20 for the Next 20 2016: Where Are They Now?

This group of 20 included Keith Hayashi, now interim superintendent of the Hawai‘i Department of Education, plus leaders in fashion, food, finance and other fields.
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From left to right: Daniel Chun, Donovan Kealoha, Scott Morishige, Noelani Kalipi
Creighton Arita

Then and Now: CEO, ‘Ike Hawai‘i


Mike Ching

Then: CFO, Treasurer, Executive VP, First Hawaiian Bank

Now: Managing Partner, Ernst & Young LLP


Daniel Chun

Then: Sales & Community Marketing Manager, Alaska Airlines (Hawai‘i)

Now: Director of Sales, Community & Public Relations, Alaska Airlines (Hawai‘i)


Mike Dahilig

Then: Director of Planning, Kaua‘i County

Now: Managing Director, Kaua‘i County


William Froelich

Then and Now: Senior VP, Hawaii for Colliers International


Ruth Gates

Then: Director, Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology, UH

Now: Deceased


Keith Hayashi

Then: Principal, Waipahu High School

Now: Interim Superintendent, Hawai‘i Department of Education


Nalani Fujimori Kaina

Then and Now: Executive Director, Legal Aid Society of Hawai‘i


Noelani Kalipi

Then: Executive Director, Kohala Institute

Now: Chief Strategy Officer and EVP, Progression Energy; Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army (Hawai‘i Island)


Donavan Kealoha

Then: Senior Associate, Startup Capital Ventures

Now: Managing Director, Startup Capital Ventures


Bill Kearns

Then: Director of Defense Programs, Oceanit

Now: Director, Lockheed Martin Government Affairs Honolulu


Ma Ry Kim

Then and Now: Principal & Design Director, G70


Austin Kino

Then and now: Apprentice Navigator, Polynesian Voyaging Society


Andrew Le

Then and Now: Founder, The Pig and the Lady


Carrington Manaola Yap

Then and Now: Founder & Designer, Manaola


Kit Millan

Then: VP for Asset Management, Alexander & Baldwin

Now: Senior VP for Asset Management, Alexander & Baldwin


Scott Morishige

Then and Now: Governor’s Coordinator on Homelessness, State of Hawai‘i


Shannon Okinaka

Then and Now: CFO, Executive VP, Hawaiian Airlines


Marti Townsend

Then: Executive Director, Sierra Club of Hawai‘i

Now: Attorney


Colin Yost

Then and Now: COO, RevoluSun


Read more about this cohort when we published 20 for the Next 20 in March 2016.



Categories: 20 for the Next 20, Leadership