2017 Black Book: 326 Profiles of Hawaiʻi Executives

To diversify this list, we have included top honorees and executives from three major Hawaii Business programs.


Aaron Alter
EVP, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary, Hawaiian Airlines #2
EDUC. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec



Vic S. Angoco
Sr. VP, Pacific, Matson, Inc. #4
EDUC. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Roy Catalani
VP, Strategic Initiatives & External Affairs, Young Brothers, Limited #68
EDUC. U of Oregon, BA, Psychology and Political Science; U of Oregon, JD, ‘82 EXP. Partner, Rush Moore LLP (‘03-05); Partner, Catalani Nakanishi & Caliboso (‘98-03); Partner, (‘94, ‘96-98), Associate (‘88-94), Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel; Deputy Dir., Office of State Planning (‘95-96); Law Clerk to Chief Justice, Oregon Supreme Ct (‘86-88) BDS. Native Hawaiian Legal Corp. (‘10 to present); Oahu Economic Development Board (‘12 to present); YMCA of Honolulu (‘14 to present) HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Daniel Chun
Dir. of Sales, Community & Public Relations – Hawaii, Alaska Airlines #18
B. 1979; Honolulu, HI EDUC. Mililani High School; University of Hawaii at Manoa; CERT. Private pilot license EXP. Daniel Chun has over 15 years of experience in Hawaii’s tourism industry, starting at the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau, where he helped to develop international travel to the Islands. He then served for seven years as the special assistant to the State of Hawaii’s governor-appointed tourism liaison, where he coordinated with government agencies and the visitor industry on tourism-related matters. BDS. Make-A-Wish Hawaii; Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association; Diamond Head Theatre; University of Hawaii Alumni Association; TIM International; Honolulu Gay & Lesbian Cultural Foundation CLUBS Sales & Marketing Executives of Honolulu; Hawaii Society of Business Professionals; Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii Young Professionals; Hawaii Venture Capital Association HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Matthew J. Cox
Chairman and CEO, Matson, Inc. #4
EDUC. U of California, Berkeley; EXP. Appointed Chairman of the Board of Matson, Inc. on April 27, 2017, having served as president and chief executive officer since 2012 and president since 2008. Joined Matson in 2001 as CFO.  Prior to Matson, 15 years in the transportation industry. BDS. First Hawaiian Bank, Move Oahu Forward. Catholic Charities Hawaii CLUBS Hawaii Business Roundtable; Shidler College of Business Advisory Council, University of Hawaii at Manoa HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Mark B. Dunkerley
Pres., CEO, Hawaiian Airlines
B. 1963; Bogota, Colombia EDUC. London School of Economics, BS; Cranfield Institute of Technology, United Kingdom, MS, Master of Science in Aeronautics EXP. COO, Sabena Airlines Group, Brussels (‘01-02); Pres., COO, Worldwide Flight Services (‘99-00); Sr. VP, British Airways (‘89-99); Assistant to CEO, Miami Intl. Airport (‘85-89) BDS. Airlines 4 America; Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau; International Air Transport Association; National Air and Space Museum. CLUBS Pacific Club; Wings Club HOBBIES Aerobatic flying, surfing, reading FAM. Marilia Duffles HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Ronald J. Forest
Pres., Matson, Inc. #4
EDUC. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Robert T. Guard
Chair, CEO, JBG Corporation #102
B. 1940; Honolulu EDUC. Punahou School, ‘58; U of Southern California; MIL. Lt., U.S. Navy EXP. Pres., Robert T. Guard & Associates; Mgr./Corporate Public Relations, Dillingham Corp. BDS. Friends of Waikiki Aquarium; Chairman, Battleship Missouri Memorial Association; Chair, Hawaii Youth Callenge Academy Foundation; Marimed Foundation. CLUBS Outrigger Canoe Club HOBBIES Competitive canoeing, kayaking, hiking, whitewater rafting, SCUBA diving (certified divemaster) FAM. Devon, 4 children NOTEWORTHY accomplishments include participation in over 20 Molokai-to-Oahu canoe races and the once-in-a-lifetime challenge of summiting Mount Kilimanjaro Recently inducted into the Hawaii Waterman’s Hall of Fame. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Peter T. Heilmann
Sr. VP, Chief Administrative Officer, Matson, Inc. #4
EDUC. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Kim Hudson Chock
Controller, CFO, JBG Corporation #102 Controller/CFO, McCabe Hamilton & Renny Co., Ltd.
B. Honolulu EDUC. St. Andrew’s Priory; UH Manoa; EXP. Ikeda & Wong CPA Inc., The Castle Group Inc., Green Ledger Accounting (Owner) FAM. Harold , 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Peter R. Ingram
EVP, Chief Commercial Officer, Hawaiian Airlines #2
EDUC. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec



John P. Lauer
Sr. VP, Chief Commercial Officer, Matson, Inc. #4
EDUC. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Michael H Lum
Treas., Hawaiian Islands Freight Association #220
B. 1952; Hon. HI EDUC. Saint Louis; UH Manoa; EXP. Owner/President of Screens & Things Inc. and The Window & Door Store BDS. Hawaiian Islands Freight Assn.; New Hope Windward; Ku “Ae Hou” CLUBS Honolulu Executives Association FAM. Anne-Marie, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

John Roger Morton
Pres., GM, Oahu Transit Services Inc. #116
B. 1951; Montreal, PQ EDUC. Kalani HS; York U, BA, Economics, ‘73; U of British Columbia, M.Sc., Community and Regional Planning, ‘77 EXP. Pres., GM, Oahu Transit Services (‘05-present); Sr. VP, Oahu Transit Services (‘92-05); VP, MTL Inc. (‘86-92) BDS. Oahu Transit Services HOBBIES golf, gardening FAM. Beverly
HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Shannon L. Okinaka
EVP, CFO, Hawaiian Airlines #2
B. 1974; California EDUC. Waiakea High School; University of Hawaii at Manoa; CERT. Certified Public Accountant (not in public practice) EXP. PricewaterhouseCoopers – Assurance Manager
Hawaiian Electric Company – Senior Internal Auditor BDS. Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii; Oahu Economic Development Board; Island Insurance Co Ltd; Workforce Development Council FAM. Kip Okinaka, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

George W. Pasha IV
Pres., CEO, The Pasha Group, Pasha Hawaii #21
EDUC. Marin Catholic, Kentfield, CA; Santa Clara University, BS, Economics; EXP. Joined the company in 1985 after 2 years of commercial banking experience; CEO of The Pasha Group and Pasha Hawaii since 2008 BDS. Chairman, The Pasha Group Board of Directors; Pasha Hawaii Advisory Board; Advisory Board of The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University HOBBIES Anything involving the water FAM. Elyse, 3 children NOTEWORTHY Past Chairman of the Household Goods Forwarders Association of America, Inc., now known as IAM HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Rusty K. Rolfe
Pres. Matson Logistics, Matson, Inc. #4
EDUC. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Jon Snook
EVP, COO, Hawaiian Airlines #2
EDUC. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec



Donn M. Takaki
Pres., HawkTree International Inc. #106
B. Honolulu EDUC. Iolani School; Claremont McKenna College, BA; U of Virginia, MBA BDS. Chamber of Commerce Hawaii HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Joel M. Wine
Sr. VP, CFO, Matson, Inc. #4
EDUC. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

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