digital media, planned giving, major gifts, research, divisional advisory boards, and donor database administration. Jennifer also served as the Executive Director of the Arthritis Foundation. Prior to that, she served as the Director of Development for the University of Hawaii Foundation at the William S. Richardson School of Law (WSRSL). Working closely with the Dean, Jennifer provided leadership in developing the college’s overall strategy for fund development. Before joining the University of Hawaii Foundation, Jennifer served as the Annual Giving Officer and Alumni Director at Hawaii Baptist Academy, her alma mater. While there, she created the school’s Alumni Program, which grew to generate national support from over 3,000 alumni. BDS. Echelon Hawaii; Touch a Heart Hawaii; The Pacific Club. CLUBS The Pacific Club HOBBIES Cross stitch (it’s fun, for real!); I love “DIY” projects; and I love to draw. NOTEWORTHY Personal – Traveled to all 50 States & completed 4 marathons. Most proud of serving on the Katrina Disaster Relief Team in New Orleans, Louisiana for four years, the Bastrop Disaster Relief Team in Texas, and the Oklahoma Tornado Relief Team through the North American Mission Board. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec, 20 for the Next 20

Timothy E. Johns
Trustee, Parker Ranch Foundation Trust #224
B. 1956; Hutchinson, KS EDUC. U of Calilfornia at Santa Barbara, BA, Business Economics and History; U of Southern California, MA, Economics, JD EXP. Chief Consumer Officer HMSA; CEO, Bishop Museum; COO, Estate of Samuel Mills Damon; Chair, Hawaii Department of Land & Natural Resources; VP, Amfac Property Development Co.; Dir./Land Protection, Nature Conservancy of Hawaii; Carlsmith Ball LLP BDS. Parker Ranch, Inc.; Hawaiian Electric Co., Inc.; Grove Farm Company, Inc.; Kualoa Ranch, Inc.; Consuelo Foundation HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Micah Kane
CEO & Pres., Hawaii Community Foundation #128
EDUC. Kamehameha Schools; Menlo College; MBA; Shidler College of Business at UH EXP. President and Chief Operating Officer at HCF; Chairman of the Hawaiian Homes Commission and the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands; Chairman and Executive Director of the Hawaii Republican Party; Government Affairs Liaison for the Building Industry Association of Hawaii BDS. Trustee for Kamehameha Schools; Board of Director with Hawaiian Electric Company FAM. Joelle Kane, 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Thomas Kelly Jr.
VP Knowledge, Evaluation and Learning, Hawaii Community Foundation #128
EDUC. EXP. Tom Kelly joined the Hawaii Community Foundation in December 2012 as its new vice president for knowledge, evaluation and learning after 13 years managing evaluation at the Annie E. Casey Foundation in Baltimore.  BDS. Kelly is a board member of GEO and the Dr. Barbara J. Sugland Foundation HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Paul Kobayashi, Jr.
VP for Admin., CFO, University of Hawaii Foundation #131
EDUC. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

 

John T Leong
CEO and Co-Founder, Kupu/Pono Pacific Land Management LLC #240
Chairman & CEO, Pono Pacific Land Management, LLC
B. 1977; Honolulu EDUC. Punahou; Wharton College, U of Pennsylvania at the Wharton School; EXP. John Leong is the founder of Pono Pacific and Kupu. Pono Pacific was founded in 2000 and today operates on six of the main Hawaiian Islands providing natural resource and conservation land management services for Hawaii’s larger landowners. Kupu was founded in 2007 and today engages young adults in service through multiple programs in the green jobs sectors such as natural resource management, energy conservation, renewable energy and sustainable agriculture. BDS. Metro YMCA of Honolulu; Hawaii Institute for Public Affairs; Trust for Public Land; UH SEA Grant; Chair, IUCN World Conservation Congress, Youth Engagement FAM. Julianna, Co-Founder, Pono Pacific Land Management, LLC, 4 children NOTEWORTHY U.S. Presidential Award for Small Business; Management of two American Recovery and Reinvestment Act projects ‘09-10; Pacific Business News Forty Under 40, ‘10; Best In Business Finalist, ‘10; Bank of Hawaii Community Leader the of the Year, ‘10 HB HONORS Top 250 Exec, SmallBiz Success Winner

Katharine Lloyd
VP Development & Donor Relations, Hawaii Community Foundation #128
EDUC. J.D. University of Wisconsin Law School EXP. Deputy general counsel for Hawaii Pacific University; senior vice president and division manager of First Hawaiian Bank’s Trust and Investments Division HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Amy Luersen
VP of Community Grants and Investments, Hawaii Community Foundation #128
EDUC. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Robert N.E. Piper
Exec. Director, Honolulu Community Action Program, Inc. #203
B. 1965; Honolulu EDUC. Damien Memorial High School; Seattle University; UH Manoa MBA, JD CERT. East-West Center Fellow, Weinberg Foundation EXP. Deputy Dir., Department of Budget & Finance, State of Hawaii; Chief of Staff, Lt. Governor’s Office, State of Hawaii; Business Attorney; Business Banker BDS. Pacific Housing Assistance Corp.; Hawaii CAP Directors Association; Oahu Workforce Investment; PHOCUSED; Hawaii Community Development Authority; High Technology Development Corp.; Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce; Comm. on Delivery of Legal Services to the Public, Hawaii State Bar Assn. CLUBS US Navy League; Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce; National Community Action Foundation; Community Action Partnership HOBBIES Coach, FIRST Robotics; mentor, Boy Scouts of America; coach, football, baseball, soccer HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Curtis K. Saiki
VP Philanthropy & General Counsel, Hawaii Community Foundation #128
EDUC. CERT. B.S., J.D., LL.M. EXP. Curtis teaches Trusts & Estates at the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law. Prior to joining HCF, Mr. Saiki ran the Wealth Planning Department of First Hawaiian Bank. He practiced in the Trusts & Estates Departments of both Cades Schutte and Kobayashi, Sugita & Goda. Mr. Saiki has chaired the Board of Taxation Review, Oahu District, and the Tax Section and Probate and Estate Planning Section of the Hawaii State Bar Association (HSBA). He currently serves as President of the Hawai‘i Gift Planning Council and Treasurer of the Institute of Human Services. Mr. Saiki’s been invited to speak about estate planning, charitable planning, and non-profit governance to professional groups such as the American Bar Association, HSBA, Financial Planners Association, Hawaii Estate Planning Council, Hawaii Society of CPAs and the Association of Fundraising Professionals. He was the primary author of Hawaii’s‚ Domestic Asset Protection Trust‚ and Directed Trust laws. Mr. Saiki is a three-time winner of Hawaii Business Magazine’s Best Wealth Managers in Hawaii and included in the Magazine’s Black Book of Hawaii’s Top Executives from 2014-16. He holds an LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Washington and a J.D. from the University of Oregon, where he served on the Oregon Law Review. BDS. Hawaii Gift Planning Council, Pres; Institute for Human Services; Hawaii International Film Festival; Hawaii State Bar Foundation CLUBS Pacific Club HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Myles S. Shibata
VP Marketing Initiatives, Hawaii Community Foundation #128
EDUC. BDS. UH Foundation, Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii, Hawaii Community Foundation, Kauai Economic Development Board, Hale Opio, Kauai Board of Water Supply CLUBS Kauai Chamber of Commerce; Kauai Junior Golf Board HOBBIES Family activities, golf, travel HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Jody Shiroma
VP, Marketing/Communications, Aloha United Way #214
EDUC. BDS. Hawaii Cares HOBBIES Hiking, travel HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Laura D. Smith
Pres., CEO, Goodwill Industries of Hawaii, Inc. #162
B. 1960; Las Vegas, NV EDUC. U of Hawaii, BSW, ‘82; U of San Francisco, MRA, ‘88 EXP. Pres., CEO, Goodwill Industries of Hawaii Inc. (‘94-present); Exec. VP, Goodwill Industries of Hawaii Inc. (‘91-94); VP/Vocational Services, Goodwill Industries of the Inland Counties, Inc. (‘89-91); Dir./Rehabilitation, Goodwill Industries of Hawaii, Inc. (‘85-89) BDS. Hawaii Alliance of Nonprofit Organizations; Hawaii Public Housing Authority Board; Goodwill Industries International Board NOTEWORTHY Surveyor with CARF, Certified Rehabilitation Counselor HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Carol Taira
VP Finance, CFO, Goodwill Industries of Hawaii, Inc. #162
B. 1955; Honolulu EDUC. UH, BBA, Accounting, ‘78; EXP. VP/Finance, CFO, Goodwill Industries of Hawaii Inc. (‘05-present); Dir./Finance & IT, Goodwill Industries of Hawaii Inc. (‘98-05); Controller, Treas., Tropical Trading Company Inc., (‘88-98); VP/Fiscal Services, Healthcare Assn. of Hawaii, (‘85-87) BDS. Hoola Na Pua, Treasurer CLUBS American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; Leeward Pilot Club NOTEWORTHY Certified public accountant; certified internal auditor HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Rebecca Tseng Smith
VP of Development – Health Sciences & Regional Campuses , University of Hawaii Foundation #131
EDUC. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Christine van Bergeijk
VP Strategies, Initiatives & Networks, Hawaii Community Foundation #128
EDUC. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec Exp.With extensive experience in hospitality, luxury resort, timeshare, high-rise, residential, retail, and commercial. BDS. AHL, American Institute of Architects Honolulu Chapter CLUBS American Institute of Architects, Urban Land Institute, International Council of Shopping Centers, US Green Building Council, Hawaii Society of Business Professionals HOBBIES Spending time with my family, traveling, tinkering around the house trying to fix things, sketching NOTEWORTHY Notable projects include Aulani, A Disney Resort and Spa; Ka Makana Ali‘i Regional Mall, Marriott’s Ko Olina Beach Club and Walgreens Keeaumoku, Kapolei Police Station.

Donna Vuchinich
Pres., CEO, University of Hawaii Foundation #131
EDUC. EXP. Donna joined the UH Foundation in September 2002 as vice president for development and was appointed president & CEO in June 2004. She was at the helm when UHF reached the historic milestone of $1 billion raised in support of UH students and programs, and spearheaded the Centennial Campaign that raised $336 million for the University of Hawaii. Donna has received prestigious awards including the 2017 CASE Commonfund Institutionally Related Foundation Award and the 2011 Outstanding Professional Fundraiser, National Philanthropy Day (NPD) Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Prior to joining the UH Foundation, Vuchinich served in administrative and leadership positions with Oregon State University from 1991-2002, and with the University of New Mexico and its Foundation from 1978-1990. Her early career involved positions in financial, healthcare, and computer services industries. BDS. CASE National Committee for Institutionally Related Foundations. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


 

REAL ESTATE

DEVELOPMENT/COMMERCIAL/PROPERTIES/RESIDENTIAL

Christopher Benjamin
Pres., CEO, Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. #27
B. 1963; Detroit, MI EDUC. Cranbrook School; U of Michigan, BA, ‘85; Harvard Business School, MBA, ‘89 EXP. Pres., COO, Alexander & Baldwin (‘12-15); Pres., A&B Properties (‘11-15); Sr. VP, CFO, A&B (‘04-11); Treas., A&B (‘06-11); GM, Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. (‘09-11); VP, ChannelPoint Inc.; Queen’s Health Systems; Booz-Allen & Hamilton BDS. Catholic Charities of Hawaii; Aloha United Way; The Nature Conservancy; Hale Kipa Capital Campaign; Hawaii Agricultural Research Center; Shidler College of Business Advisory Board; CFA Society Hawaii; Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative CLUBS The Pacific Club FAM. Melissa Ching Benjamin, Community Volunteer, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

