2018 Black Book: 364 Executives to Know

Welcome to the 21st annual Black Book from Hawaii Business Magazine – a valuable insight into who are the decision makers, movers and shakers of the state's business world.

This list includes biographies from executives of the Top 250 companies and organizations in Hawaii (August issue). To diversify the list, we have included top honorees and executives from three major Hawaii Business programs:

Biography surveys were emailed to nearly 900 Hawaii executives in August. Of those, we received information to print 364 biographies. Information submitted was edited for conciseness, clarity and formatting, but in most cases we print it in it’s entirety.





Chair = Chairman of the Board
Pres. = President
CEO = Chief Executive Officer
COO = Chief Operating Officer
CFO = Chief Financial Officer
CIO = Chief Information Officer
CLO = Chief Lending Officer
Dir. = Director
Exec. Dir. = Executive Director
Exec. Mgr. = Executive Manager
EVP = Executive Vice President
GM = General Manager
Treas. = Treasurer
Sec. = Secretary
Sr. Exec. Dir. = Senior Exec. Dir
Sr. EVP = Senior Executive Vice President
Sr. VP = Senior Vice President
RVP = Regional Vice President
VP = Vice President
Mgr. = Manager
Mng. Dir. = Managing Director
Mng. Partner = Managing Partner
Reg. Dir. = Regional Director
Admin. = Administration
/ = of
Assn. = Association
BOD. = Board of Directors
CC = Country Club
Comm. = Committee
Corp. = Corporation
HBR = Hawaii Business Roundtable
HS = High School
Intl. = International
Org. = Organization
U = University


We have not always listed every past position or experience gained in detail. Some included the years they served in positions. We generally included this as much as possible.

2) Boards:
These include advisory, governance, directorial, corporate and community boards, associations, and business organizations that executives serve on.

These include recreational clubs such as golf and country clubs, as well as business and community clubs.

Includes awards, significant achievements, recognitions of service and various other milestones, generally professional in nature. In some cases we included only recent accomplishments.

Includes personal achievements, interesting facts and more colorful details on executives’ backgrounds.


Information presented in this order

Name • Title and company • Top 250 company rank as of August 2017 ranking (if applicable) • Year of birth; birth city, state and/or country • Education: high school attended, state where high school is located and year graduated; university attended, degree and major, year graduated • Certifications • Military service • Prior employment experience • Corporate boards and community boards and associations • Club memberships • Hobbies • Social media • Spouse’s name, spouse’s employment, number of children • Achievements and special biographical notes



Guy Akasaki
Pres., CEO, Commercial Roofing & Waterproofing Hawaii, Inc. #211

B. Honolulu EDUC. Kubasaki HS, Okinawa UH; EXP. 40 yrs. of roofing and construction experience. Has vast knowledge of the roofing and waterproofing industry. Formed CRW in ‘93 during a recession and built the company to become successful. CRW is involved in sustainability initiatives as well. Akasaki is experienced in other fields: photovoltaic systems, tax credits and subsidies, and financing of PPA’s; development of design for non-glass photovoltaic modules for military; R&D funding opportunities to advance the field of renewable energy; utility firms; property acquisitions and management; and foreign investments. Launched CRWDIRECT service, a proactive approach for repairs, preventative maintenance, forecasting and budgeting. BDS. Hawaii Contractors Licensing Board, 3-term service; Grace Bible Honolulu; Children’s Discovery Center; The Salvation Army CLUBS Waialae CC ACCOMP. PBN Fastest Growing 50 Small Businesses; INC 500 and 5000 listing; Winner of PBN’s Best In Business Category 1 by Business Leadership Awards, ‘10; Ranked in the top RCAH Roofing Awards annually; Nominated for Family Business at the PBN BL Awards, ‘16; Awarded “Commercial Roofing Contractor of the Year 2014” nationwide by Roofing Contractor Magazine; Hawaii State Contractor License Board Chair for 8 yrs; CRW selected for the ‘18 Excellence in Safety Award for Small Construction Sub Contractor by the Hawaii Chapter of ASSP HOBBIES Surfing, SUP, reading, gym FAM. Lanette, 3 children NOTEWORTHY Specializes in new ventures, new opportunities, corporate structure, business consulting, international business, networking, strategic partnerships and sustainable initiatives related to energy and construction. Guy values giving back through mentorship and donations. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Emile Alano
VP, COO, AHL #190

B. 1961; San Francisco, CA EDUC. UC Berkeley, BA Environmental Design EXP. Licensed in both Hawaii and California. Joined AHL in ‘97, became senior associate in ‘00, and promoted to principal in ‘10 and COO in ‘15. He has 35 yrs. of extensive experience in retail, commercial, hospitality, residential, institutional and military architectural projects, including complex and technically challenging projects. He has been a part of projects such as Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa, Walgreens Ke‘eaumoku Flagship Store, Marriott’s Ko Olina Beach Club, Hawai‘i Hall at the University of Hawaii and the Kapolei Police Station. BDS. AHL CLUBS American Institute of Architects; Urban Land Institute; Intl. Council of Shopping Centers; US Green Building Council; Hawaii Society of Business Professionals ACCOMP. 2016 Intl. Council of Shopping Centers Vision-Innovation-Value-Achievement Retail Store Design Award for Walgreens Keeaumoku Flagship Store. HOBBIES Spending time with family, traveling, tinkering around the house trying to fix things, sketching, and hiking FAM. Lisa Alano NOTEWORTHY Emile was an extra in two movies, one an old Wayne Wang movie and another with Jim Belushi. He also has a knack for winning door prizes at events, including a few big screen TVs, drones, sporting event tickets, and two-day Tesla test drives! HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Anacleto R. Alcantra Sr.
Pres., Group Builders Inc. #96

B. 1937; San Vicente, Ilocos Sur, Phillippines EDUC. BS, Civil Engineering EXP. EVP, Acoustic Insulation & Drywall Inc. BDS. Filipino Community Center CLUBS Hawaii Walls & Ceiling Industry Assn.; Filipino Chamber of Commerce; Filipino-American League of Engineers & Architects ACCOMP. Regional Minority Contractor of the Year; Twenty Outstanding Filipinos Abroad; Business Person of the Year; Entrepreneur of the Yr; Union Builder Awd, Lifetime Achievement; The Outstanding Mapuan Award for Professional Achievement in Civil Engineering (Intl Division); Trailblazer Award; Dr. Jose P. Rizal Award for Peace & Social Justice HOBBIES Working FAM. Carmelita, Pres., Filipino Express Restaurant, 4 children NOTEWORTHY I focus on setting goals & remain positive especially during unexpected downturns. I believe in teamwork & sharing the rewards of team effort. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Kehau Amorin
Dir., Hardware Hawaii #122

B. 1966; Kāne‘ohe EDUC. Pacific Baptist Academy EXP. Last 6 yrs. in building materials & lumber – developing new business and expanding the sales team for Hardware Hawaii. Over 20 years in hospitality industry – sales, business development, PR and marketing. BDS. Pres., National Assn. of Women In Construction; Kapolei Chamber of Commerce; Advisory Council & Fundraising Chair, U.S.VETS Iniatitive, BP site CLUBS AFCAC, Pacific Air Forces Civilian Advisory Council; HLTA ACCOMP. Recently awarded the U.S.VETS Advisory Council of the Year award; Grew membership of NAWIC Honolulu chapter 114 by 95% in 1 year. HOBBIES Stand up paddling, hiking the great outdoors, most recently enjoying being a grandmother of 4 FAM. 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Terrance S. Arashiro
Pres., Austin Tsutsumi & Associates, Inc. #224

B. 1963; Honolulu EDUC. Kalani HS; UH Mānoa CERT. Professional Engineer EXP. 23 yrs. with Austin Tsutsumi. First jobs: Church janitor and house painter with my dad, the hardest working man I ever knew BDS. American Council of Engineering Companies; Hawaii Baptist Academy ACCOMP. PBN 40 under 40 (way too long ago). Leading an unbelievably gifted group at ATA HOBBIES Surfing, skiing, golfing, home tinkering and painting FAM. Susan, DOE, 2 children NOTEWORTHY Informally training as a life-coach, but have zero clients… must be doing something wrong HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Brian Bowers
Pres., CEO, Bowers + Kubota Consulting, Inc. #136

B. 1959; Chicago EDUC. USMA, West Point; UH, MBA; Army War College, Strategic Studies CERT. Professional Engineer and Certified Construction Mgr. MIL. Retired Brigadier General EXP. Janitor; Draftsman; US Army Officer; Bowers + Kubota Consulting BDS. 2nd Congressional District Representative for USMA; Board of Governors National ESOP Assn; American Consulting Engineers Council of Hawaii Chair; Hawaii ESOP Assn; Aloha United Way Finance Comm. & Board member ACCOMP. Team Accomplishments: #1 National Best Places to Work for Engineering Firms ‘11-15, #2 ‘16-17; Healthiest and Most Family Friendly Company in Hawaii; Hawaii Best Place to Work ‚‘08-17 #1: ‘09, ‘11,-13, ‘15; American Heart Assn Platinum Fit Award; Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award – 1st Place National; National Top 100 A-E Firms for Growth ‘15-17; Hawaii Top 250 Company ‘15-18; Hawaii Engineer of the Year HOBBIES Running, golf, tennis, beach, yoga FAM. Partner- Holly D’Agostino, 2 children NOTEWORTHY Honorary Chief on Pohnpei Micronesia HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Charlie Buckingham
VP, Elite Pacific Construction, Inc. #202

B. 1976; Pensacola, Florida EDUC. ‘Iolani; Santa Clara U; CERT. Civil P.E. EXP. VP/Project Mgr. – Elite Pacific Construction, Inc. CLUBS General Contractors Assn. of Hawaii; Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. HOBBIES Paddling, Coaching Youth Basketball and Youth Paddling FAM. Nicole, 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


George Ehara
VP, Division Mgr., Swinerton Builders #33

B. 1971; Manila, Philippines EDUC. Estancia HS; Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, BS, Construction Management, ‘94 CERT. LEED AP MIL. US Army Reserves BDS. Salvation Army Advisory; Swinerton Foundation BOD CLUBS Pacific Club ACCOMP. PBN 40 Under 40, ‘08 HOBBIES Sailing, freediving, spearfishing FAM. Jeanette, 2 children- Ian & Collin HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Norman G.Y. Hong
Vice Chair, CEO, G70 #161

B. 1947; Honolulu EDUC. University HS, ‘65; UH, BFA, Architecture, ‘69 BDS. Special Design Districts Advisory, C&C of Honolulu; Board of Elders, Kaimuki Christian Church CLUBS Plaza Club; Honolulu CC ACCOMP. 2010 ARDA ACE Excellence Award-Grand Waikikian; 2003 ARDA Gold Award-Maui Ocean Club T/S Conversion HOBBIES Gentleman farming, reading, classical guitar, golf FAM. Lorna, 1 child NOTEWORTHY Norman is G70’s specialist in resort time-share projects locally and abroad. He received the ARDA Circle of Excellence Project of Excellence Award, as Principal-in-Charge on The Grand Waikikian. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Ray Hose
Pres., American Electric Co. LLC #154

FAM. American Electric HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Hans Huber
Owner, Huber Pools, Inc. #246

FAM. 1 child HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Lance M. Inouye
Pres., CEO, Ralph S. Inouye Co. Ltd.

B. 1944; Honolulu EDUC. Punahou;UH & Stanford U; MIL. Lt., U.S. Navy, Division of Naval Reactors, Washington, D.C. EXP. Ralph S. Inouye Co Ltd, General Contractor; Tamotsu Tanaka, Attorney-at Law; Deputy Attorney General, State of Hawaii; Nuclear Engineer, Division of Naval Reactors, Washington, D.C. BDS. RSI; Multi-Employer Trust Funds HOBBIES Golf, tennis FAM. Jillian, Professor Emeritus, UH JABSOM, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Ralph Inouye
Pres., Alakai Mechanical Corp. #97

HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Leslie K Isemoto
Pres., Isemoto Contracting Co. Ltd. #104

B. 1955; Hilo EDUC. Hilo HS; UH, Business Management Program EXP. Office Mgr., 4 yrs; Project Engineer, 7 yrs; Project Mgr., 3 yrs; Pres., 20 yrs BDS. The Island of Hawaii YMCA; State Contractors License Board; Hawaii Island Contractors Assn.; General Contractors Assn. of Hawaii CLUBS Hawaii Island Contractors Assn. HOBBIES Deep sea fishing, skin diving FAM. Claire T. Isemoto, Account Clerk II, UH Hilo HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Justin Izumi
VP, RAM Corp. #115

B. 1975; Honolulu EDUC. ‘Iolani; Tufts U BDS. RAM Corp; Building Industry Labor Assn.; Pacific Resource Partnership; Hawaii Construction Industry Improvement Program; GIFT Foundation CLUBS Waialae CC FAM. Lisa, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Dan Jordan
Principal, Honolulu Builders, LLC #176

B. 1959; Oak Ridge, TN EDUC. Syracuse U EXP. Founded Honolulu Builders, ‘02; Pres., Maryl Pacific ‘98-02; Chief Estimator, Disneyland, CA, ‘92-98; Superintendent, Hawaiian Dredging ‘83-90 FAM. Sylvia, Owner, Design Alternatives, 2 children – Phoebe and Kyle HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Glen A. Kaneshige
Pres., Nordic PCL Construction, Inc. #46

B. Honolulu EDUC. ‘Iolani; UC, Berkeley, BS, Civil Engineering; U of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MS, Civil Engineering EXP. Pres., EVP, VP/Operations, assistant VP, Project Engineer, Mgr., Nordic Construction Ltd. BDS. Hawaii Carpenters Health & Welfare Fund; Hawaii Masons & Plasterers Training Trust Fund; Hawaii Masons & Plasterers Vacation & Holiday Trust Fund; General Contractors Assn. of Hawaii; State of Hawaii Workforce Development Council; NAIOP Hawaii; American Heart Assn.; Teach For America; Child & Family Service, Girl Scouts of Hawaii CLUBS Oahu CC; World Presidents’ Org.; Lambda Alpha Intl. HOBBIES Golf, fishing HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Charles Kaneshiro
Pres., COO, G70 #161

B. 1961; Honolulu EDUC. ‘Iolani HS; UH Mānoa, U of Michigan CERT. AIA, LEED AP CLUBS Oahu CC ACCOMP. Pacific Century Fellows, ‘03; AIA President, ‘10 HOBBIES Travel FAM. Faye, 1 child NOTEWORTHY Former high school math and science teacher HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Alex M Kwon
Pres., Paradigm Construction LLC #174

B. 1968; S. Korea EDUC. Moanalua HS; Purdue, BS Engineering EXP. Project Mgr. for Delta Construction; Project Engineer for Oahu Construction BDS. Founder, Save-A-Life-Enhance-A-Life-Foundation HOBBIES Soccer-Rush Real HFC FAM. Ae Sim, 1 child HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Christine Lanning
Pres., Integrated Security Technologies, Inc. #241

