20 for the Next 20 2019: Where Are They Now?

This recent cohort includes people in design, multimedia, education, nonprofits, health care, banking and farming.
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From left to right: Jason Chang, Diane Paloma, Kuha’o Zane, Karen Tan
Jason Chang

Then: Executive VP & COO, The Queen’s Health Systems

Now: Executive VP & COO, The Queen’s Health Systems, and President, The Queen’s Medical Center


Kevin Chang

Then and Now: Executive Director, Kua‘āina Ulu ‘Auamo


Sean Dee

Then and Now: Executive VP & Chief Marketing Officer, Outrigger Enterprises Group


Chris Dods

Then: Executive VP and Group Manager, Digital Banking and Marketing Group, First Hawaiian Bank

Now: Vice Chairman and COO, First Hawaiian Bank


Matt Emerson

Then: Senior Executive VP & Director of eCommerce, Bank of Hawaii

Now: Senior Executive VP, Retail Lending & Deposits, Bank of Hawaii


Kanani Fu

Then: Director, Kaua‘i County Housing Agency

Now: VP, Meridian Pacific Ltd.


Ben Godsey

Then and Now: President & CEO, ProService Hawaii


Chad Goodfellow

Then and Now: President & CEO, Goodfellow Bros. Inc.


Chris Hause

Then and Now: VP of Marketing, Sales and Business Development for Commercial, Medicaid and Medicare Markets, Kaiser Permanente


Mālia Kaʻaihue

Then and Now: President, DTL Hawaii


Chris Lee

Then and Now: VP of Farm Development, Pono Pacific


Joan Obra

Then and Now: Partner, Rusty’s Hawaiian and Isla Custom Coffees


Kahi Pacarro

Then and Now: CEO, Parley for the Ocean Hawai‘i


Diane Paloma

Then: CEO, King Lunalilo Trust and Home

Now: President & CEO, Hawaii Dental Service


Avis Poai

Then: Director of Archives, Legal History and Student Outreach, Ka Huli Ao Center for Excellence in Native Hawaiian Law

Now: Research and Translation Specialist, Institute of Hawaiian Language Research and Translation at UH Mānoa


Karen Tan

Then and Now: President & CEO, Child and Family Service


Miki Tomita

Then and Now: Founder & CEO, Education Incubator


Ryan Tsuji

Then and Now: President & CEO, RKT Media Hawai‘i


Bernard Uy

Then and Now: Co-Founder and Executive Creative Director, Wall-to-Wall Studios


Kūhaʻo Zane

Then and Now: Creative Director, Sig Zane Designs and SigZaneKaiao


Read more about this cohort when we published 20 for the Next 20 in March 2019.



Categories: 20 for the Next 20, Lists & Awards