David Blackman
Pres., COO, Select Income REIT #82
EDUC. U of North Carolina, BS of Finance and Economics; EXP. Mr. Blackman is also Executive Vice President of SIR’s manager, The RMR Group LLC, and a member of the RMR Executive Operating Committee. Mr. Blackman is responsible for all office and industrial acquisitions, dispositions and asset management at RMR, as well as overseeing Tremont Realty Advisors LLC, a wholly owned SEC registered investment adviser subsidiary of RMR acquired in 2016. Mr. Blackman is also the President and Chief Operating Officer of Government Properties Income Trust and Chief Executive Officer of Tremont Mortgage Trust. Prior to joining RMR in 2009, Mr. Blackman was a real estate banker at Wachovia Corporation and its predecessors for over 20 years. Mr. Blackman’s experience includes asset level real estate lending, real estate loan syndications, REIT corporate banking and real estate investment banking. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Timothy J. Brauer
Pres., CEO, James Campbell Company LLC #34
EDUC. U of Wisconsin; U of Hawaii EXP. Managing Director, CBRE, Inc. 2006-2011; VP, Regional Manager, Estate of James Campbell 2004-2006 BDS. Special Olympics Hawaii; Hawaiian Humane Society CLUBS Pacific Club FAM. Jeanne, 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Raymond S.F. Chin
Realtor (B), MBA, Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers
B. 1967; Massachusetts EDUC. Shrewsbury High School; Worcester Polytechnic Institute; University of Southern California CERT. MBA, Realtor Broker, BS-EE EXP. Ray’s real estate career sales have exceeded $163,000,000 since it began in 2006. Specializing in oceanfront properties, estates & investments, Ray is a member of Hawaii Business Magazines’ TOP 100 REALTOR® for 2010, 2012, 2015, 2017. Prior to his career in real estate, Ray enjoyed an accomplished marketing, and business development, working with Fortune 500 companies including the General Electric Company, Fortune Brands, Inc. & The Black & Decker Company. BDS. Maui Preparatory Academy CLUBS Realtor’s Association of Maui HOBBIES Musician (fredsgaragemaui.wordpress.com), Photographer, Tennis Player FAM. MaryBeth, 2 children NOTEWORTHY Ray Chin lives the DREAM. HB HONORS Top 25 Realtor

Meredith J. Ching
SVP, Government & Community Relations, Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. #27
B. 1956; Honolulu EDUC. Punahou; Stanford University; UCLA EXP. Currently senior vice president, government and community relations for A&B. She joined A&B in 1982 and held various positions within the organization before being named vice president, corporate natural resources in 1988, responsible for land and water use issues for the company. Over the years, government relations and community relations responsibilities were added and in 2007, she was promoted to senior vice president. Before coming to A&B, Ching held the position of financial analyst with the Dillingham Corporation for two years. BDS. Hawaiian TelCom; Kapiolani  Health Foundation; Hawaii Agricultural Foundation; Hawaii Ag and Culinary Alliance; A&B Sugar Museum CLUBS Oahu Country Club; Pacific Club; Waialae Country Club FAM. Han P. Ching, Business executive, 1 child HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Nelson N.S. Chun
Sr. VP, Chief Legal Officer, Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. #27
B. Honolulu, HI EDUC. Iolani School; Claremont McKenna College; Northwestern University School of Law BDS. Helping Hands Hawaii and Hawaii Employers Council HOBBIES Adventure Travel FAM. Deborah, 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Norman Gentry
Member-Mgr. NTM LLC, The Gentry Companies #108
B. 1956; Berkeley, CA EDUC. Iolani HS, ‘74; U of Santa Clara, UH; CERT. BS Mechanical Engineering HOBBIES Family, ocean activities, boats, cars FAM. Dr. Cheri Gentry, 2 children NOTEWORTHY Master scuba diver, Captains six pac license, R.E. license; joined The Gentry Companies in ‘78 HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Warren H. Haruki
Chair, CEO, Maui Land & Pineapple Co. Inc. #130
B. Lihue EDUC. Kapaa HS; Purdue U; UH Manoa EXP. President & CEO – Grove Farm Company: 2005 – Present BDS. Pacific Guardian Life Insurance; Blood Bank of Hawaii; HPM Building Supply; David S. Ishii Foundation CLUBS Waialae CC, Hawaii Asia Pacific Association HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

James Mead
CFO, Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. #27
EDUC. Tulane University; University of Virginia EXP. Mead most recently served as chief financial officer for SL Green Realty Corporation, a real estate investment trust and the largest office landlord in New York City, from late 2010 to early 2015. Prior to joining SL Green, Mead served as chief financial officer of Strategic Hotels & Resorts from 2004-2010. He was CFO for Irvine Apartment Communities from 1993 to 1999, and held executive positions with Irvine Company from 1991 to 1993 and JP Morgan from 1985 to 1991. BDS. Easterly Government Properties, The CenterCap Group, and Tulane University School of Science and Engineering CLUBS Pacific Club HOBBIES Fishing, Private Pilot (not current), golf (not good), general outdoors activities, good food FAM. Dina Mead, 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Robert H. Ozaki
Pres., CEO, Liliuokalani Trust #138
B. 1947; Minneapolis, MN EDUC. Iolani School, ‘64; Hamline U; Ag Aviation Academy; UH, BA, ‘70 ; UH, postgraduate work EXP. Exec. VP, The Queen’s Health Systems; Chair & Exec. VP, Amfac Hawaii Inc.; Account Supervisor, Weiner Associates; Director of Public Relations, American Lung Assn. of Hawaii; Fundraising Assistant, Easter Seals Society BDS. 100th Infantry Battalion Veterans club; 200 Club; BlackSand Capital; Urban Land Institute; U.S.-Japan Council; Shakespeare Ghost Town (Patron) FAM. Rebecca Rude Ozaki, PhD, Associate Professor, UH Manoa, 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Son-Jai Paik
VP Human Resources, Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. #27
B. 1972; Seoul, Korea EDUC. Seoul Foreign School; Syracuse University; Cornell University BDS. Hawaii Theatre Center, Kahala Nui FAM. 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

John Popeo
CFO, Treas., Select Income REIT
EDUC. U of Massachusetts Amherst, BS Accounting; EXP. Mr. Popeo is also Executive Vice President of SIR’s manager, The RMR Group LLC (RMR), and a member of the RMR Executive Operating Committee. Mr. Popeo is responsible for information technology, property management, and accounting and finance matters affecting office and industrial real estate at RMR. Prior to joining RMR in 1997, Mr. Popeo held accounting and finance positions at other real estate companies, including The Beacon Companies and First Winthrop Corporation. Mr. Popeo is a certified public accountant. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Jeffrey Samuels
President, Jeffrey Samuels Real Estate Services
B. 1958; Shreveport LA EDUC. WT White; UT Austin; EXP. Jeffrey Samuels has an extensive background in real estate working with buyers, sellers and financial institutions, including many years handling short sales and foreclosures. He is a top negotiator with more than two decades as a savvy real estate broker who treats each transaction as if it were his own. A full-service professional with a wealth of industry knowledge, Jeffrey is a market and finance consultant to his Hawaii clients, not just the average salesperson. He owned a real estate company, a mortgage company and a property management firm, giving him broad first-hand expertise, and a proven track record of successful deals. Jeffrey began his real estate career in 1998 as an associate for a large brokerage. After five years in the Real Estate Owned (REO) division, and with over 4000 transactions to his credit, Jeffrey oversaw a thriving management division responsible for 2500+ single-family units, apartment buildings and condo associations. His service as board president of a luxury condominium further enhanced his seasoned insight. Jeffrey’s accomplishments cover real estate in: Hawaii, California Nevada and New York. Holding the Graduated Realtor Institute and Accredited Buyers Representative designations, he has completed extensive continuing education courses to optimize service to clients. HOBBIES Swimming, Wine tasting, theater. HB HONORS Top 25 Realtor

Gulab Watumull
Chair, Watumull Brothers Ltd. #70
B. 1924; Hyderabad Sind, Pakistan EDUC. NH Academy, Hyderabad, ‘41; DJ Sind College, Karachi, Pakistan, BSC, Chemistry, ‘45; DG National College, Hyderabad, Pakistan, BA, English Literature, ‘47; EXP. Partner, Watumull Bros. (‘52-present); Pres., Watumull Properties Inc.; Pres., New American T-shirts Co.; Pres., Happy Shirts Inc. BDS. Bishop Museum; J. Watumull Fund; East-West Center Foundation; Chaminade U Educational Foundation CLUBS Pacific Club, Waialae CC, Outrigger Canoe Club HOBBIES Tennis FAM. Indru, 4 children NOTEWORTHY Former No. 1 ranked tennis player in Hawaii; still plays 3-4 times a week HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Jan Yokota
VP Pacific Reg., The RMR Group, Select Income REIT #82
B. 1954; Honolulu EDUC. Roosevelt HS; U of Michigan, BA; Cornell U, MRP EXP. VP/Development, General Growth Properties (‘06-09); Dir., Capital Improvements, University of Hawaii (‘03-06); Exec. Dir., Hawaii Community Development Authority (‘96-03) BDS. Vice Chair, Child and Family Service Real Property, Inc.; Board Member, NAIOP Hawaii FAM. Kip Wilborn, Realtor, Locations LLC, 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Matthew G. Beall
CEO, Hawaii Life Real Estate Services, LLC #153
B. 1974 EDUC. U of Montana; EXP. 19 years in Hawaii real estate. 14 years as a Broker-In-Charge and/or Principal Broker. 9 years as an owner of Hawaii Life. BDS. Hawaiian Islands Land Trust; Hawaii Assn. of Realtors; Honolulu Board of Realtors; Kauai Board of Realtors; Realtors Assn. of Maui; Hawaii Island Board of Realtors; West Hawaii Assn. of Realtors HOBBIES Surfing, travel, music FAM. Elif, Attorney, Beall Law NOTEWORTHY We produce an annual real estate and business conference in Hawaii called the Worthshop Series. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Robert W. Brant
Pres., CEO, The Gentry Companies #108
B. 1943; Stamford, CT EDUC. U of Miami, BBA, Accounting; EXP. Gentry Homes Ltd. (‘00-present); Sr. VP, Mgr., Commercial Real Estate Div., Bank of Hawaii (‘93-00); Sr. VP, CFO, Castle & Cooke (‘88-93); Controller, FPA Corp., FL (‘81-88); Consultant, CPA, FL (‘78-81); CPA, Mgr. Sr. Audit, Price Waterhouse & Co., Ft. Lauderdale, FL (‘68-78) HOBBIES Golf, travel HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Scott H. Higashi
Pres., CEO, Locations #122
B. 1968; Honolulu EDUC. Punahou School; U of Puget Sound; EXP. COO, Colliers Monroe Friedlander (‘02-04); Sr. Dir., Customer Service, Hawaiian Airlines (‘00-02) BDS. American Red Cross Hawaii Chapter; Child & Family Service; Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii; Leadership for Asian Pacifics, Inc. (LEAP). CLUBS Pacific Club, Waialae CC FAM. Christine, 1 child HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Daniel K. Ihara
CEO, Founder – The Ihara Team, Keller Williams Honolulu – The Ihara Team
B. 1963; Honolulu EDUC. Mid Pacific; U of Hawaii; CERT. SRES, CLHMS, CAPS EXP. Dan received his license in May of 2005. Today, he and his wife Julie, as well as 25 team members, make up The Ihara Team. They have quickly become recognized as one of the top teams in the state of Hawaii, having closed over 700 properties and focus on the well being of senior citizens and investors on the island of Oahu. Dan regularly gives educational seminars that are free and open to public. They have built The Complete Solution for Seniors and Investors with Declutter Hawaii, Stage Hawaii and HI property management. BDS. Mid Pacific Alumni Association, Grace Bible Church, Kalakaua Gardens CLUBS Financial Planners Association, Hawaii Pacific Gerentological Association, Hawaii Long Term Care Association, Gary Keller’s Private Mastermind Group HOBBIES Surfing, Diving,traveling, Baseball FAM. Julie Ihara, CFO, Keller Williams Honolulu – The Ihara Team, 3 children NOTEWORTHY Born and raised on Oahu with a large family led by his father, a Colornel in the U.S. Army and a loving mother. Now a proud husband and father of a family who loves God. Currently building his first non-profit called Silver Spoons designed to serve seniors. HB HONORS Top 25 Realtor

Josh Jerman
Realtor (Broker), Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers
B. 1978 EDUC. H.P. Baldwin High School; U of Washington; EXP. Maui Realtor since 2004 BDS. Realtor Association of Maui, Professional Standards Vice-Chair, Hawaii Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors HOBBIES Golf, Surfing, Travel, Reading FAM. Souksamlane Jerman, Realtor, Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers, 2 children NOTEWORTHY Love adventure travel, and have hiked to Machu Picchu and to Mount Everest’s Base Camp, canoed the Amazon River and swam in the Ganges, trekked in the North Pole and touched the Great Wall of China. My next adventure is to sail around Tahiti in 2018. HB HONORS Top 25 Realtor

Robert S. Kildow
Dir. Residential Sales, Principal Broker, Hualalai Residential, LLC, Hualalai Realty
EDUC. EXP. Dir./Residential Sales, Hualalai Realty (‘03-present); Dir./Sales, Hokulia; Pres., James W. Hodges, Inc. Realtors (WA) BDS. Urban Land Institute Recreational Development Council; Board of Regents of Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate. HOBBIES Helicopter skiing; cycling; golf FAM. Barbara NOTEWORTHY Inducted into the “Billionaires Club” by Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate for selling over $1 Billion in real estate during past 10 years as Principal Broker of Hualalai Realty.