EDUC. Moanalua HS; UH; Hawai‘i Pacific U CERT. PSP BDS. PSA Security; YWCA Oahu; AFCEA Hawaii; ASIS Hawaii CLUBS Vistage HB HONORS BPTW Exec


Mathew Lee
Pres., Elite Pacific Construction, Inc. #202

B. 1960; Philadelphia EDUC. Jamaica HS; Colorado State U, BS Civil Engineering CERT. Professional Civil Engineer CLUBS Air Force Civilian Advisory Council; ABC; GCA; Pacific Club HOBBIES Wave sailing, swimming, skiing, hiking, travel FAM. Jacqueline, Artist HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Melanio Lorenzo
Dir. of Engineering, Group Builders Inc. #96

B. 1962; Philippines EDUC. FAM. Melinda, 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Quentin Machida
CEO, Gentry Homes, Ltd. #86

B. 1965; Hilo EDUC. Hilo HS; UH Mānoa EXP. Arthur Andersen & Co.; Gentry Homes, Ltd. CLUBS Kapolei Chamber of Commerce; BIA-Hawaii FAM. Kim, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Wendy Matsukawa
Dir. of Preconstruction & Estimating, Swinerton Builders #33

B. 1972; Honolulu EDUC. Aiea HS; UH Mānoa;UH Mānoa EXP. 22 years in the construction industry FAM. Jay, 1 child HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Bettina Mehnert
Pres., CEO, AHL #190

B. 1964; Grevenbroich, Germany EDUC. U Trier, Germany, Graduate Degrees in Architecture and Computer Science; Kennedy Western U, Masters of Computer Science; Hawaii Pacific U, MBA CERT. FAIA, LEED AP O+M EXP. Started at AHL in ‘88, became company’s first female principal and director in 2000, and Pres. & CEO in ‘13. Her practice blends IT solutions, firm culture, client cultivation and community service as inseparable filaments of professional leadership. Her current projects include Pearl Haven, OCCC – planning for a new facility, St. Andrews School Master Planning, and Lau Hala Shops. BDS. AHL; St. Andrew’s Schools; PBS Hawaii CLUBS American Institute of Architects; Urban Land Institute; Responsible Property Investment Council; C&C of Honolulu Climate Change Commission; U.S. Green Building Council; Intl. Living Future Institute; Pacific Club ACCOMP. AIA Fellow; YWCA LeaderLuncheon Honoree; Pacific Century Fellow; PBN Women Who Mean Business; HB 20 for the Next 20; PBN 40 under 40; Gordon Bradley Humanitarian Award Recipient HOBBIES Long distance running; Snowboarding; Officiating USA Swimming Matches FAM. Louis Johnson, Head of Special Programs, US Marine Corps Forces, Pacific, 1 child NOTEWORTHY As the only architecture/engineering professional on the City’s Climate Change Commission, Bettina is part of the team that provides advice to city officials while working towards a more sustainable, built environment HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Linda C. Miki
Vice Chair, Principal, G70 #161

B. Honolulu EDUC. Kaimuki; UH School of Architecture EXP. Pres., COO ‘08-13, Principal from ‘96, Group 70 Intl.; Registered Architect specializing in Adaptive Reuse visioning, Resorts, & office building projects: Four Seasons Ko Olina, Waikiki Trade Center, Hyatt Centric Hotel, Hawaii Prince Hotel, Maui County service center and office building 1, HPU Aloha Tower Lofts & Marketplace, Hyatt Regency Waikiki, Hyatt Place, HHV Waikikian, St Regis Princeville Resort, Hawaii Film Studio, Hi State Art Museum BDS. Laulima Ministries Intl. ACCOMP. ‘06 Pacific Century Fellows; ‘03 PBN Forty under 40 FAM. Gregory, 2 children NOTEWORTHY Passionate about problem solving, creative solutions that breathe life and finding unseen potential in people and places HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Dora Myhre
Dir./ Retail Operations, Hardware Hawaii #122

B. 1962; Cebu, Phillipines EDUC. Waialua HS;LCC EXP. 25 yrs. Customer Service in retail. Big Way Supermarket, ‘80-84; Home Improvement Warehouse ‘86-92; Eagle Hardware & Garden ‘93-00; Hardware Hawaii 2000, overseeing 3 Oahu and 1 Kaua‘i location. HOBBIES Gardening, cooking, walking, exercising, snow skiing, travelling FAM. Jim, Lawyer, Myhre, Tsuchida & Storm, 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Ryan Kaipo Nobriga
VP Finance, Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company, Inc. #17

B. 1977; Wailuku EDUC. Kamehameha; Boston College EXP. VP, Finance, Hawaiian Dredging Construction Company, Inc.; VP, Seamount Insurance, Inc. (current) BDS. Board of Trustees, Treas., Marimed Foundation; Dir., Hawaii Captive Insurance Council; Pres., Construction Financial Management Assoc. ACCOMP. Hawaii Business Magazine 20 for the Next 20, ‘18 FAM. Julie, Physician HB HONORS Top 250 Exec, 20 for the Next 20


Francis S. Oda
Chair, G70 #161

B. 1941; Honolulu EDUC. University Lab; Cornell U, B. of Architecture; UH, Doctor of Architecture CERT. LEED AP MIL. U.S. Army Reserve BDS. Apostle, New Life Church Honolulu, Chair Global Council Transform Our World; Dir., GreenPlace, Ltd.; Hawaii Pastors’ Roundtable; Hawaii Public Radio; Feeding Hawaii Together CLUBS Pacific Club ACCOMP. ‘14 ASB Business Leader of the Year; Business Hall of Fame, AIA Gordon Bradley Humanitarian Award; Over 50 Design Awards; won the international 2014 Design Competition for Mahana Beach Resort FAM. Caroline Ward Oda, 2 children NOTEWORTHY Apostle of New Life Church Honolulu. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Gary E. Oda
Pres., RAM Corp. #115

B. 1965; Honolulu EDUC. UH, BBA Finance & Accounting CERT. CPA EXP. VP/Controller, Kahala Hotel Associates LP, dba Kahala Mandarin Oriental, Hawaii ‘95-01; Business Assurance Mgr. Price Waterhouse Coopers LLP ‘88-95 BDS. Dir. Allied Builders System; Dir. Hilo Hawaiian Associates; Dir. Hijoji Corp., GCT Properties; Dir. Grow LLC; Dir. 11th Ave. Investors; Dir. LV Elements; Dir. Aukele Investors; Dir. Coconut Plantation Village Investors; Dir. GNG Cases; Dir. TRIC Investors; Dir. Grey’s Avenue Partners CLUBS Oahu CC, Waialae CC, Goodwill of Hawaii, BOD; Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce, BOD; Hawaii ESOP Assn., BOD; ESOP Assn. of America, Board of Governors; Japan America Society of Hawaii, BOD; Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii; USJC; Hawaii Hotel and Lodging Assn; General Contractors Assn ACCOMP. 2011 Japanese American Leadership Delegation HOBBIES Golf, outdoor activities, travel HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Lisa Rapp
Principal, AHL #190

B. 1966; Honolulu, HI EDUC. Punahou; MIT – B.S. in Art & Design;UCLA Grad School of Architecture & Urban Planning – Master of Architecture CERT. Registered Architect #AR-8389 EXP. Rapp joined AHL in ‘04 as an architect, promoted to principal in ‘10. Has 28+ yrs. experience in architecture, planning and design. Rapp has been project architect for a broad range of hospitality projects such as Aulani; JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa; JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa; Shanghai Urban Business Hotel in Shanghai as well as the 36-unit Casita Village for the Westin La Cantera Resort in San Antonio, TX. Hotel renovation work includes the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa, Moana Surfrider, repositioning of the Outrigger ‘OHANA Islander Hotel to a boutique-style hotel in Waikiki. Rapp was also project manager for The Watermark condominium. BDS. AHL; Child & Family Service – Real Property Board; Marketing & Awareness Comm. CLUBS American Institute of Architects; Hawaii Society of Business Professionals; Council of Educational Faculty Planners Intl.; U.S. Green Building Council; Waikiki Improvement Assn; UCLA Alumni Assn; MIT Alumni Assn; Punahou Alumni Assn; Historic Hawai‘i Foundation; Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce ACCOMP. Licensed architect in Hawaii; LEED accredited professional HOBBIES Reading, dancing, movie watching FAM. Greg, 2 children NOTEWORTHY Lisa enjoys the collaborative process, working with teams toward a common goal and finding success together. She finds it rewarding to create spaces that enhance peoples’ lives and enrich their experiences. Proud of her large, culturally diverse local family. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Amado J. Sanchez
EVP, Group Builders Inc. #96

B. 1968; Bataan, Philippines EDUC. Mapua Institute of Technology FAM. Donna, 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Sheryl B. Seaman
Vice Chair, G70 #161

B. 1947; Berkeley, CA EDUC. College; UH; CERT. AIA, ASID, LEED-AP EXP. Over 40 yrs. in architecture, interior architecture, and custom designed furniture focused on tropical and subtropical environments. CLUBS American Institute of Architects; American Society of Interior Designers HOBBIES Travel, art, piano, Tang Dynasty ceramics, jewelry making FAM. 1 child NOTEWORTHY I added interior design to my professional focus long ago because one’s surroundings play such an important role in daily life, work and a person’s health and satisfaction. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Lane K. Uchimura
EVP, Nan, Inc. #30

B. 1953; Honolulu EDUC. Farrington HS; UH, BS, Civil Engineering, ‘76; Texas A & M, ‘93;Texas A & M, Const. Exec. Program EXP. Involved in construction work for 44+ years. Notable projects: Alohilani Resort, Hyatt Regency Waikiki, Grand Waikikian, Ko Olina Marriott, Wailea Beach Villas, Kings Land, Kaiser Medical Center BDS. Pres. Na Pali Haweo Community Assn.; VP Hilton Grand Waikikian Owners Assn.; 1st VP Mid Pacific CC CLUBS Mid Pacific CC HOBBIES Golf NOTEWORTHY Organized over 42 Charity Golf Tournaments for various organizations. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Lance K Wilhelm
Pres., The Wilhelm Group LLC

B. 1965; Honolulu EDUC. Kamehameha; UH; EXP. Kiewit Companies, Irongate, The Wilhelm Group BDS. Kamehameha Schools; HPU; Island Pacific Academy; YMCA of Honolulu; Assn. of General Contractors of America; General Contractors Assn. of Hawaii; General Contractors Labor Assn. ACCOMP. Hawaii Carpenters Union-Outstanding Union Builder Award HOBBIES Golf, guitar FAM. Marcy, 2 children NOTEWORTHY Past chair of YMCA of Honolulu HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Dale Sakamoto Yoneda
Pres., S & M Sakamoto, Inc. #168

B. Burbank, CA EDUC. Kaiser HS; UH BDS. Hawaii Construction Career Day; Hawaii Regional Council of Carpenters; Hawaii Masons Union FAM. Ryan, Operations/Safety, S & M Sakamoto, Inc., 1 child NOTEWORTHY Third generation contractor – continuing the legacy of my grandfather, grand uncles, father and uncles. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Marla Yoshihiro
VP, Elite Pacific Construction, Inc. #202

B. 1972; Līhu‘e EDUC. Waiakea HS; UH Mānoa CERT. Civil P.E. HOBBIES Fishing with family FAM. Wesley, 4 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Michael Young
VP, Albert C. Kobayashi, Inc. #28

EDUC. ‘Iolani; MIT; Stanford CERT. Licensed Professional Civil Engineer BDS. Child and Family Service; HomeAid Hawaii; General Contractors Assn of Hawaii HOBBIES Tennis, golf HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Russell Young
Pres., CEO, Albert C. Kobayashi, Inc. #28

B. Honolulu EDUC. ‘Iolani, ‘68; UH, BS, Engineering; EXP. VP/Engineering, Albert C. Kobayashi Inc. ‘86-94; VP, Mgr./Construction, Kiahuna Golf Village ‘81-86; Estimator, Engineer, Hawaiian Dredging & Construction, ‘74-’81 BDS. New City Nissan; General Contractor’s Assn.; BILA; WI5 Community Assn.; UH IAC CEE; Hawaii Carpenter’s Health & Welfare Trust Fund CLUBS Waialae CC ACCOMP. Company is employee-owned, ESOP HOBBIES Golf, tennis FAM. Amy, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec





Sister M. Davilyn Ah Chick, OSF
Chair, St. Francis Healthcare System of Hawaii #146
Principal, Our Lady of Perpetual Help School

B. Hawaii EDUC. St. Francis; B.A., The Catholic U of America, Washington, DC; M.Ch.A., The Catholic U of America, Washington, DC; EXP. 40+ years as an educator with 20+ years as a principal BDS. Chair, St. Francis Healthcare System; Sec., Treas., St. Francis Healthcare System Enterprises; Pres., Governance Comm Director of the Cancer Center of Hawaii CLUBS Emeritus Trustee and Auditor; United Chinese Society ACCOMP. Served as Regional Administrator of the Hawaii Region of the Sisters of St. Francis for 6 yrs, as Council Member for 9 yrs, and as Franciscan Associates Dir.; Earned an Outstanding Principal Award from the Diocese of Honolulu; Served the City & County of Honolulu Board of Water Supply, Manoa Neighborhood Board and Malama o Manoa Advisory Board NOTEWORTHY Sister Davilyn’s involvement in the Cause of Mother Marianne Cope for nearly 30 yrs made it heavenly for her to be part of the exhumation in ‘05, and the Beatification and Canonization of Saint Marianne Cope in ‘12 HB HONORS  Top 250 Exec


Dr. Lynn Babington
Pres., Chaminade University of Honolulu #123

B. Detroit, MI EDUC. Mercy HS; U of Michigan; U of Washington; CERT. PhD EXP. Higher Education- professor, dean, provost, president; Health Care- hospitals, community health care clinics, health systems, health services research; Nursing- clinical and administrative BDS. HBR; Honolulu Rotary Club; American Assn of Catholic Colleges & Universities CLUBS Pacific Club; Outrigger Canoe Club ACCOMP. Fulbright Scholar; Robert Wood Johnson Executive Leadership Fellow HOBBIES Paddle boarding, kayaking, running, hiking FAM. Randy Carpenter, Chief Scientific Officer, Rett Syndrome Research Trust, 2 children HB HONORS  Top 250 Exec


Jan Boivin
Sr. VP, General Counsel & Board Sec., Hawaii Pacific University #100

B. Honolulu EDUC. Leilehua; Willamette U; Georgetown U Law Center; EXP. Attorney, Marr Jones & Wang; Assn. VP and Chief Equity Officer, HPU BDS. Hawaii State Bar Foundation CLUBS American Judicature Society; National Assn. of College and University Attorneys; Society of Human Resources Hawaii – Global Diversity and Inclusion Comm; Hawaii State Bar Assn. FAM. Joe, 2 children NOTEWORTHY Ombudsman for the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, Dept. of Defense HB HONORS  Top 250 Exec


