20 for the Next 20 2020: Where Are They Now?

Among this year’s honorees is someone who is now a member of President Biden’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders.
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From left to right: Michelle Kauhane, Matthew Bauer, Lina Le, Emi Au
Emi Au

Then: Senior VP, Director of Financial Planning & Analysis, American Savings Bank

Now: Senior VP, Director of Consumer Banking Strategy and Planning, American Savings Bank


Lisa Doo Ayabe

Then and Now: Partner, Cades Schutte


Matthew Bauer

Then and Now: COO, Kupu


Laurie Ann Chan

Then and Now: Executive VP and Chief Administrative Officer, Avalon Development Co.


Kay Fukunaga

Then: Finance Director, Hawaiian Airlines

Now: Director of Corporate Strategy, Financial Planning & Analysis, and Enterprise Risk Management, Hawaiian Electric Industries


Aimee Malia Grace

Then and Now: Director, Office of Strategic Health Initiatives, UH System


John Huliheʻe

Then and Now: Senior VP and Manager, Central Pacific Bank


Brittany Heyd

Then and Now: Co-Founder, Mana Up


Michelle Kauhane

Then: Senior VP, Community Grants & Investments, Hawai‘i Community Foundation

Now: Senior VP, Community Grants & Investments, Hawai‘i Community Foundation, and Commissioner to President Biden’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders


Evan Killips

Then: Project Manager, City Mill

Now: Director of Business Development, City Mill


Kaʻiu Kimura

Then and Now: Executive Director, ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center


Line Le

Then: Director of HR, Y. Hata & Co.

Now: VP of HR and Admin, Meadow Gold Dairies Hawaii


Rebecca Dayhuff Matsushima

Then and Now: Director of Renewable Acquisition, Hawaiian Electric Co.


Kawika McKeague

Then and Now: Director of Cultural Planning, G70


Melissa Miyashiro

Then: Managing Director, Strategy & Policy, Blue Planet Foundation

Now: Executive Director, Blue Planet Foundation


Cayenne Peʻa

Then and Now: Principal & Co-Founder, Alaka‘i Development


Nathan Peters

Then and Now: Director of IT Field Operations, Par Pacific Holdings


Michael B. Pietsch

Then and Now: President & COO, Title Guaranty


Dana Takushi

Then and Now: Senior Executive VP and Manager of the Consumer Banking Group, Bank of Hawaii


Julie Yamamoto

Then and Now: General Operations Manager, Hui Car Share



Read more about this cohort when we published 20 for the Next 20 in March 2020.



Categories: 20 for the Next 20, Leadership