Myron N Kiriu
CEO, Owner, Realtor, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Advantage Realty #219
B. Lodi, CA EDUC. Tokay High School, Lodi, CA.; UC Berkeley: Double emphasis in Finance & Accounting; CERT. Broker EXP. Myron has over 28 years of real estate experience. He began his business career as a CPA with Price Waterhouse Coopers, San Francisco in ‘84. He moved to Honolulu & worked as a CPA with KPMG Peat Marwick. In ‘89 prior to beginning his career in real estate he traveled exclusively as a manager with DFS Hawaii. BDS. Honolulu Board of Realtors, Hawaii Association of Realtors, Hawaii Multiple Listing Service CLUBS Hawaii Society of Certified Public Accountants HOBBIES Ambur & Myron thoroughly enjoy traveling the world, meeting new people, immersing themselves in foreign cultures & sampling delicacies one bite at a time. FAM. Ambur Kiriu, Owner, VP Public Relations, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Advantage Realty NOTEWORTHY He grew his real estate office of just 6 agents in one office to over 140 agents and staff in 6 offices across Hawaii. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec, Top 25 Realtor

Dano Sayles
Owner, Principal Broker, RE/MAX Lifestyle
B. Los Angeles EDUC. EXP. Dano Sayles has 33 years of experience as a licensed REALTOR in Maui. His role in the initial launch of Hoolei garnered the sale of 100 villas in the first three months. In 2009, Dano was the number one sales associate in Hawaii for Coldwell Banker. From 1997 until 2004, Dano opened and operated the RE/MAX Maui office. During this time, he was awarded the coveted Chairman’s Club and Hall of Fame award, also reaching top 10 individual RE/MAX producers for the United States as well as Internationally. Dano teaches other Realtors and their teams and is highly sought after for his advice. He attends conferences such as the Pacific Builders Conference and the International Builders Show, to continually build upon his knowledge and make key contacts. BDS. Realtors Association of Maui, Honolulu Board Of Realtors CLUBS Asian Real Estate Association of America, US Chapter of the International Real Estate Federation, International Consortium of Real Estate Associations HOBBIES Enjoy staying active, I especially love to ski, and was actually a founding member of the Maui Ski Team! I’m also an avid traveler, and plan to visit over 100 countries in my life. FAM. 3 children NOTEWORTHY Been to thousands of concerts, experiencing live music with others is one of my passions! HB HONORS Top 25 Realtor

Brian T Stewart
CFO, Corporate Secretary, Locations #122
B. 1967; California EDUC. California State University Dominguez Hills; Hawaii Pacific University CERT. CPA (inactive) EXP. Mr. Stewart is responsible for the corporate records, strategic planning, budgeting, accounting, and financial reporting of the company. BDS. Easter Seals of Hawaii FAM. Sharon Crofts, Vice Chair, Bank of Hawaii, 1 child HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Yvonne Summerfield
Principal Broker, Owner, RE/MAX Kauai Living
EDUC. Torrance High; BS Bus. Admin./Marketing; CSULB; BDS. Kauai Board of Realtors; Hawaii Board of Realtors HOBBIES Photography, Golf FAM. August Summerfield, R(S), Dir.Mktg., RE/MAX Kauai Living NOTEWORTHY Former INC. 500 company owner, U.S. SBA Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Former owner of 51st Largest Women-Owned Business in Los Angeles HB HONORS Top 25 Realtor


 

RETAIL/WHOLESALE

Carol Ai May
VP, Sec., City Mill Company, Ltd. #98
B. Honolulu EDUC. Punahou School; Scripps College, Claremont, CA; Tufts U, Medford, MA; EXP. Owner, Red Box Jewelry Designs; Owner, GM, Hawaiian Juice Industries; VP, Starr Seigle McCombs Advertising; Account Spvsr., Ogilvy & Mather Advertising, N.Y. BDS. Retail Merchants of Hawaii; Child & Family Service; Girl Scouts of Hawaii; Straub Foundation CLUBS Oahu CC, Waialae CC HOBBIES Skiing, bicycling, hiking, travel, jewelry making FAM. T. Michael May, Retired CEO of Hawaiian Electric Company and currently Renewable Energy Advisor

Bryan P. Andaya
VP, COO, L&L Drive-Inn and L&L Hawaiian Barbecue #76
B. 1971; Honokaa EDUC. Waiakea HS; Portland State; De Paul Law EXP. Field Representative, Office of U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz (‘13-present); Pres., Hawaii 88-01 Real Estate Holdings, (‘09-present); Attorney, Imanaka Kudo & Fujimoto (‘00-07); Mng. Principal, Eddie Flores Real Estate CE, (‘06-present); Lobbyist, Hawaii Coalition of Caregivers (‘07-09); Law Clerk, Supreme Court of Hawaii (‘98-00) BDS. Chair, Honolulu Board of Water Supply; Chair, Goodwill Hawaii; Director, Pacific Asian Affairs Council CLUBS Past Chair, Hawaii Restaurant Assoc.; Pacific Century Fellows 2011-12 HOBBIES Travel, golf, surfing, canoe paddling FAM. Mary Ann, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Steven J. Bookatz
EVP, COO, Na Hoku – Hawaii’s Finest Jewelers Since 1924 #72
B. 1955; Cleveland, OH EDUC. FAM. Debbie, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Victoria Wayne Bowley
VP, Marketing, Maui Clothing Co. Inc. #204
B. 1982; Honolulu EDUC. Seabury Hall HS, High Honors, ‘00; London School of Economics, High Honors, ‘03; Babson College, BS, Magna Cum Laude, ‘04; EXP. Maui Clothing Co., buyer and marketing (‘06-present); Ralph Lauren, buyer (‘05-06); New Line Cinema, marketing (‘04-05) FAM. Joseph Bowley, Attorney, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges LLP, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Elisia Flores
CFO, L&L Drive-Inn and L&L Hawaiian Barbecue #76
B. 08/12/1984; Honolulu, HI EDUC. Punahou; University of Southern California; University of California, Los Angeles EXP. Elisia Flores is the VP and Chief Financial Officer for L&L Franchise, Inc. Prior to returning to Hawaii in 2014, Elisia was the senior finance manager for the west region of General Electric’s power generation services business. Previously, she worked as a corporate auditor at GE consulting on domestic and international audit assignments. BDS. Diamond Head Theatre, Hawaii Pops, Hawaii Restaurant Association CLUBS Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Filipino Chamber of Commerce HOBBIES Tennis, Hiking, Board Games HB HONORS Top 250 Exec, 20 for the Next 20

Joseph W. Hanley Jr.
Pres., CEO, Inter Pacific Motors Inc. President, Big Island Car Wash/Ziebart
B. 1959; El Paso, TX EDUC. Hilo HS; EXP. 44 years in the automobile business BDS. Big Island Automobile Dealers Assn. CLUBS Rotary Club of Hilo HOBBIES Cooking, travel, gym, golf, fishing FAM. Diana, Customer Relations/TR, Orchid Isle Auto Center, 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Byron Ige
Controller, Hardware Hawaii #123
B. 1983; Honolulu EDUC. Baldwin High School; University of Washington; University of Hawaii CERT. CPA EXP. – Oversee the operations of the accounting and IT departments especially their control systems, transaction-processing operations, and policies and procedures. Nine years management experience as an external auditor. Experience in auditing financial statements of a variety of industries including insurance, government, and not-for-profit organizations. CLUBS HSCPA, AICPA HOBBIES Tennis, Sports Fan (Seahawks, Lakers, Dodgers) FAM. JooAh Ige, Front Desk Manager, Moana Surfrider, 1 child HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Jessica M. Kamanao
Managing Member, HI Cravings
B. 1990; Tampa, FL EDUC. Moanalua HS – Grad ; Remington College ; CERT. Licensed MT MIL. Dependent EXP. Over 10 years of Customer Service, Restaurant Industry, Tourism experience. Launching and growth of small business start ups. HOBBIES Helping others grow, reading, audiobooks FAM. Kalani Kamanao, Managing Member/Owner , HI Cravings LLC, 1 child NOTEWORTHY Started my business in a garage. HB HONORS SmallBiz Success Winner

Jill Kanahele
Controller, Maui Clothing Co. Inc. #204
EDUC. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Tyrus Kawashima
COO, Hardware Hawaii #123
EDUC. Punahou School; University of Hawaii; HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Brian I. Kitagawa
Pres., I. Kitagawa and Co. Ltd. #77
B. 1956; Hilo EDUC. Hawaii Preparatory Academy, ‘74; Claremont McKenna College, BA, Economics, ‘78; EXP. With family-owned business since college BDS. Hawaii Automotive Dealers, CMDA HOBBIES Golf, soccer FAM. Nan HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Michael Koga
CFO, VP, Tony Hawaii Automotive Group Ltd. (dba Tony Group) #35
B. 1953; Honolulu EDUC. Kaimuki HS; UH, BBA; UH, MBA CERT. CPA, MBA BDS. Dir., Treas., Gentry Waipio Industrial Area Assn.; Dir., Mililani Tech Park Assn.; former Dir., Treas., Mid Pacific Country Club CLUBS Mid Pacific Country Club; Honolulu Country Club; American Institute of CPAs; Hawaii Society of CPAs HOBBIES Golf FAM. Doreen HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Kevin K. Kurihara
Pres., CEO, TD Food Group Inc. #64
B. Honolulu EDUC. Kalani HS; UH, BBA; UH CERT. CPA EXP. PR & CEO (2016) Pacific Island Rest ,VP & CFO, Pacific Island Restaurants (‘04-16); VP, CFO, Dir., TheoDavies (‘96-04); Sr. Mgr., Price Waterhouse (‘84-96) BDS. Pres., AOAO Kahala Kua CLUBS Financial Executives Intl. HOBBIES Surfing, hiking, outdoors FAM. Debbie, Consultant, Resources Global, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

David R. Lundquist
Pres., CEO, Hardware Hawaii #123
B. 1950; Minneapolis, MN EDUC. Punahou School, ‘68; Springfield, MA; UH; EXP. Pres., CEO, Owner, Hardware Hawaii (‘82-present); Exec. VP (‘79-81); GM (‘76-78); Lumber Mgr. (‘72-75); Lumber Clerk, ‘71; Hardware Clerk, Jobsite Laborer (summers ‘65-70) BDS. Founder/Chair of Pa‘ani Challenge CLUBS Pali Lions Club; Hawaii Lumber Products Association HOBBIES Collecting old, rare guitars, banjos, mandolins, and ukulele from the 1930s; Kay Kraft Recording King, Gibson, Martin, and SS Stewart. Collecting old and rare books. FAM. Ely, Exec. Asst., Hardware Hawaii, 1 child NOTEWORTHY My family moved to Hawaii in 1952 when I was two. I was raised in old time Kailua before the Pali tunnels were built. I was a state wrestling champion in high school. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Barry N. Lundquist
EVP, Hardware Hawaii #123
B. 1947; Minneapolis, MN EDUC. Punahou School, ‘65; Williams College, BA, ‘69; U of Hawaii & Temple U., teacher certification, ‘70; Watchtower Bible School of Gilead, Missionary Diploma, ‘75; UH; Temple U EXP. Exec. VP, Hardware Hawaii, (‘90-present); Coordinator Body of Elders, Kailua Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses; Teacher, American School, Monrovia, Liberia (‘89-90); Administrator, Liberia Primary Educ. Proj. (‘88-89) & Liberia Rural Communication Network (‘86-89), USAID; Missionary, Liberia (‘76-86) HOBBIES Sailing, kayaking, hiking FAM. Jeanne, Full-time volunteer religious worker, 2 children NOTEWORTHY First Hardware Hawaii job, age 11, bagging nails from wooden kegs, $1 an hour. Served as a missionary in Liberia, West Africa for 14 years. Fled Liberian Civil War in ‘90 with wife & 2 children, both born in Africa, & then rejoined brother David at Hardware Hawaii, but no longer bagging nails. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Edmund N Nakano
Executive Team, Corp. Sec. Treas., C. S. Wo & Sons Ltd. #93
B. 1948; Honokaa, HI EDUC. Hill High School; UH Manoa; CERT. CPA, CGMA MIL. US Army, Vietnam Veteran EXP. Coopers & Lybrand (6 years), C S Wo & Sons, Ltd (39 years) BDS. Columbus Insurance Ltd, Hawaii Society of CPAs, Higashi Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii CLUBS Financial Executives International, Hawaii Society of CPAs, American Society of CPAs HOBBIES Fast pitch softball, karaoke, golf, tennis, travel, family activities. FAM. Diane, Retired, 2 children NOTEWORTHY Two daughters with Accounting undergraduate and MBA degrees, one who is also a CPA. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Alan Pflueger
Pres., Pacific Honda Pflueger Group #94,
B. 1966; Honolulu EDUC. Trinity Pawling, NY, ‘85; National Automobile Dealer Academy, VA, automotive management, ‘91 EXP. Pres. (‘00-present), Mng. Dir, Pflueger Automotive (‘97-00); VP, GM (‘96-00), operations Mgr. (‘93-96), Sales Mgr. (‘92-93), Pflueger Acura BDS. Pacific Auto Distributors LLC; Pflueger Racing; APEX Re-Insurance; Young Presidents Org.; Make-A-Wish Hawaii CLUBS Outrigger Canoe Club, Waialae CC, The 200 Club HOBBIES Ocean sports, racing, triathlon, tennis FAM. Eleni