Timothy R. Cottrell
Head of School, Iolani School #125

B. New York  EDUC. Syracuse U; Princeton U; EXP. Seven years as Head of ‘Iolani. He has strengthened  academic programs and recruited top faculty to grow STEM, innovation and experiential learning programs. Prior to ‘Iolani; Head of The Harley School in Rochester, New York.  At Harley, he wrote and won the E.E. Ford Foundation Educational Leadership Grant; created the vision and secured the lead gift for the nation’s only “living building”, featuring a curriculum to educate pre-K to grade 12 in creating a sustainable future. Prior to Harley, he was a Sr. administrator at the Lawrenceville School in New Jersey and founder of an educational software company.   BDS. Blood Bank of Hawaii, VP; Hawaii Assn. of Independent Schools, Treas.; Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation; Type 1 Diabetes Research Funding & Advocacy CLUBS Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii ACCOMP. Under Dr. Cottrell’s leadership ‘Iolani was named a top private school in the country by BestColleges.com and received the Intergenerational Award from Generations United in ‘15. He also led the school-wide process for developing ‘Iolani’s Strategic Plan for 2016-2021.  Led the campus expansion, including construction of a residential hall and a K-1 community. HOBBIES Running, paddle boarding, reading, spending time with family FAM. Lisa, 2 children NOTEWORTHY At Harley, Dr. Cottrell established the Center for Mindfulness and Empathy Education. Led the launch of ‘Iolani’s One:to:One iPad initiative and the design and construction of the Sullivan Center for Innovation and Leadership. HB HONORS  Top 250 Exec


Bruce Edwards
Sr. VP, CFO, Hawaii Pacific University #100

EDUC. Texas A&M U; U of Texas; CERT. CPA EXP. Held senior financial roles at other universities including Barry University in Florida and Texas A&M. He began his career in public accounting at Price Waterhouse in Dallas. After earning an MBA in finance, he held roles at Delta Airlines and American Airlines. BDS. Dir., Financial Executives Intl. HB HONORS  Top 250 Exec


John D. Field, Jr.
VP, Treas., Finance & Admin., Punahou School #64

B. 1953; Honolulu EDUC. Punahou, ‘72; U of New Hampshire, BS, ‘76; Chaminade, MBA, ‘84; Harvard, Advanced Management Program, ‘98; EXP. Sr. VP, Bank of Hawaii, ‘76-01 BDS. Chaminade U; United Cerebral Palsy; Punahou O-Men CLUBS Hawaii Rotary Youth Foundation HB HONORS  Top 250 Exec


John Y. Gotanda
Pres., Hawaii Pacific University #100

B. Honolulu EDUC. Roosevelt HS; UH Mānoa; William S. Richardson School of Law; EXP. Arthur J. Kania Dean and Professor of Law, Villanova U School of Law; Attorney, Goodwin Procter & Hoar; Attorney, Covington & Burling; Staff Attorney, U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit BDS. Advisory Council of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the Intl. Sale of Goods; Pacific Asian Affairs Council ACCOMP. Invited to deliver lectures on Damages in Private Intl. Law at the Hague Academy of Intl. Law, Peace Palace; Authored over three dozen books and articles and many have been cited by courts and tribunals, incl. U.S. Supreme Court FAM. Brenda Gotanda, Partner, Manko Gold Katcher Fox LLP, 2 children NOTEWORTHY Arbitrator in Intl. arbitrations, ICSID and the Permanent Court of Arbitration; Legal expert in Intl. disputes for the U.S. State Department HB HONORS  Top 250 Exec, 20 for the Next 20


Aulani Austin Kaanoi
VP Finance and Facilities, Chaminade University of Honolulu #123

B Honolulu EDUC. Kamehameha; Chaminade; Chaminade; CERT. CPA EXP. 14 years of service at Chaminade. First 10 as Director of Finance, last 4 as VP Finance. BDS. Sacred Hearts Academy; Marianist Center of Hawaii HOBBIES Traveling, skiing, and spending time with family FAM. Kalei Kaanoi, Market Manager, Humana, 2 children NOTEWORTHY Higher education changes lives, and I am honored to do my part in this important mission. HB HONORS  Top 250 Exec


Dr. Christina M. Kishimoto
Superintendent, Hawaii State Department of Education

B. New York EDUC. Barnard College, Columbia U; Columbia U Teacher College; CERT. Doctorate in Education Administration EXP. Served two district Superintendent positions in Connecticut and in Arizona, before taking the Hawaii State Superintendent role. Worked in higher education for 8 yrs at U of Connecticut and Wesleyan U in strategic planning and student support services. Worked through college doing portfolio accounting work and actuarial recruitment support at William M. Mercer, midtown NYC. BDS. State Chief, Chiefs for Change; Hawaii Rep, Council of Chief State School Officers; Commisioner, Education Commissioner of the States ACCOMP. Led as a Superintendent/CEO for past 7 years across 3 organizations. 20+ yrs of leadership in education policy and reform. Subject of a Harvard University Press book about portfolio school designs and mobilizing communities around community-based school reform efforts in Hartford, CT. Selected as a Chiefs for Change national change agent in education. National presenter for aspiring superintendents, focused on increasing representation of leaders of color and female leaders. Formerly served as Chair of the national Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents.HOBBIES Anything outdoors – hike, fish, bike, swim, paddleboard FAM. 1 daughter NOTEWORTHY Minority, female superintendents represent less than 4% of the nation’s superintendents. Grew up in South Bronx, NY during the 1970s crisis in education funding, teacher shortages, and racial tensions. Developed a fierce passion from that childhood experience for equity and access to quality public education.


David Lassner
Pres., University of Hawaii #6

EDUC. U of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; UH; EXP. 41 years of technical, management and executive experience in information technologies at UH. BDS. Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education; National Assn. of System Heads; East-West Center; Maui Economic Development Board; UH Foundation; Hawaii Cancer Consortium; Aloha United Way; Blood Bank of Hawaii HB HONORS  Top 250 Exec


Mark S. Nishiyama
Co-Founder, EVP, Kamaaina Kids #171

B. 1960; Honolulu EDUC. Iolani; U of Puget Sound, BS; BDS. The Hawaii Health at Work Wellness Advisory Council CLUBS Pacific Century Fellow, ‘04 HOBBIES Dog agility with shelties Maile, Harlow, and Boogie; weight training; fast and slow pitch softball; basketball; coaching high school baseball and basketball FAM. Debbie, Branch Chief, State of Hawaii, 2 children NOTEWORTHY Former GM of West Oahu CaneFires Professional Baseball Club of the Hawaii Winter Baseball League ‘95-97 HB HONORS  Top 250 Exec


Diane Peters-Nguyen
VP Advancement, Chaminade University of Honolulu #123

EDUC. Kamehameha; UC Santa Barbara; George Washington U; BDS. Hui Hanai; Friends of the East-West Center; Pacific Arts Foundation; City & County of Honolulu Salary Commission; Chaminade University Education Foundation CLUBS Pacific Club HOBBIES Bodyboarding, tennis FAM. Nhan Nguyen, Architect, Design Partners, Inc, 2 children NOTEWORTHY Love speaking different languages HB HONORS  Top 250 Exec


James K. Scott
Pres., Punahou School #64

B. 1952; Honolulu EDUC. Punahou School, ‘70; Stanford, AB, Political Science, ‘75; U of San Francisco, MA, Private School Leadership, ‘82; Harvard, EdM, Administration Planning and Social Policy, ‘85; Harvard, EdD, Administration Planning and Social Policy, ‘91; EXP. Headmaster, The Catlin Gabel School ‘85-94; Undergraduate Admin. Officer, Harvard ‘83-85; Teacher and Academic Dean, The Robert Louis Stevenson School ‘75-83 BDS. American Savings Bank; Hawaiian Electric Industries; Hawaii Assn. of Independent Schools; National Assn. of Independent Schools; Klingensteiin Center; Frederic Duclos Barstow Foundation; Country Day School Headmasters Assn. CLUBS Pacific Club HOBBIES Golf, reading, fly fishing FAM. Maureen, 2 children HB HONORS  Top 250 Exec


Paul Turnbull, Ph.D.
Pres., CEO, Mid-Pacific Institute #141

B. Canada EDUC. Queen’s U; UC, Santa Barbara; EXP. Jr. HS principal; Principal of Santa Barbara HS; Assistant Superintendent of the Santa Barbara Unified School District; Superintendent of the Santa Ynez Valley Union HS District BDS. Mid-Pacific Institute; Bishop Museum; Chair, Hawaii Association of Independent Schools CLUBS National Assn. of Independent Schools; Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii; The Pacific Club; Plaza Club; Oahu CC; Outrigger Canoe Club ACCOMP. Mid-Pacific is the only Pre-K through 12 school in the world to use 3D laser technology and Virtual Reality for historic preservation. Awarded 2014 CyArk Intl. Summit Award for advancements in education, technology, and historic preservation. Paul is also the recipient of the CyArk Summit Award for Education, in recognition for his work to connect students, innovative technologies, and global industries in support of digitally preserving world heritage sites.HOBBIES Reading, hiking, water sports, golf, and barbecuing FAM. Leslie, 3 children NOTEWORTHY Paul has been involved in the development of academies, innovative college and business partnerships at home and abroad. He was the subject of a Harvard case-study focusing on innovative practices in high schools. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Dr. Helen Turner
VP Innovation, Dean of Natural Science and Math, Chaminade University of Honolulu #123

B. 1971; Eastbourne UK EDUC. Seaford HS; U of York; U College London; CERT. BS, PhD HOBBIES Ikebana and walking FAM. Dr. Alexander Stokes, Assistant Professor, UH HB HONORS  Top 250 Exec


Helen J D Whippy
Provost, Chaminade University of Honolulu #123

EDUC. Clarion U of PA; U of Arizona, MA; U of Nebraska-Lincoln, PhD; EXP. U of the South Pacific, Fiji, faculty 10 yrs; Papua New Guinea U of Technology, Lae, PNG faculty, admin 10 yrs; U of Guam, Mangilao, faculty, admin, Sr. VP 23 yrs; Peace Corps Volunteer; Evaluator for WASC BDS. Marianist Sponsorship Ministries Foundation; Hawaii State EPSCoR Coordinating Comm; Geographic Management Project Core; Program Steering Comm for NIH Cancer Research Partnership Grant between UH and University of Guam CLUBS Women Leaders in Higher Education; Council for Independent Colleges Chief Academic Officers Forum; Society for Research Administrators Intl.; NCURA ACCOMP. Full Professor of Mathematics (tenured); Sr. VP for Academic and Student Affairs; Principal Investigator of UOG Cancer Research grant; currently PI of grants of about $3M per year to Chaminade U. Provost. HOBBIES Walking, reading, languages and words, mentoring FAM. 3 children, husband deceased  NOTEWORTHY First generation in family to attend college; eldest of seven siblings; finished the Honolulu Marathon; can converse in Fijian HB HONORS  Top 250 Exec


Livingston “Jack” Wong
CEO, Kamehameha Schools #36

EDUC. Punahou; UCLA; UCLA School of Law; HB HONORS  Top 250 Exec




Albert Chee
VP- Retail Marketing & Community Relations, Island Energy Services, LLC #9

B. 1963; Los Angeles EDUC. Kamehameha; UH Mānoa; EXP. Joined Island Energy in ‘16; State and Local Relations Mgr. for Chevron Hawaii for 18 yrs., responsible for providing guidance on legislative and regulatory issues, overseeing communications, public affairs, community engagement activities, and social investments; prior to Chevron, oversaw the residential development portfolio of Herbert Horita Realty affiliate companies which included the communities of Village Park and Royal Kunia in West Oahu BDS. Aha Hui Koa Anuenue; Hawaii Bowl Executive Comm. ACCOMP. Board Chairman, 1995 BIA Parade of Homes; Board Chairman, Aha Hui Koa Anuenue ‘13-14 HOBBIES Head Coach, St. Louis School Wrestling Program FAM. Shonn Hirota-Chee, 2 children NOTEWORTHY Enjoy mentoring Hawaii youth for over 35 years as a high school wrestling coach. Guided alma mater to its first ever HHSAA Boys State Wrestling Championship in ‘97 with repeats in ‘98 and ‘99. Coached 13 individual state champions while at Kamehameha. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Tom Grimes
VP, Treas., Aloha Petroleum, Ltd. #18

B. 1955; Harrisburg, PA EDUC. Park Rapids HS, MN; St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN; Thunderbird School of Global Management, Glendale, AZ. CERT. BA, MIM EXP. Aloha Petroleum, ‘02; Bank of Hawaii, ‘85-02; Chase Manhattan Bank, ‘82-85 BDS. American Red Cross Hawaii Chapter HOBBIES Archery, hiking, reading FAM. Joanne Lo Grimes, Co-CEO, Partner, Carlsmith Ball, LLC, 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Richard L. Creamer
VP, GM, Par Hawaii Refining, LLC #5

EDUC. Texas Tech, Lubbock, TX; CERT. Finance & Accounting, Rice U, Houston, TX EXP. Flint Hills Resources, Port Arthur Chemicals, LLC, Site Dir. and Operations Mgr., ‘15-17; Flint Hills Resources, Corpus Christi Refineries, LLC, Manufacturing and Operations Mgr., ‘12-15; INVISTA, Project Mgr., ‘10-12; Lyondell and LyondellBasell, Technology/Project Leader, Superintendent Engineer, ‘98-10; Koch Refining, Engineer, ‘90-97 BDS. Kapolei Chamber of Commerce; Special Olympics Hawaii HB HONORS  Top 250 Exec.


