20 for the Next 20 2021: Where Are They Now?

Last year’s cohort includes an Olympic gold medalist and one person who had two jobs and has since added a third.
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From left to right: Khara Jabole-Carolus, Carissa Moore, Vincent Kimura, Kuhio Lewis
Sondra Leiggi Brandon

Then: Director of Behavioral Health, Queen’s Health Systems

Now: VP of Patient Care, Behavioral Health & Pharmacy, Queen’s Health Systems


Khara Jabola Carolus

Then and Now: Executive Director, Hawai‘i State Commission on the Status of Women


Neill Char

Then and Now: Executive VP, Commercial Banking Group – First Hawaiian Bank


Jamie Cheng

Then: Director of Commercial Operations, American Savings Bank

Now: Director of Bank Operations, American Savings Bank


Makena Coffman

Then and Now: Director of the Institute for Sustainability and Resilience, UH Mānoa


Ruth Erickson

Then: Executive VP of E-Commerce & Marketing Operations, Bank of Hawaii

Now: Senior Executive VP of E-Commerce & Marketing Operations, Bank of Hawaii


Danya Hakeem

Then and Now: Managing Director, Portfolio at Elemental Excelerator


Josie Howard

Then and Now: CEO, We Are Oceania


Rachel James

Then and Now: Attorney, Hawai‘i Public Utilities Commission


Doug Johnstone

Then and Now: President, Howard Hughes Corp.


Summer Kaiawe

Then and Now: Attorney & Partner, Watanabe Ing


Vincent Kimura

Then: Founder & CEO, Smart Yields

Now: Director of Programs and Partnerships at UH Office of Innovation and Commercialization


Joe Kūhiō Lewis

Then and Now: President & CEO, Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement


Aki Marceau

Then and Now: Director of Electrification of Transportation, Hawaiian Electric Co.


Carissa Moore

Then: World Champion Surfer

Now: World Champion Surfer and Olympic Gold Medalist


Jessica Munoz

Then and Now: President, Ho‘ōla Nā Pua


Nathan Saint Clare

Then and Now: Principal, AHL


Aaron Schorn

Then: Capstone Coordinator, Hawai‘i Preparatory Academy, and Director, Nalukai Academy Startup Camp

Now: Capstone Coordinator, Hawai‘i Preparatory Academy; Director, Nalukai Academy Startup Camp; and Head of Community and Growth, Unrulr


Jon Teraizumi

Then and Now: Senior VP & Senior Commercial Banking Manager, Central Pacific Bank


Ben Wang

Then and Now: Principal, BlackSand Capital



Read more about this cohort when we published 20 for the Next 20 in March 2021.



Categories: 20 for the Next 20, Leadership