David Purington
Dir. Merchandising, Hardware Hawaii #123
B. 7-29-45; Pomona, Calif EDUC. Kailua; San Jose State; EXP. General Contractor in Hawaii since 1976. Primarily residential construction on the Windward side. HOBBIES Kayaking, Swimming, Motorcycle riding, Avaition HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Michael N. Regan
EVP, CFO, Servco Pacific Inc.
B. San Diego, CA EDUC. San Diego State University EXP. EVP/CFO – Outrigger Enterprise Group BDS. Rite Aid Corporation HOBBIES Fly fishing, kayaking, running, taking care of new puppies

 

Robert M. Taylor
Pres., CEO , Maui Divers Jewelry #148
B. 1945; Chicago, IL EDUC. Reseda HS, CA, ‘63; Cal State U Northridge, BS, Accounting, ‘67 ; UCLA, MBA, ‘68 EXP. Exec. VP, Maui Divers (‘87-93); Controller, Foremost Dairies (‘86); Sr. VP, Tropical Rent-a-Car (‘83-85); Sr. VP, Maui Divers (‘72-83); asst. controller, Construction Materials HI, ‘71 BDS. Maui Divers of Hawaii Ltd., Retail Merchants of Hawaii, Manoa Valley Theatre HOBBIES Golfing, Walking FAM. Corrine, 1 child HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Louis VeDova III
Pres., Windward Auto Sales Inc. #124
B. St. Louis, Mo. EDUC. EXP. 43 years Automotive Experience HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Edward D. Wayne
Pres., Chair, Maui Clothing Co. Inc. #204
B. Philadelphia, PA EDUC. St. Joseph’s Prep, Philadelphia, PA, ‘59; U of Miami, BA, Economics ‘64; MIL. U.S. Air Force Reserve EXP. Pres., CEO, Maui Clothing Co. (‘82-present); Owner, Developer, Commercial Properties (‘91-present); Pres., CEO, Pacific Connection-Hawaii, Inc. (‘74-82); Pres., CEO, Hawaii Marketing & Management Services Inc. (‘72-74); Pres, CEO, Red Noodle Ent. (‘72-74); Tour Dir., Grand Circle Travel BDS. Maui Clothing Co. CLUBS Maui CC; Lahaina Yacht Club; Honolulu Club; Chaine Des Rotisseurs HOBBIES Yoga, dancing, hiking, reading, travel, family FAM. Motoko Tsuzuku-Wayne, M.D. Gynecology, 2 children NOTEWORTHY Founded company on Maui in ‘82 with 4 employees, grew it to 25 stores with 160 employees, with focus always on quality merchandise at affordable prices. During high school, a regular on television on American Bandstand. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Bennett R. Wo
Owner, Exec., C. S. Wo & Sons Ltd. #93
B. 1961; Honolulu EDUC. Punahou School, ‘80; Stanford, ‘84; UCLA Anderson School of Management, ‘89 EXP. Consultant, Ernst & Whinney (‘84-85), VP, C.S. Wo & Sons Ltd.; Partner, Wo Capital Group, Private Equity (‘89-present); Partner, BJM Partners, Alternative Investments; Partner, BJ Capital Management, Private Equity (‘04-present) BDS. Boy Scouts of America Aloha Council; Hospice Hawaii; Entrepreneurs Foundation of Hawaii; CLUBS Waialae CC HOBBIES Cooking, fishing, hiking, golf, poker, ping pong FAM. Susan, 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Craig Scott Wo
Owner, Exec., C. S. Wo & Sons, Ltd.
B. 1965; Honolulu EDUC. Punahou; Wharton; Columbia Business School, UCLA CERT. MBA, PhD EXP. Mergers & Acquisitions Group, Credit Suisse First Boston, New York (‘91-92); Partnership Finance Group, Shearson Lehman Hutton, New York (‘87-89) BDS. Past Board Chair, American Red Cross – Hawaii State Chapter; Past Board Chair, UH Foundation; Finance Committee, Aloha United Way; Board President, Pacific and Asian Affairs Council (PAAC); Finance Chair, Takitani Foundation; First Hawaiian Bank; Finance Chair, The Queen’s Health Systems CLUBS Waialae CC, Director (2008-2010) and Past President (2010); Pacific Club FAM. Nancy, 3 HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Michael J. Wo
Owner, C. S. Wo & Sons Ltd. #93
B. 1957; Honolulu EDUC. Punahou School, ‘75; UCLA; Northwestern U, Kellogg School of Management BDS. Oahu Publications Inc.; Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific CLUBS Waialae CC HOBBIES Golf, fishing, tennis FAM. Cynthia, 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Wendell J. Wo
Owner, Exec., C. S. Wo & Sons Ltd. #93
B. 1955; Honolulu, Hawaii EDUC. Punahou; USC; Wharton HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Russell M. Wong
COO, Aloha Auto Group Ltd / DBA Aloha Kia #69
B. 1961; Honolulu EDUC. Kamehameha Schools, ‘79; UH, BBA, Business Economics & Quantitative Methods, ‘83; U of Missouri, Kansas City, MBA, Finance, ‘85 BDS. Motor Vehicle Industry Licensing Board CLUBS Mid Pacific CC HOBBIES Golf, motorsports, watersports FAM. Dolly, Department of Education, 2 children, 2 grandsons HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

William van den Hurk
Pres., CEO, Aloha Auto Group Ltd / DBA Aloha Kia #69
B. 1945; Holland EDUC. EXP. Started in the Automobile business as a lot attendant in New market Ontario Canada, then became an auto salesperson 1965. Came to California in 1967 worked for Presitge Management Group. Started out as a saleperson worked my way up to General Manager of 4 dearships and in 1976 became a partner in the purchase of that group. Came to Hawaii 2005 as a consultant to a dealer group. In 1997 opend up as Aloha Hyundai then aquired Kia in late 1997. Sold Hyundai in 2005 and became sole Kia dealer for Hawaii with 7 locations. BDS. Aloha Auto Group Ltd. DBA Aloha Kia Chairman Board Oahu SPCA CLUBS Past Chair, ‘00 Hyundai U.S. Dealer Council; Hawaii Automobile Dealers Assn.; Past H.A.D.A. President 2015/2016 Kia Motors of America Dealer Council;  HOBBIES Motorcycles, auto racing and animals FAM. 2 children NOTEWORTHY Nominated for the Hawaii Automobile Dealer Association 2010 Time Dealer of the Year HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Glenn L. Boulware
VP, COO, HIE Holdings Inc. #161, VP/COO, Hawaiian Isles Enterprises Inc. #121
B. 1985 EDUC. Punahou School; Willamette U; U of Rochester HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Chad Buck
CEO, Owner, Hawaii Foodservice Alliance LLC #95
EDUC. EXP. Rated as fastest growing company in the state in ‘03 and again in ‘04 by Pacific Business News; SBA Business Man of the year, City & County of Honolulu, ‘05 BDS. Founding Director & Vice President, Navy SEAL Foundation Hawaii. www.USNavySEALFoundation.org FAM. Stephanie, 5 children NOTEWORTHY Largest “in kind” donor (according to HBM) in the state of Hawaii with over a million dollars worth of food donated annually to the Hawaii Foodbank and other non-profit groups. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

James K. Chan
GM, Hawaiian Chip Company, LLC
B. 1975; Pusan, Korea EDUC. Waiakea; UH Manoa; EXP. 17 years as founder and manager of Hawaiian Chip Company. BDS. Hawaii Food Manufacturers Association; Chamber of Commerce Hawaii CLUBS Entrepreneurs Organization HOBBIES Work FAM. Kammy, Attorney, 1 child HB HONORS SmallBiz Success Winner

Byron J.M. Chong
VP, Dir. Sales & Marketing, Love’s Bakery Inc. #133
B. 1971; Honolulu EDUC. UH; EXP. VP/Sales, Dir./Marketing, Gen. Sales Mgr., Sales Spvsr., Love’s Bakery; Sales Rep., R.J. Reynolds; District Mgr., Hawaii Newspaper Agency CLUBS Hawaii Food Industry Assn. HOBBIES Softball, golf, home improvement FAM. Jo-Lynn, COTA, State of Hawaii, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Dana H.Y. Chun
Pres., COO, King Food Service Inc. #182
B. 1955; Honolulu EDUC. Punahou School, ‘73; U of Southern California, BS, Accounting, ‘77; EXP. Controller, King Food Service; Asst. Controller, Kiahuna Beach Houses; Accountant/Auditor, Ernst & Ernst CLUBS Pacific Club HOBBIES Tennis, golf FAM. Leila, 1 child HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

James A. Cremins
Vice Chair, CSO, Y. Hata & Co., Ltd. #33
B. 1944; Alexandria, VA EDUC. EXP. 50+ years in wholesale food distribution. Started in operations, moved to sales, then sales management and general management. In ‘89, purchased a distribution business in Virginia and sold it in ‘00. Started a consulting practice, working with 7 different foodservice distributors in the U.S. Became a full-time employee of Y. Hata in 2012 BDS. Kapiolani Community College Culinary Arts Department, Hawaii Restaurant Association CLUBS American Culinary Federation HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Russell J. Hata
Chair, Pres., CEO, Y. Hata & Co., Ltd. #33
B. 1955; Honolulu, HI EDUC. Kalani H.S.; UH Manoa – BBA Finance; UH Manoa – EMBA EXP. Y. Hata & Co. Ltd. Chair./Pres./CEO, Profiles Hawaii, area director, Rise Inc., Pres., Yashima construction, marketing director, government liaison, project coordinator BDS. Y. Hata & Co. Ltd., Chairman; Convergence CT Inc.; UniPro Foodservice, Inc.; Hawaii Japanese Chamber of Commerce CLUBS Hawaii Business Roundtable, Chamber of Commerce Hawaii, Japanese Chamber of Commerce, United Japanese Society HOBBIES Golf, travel, reading, Gyrotonic exercise FAM. Val, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Adam Holmes
Chief Distribution Officer, Y. Hata & Co., Ltd. #33
B. 1978; Cape May, NJ EDUC. Johnson and Wales University; University of South Carolina EXP. I started in foodservice at the age of 11, sweeping the floors of a pizza shop in Cape May, NJ. From there I worked my way up to Sous Chef at 17, then Culinary School, followed by a B.S. in Hotel, Restaurant Management, and an M.S. in Hospitality Administration. After school I worked for Aramark all over the country, managing large events in the Convention Center segment, then as a Foodservice Director for Elon University. I left Aramark to pursue a multi-unit restaurant GM role before spending eight years with Pate Dawson and Southern Foods as a Regional Sales Manager, then VP/General Manager of Sales and Operations. I began with Y. Hata as the GM of the Broadline Division before being promoted to Chief Distribution Officer in 2016. I am currently part of the Senior Leadership Team where my focus is on exceeding customers expectations, strategy execution, developing leaders, efficiency and improving company wide communication. HOBBIES Dining out, paddle boarding, Cross Fit, exploring new technology, watching Philly sports teams, reading, hiking with family and exploring cultures of Hawaii. FAM. Jen, One son, Baker Bixby Holmes. Born 6/20/15 at Kapiolani, eight weeks early. I can’t say enough about that amazing staff, because of them Baker is a completely healthy and happy two year old.  HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