Gregory C. Hazelton
EVP, CFO., Treas., Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. #3

B. 1955 EDUC. BS, Warner Pacific College; MBA, U of Chicago Graduate School of Business; CERT. CPA EXP. Hazelton was appointed EVP and CFO April ‘17, after serving as Sr. VP, Finance beginning in October ‘16. Prior, Hazelton was NW Natural Gas Company’s Sr. VP and CFO from June ‘15 to Sept. ‘16 and Treas. from March to Sept. ‘16. Prior, Hazelton was VP Finance, Treas. and Controller at HEI from Aug. ‘13 to June ‘15. Prior, he held different positions over a 13 yr. career in investment banking, most recently as a Managing Dir. with UBS Investment Bank’s Global Power and Utilities Group. Mr. Hazelton also held various operational, SEC financial reporting and accounting, financial forecast and analysis, and business development positions at energy companies, including Portland General Electric, from ‘89-99. Mr. Hazelton previously served as a dir. of Entrepreneurs Foundation of Hawaii. BDS. Aloha United Way; Oahu Economic Development HOBBIES Skiing, private pilot, rowing, running FAM. Dori Frame HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Brian Kealoha
Exec. Dir., Hawaii Energy / Leidos

B. Honolulu EDUC. Saint Anthony HS, Wailuku; Gonzaga U; Gonzaga U and Oxford; CERT. Energy Mgr.; Sustainable Development Professional BDS. Aloha United Way – Hawaii Cares; Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce; ‘Ahahui Koa Ānuenue – UH Athletics; Diamond Head Classic ACCOMP. Omidyar Fellow, Cohort 3; PBN Forty Under Forty, 2007 HB HONORS SmallBiz Success Winner


Shelee Kimura
Sr. VP, Business Development and Strategic Planning , Hawaiian Electric Company

B. 1973; Honolulu EDUC. ‘Aiea HS; UH; EXP. Oversees new business development, company strategy, electrification of transportation, demand response, renewable acquisition. BDS. Kamehameha Schools Audit Comm. FAM. Stan Kimura, 3 children NOTEWORTHY 2016 Clean Energy Education and Empowerment award winner for leadership and achievement in Business. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec; 20 for the Next 20


Constance H. Lau
Pres., CEO, Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. #3

B. 1952; Honolulu EDUC. Punahou, ‘70; Yale, BA, Administrative Science; U of California, Hastings College of Law, JD; Stanford Graduate School of Business, MBA; EXP. Pres., CEO, Dir., Hawaiian Electric Industries, ‘06; Chair, Dir., Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc., ‘06-present; Chair, Dir., American Savings Bank, ‘06-present; Pres., CEO, Dir., American Savings Bank ‘01-06 BDS. Hawaiian Electric Industries; Hawaiian Electric Company; American Savings Bank; Matson; Punahou School; Consuelo Zobel Alger Foundation; Associated Electric & Gas Insurance Services; Electric Power Research Institute; Edison Electric Institute; HEI Charitable Foundation; Elemental Excelerator, Advisory CLUBS HBR; Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii; Military Affairs Council ACCOMP. Chair, National Infrastructure Advisory Council; Trustee, Kamehameha Schools FAM. Russell, Chairman and CEO, Dir., Finance Factors, Ltd., Finance Enterprises Ltd. NOTEWORTHY Co-Chair, Move Oahu Forward; National Assn. of Asian American Professionals Top 100, ‘13; Women’s Council on Energy and the Environment’s Woman of the Year, ‘11; US Banker’s 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking, ‘04-06; PBN Business Leader of the Year, ‘04 HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Jon Mauer
Pres., CEO, Island Energy Services, LLC #9

EDUC. UC Davis; UC Berkeley EXP. Led Island Energy Services since the 2016 acquisition from Chevron. Former GM of Chevron’s Hawaii refinery. 30+ years in the energy industry, the last six in Hawaii. Began his career as an engineer with Chevron in refining. Held leadership and management positions within Chevron’s Refining, Retail Marketing & Logistics, Supply and Trading, Base Oil manufacturing and technology and Chevron’s Corporate Investor Relations group BDS. American Red Cross, Hawaii Chapter HOBBIES Outrigger canoe paddling, golf HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Alicia E. Moy
Pres., CEO, Hawaii Gas #44

B. Orlando, Florida EDUC. U of Miami; INSEAD; EXP. Sr. VP, Macquarie Infrastructure Co.; Investment Banking, Morgan Stanley BDS. Bank of Hawaii; Macquarie Renewable Energy Holdings; Aloha United Way; Chamber of Commerce Hawaii; Western Energy Institute; Omidyar Fellow; State of Hawaii Workforce Development Council CLUBS HBR; Women in Renewable Energy; Young Presidents’ Org. ACCOMP. 2018 Girl Scout’s of Hawaii Women of Distinction Honoree; Hawaii Business 20 for the Next 20 HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Kurt K. Murao
VP, Legal, Admin., Corporate Sec., Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. #3

EDUC. Hawaii Baptist Academy; UH Mānoa, BA in Economics;Villanova U School of Law, PA, JD; Georgetown U Law Center, LL.M. in Taxation; EXP. Assoc. General Counsel, Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. ‘11-16; Assoc., Arent Fox LLP ‘07-11; Attorney-Advisor, U.S. SEC, Division of Corp. Finance ‘01-07 BDS. Legal Aid Society of Hawaii; Move Oahu Forward CLUBS Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce HOBBIES Playing the Guitar HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Alan M. Oshima
Pres., CEO / HECO, Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. #3

B. 1947; Honolulu EDUC. Farrington HS; Northwestern U; U of Calif. Hastings College of the Law; CERT. JD MIL. US Navy EXP. EVP, Corporate & Community Advancement HEI; Sr. VP, General Counsel & Corporate Sec. Hawaiian Telcom; Partner Oshima, Chong, Fong & Chung BDS. Hawaii 3Rs; Education Commission of the States, HI Commissioner; Hawaii Institute of Public Affairs; Governor’s Every Student Succeeds Act Team; Center for Tomorrow’s Leaders; HBR; Kupu; Move Oahu Forward; U.S.-Japan Council, Leader FAM. JoAnn, Part-time teacher, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Timothy (Tim) J. Parker
VP, Chief General Counsel, Island Energy Services, LLC #9

EDUC. Ramapo College of New Jersey; Fordham U School of Law; EXP. Parker and has more than 25 yrs. of experience providing legal advice and business support to independent downstream and integrated oil companies in their refining, logistics, commercial and marketing businesses. Prior to joining Island Energy, Parker served ConocoPhilips and Philips 66 as Managing Counsel, providing legal support for the Europe and Americans downstream and commercial businesses. He also served as Sr. Counsel for Tosco Corp., Philips Petroleum Company, and PBF Energy. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Richard Parry
Pres., CEO, Aloha Petroleum, Ltd. #18

B. 1953; London, England EDUC. BA; Dip. Education; BDS. Hawaii Petroleum Marketers Assoc.; NACS Advancing Convenience & Fuel Retailing; Aloha Wellness at Work Advisory Council CLUBS The Pacific Club HOBBIES Golf, reading, soccer FAM. Lani, 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


James Whitcomb
CEO, Haleakala Solar Inc. #152

B. 1951; Buffalo, NY EDUC. A.I. Dupont; UH; CERT. BBA EXP. Started Haleakala Solar in ‘77 on Maui. Company headquarters still on Maui, sales and operational offices also on O‘ahu and Kauai. Company sells, installs, and services solar hot water and PV systems for residential and commercial projects. Company provides complete energy conservation systems as well as EV charge stations BDS. Hospice Maui CLUBS BBB, HSEA ACCOMP. Expanded to all 6 main islands. Over 16,000 solar hot water and solar PV installations throughout Hawaii. The Company’s installed base of customers have collectively saved over 100 million pounds of CO2 being released into the atmosphere HOBBIES Jumping off buildings, baking FAM. Karen, 2 children NOTEWORTHY I am an adrenaline junky, love roller coasters and other fast rides! HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Eric Wright
Sr. VP, Par Hawaii, Inc. #5

EDUC. BS in International Economics, Georgetown U; CERT. CFA charter-holder EXP. The AES Corporation, M&A and divestiture team; Xcel Energy, Inc., treasury team BDS. Hawaii Nature Center; Hawaii Petroleum Marketers Assn. HOBBIES Spending time outdoors, hiking, camping, canoeing FAM. Married with 3 children NOTEWORTHY PBN 40 Under 40 – Class of 2018  HB HONORS  Top 250 Exec


Jim R. Yates
Pres., Par Hawaii, Inc. #5

EDUC. U of Oklahoma, BBA; U of Houston Law Center, JD; EXP. Mid Pac Petroleum, LLC, Pres., CEO, ‘07-15; The Gas Company, Pres., CEO, ‘95-07; BHP Hawaii, VP – Corporate Development, ‘93-95; BHP Petroleum, ‘82-93 BDS. The Queen’s Health Systems Board of Trustees; City Mill Co., Ltd.; YMCA of Honolulu; Chaminade University Board of Governors; Energy Institute at the University of Oklahoma; Pres. – Hawaii Petroleum Marketers Assn.; HBR; Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau; Trustee – David C. Ai Charitable Trust HB HONORS  Top 250 Exec.





Dani Aiu
EVP, Consumer Banking, American Savings Bank

B. Honolulu, HI EDUC. UH Mānoa, Shidler College of Business; EXP. Started her banking career as a teller in ‘95. Quickly progressed through leadership roles, including Financial Services Representative, Branch Mgr. and Regional Executive and Dir. of Branch Banking. She is responsible for leading ASB’s statewide branch network of 500 teammates, as well as the Customer Banking Center, Home Loans, American Insurance & Investments and Business Banking teams. BDS. Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii ACCOMP. Women Who Mean Business Industry Leaders FAM. Justin, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Ricky R.K. Ching
EVP, CFO, Hawaii National Bank #167

EDUC. ‘Iolani; Santa Clara U CERT. CPA BDS. Historic Hawaii Foundation, Treas. CLUBS Financial Executives Intl. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Brian Mitsugi Dote
Sr. VP, Dir. of Mobile and Digital Commerce, Bank of Hawaii Corp. #14

B. 1972; Honolulu EDUC. Waipahu HS; UH Mānoa; HPU; EXP. Responsible for developing and managing the Bank of Hawaii’s digital bank strategy and will lead the development of the business, technology and marketing plans for mobile and digital commerce. 20+ years of experience in mobile and software application development and UX design. Worked as a software engineer, user interface designer and manager at technology companies, including Apple and Cisco Systems. Most recently served as Chief Innovation Officer at Mid-Pacific Institute, managing the Information Technology and Educational Technology departments. Founder of Tapiki LLC, an app development company. ACCOMP. Awarded 5 US patents on software, web application, and cloud based technologies developed for the first Apple iPhone; Hawaii Business 20 for the Next 20 recipient, ‘17; Technical lead for the Springfield Town Center; ‘09 Webby Award Honoree in Real Estate. FAM. 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Robert S. Harrison
CEO, Chair, First Hawaiian Bank #12

B. 1960; Seattle EDUC. Tucson HS; UCLA, BS; Cornell, MBA; MIL. U.S. Navy – Petty Officer EXP. Chair, CEO, First Hawaiian Bank; Vice Chair, BancWest Corp. BDS. Alexander & Baldwin; Blood Bank of Hawaii; Chaminade University; Crown Prince Akihito Scholarship Foundation; Hawaii Bankers Assn.; HBR; Hawai‘i Community Foundation; Chair, Hawaii Medical Service Assn.; Japan America Society of Hawaii; UH Shidler College of Business CLUBS Waialae CC FAM. Lori HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Vernon Hirata
Vice Chair, Co-COO, Territorial Savings Bank #107

B. 1952; Honolulu EDUC. Farrington HS; Coe College; Cornell Law School; EXP. Vice Chair, Co-COO, EVP, Gen. Counsel, ‘07-present, EVP, GC, ‘86-07, Territorial Savings Bank; Sr. VP, American Saving Bank ‘78-86 CLUBS Pacific Club ACCOMP. Speaker at Equilar conference on Compensation – ‘15; Speaker at Bank Dir. Conference – ‘13 HOBBIES Surfing FAM. Gaye Hirata, 1 child HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Peter S. Ho
Chair, Pres., CEO, Bank of Hawaii Corp. #14

B. 1965; N.Y. EDUC. Punahou, ‘83; USC, BS, Business Admin., ‘87; USC, MBA Corporate Finance, First Interstate Bank Fellow, ‘92; Harvard Business Advanced Management Program, ‘08; EXP. Joined BOH in ‘93 as AVP in National Banking Div., ‘99-01 Sr. VP Corp. Banking; ‘01-03, EVP Corp. Banking and Commercial Real Estate Lending; ‘03, Group EVP Commercial Banking Group; ‘04, Vice Chair Investment Services Group; ‘06, Chief Banking Officer BDS. Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco; American Red Cross-Hawaii Chapter; Hawai‘i Community Foundation; McInerny Foundation; Strong Foundation; Hawaii Bankers Assn.; HBR; Young Presidents’ Org.; Shane Victorino Foundation; East-West Center; Military Affairs Council; Catholic Charities Board of Advisors; Mental Health America of Hawaii Advisory Board ACCOMP. Pacific Century Fellow, ‘98; Pacific Business News Young Business Person of the Year, ‘03 FAM. Michelle, 2 children NOTEWORTHY Chairman of the APEC 2011 Hawaii Host Comm. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Bili K. Hofheimer
Sr. Business Associate, Kalaeloa Partners L.P. #50

B. 1963; Honolulu EDUC. Nānākuli HS, ‘81; HPU; EXP. Associate, Pacific Century Trust; Accounting Mgr., Servco Pacific; Club Account, The Plaza Club BDS. Kapolei Foundation CLUBS Rotary Club of Kapolei HOBBIES Sea shells FAM. Gary, Proprietor, Gary Hofheimer Photography, LLC, 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Walton D. Y. Hong
Chair, Gather Federal Credit Union #193

B. 1944; Honolulu, HI EDUC. University HS; UH; Hastings College of the Law; CERT. Bachelor of Arts; Juris Doctor EXP. Dept. of Attorney General ‘69-72; Masuoka and Hong ‘72-88; Law Offices of Walton D. Y. Hong, ‘88 to present; Fifth Circuit District Court and Family Court per diem judge ‘94-13 BDS. Gather Federal Credit Union ACCOMP. Helping Gather Federal Credit Union to grow and continuing to provide financial services for its members; Providing legal services on Kaua‘i for more than 45 years; Member of the Kapa‘a Lions Club for more than 45 years, undertaking projects to better the Kapa‘a community; Continuing to act as a judge for the Kaua‘i Teen Court program FAM. Minjia Zhu, retired, 2 children (Davin and Travis) HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Allan S. Kitagawa
Chair, Pres., CEO, Territorial Savings Bank #107

B. 1945; Honolulu EDUC. Kaimuki HS, ‘63; UH, BA, Accounting, ‘70; MIL. Army EXP. Territorial Savings ‘86; Controller, American Savings ‘74; Sr. auditor and Tax Specialist, Peat Marwick Mitchell ‘70-74 CLUBS Waialae CC; Plaza Club HOBBIES Golf FAM. Hilda, 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Bruce Lane
CFO, AlohaCare #26

FAM. 5 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Russell James Lau
Chair, CEO, Finance Factors Ltd. #191

