20 for the Next 20 2014: Where Are They Now?

Hawaii Business Magazine profiled rising leaders that year in insurance, academics, tourism, tech, energy and other sectors.
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From left to right: Mark Noguchi, Erika Lacro, Jason Fujita, Nicole Velasco
Amy Asselbaye

Then: Director of Strategic and Community Development, Wai‘anae Coast Comprehensive Health Center

Now: Executive Director, Honolulu County Office of Economic Revitalization


Joy Barua

Then: Director, Community Benefit & Health Policy, Kaiser Permanente Hawaii

Now: President, Finance Insurance Ltd.


Kamanamaikalani Beamer

Then and Now: Professor of Hawaiian Studies, UH Mānoa


Danny Boren

Then and Now: Founder, Skyline Eco-Adventures


Nathan Fong

Then and Now: VP, Retail Services Group & Shopping Center Division, Colliers International


Rechung Fujihira

Then and Now: Co-Founder, CEO, Box Jelly


Jason Fujita

Then: VP, Consumer Sales & Product Marketing, Hawaiian Telcom

Now: VP of Sales, Hawaiian Telcom


George Greene

Then: President & CEO, Healthcare Association of Hawaii

Now: President & CEO, Hospital Association of Southern California


Angela Hi‘ilei Kawelo

Then and Now: Executive Director, Paepae O He‘eia


Scott Kuioka

Then: VP for Investments, Island Insurance

Now: Senior VP, COO, Island Insurance


Erika Larco

Then: Chancellor, Honolulu Community College

Now: VP of Community Colleges for UH System


Thomas Lee

Then: VP for Development, Hawai‘i Region, Hunt Cos.

Now: Senior VP for Development, Hawai‘i Region, Hunt Cos.


Carmille Lim

Then: Executive Director, Common Cause Hawaii

Now: VP & Managing Director, Pacific Council on International Policy


Paul McEiroy

Then: VP of Development, Trinity Investments

Now: Executive VP of Construction and Design, Highgate


Zachary McNish

Then: Legal Counsel, RevoluSun

Now: Founder, McNish Law


Mark Noguchi

Then: Chef, Co-Founder, Pili Group

Now: Chef, Co-Founder, Pili Group, and Food Curriculum Specialist at Punahou School


Teri Orton

Then and Now: GM, Hawai‘i Convention Center


Lori Teranishi

Then and Now: Co-Founder & Principal, iQ360


Sharon Ann Thom

Then: Senior VP, Hawaii Area Manager, Kiewit Building Group

Now: Senior VP of Development & Construction, Pūlama Lāna‘i


Nicole Velasco

Then: Executive Secretary of the Neighborhood Commission Office, City & County of Honolulu

Now: Business Development, Noresco


Read more about this cohort when we published 20 for the Next 20 in March 2014.



Categories: 20 for the Next 20, Leadership