William J. Hughes
CEO, King Food Service Inc. #182
B. 1951; San Gabriel, CA EDUC. Stanford U, BA, ‘73; Hastings College of Law, JD, ‘77; London School of Economics and Political Science, LL.M., ‘79 EXP. Pres. and Gen. Counsel, Bicara Ltd., CA (‘83-present); Law Offices of Brooks & Hughes, CA (‘80-83) BDS. Bicara Ltd., CA; King Meat Inc., CA; King Food Service Inc. FAM. Celeste Kinu Hughes HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Bruce Johnson
Chair, Fresh Island Fish Co. Inc. / Uncle’s Fish Market & Grill #178
B. 1950 EDUC. EXP. Starting on the deckplates of a commercial fishing boat, then becoming a captain at age 21, Bruce created Fresh Island Fish Company on the principle of quality, a vision which continues through today as FIF remains Hawaii’s largest seafood distribution company. He’s actively involved with aquaculture, and developing a sustainable feed from by products of seafood waste he wants to contribute to the growth of Hawaiian Aquaculture. HOBBIES I’ve spent most of my years enjoying the ocean with my family and friends. Boat adventures, traveling, fishing! I also enjoying working with plants and flowers, landscaping is another passion. Teaching and mentoring younger generation of the things I’ve experienced will be something I do more in the future.  FAM. Myong Sun Johnson, 3 daughters, Crystal, Jenny, and Jade. NOTEWORTHY My mentors, the calabash uncles, were hard to get to know, tenacious, humble, a bit of kolohe‚ they can be rascals, but very honorable. They’re my heroes, and they’re of all nationalities. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Brian Marting
CFO, Y. Hata & Co., Ltd. #33
B. 1964; Phoenix, AZ EDUC. Arizona State U, BS, Accounting; CERT. CPA EXP. Y. Hata & Co. Ltd. (‘97-present); Accounting Mgr., Walsh America (‘93-96); Audit Mgr., Coopers & Lybrand (‘90-93); Auditor, KPMG Peat Marwick (‘86-90) CLUBS HSCPA, Financial Executives Intl. HOBBIES Softball, Reading, Travel FAM. Gina, CFO, HMSA, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Judy A. McDonald
CEO, Palama Holdings LLC (H&W Food Service) #109
EDUC. Hawaii Baptist Academy; UH Manoa; CERT. CPA FAM. 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Alton A. Nakagawa
VP Finance, VIP Foodservice #84
B. 12/25/58; Wailuku EDUC. Maui HS; UH Manoa; CERT. CPA EXP. Deloitte Haskins and Sells CPAs BDS. Hale Makua Health Services; Valley Isle Produce, Inc. FAM. Carolyn, Carlsmith Ball, 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Stevette K Santiago
Chief Administrative Officer, Y. Hata & Co., Ltd. #33
B. Kauai EDUC. Waimea HS; UH Manoa, BBA in HR; CERT. SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Toastmaster International ACB, ACL EXP. SVP of Strategy and Solutions, HawaiiUSA FCU Senior HR Manager, Spirent Communications Managing Partner, Hawaiian Wireless LLC. Senior HR Manager, Hawaiian Wireless Inc. Director of HR, Y. Hata & Co., Ltd. BDS. SHRM Hawaii Chapter – State Co Council Director; HawaiiUSA FCU; University of Hawaii MAHRM CLUBS Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce HOBBIES Hula, Cooking, Choir, and Serving in My Church. FAM. Brad Santiago, Senior Asset Manager, Alexander & Baldwin, 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Stephen N. Ueda
Pres., CEO, Chair, Suisan Group Inc. #92
B. 1968; Honolulu EDUC. Roosevelt High School; University of Hawaii at Manoa; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of California-Irvine EXP. Stephen was hired by Ford Motor Company in 1993 to work in the company’s Plastics & Trim Products Division, focusing on product and systems development. His first assignment was in Dearborn, Michigan, where he created a prototype lifetime air induction system for the Lincoln Mark VII. He relocated to the United Kingdom and provided technical and analytic support for Ford’s newly formed division in Dunton, Essex. After two years, he moved to Ford’s manufacturing plant in Sandusky, Ohio, where he helped bring new designs to a production-ready state. His final position at Ford took him to Ypslanti, Michigan where he worked on Ford’s first plastic engine intake manifold system. Ueda relocated to California in 2000 and led accessory manufacturing for Nissan at Altia Automotive Products. He moved to Hawaii in 2007 to take up the family business. Ueda worked a variety of positions including distributor sales representative, buyer, retail sales manager and vice president before assuming head of company in January 2017. BDS. Japanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Hawaii CLUBS Hawaii Island Chamber of Commerce, Hawaii Food Industry Association HOBBIES Spending time with my son FAM. Debi Ueda, 1 child NOTEWORTHY I am an Eagle Scout HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


 

TOURISM/LEISURE

Ed Case
Sr. VP, Chief Legal Officer, Outrigger Enterprises Group #20
B. 1952; Hilo, Hawaii EDUC. Hawaii Preparatory Academy; Williams College; University of California/Hastings College of Law CERT. Hawaii law license EXP. Attorney, Bays Lung Rose & Holma 2007-13; Carlsmith Ball 1983-2002 and Summer Associate 1980; Adjunct Professor, Hawaii Pacific University 2007; U. S. Congressman 2002-2007; Hawaii State Representative 1994-2002; Law Clerk, Hawaii Supreme Court Chief Justice William Richardson Honolulu 1981-82; Summer Associate, Hawaii State Department of Labor Honolulu 1979; Legislative Assistant, U. S. Senator/Representative Spark Matsunaga Washington, D.C. 1975-78; Mason’s assistant, R. M. Takeyama Construction Honolulu 1974, 1972; Counselor, Kamp Kohut Maine, 1973; Jackeroo, Mundoora Pastoral Company Australia 1970-71; Tire changer, E.H. Campbell Tire Co. Kakaako 1970; Container yard laborer, Hawaiian Hauling Company 1969, 1970; Messenger, Carlsmith Honolulu 1968; Yardman 1967 BDS. American Hotel & Lodging Association, Waikiki Improvement Association, Waikiki Beach Special Improvement District Association FAM. Audrey Case, Flight Attendant, United Airlines, 4 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Dal DeWolf
Sr. VP, CFO, Pleasant Holidays LLC #147
EDUC. Northwestern U; U of Chicago Graduate School of Business HOBBIES Guitar, golf FAM. Ashley HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Sean P. Dee
EVP, Chief Marketing Officer, Outrigger Enterprises Group #20
EDUC. EXP. EVP and CMO Anschutz Entertainment Group Worldwide and subsequently, President of Global Branding 2009-2013; VP and CMO Hard Rock International, Inc. 2004-2009; VP Levi’s Brand 1996-2002; and VP Foote, Cone, Belding 1989-1996. BDS. Hawaii Tourism Authority HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Tsukasa Harufuku
Pres., CEO, JTB Hawaii Inc. #24
EDUC. EXP. Manager JTB Sydney Office, JTB Australia Ltd.; Manager JTB World Vacation Japan; Deputy General Manager JTB Los Angeles; General Manager JTB New York; President JTB Hong Kong Concurrent; President My Bus Hong Kong; President JTB Macau; Vice President JTB China BDS. President, Nippon Club; President, Honolulu Festival Foundation; President, JTB Goodwill Foundation; Board of Director, Japan-America Society of Hawaii; Advisor, Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce HOBBIES Golf FAM. 1 child HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Mark A. Klaschka
VP, Mng. Dir. Hawaii, Pleasant Holidays LLC #147
B. 1964; Honolulu EDUC. Villa Park HS, CA; California State U, Fullerton; EXP. GM, Aston Mahana at Kaanapali; GM, Destination Services, Expedia Local Expert; GM, Kapalua Villas; Dir./Front Office, Fairmont Kea Lani CLUBS Hawaii Hotel & Lodging Assn.; HVCB; Maui County Hotel & Resort Security Assn. HOBBIES Golf, endurance running, biking FAM. Nancy, 1 child NOTEWORTHY Married for 30 years with one child. Grandfather is Hannibal Tavares and aunt is Charmaine Tavares, both former mayors of Maui County HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Alan Mattson
Pres., COO, The Castle Group, Inc. #175
B. 1956; Long Beach, California EDUC. Long Beach Wilson High School; San Diego State University; EXP. Dollar Rent A Car; Avis Rent A Car Systems, Inc.; Hilton Hotels Corporation BDS. The Castle Group, Inc.; Pacific Historic Parks CLUBS Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association, Travel Industry Association of America, Pacific Association of Travel Agents, Vacation Rental Management Association, Oahu Country Club HOBBIES Surfing, Bikram Yoga, Biking FAM. Marilee Mattson, Boutique Manager, Diane Von Furstenberg NOTEWORTHY Vice Chair of Pacific Historic Parks, Past board member of the Governor’s task force for tourism funding for the State of California, Past Board Meeting of HVCB HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

John Morgan
Pres., Kualoa Ranch Hawaii, Inc. #155
B. 1956; Hawaii EDUC. Punahou; EXP. John started his work career at Kualoa Ranch in 1971 as a part time laborer. He became manager of the family owned company in 1981 when the company employed 8 people. He started to diversify outdoor recreation operation at the ranch in 1985 and since then, Kualoa Ranch has grown to employ just under 300 people. Its primary endeavors are cattle ranching, diversified agriculture, outdoor recreation, education and real estate. BDS. Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau; Hawaii Cattlemen’s Council; Oahu Cemetary HOBBIES Surfing, Stand Up Paddle Board, Mountain Biking FAM. Carri Morgan, 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Hiroyasu Nakamura
Sr. VP, Halekulani Corporation #59
B. Tokyo, Japan EDUC. Keio High School; Keio University; UC Berkeley EXP. I have been working for Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd for 29 years. It’s been 4 years since I was assigned to work at Halekulani Corporation. BDS. Japan-America Society Hawaii HOBBIES Golf, Swimming HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Cyrus I. Oda
CFO, Treas., Kokusai Kogyo Kanri Kabushiki Kaisha – US Operations #13
B. 1948; Hilo EDUC. Konawaena HS; UH, BBA, Accounting, Finance; CERT. CPA EXP. Area Dir./Finance, Sheraton Hotels; Controller, Sheraton Moana Surfrider Hotel; Controller, Royal Hawaiian Hotel BDS. Hotel Union & Hotel Industry of Hawaii Pension Trust; Hotel Union and Hotel Industry of Hawaii 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan; Tax Foundation of Hawaii CLUBS American Institute of CPAs HOBBIES Golf, tennis, running FAM. Janace, Retired, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Jack E. Richards
Pres., CEO, Pleasant Holidays LLC #147
B. 1953; OH EDUC. Kent State U, BA, Political Science; U of Akron, MA, Intl. Relations EXP. Sr. VP, Product Marketing and Strategy, Expedia/Hotels.com, (‘03-07); Pres., CEO, America West Vacations/The Leisure Comp.; (‘99-03); Pres., CEO, Adventure Tours USA Inc., (‘92-99) BDS. Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau (‘08-14); Starwood Hotels & Resorts Leisure Travel Advisory Board (‘10-15); America West Education Foundation (‘01-03) HOBBIES Golf FAM. Tammy NOTEWORTHY Jack received the 2015 Excellence in Leadership Award from TravelAge West. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Akihito Saigusa
Sec., Treas., Halekulani Corporation #59
B. Tokyo, Japan EDUC. Keio High School; Keio University; EXP. I’ve been working for Mitsui Fudosan for 24 years. I have been assigned to Halekulani Corporation a year and a half ago. HOBBIES Golf, Running, Arts HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Peter E. Shaindlin
COO, Halekulani Corporation #59
B. 1957; NY EDUC. Nyack, New York; New York U/New School for Social Research; CERT. Negotiating Skills from Harvard University EXP. Prior to joining Halekulani Corporation, Shaindlin was Vice-president for Rosewood Hotels & Resorts and previously managed such celebrated institutions as Rosewood’s Little Dix Bay, the Boca Raton Resort & Club, The Stanhope Hotel and Grand Bay Hotel in New York City, and oversaw food and beverage operations at the United Nations World Headquarters in New York City. BDS. Serves on the executive boards of the Hawaii Arts Alliance, the Merwin Conservancy, the International Luxury Hotel Association CLUBS The Pacific Club, Outrigger Canoe Club HOBBIES Art, photography, cycling, swimming, literature, travel, writing FAM. 2 children NOTEWORTHY He has played an active role in the arts and culture community in Hawaii for more than a decade. Is currently sitting for his graduate diploma in Global Business from the University of Oxford’s Said Business School. He has lectured at ESSEC College of Luxury Brands and Hospitality in Versailles, France and Lynn University in Florida. An internationally recognized keynote speaker on luxury-related topics, he has been a visiting fellow and research scholar at University of Oxford, Harris Manchester College SRI, having performed research and scholarship on the leadership of iconic institutions. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