B. 1952; Honolulu EDUC. Punahou, ‘70; U of Puget Sound, Tacoma WA, BA, Finance, ‘74; U of Oregon, MBA, Finance, ‘75; Pacific Coast Banking School, U of Washington, ‘90; EXP. VP, Treas., Finance Enterprises Ltd.; Sr.VP, Treas., Chief Investment Officer, Branch Administrator, Finance Factors Ltd.; VP, Strategic Planner, Finance Enterprises Ltd.; Asst. VP, Security Pacific National Bank; Financial Analyst, Crocker National Bank BDS. Finance Factors Ltd.; Finance Enterprises Ltd.; Finance Realty Ltd.; Finance Insurance Ltd.; St. Andrews Schools; Pālolo Chinese Home; Assets School; American Judicature Society; East West Center Foundation; Chinese Chamber of Commerce CLUBS Pacific Club; Financial Executives Institute ACCOMP. Helped raise three great kids. HOBBIES Fitness training & yoga, home construction & remodeling, alpine skiing, Alaska fishing FAM. Constance H. Lau, President & CEO, HEI, 3 children NOTEWORTHY I married a great woman. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Gabriel Lee
EVP, Commercial Markets, American Savings Bank

B. 1958; Austin, TX EDUC. Saint Louis School; UH Mānoa; Dartmouth; CERT. Graduate School of Credit and Financial Management EXP. Joined ASB in ‘98. Previously at First Hawaiian Bank. ‘85-96 with Bank of Hawaii primarily in Corporate Banking, and left as the Pacific Marketing Dir. of the Leasing Division. BDS. Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, Chair ‘15-17; Boy Scouts of America, Aloha Council; Diamond Head Theatre, chair ‘05-08; Hawaii State Board of Public Accountancy; Retail Merchants of Hawaii; UH ‘Ahahui Koa Ānuenue; Waialae CC FAM. Shirley, 1 child HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Joe Lowery
Mng. Dir., Market Exec., Merrill Lynch #130

B. 1948; Ft. Worth, TX EDUC. Beaumont HS; U of Texas; U of Pennsylvania, Wharton School; CERT. Bachelor of Journalism MIL. Army Nat. Guard EXP. Houston Sports Assoc. (Houston Astros), ‘73-75; E.F. Hutton, ‘75-87; Kemper Corp., ‘87-95; Merrill Lynch, ‘95 HOBBIES Golf, fishing, watching football FAM. Jane, Attorney, self employed, 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Kent T. Lucien
Vice Chair, Bank of Hawaii Corp. #14

EDUC. Occidental College, BA; Stanford U, MBA; EXP. CEO, CFO, C. Brewer & Company Ltd.; CPA, Price Waterhouse Coopers BDS. Hawaiian Humane Society FAM. Sharon HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Warren K.K. Luke
Chair, CEO, Hawaii National Bank #167

B. 1944; Honolulu EDUC. Punahou, ‘62; Babson College, BS, Business Admin., ‘66; Harvard, MBA, ‘70; EXP. Lifelong career in family-oriented businesses, banking, real estate investment and development BDS. Hawaii National Bank; Hawaii National Bancshares, Inc.; Loyalty Development; Servco Pacific; Pacific Basin Economic Council; Pacific & Asian Affairs Council; Land Use Research Foundation; Pacific Forum Intl.; HBR; Trustee, Punahou School; Emeritus Trustee, Babson College; Asia Pacific Advisory, Harvard Business School HOBBIES Golf FAM. Carolyn NOTEWORTHY Served as a Dir. of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco for 9 years HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Bryan Luke
Pres., COO, Hawaii National Bank #167

B. 1974; Honolulu EDUC. Punahou, ‘93; Amherst College, BA, ‘97; Harvard, MBA, ‘06; EXP. Standard & Poor’s; PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP; Coopers & Lybrand BDS. American Bankers Assn., Community Bankers Council Administrative Comm.; Banker Advisory Council for Endorsed Solutions, Chair; Western Independent Bankers; Hawaii Community Reinvestment Corp., Chair; Pacific and Asian Affairs Council; Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific; Chamber of Commerce Hawaii HOBBIES Swimming, CrossFit HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Ravi Mallela
EVP, CFO, Treas., First Hawaiian Bank #12

B. 1969; Buffalo, NY EDUC. UCLA; EXP. First Republic Bank- Corporate Finance; Bank of Montreal Harris Bank- Corporate Finance; Wells Fargo – Corporate Finance/Treasury HOBBIES Tennis HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Clyde Matsusaka
Branch Mgr. – Exec. Dir., Morgan Stanley Wealth Management #108

B. Honolulu EDUC. McKinley HS; UH; EXP. Started in industry in 1986. With firm as a Financial Advisor since 1994. Morgan Stanley Honolulu Branch Mgr. since 2012. Also managed for firm in Palo Alto, Santa Cruz, and Maui. ACCOMP. On Wall Street Top 100 Branch Managers Award – 2012, 2014. HOBBIES Yoga, Surfing HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Kristi L. Maynard
EVP, CFO, Finance Factors Ltd. #191

B. Watertown, SD EDUC. Clark HS, Clark, SD; U of South Dakota, BS Chemistry; U of Washington, MBA Finance and Accounting; Pacific Coast Banking School; EXP. CFO, Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corp.; EVP and Treas., First Hawaiian Bank; Treasury Officer, Seafirst Bank. BDS. Vice Chairman, Assets School; Trustee and Honorary Past President, Honolulu Theatre for Youth; Treas., Chamber Music Hawaii; Board Trustee, Advocates for Africa’s Children CLUBS Council on Revenues, State of Hawaii; Elder, First Presbyterian Church of Honolulu; Financial Executives Institute HOBBIES Travel FAM. Timothy Olderr, Physician, Straub, 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


James K. M. Moniz
EVP, Mgr./ Mortgage Banking, Bank of Hawaii Corp. #14

B. 1979; Hilo EDUC. Kamehameha Schools; The George Washington U; BDS. Special Olympics Hawaii FAM. 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


David S. Morimoto
EVP, CFO, Central Pacific Financial Corp. #47

B. 1968; Kanagawa Japan EDUC. Castle HS; UH Mānoa; Chaminade U; BDS. The Institute for Human Services; Hawaii Council on Economic Education FAM. Kathy Morimoto, VP, Strategy & Business Development, Sullivan Family of Companies, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Mark Munemitsu
Pres., CEO, HOCU #229

FAM. Ann, Educator, DOE, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Ralph Y. Nakatsuka
Vice Chair, Co-COO, Territorial Savings Bank #107

B. 1955; Honolulu EDUC. Kalani HS,’73; UH, BBA, ‘77; UH, Advanced Management Program, ‘93; CERT. CPA, CGMA EXP. EVP/Lending, CLO ‘97-07, EVP/Lending and Finance, CFO and CLO ‘95-97, Dir. ‘88-01, Sr. VP, Treas. and CFO ‘87-95, Sr. VP, controller ‘85-87, VP, controller ‘82-85, AVP, controller, ‘80-82, American Savings Bank CLUBS AICPA; Hawaii Society of CPAs; Financial Managers Society; Institute of Management Accountants; Pacific Club HOBBIES Running, sports activities with son FAM. Lori, 1 child HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Catherine Ngo
Pres., Central Pacific Financial Corp. #47
Pres., CEO, Central Pacific Bank

B. Newport News, VA EDUC. U of Virginia – Echols Scholars Program; U of Virginia School of Law; EXP. Catherine is an experienced financial services executive. She joined Central Pacific Bank in ‘10. Prior to CPB, she was a founding partner of Startup Capital Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm established in ‘05, with investments in Silicon Valley and Hawaii, as well as China. BDS. UH Foundation, Chair, Board of Trustees; Hawaii Gas Company, Dir.; Startup Capital Ventures, Partner; Catholic Charities of Hawaii, Advisory Dir. HOBBIES Paddleboarding FAM. Robert Hines HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Rita Ornellas
Chair, HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union #111

B. 1949; Honolulu EDUC. James Campbell HS; Honolulu Business College, Data Processing; CERT. Certified Insurance Counselor, Certified Risk Mgr. EXP. Hawaii District GM, Colonial Life ‘12-current; VP-CUSO Services, Hawaiian Tel FCU ‘11-13; Exec VP-COO, Aloha Pacific FCU ‘03-11; AVP-Personal Lines, Island Insurance ‘00-03; Exec VP-COO, Royal State Group ‘92-00, AVP-Systems Engineering Dept, Bank of Hawaii Corp. ‘81-92 BDS. HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union HOBBIES Ballroom Dancing FAM. John, 4 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Vince J. Otsuka
Pres., CEO, Aloha Pacific Federal Credit Union #159

B. Honolulu EDUC. McKinley HS; UH Mānoa; HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Mark A. Rossi
Vice Chair, CAO, General Counsel, Corp. Sec., Bank of Hawaii Corp. #14

B. 1949; Minneapolis, MN EDUC. Edina HS;U of Minnesota; Willamette U Law School CERT. JD EXP. General Counsel First Interstate Bank of Washington; Managing Partner Lane Powell Law Firm- WA, OR, AL and London BDS. Hawaii Institute for Public Affairs, Advisory Board; American Judicature Society, Hawaii HOBBIES Golf, fly fishing FAM. Jane, 2 children NOTEWORTHY Transplant from Seattle in ‘07 to work with Bank of Hawaii HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Kevin T. Sakamoto
Sr. EVP, Bank of Hawaii Corp. #14

B. 1970; Honolulu EDUC. Kaiser HS; UH; Pacific Coast Banking School; EXP. Bank of Hawaii 1993 on BDS. Aloha United Way; Junior Achievement Hawaii; Hospice Hawaii; Maryknoll Schools Foundation; City & County of Honolulu Salary Commission CLUBS Hawaii Society of Business Professionals; Federal Law Enforcement Foundation ACCOMP. PBN Forty Under 40, ‘07; Pacific Century Fellows, ‘08, Hawaii Business 20 for the Next 20, ‘18 HOBBIES Exercising, golf, biking, attending UH sporting events FAM. Sherri, SOH Insurance Division, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec; 20 for the Next 20


Mary E. Sellers
Vice Chair, Chief Risk Officer, Bank of Hawaii Corp. #14

B. 1956; Louisville, KY EDUC. Cedar Crest College, BA, Management; U of Delaware, Master’s of Economics; EXP. VC & Chief Risk Officer, ‘05-current; EVP, Mgr., Risk Management Division, ‘03; EVP, Mgr., Credit Review, ‘02; Sr. VP, Mgr., Credit Review, ‘00; Positions including management positions in Credit Management & Approval, Credit Services, Pacific Century Leasing, Officer, Private Financial Services Dept. BDS. UH Foundation; Hawaii Foodbank; St. Andrew’s Schools; Hawaii Economic Development Corp., Local Development Corp.; Alumni Assn. of Cedar Crest College; Risk Management Assn. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Dean Shigemura
CFO, Vice Chair, Bank of Hawaii Corp. #14

B. 1963; Honolulu EDUC. ‘Iolani; U of Washington; Wharton, Harvard; CERT. CPA BDS. Diamond Head Theatre HOBBIES Travelling FAM. Stacy, UH, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Tess Shimabukuro
Pres., CEO, Gather Federal Credit Union #193

B. 1961; Lihue EDUC. Kaua‘i HS; Oregon State; U of Denver; BDS. Crime Stoppers; Hawaii Home Ownership Center; Hawaii Credit Union League FAM. Trent, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Neal S. Takase
Pres., CEO, Pearl Hawaii Federal Credit Union #222

B. Molokai EDUC. Mid-Pacific Institute; Gonzaga U; CERT. CPA EXP. VP, Pearl Harbor Federal Credit Union, ‘93-15; EVP, Hawaii State Federal Credit Union, ‘84-93 BDS. HICUSO HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Dan Terada
EVP, Pearl Hawaii Federal Credit Union #222

EDUC. Kaimuki HS; UH; HOBBIES Judo, Golf HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Ann Teranishi
EVP, Operations, American Savings Bank

B. Honolulu, HI EDUC. Punahou; Claremont McKenna College; UC, Hastings College of Law; EXP. Started with ASB in ‘07 as Sr. VP, Dir. of Regulatory Compliance and developed an enterprise-wide compliance program. Led the Consumer Credit Management team in ‘11, creating best-in-class fulfillment times for ASB’s consumer loan products. Then tasked with leading the Customer Experience dept., a top priority initiative to enhance quality of service. Recently served as Dir. of Operations, working with the retail and loan operations to make banking easy. In current role she leads over 150 teammates, on operational improvements to customer experience. BDS. Catholic Charities Hawaii; Hawaii Cellular Therapy and Transplant Center; U.S. Japan Council, Hawaii Region Chair ACCOMP. PBN, Women Who Mean Business; Hawaii Business 20 for the Next 20; Pacific Coast Business School grad, an intensive 3 yr. program at the U of Washington’s Graduate School of Business FAM. 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Dane Teruya
EVP, CFO, American Savings Bank

EDUC. Punahou; UH Mānoa, Shidler College of Business; EXP. Joined ASB as Treas. in ‘16 with 20 yrs. of banking experience. Previously served as VP and Treasury Mgr. at Central Pacific Bank managing the company’s investment portfolio. As EVP, CFO of American Savings Bank, he leads the Treasury, Financial Planning and Accounting teams, who work across the bank to support strategic initiatives and business growth. BDS. Hawaiian Island Water Polo HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Steven J. Teruya
Pres., COO, Finance Factors Ltd. #191

B. 1952; Honolulu EDUC. Mid-Pacific Institute, ‘70; UH, College of Business Admin., ‘74; U of Washington, Pacific Coast Banking School, ‘91; EXP. Sr. VP, branch administrator ‘90-98, VP, Mgr./ Branch Division ‘86-90, Asst. VP/Information Systems ‘81-86, Mgr./Branch ‘80-81, Management Trainee ‘75-80, Finance Factors Ltd. BDS. Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce HOBBIES Golf, travel FAM. Cynthia, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Rich Wacker
Pres., CEO, American Savings Bank

B. 1962; St. Louis, MO EDUC. U of Missouri, BS, Engineering; EXP. Joined ASB in ‘10. Prior, was with Korea Exchange Bank, the fifth largest Korean commercial bank; joined KEB in ‘04 as COO, appointed Pres., CEO in ‘05, adding Chairman of the Board in ‘07. Integral in establishing KEB Foundation, the first social welfare organization in the Korean financial industry, and was its second Chairman. Prior he enjoyed a 20 yr. career with General Electric holding various sr. leadership positions in the U.S. and Europe: VP of Corporate Investor Communications, VP and CFO of GE Capital’s Card Services, GM of GE Capital’s audit staff; CFO of GE Capital Fleet Services-Europe and global product management positions with GE Medical Systems-Europe. BDS. HBR, Chair; UH Foundation, Vice-Chair; Child & Family Service; Hawai‘i Pacific Health; Chaminade University, Regent; UH Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship; UH, XLR8UH accelerator program; Hawaii Bankers Assn. CLUBS Pacific Club, Plaza Club ACCOMP. Named one of Korea’s “Most Respected CEOs”, ‘08; ‘16 Hawaii Venture Capital Assn. Investor of the Year; Junior Achievement of Hawaii ‘16 Hall of Fame Laureate FAM. Eileen, Owner, ONCEKids, 4 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Beth Whitehead
EVP, Chief Administrative Officer, American Savings Bank

