20 for the Next 20 2012: Where Are They Now?

The cohort 10 years ago included future CEO of the Year Bettina Mehnert plus Robert Nobriga, Sherry Menor-McNamara, Dawn Lippert and John Leong.
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From Left to Right: Ed Kenney, Dawn Lippert, Bettina Mehnert, John Leong
Lynn Araki-Regan

Then: Attorney, Araki-Regan & Associates LLC

Now: Branch Chief, State Department of Taxation


Jill Baldemor

Then and Now: Executive Director, Teach for America (Hawai‘i)


Noel Pacarro Brown

Then: First VP & Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley

Now: Senior VP, Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley


Greg Dickhens

Then: President, Kyo-ya Co.

Now: Managing Partner, Trinity Investments LLC


Matthew Digeronimo

Then: Managing Director, Smith Floyd Enterprises Inc.

Now: Plant General Manager, International Paper (Illinois)


Kamuela Enos

Then: Director of Social Enterprise, Ma‘o Organic Farms

Now: Director, UH System Office of Indigenous Innovation


Ed Kenney

Then: Chef, Owner, Town Kaimuki, Downtown @ the HISAM

Now: Chef, Owner, Kaimuki Superette


John Leong

Then and Now: President & CEO, Pono Pacific and Kupu


Dawn Lippert

Then: Project Manager, Hawaii Renewable Energy Development Venture

Now: Founder & CEO, Elemental Excelerator


Kimberly Lord

Then and Now: Senior Managing Director, CBRE Hawaii


Bettina Mehnert

Then: COO, Architects Hawaii Ltd.

Now: President & CEO, AHL


Sherry Menor-Mcnamara

Then: Senior VP for Government Affairs, Hawaii Chamber of Commerce

Now: President & CEO, Hawaii Chamber of Commerce


Issac Moriwake

Then: Attorney, Earthjustice

Now: Managing Attorney, Earthjustice


Robert Nobriga

Then: Executive VP & CEO, Hawaii National Bank

Now: President, Island Holdings Inc.


Dee Oswald

Then: Project Manager, Kiewit Building Group

Now: VP, Quality, Kiewit Building Group


Benjamin Rafter

Then: President CEO, Aqua Hotels and Resorts

Now: Managing Partner, Jororo LLC and President & CEO, Springboard Hospitality


James Takamine

Then: President & CEO, Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union

Now: President & CEO, CU Hawaii Federal Credit Union


Tyler Tokioka

Then and Now: VP of External Affairs, Island Insurance


Mauna Kea Trask

Then: Deputy County Attorney, Kaua‘i County

Now: Partner, Cades Schutte LLP


Teresa Wong:

Then: Executive Director, REHAB Innovation Center

Now: Freelance Clinical Applications Consultant 



Read more about this cohort when we published 20 for the Next 20 in March 2012.



Categories: 20 for the Next 20, Leadership