George Ann Skandis
VP, Human Resources, Atlantis Submarines Hawaii LLC #150
B. 1955; Chicago, IL EDUC. Michigan State U, BA, Liberal Arts, ‘77; Michigan State U, Master’s, Labor and Industrial Relations, ‘79 CERT. Cornell U, certificate, Equal Employment Opportunity Studies, ‘91 EXP. More than 30 years’ experience in human resources, including American Express, Burroughs, NYC Transit Authority, Consumers Power Co. HOBBIES Running, hiking, swimming, yoga, travel NOTEWORTHY Member, Society of Human Resources Management; Past Pres., Hawaii Chapter of the American Society of Training and Development HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Layne H. Wada
Mng. Dir., VP Finance, Star of Honolulu Cruises & Events #135
B. 1963; Captain Cook EDUC. Konawaena HS; U of Denver, BSBA; U of Denver, MACC EXP. Arthur Andersen & Co., Nikken Corporation BDS. The Bay Club Ownership Resort, Inc. CLUBS Waialae CC; Young Presidents Org.; Hawaii Society of Certified Public Accountants; American Society of Certified Public Accountants HOBBIES Golf, fishing, skeet/trap shooting FAM. Hae Sook HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Ronald K Williams
Pres., CEO, Atlantis Submarines Hawaii LLC #150
B. 1957; Hilo EDUC. Hilo HS, ‘75; UH, Social Psychology, ‘80; EXP. Mgr./West Hawaii, NAPA Parts Center Hawaii; Sr. VP, Tropical Rent-A-Car; VP/Sales & Operations, National Car Rental; Dir./Sales, Thrifty Rent-A-Car BDS. Activities Attractions Association of Hawaii (A3H) CLUBS Hawaiian Canoe Club; Activity & Attractions Assoc. of Hawaii (A3H) HOBBIES Canoe paddling, golfing, working out, stand up surfing and cross fit. FAM. Momi, 3 HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Ruthann Yamanaka
Sr. VP, Chief People Officer, Outrigger Enterprises Group #20
B. Los Angeles, CA EDUC. USC; UH Manoa EXP. SVP Human Resources & Planning Outrigger Enterprises Group (2006-present); Vice President Human Resources Alexander & Baldwin, Inc.; Senior Vice President of the People Services Group Hawaiian Airlines; and Senior Vice President and Assistant Director of Human Resources Bank of Hawaii. FAM. Gregg, 1 child HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Scott Fernandez
Pres. E.K.Fernandez Shows, Fernandez Events LLC, & Fun Time Concessions LLC, Fernandez Entertainment, Inc. #146
B. 1965; Honolulu EDUC. Punahou School; Colorado State U; CLUBS International Assn. of Amusement Parks and Attractions; Outrigger Canoe Club; Outdoor Amusement Business Assn.; Young Presidents Organization; World Presidents Organization; Showmen’s League of America HOBBIES Surfing, stand-up paddling NOTEWORTHY Third generation member of the Fernandez family carrying on the 114-year-old tradition of E. K. Fernandez Shows to provide quality, exciting entertainment for Hawaii’s families like my father (Kane) and my grandfather (Edwin Kane “EK”) before me. Partner for the development of Johnny Rockets restaurants in Hawaii and Guam. Partner for the development and operation of the first Rock ‘N Fun location in Hawaii. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Linda M. Fernandez
Pres., CEO, Fernandez Entertainment, Inc. #146
B. Phoenix, AZ EDUC. Texas Tech-USC; EXP. Pres., CEO, Fun Factory Inc., a chain of family entertainment centers founded in ‘77; President, Retail Entertainment Concepts, themed retail entertainment stores; founder and member, Retail Concepts Intl. LLC; CEO and founder, Merchandise Intl. Inc., an import & merchandise distributor. Partner for the development of “Johnny Rockets” locations in Hawaii and Guam; Partner for the development and operation of the first Rock ‘N Fun location in Hawaii. CLUBS UH Founders Club; Founders Circle-Punahou; Intl. Council of Shopping Centers; World Presidents’ Org.; Intl. Assn. of Amusement Parks & Attractions; Amusement & Music Operators Assn. HOBBIES Travel, weight-training, basketball, family activities NOTEWORTHY Girls Scouts of Hawaii ‘07 Woman of Distinction honoree; co-honoree of UH Business Hall of Fame, ‘04; PBN’s 2015 Women Who Mean Business “Top 25 Women-Owned Businesses”; Retail Merchants of Hawaii’s 2014 “Governor’s Award for Exemplary Service to the Retail Industry” HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Chester E. Kaneshiro
Pres., COO, Tanaka Of Tokyo Restaurants Ltd. #221
B. Japan EDUC. Kubasaki High; U of Hawaii; EXP. 41 years in the food service industry. CLUBS Oahu CC, Honolulu Club, Hawaii Restaurant Association HOBBIES Golf FAM. Jeanean, 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Richard E. Tanaka
Chair, CEO, Tanaka Of Tokyo Restaurants Ltd. #221
B. Montreal, Canada EDUC. American School in Japan; Rippowam H.S. Port Credit Secondary; NYU, U of Western Ontario; CERT. Honors B.A. (U.S. MA) EXP. Paper boy, House boy, gas station attendant, dishwasher, cashier, busboy, server, cook, manual laborer, truck driver, tractor driver, founder Daruma Enterprises, President Tanabus Corporation, restaurant management. BDS. Chaminade U Board of Governors; Hogan Advisory Board; Chaminade Nominating Committee Vice Chair.; MVNP Board of Advisors CLUBS Waialae CC; Pacific Club; Young Presidents’ Org./World Presidents’ Org.; HEC; HAPA HOBBIES Reading, golf, swimming, counting calories FAM. Catherine, 2 children NOTEWORTHY Tokyu Karate Sho Dan, Tae Kwon Do 3rd Degree Black Belt HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


 

TRANSPORTATION

Aaron Alter
EVP, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary, Hawaiian Airlines #2
EDUC. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

 

Vic S. Angoco
Sr. VP, Pacific, Matson, Inc. #4
EDUC. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Roy Catalani
VP, Strategic Initiatives & External Affairs, Young Brothers, Limited #68
EDUC. U of Oregon, BA, Psychology and Political Science; U of Oregon, JD, ‘82 EXP. Partner, Rush Moore LLP (‘03-05); Partner, Catalani Nakanishi & Caliboso (‘98-03); Partner, (‘94, ‘96-98), Associate (‘88-94), Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel; Deputy Dir., Office of State Planning (‘95-96); Law Clerk to Chief Justice, Oregon Supreme Ct (‘86-88) BDS. Native Hawaiian Legal Corp. (‘10 to present); Oahu Economic Development Board (‘12 to present); YMCA of Honolulu (‘14 to present) HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Daniel Chun
Dir. of Sales, Community & Public Relations – Hawaii, Alaska Airlines #18
B. 1979; Honolulu, HI EDUC. Mililani High School; University of Hawaii at Manoa; CERT. Private pilot license EXP. Daniel Chun has over 15 years of experience in Hawaii’s tourism industry, starting at the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau, where he helped to develop international travel to the Islands. He then served for seven years as the special assistant to the State of Hawaii’s governor-appointed tourism liaison, where he coordinated with government agencies and the visitor industry on tourism-related matters. BDS. Make-A-Wish Hawaii; Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association; Diamond Head Theatre; University of Hawaii Alumni Association; TIM International; Honolulu Gay & Lesbian Cultural Foundation CLUBS Sales & Marketing Executives of Honolulu; Hawaii Society of Business Professionals; Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii Young Professionals; Hawaii Venture Capital Association HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Matthew J. Cox
Chairman and CEO, Matson, Inc. #4
EDUC. U of California, Berkeley; EXP. Appointed Chairman of the Board of Matson, Inc. on April 27, 2017, having served as president and chief executive officer since 2012 and president since 2008. Joined Matson in 2001 as CFO.  Prior to Matson, 15 years in the transportation industry. BDS. First Hawaiian Bank, Move Oahu Forward. Catholic Charities Hawaii CLUBS Hawaii Business Roundtable; Shidler College of Business Advisory Council, University of Hawaii at Manoa HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Mark B. Dunkerley
Pres., CEO, Hawaiian Airlines
B. 1963; Bogota, Colombia EDUC. London School of Economics, BS; Cranfield Institute of Technology, United Kingdom, MS, Master of Science in Aeronautics EXP. COO, Sabena Airlines Group, Brussels (‘01-02); Pres., COO, Worldwide Flight Services (‘99-00); Sr. VP, British Airways (‘89-99); Assistant to CEO, Miami Intl. Airport (‘85-89) BDS. Airlines 4 America; Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau; International Air Transport Association; National Air and Space Museum. CLUBS Pacific Club; Wings Club HOBBIES Aerobatic flying, surfing, reading FAM. Marilia Duffles HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Ronald J. Forest
Pres., Matson, Inc. #4
EDUC. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Robert T. Guard
Chair, CEO, JBG Corporation #102
B. 1940; Honolulu EDUC. Punahou School, ‘58; U of Southern California; MIL. Lt., U.S. Navy EXP. Pres., Robert T. Guard & Associates; Mgr./Corporate Public Relations, Dillingham Corp. BDS. Friends of Waikiki Aquarium; Chairman, Battleship Missouri Memorial Association; Chair, Hawaii Youth Callenge Academy Foundation; Marimed Foundation. CLUBS Outrigger Canoe Club HOBBIES Competitive canoeing, kayaking, hiking, whitewater rafting, SCUBA diving (certified divemaster) FAM. Devon, 4 children NOTEWORTHY accomplishments include participation in over 20 Molokai-to-Oahu canoe races and the once-in-a-lifetime challenge of summiting Mount Kilimanjaro Recently inducted into the Hawaii Waterman’s Hall of Fame. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Peter T. Heilmann
Sr. VP, Chief Administrative Officer, Matson, Inc. #4
EDUC. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Kim Hudson Chock
Controller, CFO, JBG Corporation #102 Controller/CFO, McCabe Hamilton & Renny Co., Ltd.
B. Honolulu EDUC. St. Andrew’s Priory; UH Manoa; EXP. Ikeda & Wong CPA Inc., The Castle Group Inc., Green Ledger Accounting (Owner) FAM. Harold , 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Peter R. Ingram
EVP, Chief Commercial Officer, Hawaiian Airlines #2
EDUC. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

 

John P. Lauer
Sr. VP, Chief Commercial Officer, Matson, Inc. #4
EDUC. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Michael H Lum
Treas., Hawaiian Islands Freight Association #220
B. 1952; Hon. HI EDUC. Saint Louis; UH Manoa; EXP. Owner/President of Screens & Things Inc. and The Window & Door Store BDS. Hawaiian Islands Freight Assn.; New Hope Windward; Ku “Ae Hou” CLUBS Honolulu Executives Association FAM. Anne-Marie, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

John Roger Morton
Pres., GM, Oahu Transit Services Inc. #116
B. 1951; Montreal, PQ EDUC. Kalani HS; York U, BA, Economics, ‘73; U of British Columbia, M.Sc., Community and Regional Planning, ‘77 EXP. Pres., GM, Oahu Transit Services (‘05-present); Sr. VP, Oahu Transit Services (‘92-05); VP, MTL Inc. (‘86-92) BDS. Oahu Transit Services HOBBIES golf, gardening FAM. Beverly
HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Shannon L. Okinaka
EVP, CFO, Hawaiian Airlines #2
B. 1974; California EDUC. Waiakea High School; University of Hawaii at Manoa; CERT. Certified Public Accountant (not in public practice) EXP. PricewaterhouseCoopers – Assurance Manager
Hawaiian Electric Company – Senior Internal Auditor BDS. Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii; Oahu Economic Development Board; Island Insurance Co Ltd; Workforce Development Council FAM. Kip Okinaka, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