B. 1966; Pine Bluff, Arkansas EDUC. England HS; U of Mississippi; U of Arkansas School of Law; EXP. First Horizon National Corp.; First Tennessee Bank; National Commerce Financial Corp.; National Bank of Commerce; Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard; Washington DC, US Senator Dale Bumbers BDS. State of Hawai‘i Workforce Development Council; Hawaii Theatre Center, Chair; Helping Hands Hawai‘i; the Better Business Bureau of Hawai‘i; the YMCA of Honolulu; Girl Scouts of Hawaii; Center for Banking and Finance at U of North Carolina School of Law, Board of Advisors CLUBS Oahu CC; Pacific Club; Plaza Club ACCOMP. Top 250 Executive; Women Who Mean Business; Hawaii Business 20 for the Next 20; Omidyar Fellow; 2016 Girl Scouts of Hawaii Women of Distinction HOBBIES Golf, cooking, reading HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Eric K. Yeaman
Pres., COO, First Hawaiian Bank #12

B. 1967; Kona EDUC. Konawaena HS; UH Mānoa, BBA, Accounting, ‘89; CERT. CPA EXP. ‘08-15 Hawaiian Telcom, Pres. & CEO; ‘08 Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc., Sr. EVP & COO; ‘03-08 Hawaiian Electric Industries, Financial VP, Treas. & CFO; ‘00-03 Kamehameha Schools, COO & CFO; ‘89-’00 Arthur Andersen LLP, Sr. Mgr. BDS. Alaska Air Group, Inc.; Alexander & Baldwin, Inc.; Friends of Hawaii Charities; Harold K.L. Castle Foundation CLUBS Hawaii Asia Pacific Assn. ACCOMP. 2017 Honored as SME Salesperson of the Year; 2016 Honored as one of UHAA Distinguished Alumni; 2011 Named Hawaii Business Magazine’s CEO of the Year; 2010 Inducted into UH Shidler College of Business Hall of Honor; 2004 Recognized as the Financial Executive of the Year (Regional Award) by Robert Half Intl., Inc. and the Institute of Management Accountants; Recognized as one of Pacific Business News’ Forty Under 40 HOBBIES Family time, weightlifting, running FAM. Melanie, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Paul K. Yonamine
Chair., CEO, Central Pacific Financial Corp. #47; Exec. Chair, Central Pacific Bank

EDUC. U of San Francisco; CERT. CPA EXP. Exec. Chair of GCA Corp. ‘17-18; Pres., Country GM of IBM Japan, Ltd. ‘10-17; Pres., CEO, HITACHI Consulting Co. Ltd. ‘06-10; Sr. Advisor to the Mayor, City & County of Honolulu ‘04-06; EVP and Chair of BearingPoint, Asia Pacific ‘00-04; Pres. of KPMG Consulting in Japan; Managing Partner of KPMG, LLC Hawaii ‘96-99; Partner in Charge of Japanese Practice of KPMG in Southern California ‘92-95 BDS. Non-Executive Chair of GCA Corp.; Chair, Board of Councilors of the U.S. Japan Council CLUBS Young Presidents’ Org., Japan Chapter FAM. Lynda, 3 children




Julie-Beth (“JB”) Ako
VP, Operations, Clinical Labs of Hawaii #66

B. 1966; Lihue EDUC. Kapa‘a HS, ‘84; New York Institute of Technology, ‘88; EXP. Hospital System Services Dir., Hilo Medical Center/Hawaii Health Systems Corp.; Dir. of Clinical Operations, Kauai Medical Clinic BDS. Advisory Board; Hawaii Care Choices HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Clifford Alakai
Admin., Maui Medical Group Inc. #139

B. 1963; Honolulu EDUC. Saint Louis HS; UH Mānoa; CERT. CPA EXP. CPA since ‘91; audit Mgr. ‘92-97 & staff accountant ‘87-92, Coopers & Lybrand LLP BDS. Board of Dir & Treas., MEO; Royal Order of Kamehameha I; Halemua; Pres., Ka Meheu Ohu Ka Honu CLUBS Medical Group Management Assn. HOBBIES Coaching boys basketball FAM. Catherine, Teacher, Maui Waena Intermediate School, 4 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Melinda Ashton, MD
EVP, Chief Quality Officer, Hawai‘i Pacific Health #10

EDUC. Majored in psychology, UH Mānoa; Medical degree, John A. Burns School of Medicine, UH; CERT. Board certified in Pediatrics EXP. Currently oversees all activities of the Patient Safety and Quality Services Depts. at each of the HPH medical centers. Also responsible for systemwide quality improvement initiatives. Ashton completed a pediatrics residency at Kap‘iolani Medical Center for Women & Children. Board certified in pediatrics, she is also a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the John A. School of Medicine, and still practices pediatrics on a part time basis. BDS. Quality Comm. Chair, Healthcare Assn. of Hawaii; Vice Chair, High Value Healthcare Collaborative CLUBS American Academy of Pediatrics, Hawaii Chapter; American Academy of Pediatrics; Alpha Omega Alpha ACCOMP. Named by the Healthcare Assn. of Hawaii as the 2017 Physician of the Year HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Jen H. Chahanovich
Pres., CEO, Wilcox Medical Center; CEO, Kauai Medical Clinic, Hawaii Pacific Health #10

B. South Carolina EDUC. Elloree HS, SC; BS, Allied Health Sciences/Health Admin. and Advanced Respiratory Therapy, Weber State U; Certificate in Executive Management, Notre Dame; MBA in Marketing, Western Intl. U; CERT. Nursing Care Administrator, credential: LNHA EXP. Prior to joining Hawai‘i Pacific Health, Chahanovich was director of Paradise Valley Hospital for Triad Hospitals in Phoenix, Arizona. BDS. Past Regent, Hawaii Chapter of American College of Healthcare Executives; AccesSurf; Kaua‘i Chamber of Commerce; Kaua‘i County Subarea Planning Council; Hawaii State Health Planning and Development Agency CLUBS Women Corporate Directors, Hawaii Chapter HOBBIES Reading, water sports FAM. Bruce Chahanovich, Retired, 1 child HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Jason Chang
EVP, COO, The Queen’s Health Systems #11

B. 1977; Fresno, CA EDUC. San Joaquin Memorial; U of Arizona; U of Massachusetts Amherst; BDS. Blood Bank of Hawaii; Oahu Workforce Development; March of Dimes; American Hospital Assn. RPB; Vizient HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Jason Chang, MD
Chief Medical Officer, VP Medical Affairs, REHAB Hospital of the Pacific #124

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Alan Cheung, M.D., MBA
VP of Medical Affairs, Medical Officer, Adventist Health Castle #21

B. 1958; Hong Kong EDUC. Roosevelt HS; UH Mānoa; Harvard Medical School, Loma Linda U School of Public Health; CERT. M.D., MBA EXP. Transplant and general surgeon; Professor of Surgery at the University of Hawaii JABSOM; Medical Dir. of the Queen’s Transplant Center BDS. Legacy of Life Hawaii ACCOMP. Helped start the pancreas and liver transplant programs in Hawaii; ‘17 Malcolm Baldrige Award winning team with Adventist Health Castle. HOBBIES Tennis, jogging, zumba FAM. Alyson, Retired professor, 2 children


Bob Ching
EVP, General Counsel, Hawai‘i Pacific Health #10

B. 1956; Honolulu EDUC. UCLA; U of Washington School of Law; FAM. Colleen Wong, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Jerry Correa
Pres., CEO, St. Francis Healthcare System of Hawaii #146

B. 1964; Lihue EDUC. St. Louis, ‘82; Kennedy-Western U, B.S.; EXP. COO, St. Francis Healthcare System; Dir./IT, Outrigger Hotels BDS. St. Francis Enterprises; St. Francis Foundation; Our Lady of Keaau, Healthcare Assn. of Hawaii; Chaminade U; United Holdings; Hawaii Bone Marrow CLUBS Pacific Club; Honolulu CC FAM. Mari-Jo, 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Michele Cox
VP Operations, Clinical Labs of Hawaii #66

B. Honolulu EDUC. University Lab School; UH; FAM. 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Tom Delaney
COO, Hawaii Dental Service (HDS) #40

B. 1959; Kansas City, MO EDUC. Barrington HS, IL; California State Long Beach, BS Business Admin.. – Quantitative Methods; EXP. Hawaii Dental Service, ‘90-present BDS. Hawaii Client Services, Sec. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Laura A. Esslinger
CEO, AlohaCare #26

B. Atlanta, GA EDUC. Chadwick School, CA; BA – Economics, Wesleyan U, CT; EXP. Laura has 20+ yrs. in the managed care industry including roles in public policy, consulting and small to large health plans. BDS. Ho‘ola Na Pua ACCOMP. Established AlohaCare’s Waiwai Ola community re-investment program FAM. Skye Luque NOTEWORTHY She credits her unrelenting focus on improving care delivery to her sister who opened Laura’s eyes to the challenges of coordinating services to remain independent while living with a disability. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Susie Gabriel, RN, MSN
VP Clinical Services, REHAB Hospital of the Pacific #124

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Art W. Gladstone
CEO Straub Medical Center and Pali Momi Medical Center, Hawaii Pacific Health #10

B. 1964; Pincher Creek, Alberta, Canada EDUC. St. Michael’s HS; Nursing degree, Red Deer College, Alberta; Psychiatric Nursing Degree, Alberta Hospital Ponoka; Bachelor of Science in Nursing, U of Phoenix; MBA, U of Phoenix; CERT. Registered Nurse – State of Hawaii; Fellow, American College of Healthcare Executives EXP. Registered nurse at Red Deer Regional Hospital and Alberta Hospital Ponoka in Canada. Joined Pali Momi in ‘90, held clinical and administrative positions including VP of operations and COO, before assuming Straub’s COO position in ‘04. Promoted to CEO in ‘13. Additionally accepted CEO role for Pali Momi in ‘15. Also serves as chief nurse executive for Hawai‘i Pacific Health BDS. InVision LLC; Healthcare Assn. of Hawaii; Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii; University Health Alliance; ‘Ahahui Koa Ānuenue CLUBS Federal Law Enforcement Foundation; Rainbow Warrior Basketball Booster Club ACCOMP. 2012 HAH Distinguished Service/Acute Recipient; 2011 UH 50 Nurses Awardee; 2000 PBN Forty Under 40 HOBBIES Avid golfer and loyal sports fan, particularly for the UH athletic teams FAM. Michelle, 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Chris Hause
VP/ Marketing, Sales, Business Development, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals #8

BDS. Executive Board, Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii; Executive Board, Hawaii Foodbank; Executive Board, Hawaii Horse Show Assn. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


David R. Herndon
EVP, Chief Business Operations Officer, Hawaii Medical Service Assn. (HMSA) #1

B. Denver, CO EDUC. U of South Florida; BDS. Hawaii Foodbank CLUBS Pacific Club HOBBIES Disc golf, hiking, family time and beach outings. FAM. Cheryl Herndon, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Francis U. Imada
CFO, Clinical Labs of Hawaii #66

B. 1953; Honolulu EDUC. Kalani HS; UH, BBA, ‘75; CERT. CPA, CFP EXP. 23 years with Clinical Labs of Hawaii as CFO; Tax Partner with Deloitte & Touche, ‘88-’95; Ernst & Young, ‘77-’88 BDS. Tony Autoplex; Board of Taxation Review – C&C Honolulu CLUBS Pacific Club HOBBIES Bonsai FAM. Jacquelyn, 3 children NOTEWORTHY Learning how to cook and loving it HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Gary Kajiwara
Pres., CEO, Kuakini Health System #53

B. 1949; Honolulu EDUC. Roosevelt HS, ‘67; UH, BA, Zoology, ‘71; UH, MPH, Health Services Admin., ‘74; UH, MBA, ‘74; CERT. FACHE, FACHCA, FAAMA EXP. Sr. VP, COO, VP, Asst. VP, Kuakini Medical Center; Administrative resident and intern, Queen’s Medical Center BDS. CareResource Hawaii; Diagnostic Laboratory Services, Inc.; Hawaii Residency Programs, Inc.; Kuakini Physician-Hospital Org.; Premier Inc. – American Excess Insurance Exchange RRG; Laulima Data Alliance HOBBIES Video & still photography, martial arts FAM. 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Michelle M. Kakazu
Exec. Dir., One Kalakaua Senior Living #230

EDUC. Waiakea HS; UH Mānoa, College of Business; CERT. CMCA, AMS EXP. PKF-Hawaii, CPAs, Hospitality & Real Estate Consultant; Kamehameha Schools, Real Estate Investment Analysis; Hawai‘i Pacific Health, VP Finance; Marriott Intl., Dir. of Finance CLUBS Past President Org. of Women Leaders; Member CAI ACCOMP. PBN 40 under 40 HOBBIES Golf, Karate FAM. Al Y. Kakazu, Pres., B. Hayman Co. Ltd., 2 children NOTEWORTHY Wrote a novel HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Minna Lehti
Chief Administrative Officer, Hawaii Dental Service (HDS) #40

B. Helsinki, Finland EDUC. HPU, BSBA, Intl. Business; HPU, MBA, Finance; CERT. Chartered Financial Consultant; Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional; Certified in Healthcare Privacy Compliance BDS. Governor, Institute of Internal Auditors, Hawaii Chapter CLUBS Assn. of Healthcare Internal Auditors; Health Care Compliance Assn.; Assn. of Certified Fraud Examiners HOBBIES Coaching basketball and soccer, traveling HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Gail Lerch

EVP/Human Resources, Organizational Effectiveness and General Services, Hawaii Pacific Health #10

B. Chicago, IL EDUC. BS Nursing, Purdue; MBA, Hawaii Pacific U; EXP. Senior Level Human Resources and Hospital/Clinic Operations. Previous career in Nursing Operations. BDS. Advisory Board, Patsy T. Mink Center for Business & Leadership, YWCA Oahu HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Leonard Licina
CEO, Sutter Health Kahi Mohala #142

B. Duquesne, PA EDUC. Duquesne HS; UH, BBA; Chaminade, MBA; CERT. CFP EXP. CFO, Kāhi Mōhala, ‘95-08; COO, Mana Institute, ‘93-95; Controller, Rehab Hospital of the Pacific, ‘82-93 BDS. Sutter Health Kāhi Mōhala; American Hospital Assn. Region 9 Policy Board; State Health Planning & Development Agency; Statewide Health Coordinating Council; Hawaii Health Information Exchange CLUBS Chamber of Commerce ACCOMP. Certified Financial Planner; Fellow, Healthcare Financial Management Assn. HOBBIES Golf, Hawaii Steeler’s Fan Club, photography HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Wendy Manuel
VP, CFO, REHAB Hospital of the Pacific #124

