20 for the Next 20 2015: Where Are They Now?

This diverse group included people in government, social work, startups, art and farming – and the recently promoted CEO of Hawaiian Electric Industries.
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From left to right: Alicia Moy, Meli James, Scott Seu, Solomon Enos
Solomon Enos

Then and Now: Artist & Illustrator


Michelle Galimba

Then and Now: Rancher, Kuahiwi Ranch


Shin Ho

Then and Now: Operations Manager, Ho Farms


Meli James

Then: President, Hawaii Venture Capital Association

Now: Co-Founder, Mana Up and President, Hawaii Venture Capital Association


Daniel Kim

Then: Senior VP, Private Banking, Bank of Hawaii

Now: Founder & CEO, The DK Leadership Group


Ian Kitajima

Then and Now: Corporate Development Director, Oceanit


Jason Lau

Then and Now: President, TalkStory Productions


Avi Mannis

Then: Senior VP of Marketing, Hawaiian Airlines

Now: Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, Hawaiian Airlines

Alika Maunakea

Then and Now: Associate Professor, Department of Native Hawaiian Health, John A. Burns School of Medicine


Sam Moku

Then: VP, University Relations, Hawai‘i Pacific University

Now: Chief of Staff, City and County of Honolulu


Camilo Mora

Then: Assistant Professor, Geography, UH Mānoa

Now: Professor, Geography, UH Mānoa


Alicia Moy

Then and Now: President, CEO, Hawai‘i Gas Co.


Kawika Riley

Then: Chief Advocate, Office of Hawaiian Affairs

Now: Senior Director of External Affairs, Kupu


Maya Rogers

Then and Now: President & CEO, Blue Planet Software


Scott Seu

Then: VP, System Operation, Hawaiian Electric Co.

Now: President & CEO, Hawaiian Electric Industries


Deborah Spencer-Chun

Then and Now: President & CEO, Adult Friends for Youth


Omar Sultan

Then: Managing Director, XLR8 UH, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Sultan Ventures

Now: Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Sultan Ventures

Beth Whitehead

Then and Now: Executive VP, Chief Administrative Officer, American Savings Bank


Dean Wong

Then and Now: Executive Director, Imua Family Services


Rachael Wong

Then: Director, State Department of Human Services

Now: Founder & Strategic Advisor, One Shared Future


Read more about this cohort when we published 20 for the Next 20 in March 2015.



Categories: 20 for the Next 20, Leadership