George W. Pasha IV
Pres., CEO, The Pasha Group, Pasha Hawaii #21
EDUC. Marin Catholic, Kentfield, CA; Santa Clara University, BS, Economics; EXP. Joined the company in 1985 after 2 years of commercial banking experience; CEO of The Pasha Group and Pasha Hawaii since 2008 BDS. Chairman, The Pasha Group Board of Directors; Pasha Hawaii Advisory Board; Advisory Board of The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University HOBBIES Anything involving the water FAM. Elyse, 3 children NOTEWORTHY Past Chairman of the Household Goods Forwarders Association of America, Inc., now known as IAM HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Rusty K. Rolfe
Pres. Matson Logistics, Matson, Inc. #4
EDUC. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Jon Snook
EVP, COO, Hawaiian Airlines #2
EDUC. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

 

Donn M. Takaki
Pres., HawkTree International Inc. #106
B. Honolulu EDUC. Iolani School; Claremont McKenna College, BA; U of Virginia, MBA BDS. Chamber of Commerce Hawaii HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Joel M. Wine
Sr. VP, CFO, Matson, Inc. #4
EDUC. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


 

OTHER

INCLUDING LAW/MARKETING/TELECOMMUNICATIONS/PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYER ORGANIZATIONS

Scott K. Barber
Pres., CEO, Hawaiian Telcom #26
EDUC. Earned Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Regis University; EXP. More than 35 years of experience. Entered technology industry as a line worker, advanced to management positions in various areas of operations. BDS. Aloha United Way, Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii and Child & Family Service. FAM. Cindy, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Nelson Befitel
Chief Counsel, ProService Hawaii #46
B. Molokai, Hawaii EDUC. Lahainaluna; BA Journalism UH Manoa; JD Arizona State College of Law EXP. director of labor, State of Hawaii; attorney with Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert; deputy corporation counsel for the County of Maui; Hawaii Civil Rights Commission; Maui Prosecutor’s Office; State Attorney General’s office HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Dan T. Bessey
SVP, CFO, Hawaiian Telcom #26
EDUC. Graduated Magna Cum Laude – Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration / Accountancy from California State University, Sacramento; EXP. More than 25 years experience serving publicly traded companies including CFO of Cesca Therapeutics and Vice President and CFO for SureWest Communications. FAM. Kerri, 1 child HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Judy N Bishop
Pres., Owner, Bishop & Company, Inc. #226
B. Louisiana EDUC. BA English; EXP. 10 years President/Owner Bishop & Company, 5 years General Manager at CTA Staffing, 5 years Director of Franchise Operations with Talent Tree Staffing BDS. Hawaii Society of Business Professionals, Women’s Fund of Hawaii, IONA Dance Company CLUBS Pacific Club, Plaza Club, SHRM, Chamber of Commerce, BBB, HOBBIES Travel and being a foodie NOTEWORTHY Started my first business at the age of 25 and within 10 years had opened 3 additional businesses; started Bishop & Company, Inc. 10 years ago at age 60 and hit $10M in sales by year #10. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Patrick D. Ching
Pres., COO, Servco Pacific Inc. #9
B. 1957; Honolulu, HI EDUC. Punahou; U. of Washington’s Foster School of Business; U. of Hawaii’s Shidler School of Business EXP. Joined Servco in 1985 in the corporate finance area, eventually rising to EVP/CFO. Moved into Servco’s automotive operations in 2001, leading at different times both the automotive distribution and retail portions of the business. Prior to joining Servco, tax manager for Deloitte, spending time in both its Seattle and Honolulu offices. BDS. Aloha United Way, City Mill, Ltd., Diamond Head Theatre, Hawaii Blood Bank, Waialae Country Club CLUBS Hawaii Business Roundtable, Hawaii Asia Pacific Association HOBBIES Golf, photography, skiing FAM. Marybeth, 1 child HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Paul Clark
Chief Service Officer, ProService Hawaii #46
EDUC. Florida State university; Florida Institute of Technology EXP. Clark has been with ProService since 2002; prior to that he was Business Development Manager at CoAdvantage Resources. FAM. Chana Clark, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Francis Kenneth Davis
Pres., CEO, Chair, Aqua Engineers Inc. #139
B. 1950; Chester, PA EDUC. Holy Name HS Reading, PA; US Military Academy; Lehigh University, MBA CERT. CFA MIL. 11 Years, US Army EXP. COO/CFO, Gabriel Roeder Smith, Southfield MI (16 years); VP, Sanwa Bank & Mellon Bank (14 years); Pilot, Hawaii Air Ambulance (1 year); Army Officer, USA Corps of Engineers (11 years) BDS. Board Chair, Aqua Engineers, Inc HOBBIES Running, Flying, Traveling FAM. Alice E Davis, Professor, Director School of Nursing, UH Hilo, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Matthew Steven Delaney
CEO, Pres., The Hawaii Group, Inc. #57
B. 1970; Santa Monica, California EDUC. Campolindo HS; U of Southern California; CERT. CPA EXP. Matt has been managing businesses in Hawaii for 20 years. He co-founded HiHR and recently sold it to its largest competitor ProService. He was the Development Manager for the Royal Lahaina Development Group, spearheading the master plan for the new mixed-used Kaanapali resort. Prior to holding the positions of CEO/President of Marc Resorts he was responsible for acquisitions & development in HI and internationally for its parent company Sunterra. Before moving to HI, he was part of Sunterra’s acquisition & development team in which he was responsible for multiple resort & company acquisitions around the world, as well as forming a wholly owned Japanese subsidiary (Sunterra Japan). In addition, he was part of the team that formed a real estate fund (DaVinci) in Tokyo, Japan. Prior to joining Marc/Sunterra, Matt was a Senior Consultant & CPA for E&Y Kenneth Leventhal Real Estate Group. BDS. AccesSurf HOBBIES Watching my kids play sports, Stand-up Paddle Boarding, Golf, Fine Dining, Traveling FAM. Karen, RN, Sequoia Surgical Center, 2 children NOTEWORTHY Commute back and forth from California. Survived cancer twice. I love giving back to the community and to those who are less fortunate. I love taking care of my team. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Lee D. Donohue
Dir. Security, Securitas Security Services USA, Inc. #90
B. 1942; Honolulu EDUC. Chaminade U, Bachelor of General Studies; EXP. Honolulu Police Department (40 years); Private Security BDS. City & County of Honolulu, Salary Commission; Honolulu Police Community Foundation; Kick Start Karate; McKinley HS Foundation; Hawaii Judicial Council; Visitor Aloha Society of Hawaii; Honolulu Fire Fighters Foundation, Director; Pacific Air Force Advisory Council CLUBS Hawaii Karate Kodansha HOBBIES Instruction of Karate FAM. Luci, Retired, 3 children NOTEWORTHY Retired as the Chief of Police in 2004. Appointed as a Honolulu City Council Member in June 2010. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Patrick J. Duarte
Pres., CEO, Kahala Nui #169
B. Kona EDUC. Konawaena; UH; UCLA – MBA MIL. U.S. Army Finance Corps EXP. COO, Bishop Museum; Exec. Dir., Polynesian Voyaging Society; Sr. VP, Hawaii Dental Service; CEO, REHAB Hospital; Assoc. Admin., Straub Clinic & Hospital BDS. Sutter Health Pacific; Mental Health Kokua; Better Business Bureau Foundation CLUBS Rotary Club of Kahala Sunrise; Pacific Club HOBBIES Windsurfing FAM. Grace NOTEWORTHY AUW volunteer for 25+ years HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Mark H. Fukunaga
Chair, CEO, Servco Pacific Inc. #9
B. 1956; Honolulu EDUC. Punahou School, ‘74; Pomona College, BA, ‘78; U of Chicago, JD, ‘82 EXP. Attorney, Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, N.Y. (‘83-87); staff, office of Sen. Daniel Inouye, Washington, D.C., ‘76 BDS. Fender Musical Instruments Corp. (Co-Chair); DTRIC Insurance, Children’s Discovery Center; KCAA Preschools; McInerny Foundation-Distribution Com; Punahou School; Pomona College CLUBS Oahu CC, Waialae CC HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Michael W. Gibson
Trustee, Parker Ranch Foundation Trust #224
B. 1948; Ann Arbor, MI EDUC. Iolani School; U of Wisconsin; Hastings College of Law EXP. Ashford & Wriston (‘76-present); Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, City & County of Honolulu (‘74-76) BDS. Hawaii Pacific Health; Palani Ranch Company; Ponoholo Ranch; Hawaii Justice Foundation; Parker Ranch Inc.; Parker Ranch Foundation Trust HOBBIES Canoe paddling HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Benjamin A Godsey
Pres., CEO, ProService Hawaii #46
B. 1972; CA EDUC. Miramonte HS; Pomona College, BA, ‘91; U of Chicago, MBA, ‘00 EXP. Bioscience Securities Inc.; Goldman Sachs & Co.; Morgan Stanley & Co.; Headland Partners LLC BDS. Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii; Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children; Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship; Teach for America CLUBS YPO; Hawaii Business Roundtable HOBBIES Paddling, fly fishing FAM. Yvonne Chan, Teacher, Iolani School, 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Corbett A.K. Kalama
VP Real Estate and Community Affairs, The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
Trustee, Kamehameha Schools #39
B. 1956; Honolulu EDUC. Kailua ; Western Oregon; Pacific Coast Banking School at University of Washington BDS. Harold K L Castle Foundation Inc. Director; First Hawaiian Bank Foundation Inc. Director, Friends of Hawaii Charities Inc. President; Kailua Canoe Club Inc. Coach and Director; Team Hawaii Outrigger Coach; Pacific Coast Banking School Faculty Member 1991-2015 CLUBS Oahu Country Club HOBBIES Outrigger Canoe club paddling, Mentoring low income families and children FAM. 4 children NOTEWORTHY Caring HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Peter T. Kashiwa
Mng. Partner, Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel #191
B. 1954; Honolulu, Hawaii EDUC. Iolani School; University of Washington; Willamette University College of Law BDS. Honolulu Police Community Foundation, Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin, JALPAK International Hawaii, Inc., Kyo-ya Hotels & Resorts LP CLUBS American Bar Association, Hawaii State Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Sean Knox
CEO, Pres., HiEmployment The Hawaii Group, Inc. #57
EDUC. Hilo High, Seabury Hall; University of Puget Sound; EXP. Sean Knox was previously the owner and President of POI Employment, LLC. Sean has over 17 years of experience in professional staffing in Hawaii. After working for a national, mainland based staffing agency, Sean decided to open POI Employment in April 2005 with a focus on personalized, high quality services. Although Sean is a local boy, growing up on both the Big Island and Maui, his business management experience has taken him to Washington and England. In 1999, he returned home to Hawaii with his wife Sarah Knox. BDS. Hawaii Literacy, Workforce Development Council, Career and Technical Education Advisory Council FAM. Sarah, Occupational Therapist, Shriners Hospital, 2 children NOTEWORTHY I am currently serving on the State of Hawaii Workforce Development Council. The WDC functions as an information clearinghouse for all workforce development programs in the State, including workforce training and education programs. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

John T. Komeiji
Chief Administrative Officer & General Counsel, Hawaiian Telcom #26
EDUC. Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa; Juris Doctorate from Hasting College of Law EXP. Senior partner at Watanabe Ing & Komeiji LLP, focus on litigation of complex commercial, personal injury and professional liability matters. BDS. Vice Chair Hawaii Medical Service Association; President The 200 Club; Vice Chair Blood Bank of Hawaii; The Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