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Gina L. Marting
Sr. VP, CFO, Hawaii Medical Service Assn. (HMSA) #1

B. St. Louis, MO EDUC. Punahou; USC; BDS. Catholic Charities Hawaii; TriWest Healthcare Alliance Corp.; Ekahi Health System CLUBS American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; Financial Executives Intl. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Eric K. Martinson
EVP, Endowment & Chief Investment Officer, The Queen’s Health Systems #11

B. Honolulu EDUC. Kamehameha; UH Mānoa, Shidler College of Business, BBA in Finance; Duke Fuqua School of Business, MBA; EXP. EVP, Endowment & CIO, The Queen’s Health Systems, ‘10; Pres., Queen Emma Land Company, ‘10-present; Tradewind Capital Group, VP & Managing Dir., ‘06-10; MN Capital Partners, Co-founder & Managing Dir., ‘97-06; Kamehameha Schools, Dir., Financial Asset Division, ‘84-96. BDS. UH Foundation Board of Trustees; Oahu Economic Development Board of Dir.; Commonfund Capital Advisory Comm.; CFA Hawaii Advisory Board; U.S.-Japan Council. FAM. Jarnell, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


William C McCorriston

Pres., CEO, Hawaii Medical Assurance Assn. (HMAA) #49

B. 1944; Honolulu EDUC. Punahou; U of Oregon; U of Oregon; George Washington U National Law Center; CERT. J.D., LL.M CLUBS Pacific Club FAM. 8 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Dr. Mark Mugiishi
EVP, Chief Health Officer, Hawaii Medical Service Assn. (HMSA) #1
Chair, Iolani School #125

B. 1959; Honolulu EDUC. ‘Iolani; Northwestern U; Northwestern Medical School; CERT. Fellow, American College of Surgeons EXP. EVP, Chief Health Officer, HMSA; Associate Chair, Department of Surgery, UH Medical School; Physician/Surgeon, Central Medical Clinic/Ekahi Health; ‘Iolani Basketball Coach ‘89-08 BDS. Integrated Services, Inc.; National Advisory Sharecare Board; ‘Iolani School ACCOMP. Best Doctors in Hawaii ‘01-’17; Won 11 ILH and 7 State Championships as ‘Iolani Boys Basketball coach, and was coach for Nike Jordan Brand Classic National game in 2010 at Madison Square Garden HOBBIES Music and travel NOTEWORTHY Produced “Allegiance, A New American Musical” a Broadway musical about the Japanese American Internment starring George Takei, Lea Salonga, and Telly Leung, opened at the Longacre theater in October 2015. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Janna L.S. Nakagawa
EVP, Chief Admin.. and Strategy Officer, Hawaii Medical Service Assn. (HMSA) #1

B. Honolulu, Hawaii EDUC. Oregon State U; U of Washington, School of Law; BDS. Goodwill Industries of Hawaii; Hawaii Employers Council HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Joyce Newmyer
Board Chair, Adventist Health Castle #21

B. 1964; Ohio EDUC. Monterey Bay Academy; California State U, Fresno; St. Francis U; EXP. Adventist Health Pacific Northwest Region, Pres.; Washington Adventist Hospital, Pres.; Shawnee Mission Medical Center, COO; Tennessee Christian Medical Center COO BDS. Adventist Health Castle; Adventist Health Portland; Oregon Health & Science University; JOC Board; Spectrum Forum; Walla Walla University; Adventist Health Tillamook ACCOMP. Increasing access to care. Transforming health and wellbeing of rural and urban communities. Implementing integrated wellness partnerships HOBBIES Music, painting, travel FAM. 4 children NOTEWORTHY I am passionate about inspiring health, wholeness and hope HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Kim-Anh Nguyen
Pres., CEO, Blood Bank of Hawaii #207

B. Vietnam EDUC. Fair Lawn HS; Harvard; U Pennsylvania; EXP. Clinical Assistant Professor, UH, JABSOM, Dept. of Pathology (current); Medical Dir., Blood Centers of the Pacific; Associate Clinical Professor, U California San Francisco School of Medicine; Dir., Transfusion Medicine Fellowship Program, UCSF/Blood Centers of the Pacific CLUBS Young Presidents Org. HOBBIES Ballroom dancing; Cooking; Island adventures with family FAM. Joseph Foo, Software Engineer, HPMG, 1 child HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Quin Ogawa
CFO, Sutter Health Kahi Mohala #142

B. 1968; Los Angeles EDUC. McKinley HS; UH, BBA, ‘90; CERT. CPA EXP. CFO and various financial positions, Kuakini Health System ‘96-06 and ‘09-15; Dir. of Fiscal Services, Shriners Hospitals for Children ‘06-09; KPMG LLP ‘90-96 BDS. Healthcare Associate of Hawaii CFO Roundtable CLUBS AICPA; HFMA; Pacific Century Fellows ACCOMP. Pacific Century Fellows class of ‘03 HOBBIES Family time, cooking, basketball, kid’s activities FAM. Gail Ogawa, Public Health Educator, Hawaii DOH, 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


David Okabe
EVP, CFO, Treas., Hawaii Pacific Health #10

B. 1962; Hawaii EDUC. Saint Louis; BS Accounting, UH; CERT. CPA BDS. Diamond Head Theater; Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii; Hawaiian Humane Society; Providers Insurance Corp.; Healthcare Assn. of Hawaii, CFO Roundtable CLUBS Pacific Club; Mid-Pacific CC HOBBIES Golf, food and wine FAM. Kellyn Okabe NOTEWORTHY Proud owner of three Shiba Inu dogs named Taro, Momo and Kiko HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Gary Okamoto M.D.
Chief Medical Officer, AlohaCare #26

B. Honolulu, HI EDUC. UH, B.A.; Washington U in St. Louis, M.D.; U of Washington, M.P.H.; CERT. American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Honolulu County Medical Society; Hawaii Medical Assn.; American Medical Assn.; Hawaii Society of Physical Medicine & Rehab. MIL. Alternate Service – primary care physician in clinics for underserved families ACCOMP. Distinguished Alumnus, UH; Physician of the Year, Hawaii Medical Assn. & Healthcare Assn. of Hawaii ‘11 HOBBIES Golf, Travel FAM. 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Ally Park
Pres., Clinical Labs of Hawaii #66
Pres., Pan Pacific Pathologists
Pres., Aeos Labs Pres.s

B. 1969; Rochester, MN EDUC. Hilo HS, ‘87; Harvard, BA, ‘91; U of California at Berkeley, MA, ‘94; Cornell U, JD/MBA, ‘97; EXP. CEO, Clinical Labs of HI ‘07-08, COO, Clinical Labs of HI ‘02-07; VP, Clinical Labs of HI ‘00-02; AVP, MBIA Inc. ‘98-00; Sr. Analyst, MBIA Inc. ‘97-98 CLUBS Pacific Club HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Mich Riccioni
EVP, CFO, The Queen’s Health Systems #11

B. 1959; New Bedford, MA EDUC. Palos Verdes High, CA; Saint Louis, Honolulu; California State U, Chico, CA; Saint Mary’s College, Moraga, CA; CERT. CPA, FHFMA, CGMA EXP. The Queen’s Health Systems, ‘17; Regional CFO, St. Joseph Health System, Northern CA, ‘12-17; CFO and VP of Finance, St. Joseph Health System, Sonoma County, CA, ‘06-12; VP of Finance, St. Joseph Health System, Sonoma County, CA, ‘04-06; Assistant VP /Dir. of Finance, St. Joseph Health System, Sonoma County, CA, ‘01-04; CFO, Warrack Medical Center Hospital, Inc., ‘86-01; Supervisor, Linkenheimer, Hebrew and Company LLP CPAs & Advisors, 81-86. BDS. American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; Healthcare Financial Management Assn., California and Hawaii Chapters; Healthcare Assn. of Hawaii FAM. Mary Kay, 1 child HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Kenneth B. Robbins, MD

EVP, Chief Medical Officer, Hawaii Pacific Health #10

EDUC. BS Biology, Stanford; Doctor of Medicine, UCSD; CERT. Board Certified in Pediatrics MIL. Captain and Staff Pediatrician, U.S. Army, Medical Service Corps EXP. Robbins has been EVP since ‘02. From ‘01-10, Robbins held the position of Chief Medical Officer for Straub Medical Center. Robbins began his administrative career in ‘97 by serving as a member of the Straub BOD, and later as Treas. and Pres. Currently Robbins is responsible for physician recruitment, leadership development, compensation plans for the HPH Medical Group. He works with the Chief Medical Officers and CEO’s of the hospitals and medical groups within Hawai‘i Pacific Health on physician-related issues. He is also a clinical professor in the Department of Pediatrics at UH’s John A. Burns School of Medicine. CLUBS Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics; American Medical Group Assn.; Medical Group Management Assn.; American Assn. of Physician Leadership; America’s Physician Groups. ACCOMP. Army Commendation Award for Meritorious Service HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Steve Robertson
EVP, CIO, Hawaii Pacific Health #10

EDUC. BS Chemistry, U of South Florida; MSSE, Virginia Tech; MBA, UH; CERT. Professional Engineer, Electrical Branch, Hawaii Nuclear Engineer Department Head, US Naval Reactors; Fellow, American College of Healthcare Executives; Certified Healthcare CIO MIL. U.S. Navy Nuclear Submarine Officer, Los Angeles Class BDS. Kāhala Nui; Laulima; CIO Council of Hawaii FAM. Ros HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Timothy J. Roe, MD MBA

Pres., CEO, REHAB Hospital of the Pacific #124

EDUC. Notre Dame; Loyola U Chicago Stritch School of Medicine; UH Shidler College of Business; EXP. Pres. & CEO, Rehab Hospital of the Pacific; Exec. Dir., Cheng Health Foundation Inc.; CEO & Medical Dir., Intl. Health Technologies LLC; Medical Dir., St. Joseph Regional Rehabilitation Center; Medical Dir., Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital; Dir.-Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, VA West Los Angeles Medical Center BDS. Healthcare Assn. of Hawaii, Chair FAM. Meng Roe, 2 children


Donna Scannell
CIO, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals #8

BDS. Hawaii CIO Council; Hawaii Information Exchange; Laulima Data Alliance HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Colbert Seto
CIO, REHAB Hospital of the Pacific #124

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Dan Shaw

CFO, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals #8

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Martha B. Smith
CEO, Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children, Hawaii Pacific Health #10

B. Pittsburgh, PA EDUC. Melbourne HS; BS in Respiratory Therapy, U of Central Florida; Master of Public Health, U of Alabama; Master of Business Admin.., Chaminade U; CERT. Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives EXP. Prior to joining Hawai‘i Pacific Health, Smith was VP of operations at Mount Sinai Medical Center and Miami Heart Institute in Miami Beach, FL. She has also served as VP at Chris Evert Children’s Hospital at Broward General Hospital, affiliated with the North Broward Hospital District in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. BDS. American College of Healthcare Executives, HI Chapter; Children’s Hospital Assn. CE Group; Alohacare; Surgicare; Child & Family Service; Girl Scouts of Hawaii; Chair, Kap‘iolani Medical Specialists; Regent, Chaminade U ACCOMP. Acute Care Leadership Award, Healthcare Assn. of Hawaii ‘13; American College of Healthcare Executive Regents Award ‘14; Girl Scouts of Hawaii Women of Distinction Award ‘15; PBN Business Leader of the Year ‘16 HOBBIES Fitness FAM. David (Tony) Smith, 1 son HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Michael Stollar
Pres., CEO, Hawaii Medical Service Assn. (HMSA) #1

B. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada EDUC. Tufts U; Ohio U; MIL. National Service: Peace Corps BDS. Aloha United Way; HBR; LSV; Navvis; BCBSA HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Cheryl Takitani-Smith
CFO, Hawaii Dental Service (HDS) #40

B. Wailuku EDUC. Baldwin HS; UH, BBA; EXP. VP/Financial Affairs, Hawaii Dental Service; Pres., Hawaii Client Services; Treas., HDS Foundation BDS. Hawaii Client Services Board, Pres.; HDS Foundation, Treas. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Heidar Thordarson MBA, CPA
CFO, Adventist Health Castle #21

B. Iceland EDUC. Southern Adventist U; Loma Linda U; BDS. HHIE; The Cancer Center of Hawaii; Castle Health Group; Windward Surgery Center CLUBS HFMA; FEI; ACHE HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Dave Underriner
Pres., Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals #8

BDS. American Heart Assn., Hawaii Chapter; March of Dimes, Hawaii HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Arthur A. Ushijima
Pres., CEO, The Queen’s Health Systems #11

B. 1948; Wailuku EDUC. Baldwin HS; Cornell College, BA, Biology; U of Iowa, MA, Hospital & Health Admin..; CERT. Fellow, American College of Healthcare Executives MIL. Capt., US Air Force, Medical Service Corps, ‘73-80 EXP. Pres., CEO, The Queen’s Health Systems, ‘05; Pres., ‘92, EVP, COO ‘89-92, The Queen’s Medical Center; EVP, COO ‘85-89, Akron General Medical Center; Exec Dir./Assoc Exec Dir., St Mary’s Hospital ‘80-’85; US Air Force Med Svc ‘73-’80 BDS. The Queen’s Health Systems and The Queen’s Medical Center; HBR; Hawaii Residency Programs; Hawaii Cancer Consortium; Vizient West Coast; Kineticor, Inc.; LiveWorld CLUBS Pacific Club FAM. Ruth, 1 child HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Ray Vara
Pres., CEO, Hawaii Pacific Health #10

EDUC. Bachelor’s in Business Admin., Hawaii Pacific U; MBA, U of Alaska at Fairbanks; MIL. U.S. Army Officer: assignments including Assistant Administrator and CFO for Bassett Army Community Hospital in Fairbanks, AK; Deputy CFO for Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, WA; 9th Infantry Regiment, Fort Lewis, WA EXP. Executive oversight of Kap‘iolani Medical Center for Women & Children, Pali Momi Medical Center, Straub Medical Center and Wilcox Health on Kaua‘i. Vara joined HPH in ‘02 as EVP and CEO of operations, and assumed the role of Pres. and CEO in ‘13. Prior to that, Vara served as CEO at Los Alamos Medical Center, NM. He was the center’s CFO before being CEO. BDS. Dir., Bank of Hawaii Corp.; Dir., Island Holdings, Inc.; Dir., Island Insurance Co., Ltd.; Treas., American Heart Assn.; Trustee, Hawaii Pacific U; Trustee, Mid-Pacific Institute; Trustee, Blood Bank of Hawaii. FAM. Tiffany Vara, 5 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Elisa Yadao
Sr. VP, Chief Communications and Community Engagement Officer, Hawaii Medical Service Assn. (HMSA) #1