David M. Kostecki
CFO, ProService Hawaii #46
B. 1969; St. Louis, MO EDUC. St. Louis University High School; Georgetown University; Stanford Graduate School of Business – Executive Program CERT. CPA EXP. Prior to ProService, Kostecki was the President of Xpedite LLC, a successful start-up which he founded and served as President for three years. Prior to that he spent over 20 years in finance, public accounting, internal audit and treasury. He served as the VP of Finance and Chief Accounting Officer for Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (HEI). BDS. Catholic Charities of Hawaii, Positive Coaching Alliance FAM. Dr. Elizabeth Ignacio, Orthopedic Surgeon, 2 children, Gracie (13) and Mikey (11) HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Hiroshi D. Lamansky
VP Operations, Tanaka Of Tokyo Restaurants Ltd. #221
B. 1983; Cleveland, TX EDUC. The American School in Japan, ‘02; EXP. General Manager (‘09-13), Manager (‘05-09), Dining room staff (‘04-05), Tanaka of Tokyo Restaurants. CLUBS Hawaii Asia Pacific Association HOBBIES Basketball, Golf, Dining Out HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Deborah Merwick
VP, Sr. Tech. Recruiter, Bishop & Company, Inc. #226
B. 1968; Milwaukee, WI EDUC. Clark; U of Maryland; HPU CERT. SHRM-SCP EXP. My background is in accounting, specifically cash management and joint interest billing, gained at HS Resources, in San Francisco. After moving to Hawaii, I was hired by Judy Bishop in 2001 for a hybrid role of Accounting & Technical Recruiting with CTA Staffing. I continued to work with Judy as she acquired the assets of CTA Staffing in 2005 and currently serving as VP and Senior Technical Recruiter at Bishop & Company. Education; BA in Business from the University of Maryland and MS in Information Systems from Hawaii Pacific University. BDS. HICOMP CLUBS HICTA, APA, HICOMP, SHRM – Hawaii Chapter, SHRM – National Chapter HOBBIES Ocean Swimming FAM. Beck Buijten, Ericsson HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Trisha N. Nomura
Chief People Officer, ProService Hawaii #46
B. 1979; Honolulu, HI EDUC. Castle High School; Creighton University; University of Hawaii at Manoa CERT. CPA (not in public practice); CGMA BDS. Hawaii Society of CPAs, Board Member and YCPA Chair; American Institute of CPAs, At-Large Council Member; Kaneohe Little League, Treasurer HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Nathan T. Okubo
Partner and Management Committee Member, Cades Schutte LLP #165
B. 1981; Honolulu, HI EDUC. Punahou; Santa Clara U., B.S. magna cum laude; U. of Hawaii, J.D. ‘06 EXP. Partner practicing in Cades’ real estate department, focusing on real estate, banking and finance, hospitality and resort property, land use, public utilities and telecommunications, zoning and entitlements, and real property tax appeals. BDS. Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii – Corporate Board; The GIFT Foundation of Hawaii; Pacific Resources for Education and Learning; Urban Land Institute – Hawaii Chapter of Young Leaders CLUBS National Asian Pacific American Bar Assn. – Hawaii Chapter (Immediate Past President); Hawaii State Bar Assn.; American Bar Assn. FAM. Kathleen Okubo HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

David T Paul
Sr. VP, Dir. Engineering & Construction Services, Aqua Engineers Inc. #139
B. 1969; Honolulu EDUC. Texas A&M University; CERT. Professional Engineer EXP. 21 years of experience with an emphasis on wastewater collection system hydraulics, water systems, pumping applications, water and wastewater treatment processes, asset assessment, asset management and GIS applications. BDS. Aqua Engineers, Inc Board of Directors CLUBS Hawaii Water Environment Association; American Waterworks Association Hawaii Chapter; ESOP Hawaii Chapter HOBBIES University of Hawaii Football games HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Ray Romero
Chair, Hickam Federal Credit Union #206
B. 1933; Santa Fe, NM EDUC. U.S. Air Force Command Academy, U.S. Air Force Senior Academy; Community College of the Air Force.; MIL. U.S. Air Force, 33 years EXP. Securitas Security Services USA Inc. since 1986; current Consultant, principal Licensee GD-534; former Area VP, business development Mgr. BDS. Friends of Hickam AFB; Hickam Federal Credit Union, Chair; Make Today Count; Pacific Voices Toastmasters member and former area gov. CLUBS American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS), Hawaii Hotel and Visitor Industry Security Assn. (HHVISA), Hawaii Credit Union League Oahu Chapter. HOBBIES Golf FAM. Toshiko Romero, private banking, First Hawaiian Bank, 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Marc E. Rousseau
Partner and Management Committee Member, Cades Schutte LLP #165
B. 1968; N. Vancouver EDUC. Penticton Secondary; U of Denver, BsBA cum laude, ‘90; U of Akron, JD summa cum laude, ‘94; MBA, ‘94 EXP. Partner practicing in Cades’ corporate department, focusing on business organizations, corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, public utilities regulation, renewable energy, securities, public finance, franchises, immigration, and health law. BDS. Boy Scouts of America, Aloha Council CLUBS American Bar Assn.; Hawaii State Bar Assn.; Washington State Bar Assn. HOBBIES Ice hockey at the Ice Palace, Lawyer league softball at Kapiolani Park FAM. Kelly, 4 children NOTEWORTHY 2018 Best Lawyers – Business Organizations, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, and Securities/Capital Markets Law; Drafted by the Hartford Whalers in the 5th round of the ‘87 NHL Entry Draft HB HONORS  Top 250 Exec

Sanj Sappal
Area VP – Hawaii, Guam, Securitas Security Services USA, Inc. #90
B. 1964; Dar es Salaam, Tanzania EDUC. Chapman U, BSBA, Operations Management; EXP. GM Specialty Serv. Div., Dir. Parking Operation, HBM/UNICCO Facility Services (‘01-05); Dir. Business Development, Sr. Mgr., APCOA/Standard Parking (‘90-01); Pres., Mgr., Local Network, Inc. BDS. CrimeStoppers Honolulu, Board of Directors; Koko Marina Shopping Center, Advisory Board Member; Plaza Club, Ambassadors Council Member CLUBS Building Owners Management Assn. (BOMA); Chamber of Commerce; Hawaii Hotel and Visitor Industry Security Assn (HHVISA); Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Assn (HLTA); Japan-America Society of Hawaii (JASH), Kalihi Business Assn; Waikiki Improvement Assn. HOBBIES Golf NOTEWORTHY Golfer, wine enthusiast HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Clinton J. Schroeder
Pres., COO, Hagadone Corp. #197
B. 1975; Lincoln, NE EDUC. Evanston HS; U of Wyoming; New York Institute of Technology, Exec. MBA CERT. Certified Marketing Executive (CMS); Certified Sales Executive (CSE); Six Sigma Master Black Belt EXP. VP Sales, Gannett, The Honolulu Advertiser; VP Sales, Shaw Newspapers of Chicago; Ad Dir., Lehman Communicatons, Denver BDS. District Governor Hawaii Rotary D5000 ‘16-17; Past Pres., Metropolitan Honolulu Rotary CLUBS Chairman, Sales & Marketing Executives Intl – Global, ‘13-15; Past Pres., Sales & Marketing Executives Intl. of Honolulu HOBBIES SCUBA, hiking, swimming FAM. Jason Kama, Director of Marketing, Better Business Bureau NOTEWORTHY Recognized by NAA as, 20 Under 40‚  in 2005; Recognized by Pacific Business News as “Top 40 Under 40” in 2011 HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Bruce C. Shewalter
Pres. Sales & Operations, Contract Furnishers of Hawaii Inc. (dba Office Pavilion) #192
B. 1965; Butler, PA EDUC. Butler HS, PA, ‘83; ; Penn State University , BA, Pol. Sci, ‘88; CERT. RME EXP. Office Manager, State of Hawaii House of Representatives for Rep. Jane Tatibouet, (‘90-93); Manager of Marketing, Office Pavilion/Contract Furnishers of Hawaii, Inc.(OP/CFH) (‘93-94); Operations Manager, OP/CFH, (‘94-05); VP of Sales, OP/CFH, (‘05-06); President/VP of Sales/COO, OP/CFH, (‘07-2012);President of Operations, OP/CFH, (2012 – present) 22 years with Office Pavilion BDS. Friends of Hickam past president, current member CLUBS GCA, NAIOP, YPO-WPO HOBBIES Coaching Pop Warner football, Kaimuki Little League baseball in past years. Now watching sons play sports at Punahou, swim at Sandy Beach, scuba diving hopefully once again and golfing if I can get away. Fantasy Football league FAM. Wendy Shewalter, CEO, Office Pavilion/Contract Furnishers of Hawaii, 2 children NOTEWORTHY I work for my mother-in-law, with my wife and sister-in-law for past 22 years in family business. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Wendy Shewalter
CEO, Contract Furnishers of Hawaii Inc. (dba Office Pavilion) #192
EDUC. Kalaheo High School; University of Hawaii; CLUBS YPO-WPO; Family Business Center of Hawaii Vistage, Sunrise Rotary of Honolulu, Organization of Women Leaders HOBBIES Travel, Photography, skiing, scuba, golf FAM. Bruce Shewalter, President, Office Pavilion, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Sheldon Simeon
Co-Owner, Simeon Restaurants LLC dba Tin Roof
B. 1983; Hilo, Hawaii EDUC. Hilo High School; Maui Community College; CERT. AAS-Culinary FAM. Janice Simeon, Co-Owner, Simeon Restaurants LLC dba Tin Roof, 4 children HB HONORS 20 for the Next 20

Gene Stoudt
Business Development Mgr., Securitas Security Services USA, Inc. #90
B. Monterey, Calif. EDUC. Cal State Fullerton. Mt. San Antonio College.; EXP. Securitas Security Services USA since 2014. Other work experience: Paradise Yellow Pages, GTE/Hawaiian Telcom Yellow Pages, This Week Oahu Magazine, Ilikai Hotel. BDS. Kaimuki Neighborhood Board District 4, Elected Representative (former) CLUBS Building Owners and Managers Assn. (BOMA); Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM); Institute for Real Estate Management (IREM); Kalihi Business Assn. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Tarik Sultan
Managing Partner, Sultan Ventures
B. 1983; New Jersey EDUC. McDonogh School; Tulane University, BS Neuroscience and Cognitive Studies; Shidler College of Business UH, MBA EXP. Tarik co-founded Sultan Ventures and XLR8UH. Along with his brother Omar is the recipient of the 2014 Hawaii Venture Capital Association’s (HVCA) Investors of the Year. He is also a founding member of the Startup Paradise initiative helping to build a thriving startup community that nurtures collaboration and innovation in Hawaii. he’s co-chair of Communications for the Startup Champions Network. Tarik has worked with, advised, and led several startups, most recently as CFO of JetsetESL, an ed-tech startup connecting language learners to native English speakers. Former CFO of Ibis Networks, a venture backed cleantech startup focused on reducing energy consumption. In 2017, Tarik was recognized by Hawaii Business Magazine’s 20 for the next 20. BDS. Hawaii Venture Capital Association; Shidler College of Business Alumni Association; Hawaii Pacific Export Council; Startup Champion Network; Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship Advisory Board HOBBIES Traveling, playing soccer, taking my dogs hiking. NOTEWORTHY Along with my brother Omar, I climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in 2006. In 2007, we winged the Honolulu Marathon having never run more than 5 miles the week before. I have been in the Pacific and the Atlantic Ocean on the same day. I once sunburned my eyeballs… in doors. HB HONORS 20 for the Next 20

Ryan Z Takaki
Vice Chair, HawkTree International Inc. #106
EDUC. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Sunshine Topping
VP of HR, Hawaiian Telcom #26
B. Honolulu EDUC. Hilo High School; University of Colorado- Boulder; University of Hawaii – Manoa EXP. Experienced Vice President Human Resources with a demonstrated history of working in the technology, telecommunications, and Airlines industry. Strong human resources professional skilled in Recruitment, Executive Coaching, Compensation, Benefits design, Team Building, Public Speaking, and Labor Relations. BDS. State Workforce Development Council, Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation, Hookuaaina, Society for Human Resource Managers HOBBIES All watersports!! Swimming, surfing, paddling, bodyboarding, bodysurfing, etc… FAM. Miles Topping, Director of Energy Management, University of Hawaii, 3 children NOTEWORTHY I have (3) amazing children, a great husband, and 9 brothers and sisters! HB HONORS Top 250 Exec, 20 for the Next 20

Ryan M. Wilson
Partner and Management Committee Member, Cades Schutte LLP #165
EDUC. U of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.A., ‘99; U of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, M.A., ‘01; Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., with high honors, ‘06 EXP. Partner in Cades’ tax department, focusing on federal and Hawaii tax issues, including the tax treatment of real estate investment, leasing and development, tax audits, and 1031 like-kind exchange transactions. CLUBS American Bar Assn.; Hawaii State Bar Assn. HOBBIES Kendo NOTEWORTHY Studied Greek, Latin and Sanskrit in college HB HONORS  Top 250 Exec

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