B. Hilo, Hawaii EDUC. UH Manoa; BDS. American Heart Assn.; Hawaii Island Economic Development; East Hawaii Regional Health Improvement Collaborative; Hawaii KidsCAN; TeachForAmerica FAM. Stephen A. Jones, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Mark H. Yamakawa
Pres., CEO, Hawaii Dental Service (HDS) #40

B. Honolulu, HI EDUC. Iolani; U of California Berkeley, B.S. Industrial Engineering and Operations Research; UH Manoa, MBA Finance and Decision Science; BDS. Child and Family Services; UHA; American Heart Assn. of Hawaii; Iolani School; Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children; UH Manoa, Shidler College of Business Advisory Council HOBBIES Pottery and ceramics HB HONORS Top 250 Exec




Alan M. Goda
Chair, General Counsel, Pacific Guardian Life Insurance Co., Ltd. #82

B. 1945; Rivers, AZ EDUC. Kaimuki HS, ‘63;UH, BBA, ‘67;U of Michigan Law School, JD, ‘70;MIL. Captain, U.S. Army, Armor Corps EXP. Sr. Partner, Kobayashi Sugita & Goda, A Law Corp. BDS. Pacific Guardian Life Insurance Co. Ltd. CLUBS Honolulu CC, Waialae CC. ACCOMP. Founding & senior partner of the law firm; widely experienced in general corporate & commercial law. HOBBIES Golf. FAM. Christie, Homemaker, 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Timothy E. Johns
Pres., CEO, Zephyr Insurance Co., Inc. #120
Trustee, Parker Ranch Foundation Trust #208

B. 1956; Hutchinson, KS EDUC. UC Santa Barbara, BA, Business Economics and History;USC, MA, Economics, JD; EXP. Chief Consumer Officer HMSA; CEO, Bishop Museum; COO, Estate of Samuel Mills Damon; Chair, Hawaii Department of Land & Natural Resources; VP, Amfac Property Development Co.; Dir./Land Protection, Nature Conservancy of Hawaii; Carlsmith Ball LLP BDS. Zephyr Insurance Company; Parker Ranch; Hawaiian Electric Co; Grove Farm Company; Kualoa Ranch; Consuelo Foundation HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Linda Kalahiki
Sr. VP, CMO, UHA Health Insurance (University Health Alliance) #32

B. 1948; Alameda, CA EDUC. Castle HS; EXP. UHA, ‘96 to present BDS. Lung Force Hawaii Women’s Cabinet CLUBS American Marketing Assn.; Org. of Women Leaders FAM. Richard, Retired, 4 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Howard Lee
Pres., CEO, UHA Health Insurance (University Health Alliance) #32

B. 1961; Honolulu EDUC. UH, BBA; EXP. Coopers and Lybrand LLP; Magoon Estate Ltd./Guenoc Winery BDS. Chair, Waikiki Health; Hawaii Assn. of Health Plans; March of Dimes; American Heart Assn.; St. Francis Healthcare System of Hawaii CLUBS National Assn. of Corporate Directors ACCOMP. Certified Health Insurance Executive HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Milia Leong
VP Claims & Medical Mgmt. Services, Hawaii Employers’ Mutual Insurance Co. Inc. #106

B. 1973; Kailua, O‘ahu EDUC. Kailua HS; Kap‘iolani CC; CERT. General Adjusters License EXP. 23 years in workers compensation claims. BDS. Kids Chance of Hawaii, Pres.; Hawaii Insurers Council, WC Comm. Chair CLUBS Hawaii Claim Assn. HOBBIES Photography FAM. 4 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Hisashi Matsuki
Pres., CEO, Pacific Guardian Life Insurance Co., Ltd. #82

B. 1965; Tokyo EDUC. Keio Senior HS; Keio U; EXP. 30 yrs in the insurance industry and experience in corporate planning & strategies, marketing, bancassurance, sales and international business focusing on the U.S. and Asian region since joining Meiji Life Insurance Company in Tokyo in ‘89. HOBBIES Golf FAM. Akiko, 1 child HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Colbert Matsumoto
Exec. Chair, Island Insurance Company, Ltd. #65

B. 1953; Lanai City EDUC. Lāna‘i HS; U of San Francisco, BA, ‘74; UC Berkeley, JD, ‘78; BDS. Central Pacific Financial Corp.; Hawaiian Host Inc.; Hawaii Gas; Island Holdings Inc.; Oahu Publications Inc.; Pacific Intl. Center for High Technology Research; American Red Cross of Hawaii CLUBS HAPA FAM. Gail HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Darren D. Nakao
Sr. VP, CFO, UHA Health Insurance (University Health Alliance) #32

B. 1972; Honolulu EDUC. ‘Iolani; Brown U; EXP. 20 years in healthcare industry; Dir. of Provider Economics, HMSA; Dir. of Finance, ISI; CFO TeamPraxis; Teacher, Hawaii Baptist Academy BDS. ‘Iolani Alumni Assn. CLUBS Financial Executives Intl. FAM. Sandra, 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Michele K. Saito
Pres., CEO, DTRIC Insurance #109

B. 1959; Honolulu EDUC. Maryknoll HS; UH, BBA; CERT. CPA, not in the practice of public accounting EXP. 30+ years in Property & Casualty Insurance Industry. DTRIC Insurance, Pres., CEO; Farmers Insurance Hawaii, Pres.; AIG Hawaii, EVP & COO BDS. DTRIC Insurance Group; Alexander and Baldwin; Catholic Charities Board of Advisors; Child & Family Service; Girl Scouts; ‘Iolani Board of Governors CLUBS HBR HOBBIES Travel, eggery art FAM. Kevin Saito, Dentist, 1 child HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


John Schapperle
Pres., CEO, Island Insurance Co., Ltd. #65

B. Baltimore, MD EDUC. BS, Management; Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter Designation; CERT. CPCU Designation BDS. Island Insurance Co. Ltd.; Island Insurance Foundation; Hawaii Property Insurance Assn., Chair; Property & Casualty Insurers Executive Advisory Comm., Property & Liability Resource Board. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Jeffrey A. Shonka
Pres., CEO, First Insurance Company of Hawaii, Ltd. #37

B. 1962; Independence, IA EDUC. U of Northern Iowa, BA, ‘85; CERT. CPCU EXP. Joined First Insurance as CFO in ‘02, appointed Pres. in ‘13, CEO in ‘14. Held insurance industry positions on the mainland, including Pres., COO of Amwest Insurance Group, Inc. BDS. HBR; Move Oahu Forward; American Red Cross of Hawaii; UH Shidler College of Business Advisory Council FAM. Heather HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Kimberly Silva
Sales Leader Exec., State Farm Insurance Co. #29

B. 1963; Honolulu EDUC. St. Francis; UH West Oahu, BA, Humanities, English; American College – MSM; CERT. CLU, ChFC, LTCP, RICP, CLF, MSM EXP. 30 years in insurance industry. Holds significant knowledge of the Hawaii market and is a product knowledge expert in insurance. BDS. Miss Hawaii Org.; Hawaii Insurance Guaranty Assn. CLUBS Society of Financial Service Professional, Hawaii Chapter; NAIFA ACCOMP. Chartered Life Underwriter; Chartered Financial Consultant; Retirement Income Certified Professional; Long Term Care Professional; Chartered Leadership Fellow; Master’s of Science in Management HOBBIES Working out, reading, glass art and getting together with friends and family. Loves spending free time with her grandchildren; Kana‘i, Nateya, Carmen, and Kamika. FAM. 2 children NOTEWORTHY A huge proponent of continuous education, who urges others to continue their education as well. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Stephen J. Tabussi
Sr. VP, First Insurance Company of Hawaii, Ltd. #37

B. Brooklyn, NY EDUC. Brooklyn College; USC, Annenberg School for Communication; MIL. US Army ‘71-73 EXP. Joined First Insurance in July 2002. Had previously been a marketing manager in new business development for Firemans’ Fund in Novato, CA. Has 35 years experience in marketing and business development: Sr. VP, Starr Seigle Communications in Honolulu; VP, Marketing Services at Bank of America in San Francisco; VP, Corporate Communications with First Interstate Bancorp in LA. BDS. Dir., First Insurance Company of Hawaii; First Insurance Company of Hawaii Charitable Foundation HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Jason T. Yoshimi
Pres., CFO, Hawaii Employers’ Mutual Insurance Co. Inc. #106

B. Honolulu EDUC. Moanalua HS; Chaminade U; CERT. CPA BDS. Big Brothers Big Sisters CLUBS Hawaii Society of CPAs ACCOMP. CPA, State of Hawaii HOBBIES Fishing, tennis, family time HB HONORS Top 250 Exec




Cindy Adams
Pres., CEO, Aloha United Way #216

B. Japan EDUC. Kohala HS; UH Hilo; CERT. Harvard Business School Nonprofit Management EXP. 30+ yrs. experience in business, start-up and Fortune 500 companies, and nonprofit leadership, starting in Silicon Valley where she was responsible for business development, sales, marketing, and customer service. Founding exec. dir. of the Hawaii Meth Project, ‘09. At AUW, Cindy focuses on disrupting traditional nonprofit culture, evolving strategic direction, operations and raising expectations of community engagement. Has led AUW to become an innovative partner, developing deeper relationships cross-sector, strengthening its discipline of operational efficiency, and elevating collective impact to facilitate significant, lasting social change HOBBIES Cooking, reading, exercising FAM. 1 child NOTEWORTHY Visited the first Nuclear Power Plant in the world HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Michelle Nalei Akina
VP, Chief Program Officer, Liliuokalani Trust #114

B. 1968; Honolulu EDUC. Punahou, 86; Cornell U; UH Mānoa; CERT. BS, MPA EXP. Administrator, Lunalilo Home; Exec. Dir., National Asian Women’s Health Org.; Business Mgr., Alvin Ailey Dance Center; Co-Founder/Dir., Hawaii Cultural Foundation; Finance Associate, New York City Ballet BDS. Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii; Ballet Hawaii; Hawaii Youth Opera Chorus FAM. Jon Magnussen, Associate Professor – Music, UH – West Oahu, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Norm Baker
COO, Aloha United Way #216

EDUC. Duquesne U; U of Northern Colorado; Texas Tech; MIL. Air Force 26 years HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Michael F. Broderick
Pres., CEO, YMCA of Honolulu #143

B. 1957; Dallas, TX EDUC. Stanford; UCLA; CERT. JD EXP. Family Court Judge; Admin. Dir. of the Courts/State of Hawaii Judiciary; Dir. Hawaii Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution; Special Exec Asst. to Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley BDS. Hawai‘i Community Foundation Governors; Mental Health of America, Chair; UH Family Support Institute Governors, Chair; HMSA Foundation; P-20 Partnership for Education Council; Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution Board of Advisors; Milestones; Pono Pacific Academy Advisory; Ho’omaluhia Advisory Council CLUBS Rotary Club of Honolulu FAM. Maile Meyer, Owner, Native Books, 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Janet Bullard
VP Marketing and Comm. Alumni & Donor Relations, University of Hawaii Foundation

EDUC. UH Mānoa, BFA; California Miramar U, MBA; EXP. Assoc. VP/alumni relations, UH Foundation ‘08-11; Sr. Dir./Marketing and Promotions, Hawaiian Airlines ‘97-08 BDS. Hawaii Bowl Executive Comm.; CASE Commission on Communications and Marketing CLUBS American Marketing Assn.; Council for the Advancement and Support of Education FAM. Patrick HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Debbie A Cabebe, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
CEO, Maui Economic Opportunity, Inc.

CERT. Senior Professional in Human Resources; Results Oriented Management and Accountability Trainer EXP. Chief HR Officer, responsible for creating and executing human resources strategies, 2000; COO, providing day-to-day management and support to the program directors, ensuring of quality service delivery and providing oversight and administering MEO’s Community Service Block Grant, ‘11; CEO, managing overall operations, financial management, achievement of organization’s mission, and communiction between the board and the organization. ‘17 BDS. National Assn. of Farmworkers Programs; Regional Rocky Mountain HI Coalition, Treas.; Maui Nonprofit Directors, Pres.; Workforce Development Board; Friends of the Children’s Justice Center CLUBS Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce; Maui Chamber of Commerce; Society of HR Management ACCOMP. Worked for Liberty House Hawai‘i for 20 years in sales, management and HR. FAM. Raymond Cabebe, Senior Land Planner, MEO, 3 children NOTEWORTHY One of two Nationally Certified Results Oriented Management Accountability trainers in Hawai‘i and a trained mediator. Volunteers for various ministries at St. Theresa Church in Kīhei, Maui.


Katy Y. Chen
COO, Goodwill Industries of Hawaii, Inc. #160

B. 1970; Seattle, WA EDUC. U of Washington; U of Washington School of Law; EXP. Practiced law first, then worked as the Chief Executive of a legal aid & social welfare charity in London. Nonprofit sector, now 19 years. BDS. Hawaii Book & Music Festival; Law Enforcement Officer Independent Review; Hawaii Alliance of Nonprofit Organizations, Prompt Payment Comm. CLUBS Hawaii State Bar Assn.; Hawaii Women’s Lawyers ACCOMP. Pacific Century Fellow; PONO Fellow; ‘12 PBN Business Woman of the Year Finalist FAM. Daniel Sandomire, VP, Armstrong Development, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Celeste Connors
Executive Dir., Hawaii Green Growth

B. 1975; New York EDUC. Punahou; BA Intl. Relations, Tufts U; MSc in Development Studies, U of London, SOAS; CERT. Master of Science EXP. 20 yrs. experience working at the intersection of economic, environment, energy, and international development policy. Before Hawai‘i Green Growth, she was CEO and co-founder of Cdots Development LLC, working to build resilient infrastructure and services in vulnerable communities. Served as the Dir. for Environment and Climate Change at the National Security Council and National Economic Council in the White House helping shape climate and energy policies. Prior, Celeste served as a diplomat in Saudi Arabia, Greece, and Germany. She also held positions at the U.S. Mission to the UN, served as the Climate and Energy Advisor to the Under Sec. for Democracy and Global Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, and worked for City of New York. Celeste is faculty at the Johns Hopkins U School of Advanced Intl. Studies in the Energy, Resources and Environment Program leading research on climate risk management and resilience in collaboration with private companies and governments BDS. Global Island Partnership; America’s Service Commissions; UH Institute for Sustainability and Resilience CLUBS Pacific Club ACCOMP. Meritorious Honor Award, US Department of State; Benjamin Franklin Award for Public Diplomacy, US Department of State HOBBIES Spending time with family at the beach, traveling and reading FAM. Paul Parish, Middle School Teacher, Kamehameha Schools, 2 children NOTEWORTHY Play the Cello; Lived in Saudi Arabia and traveled in the Empty Quarter Desert Rub’ al Khali, largest sand desert in the world HB HONORS 20 for the Next 20


Terri Funakoshi
Dir., Patsy T. Mink Center for Business & Leadership

B. Hawaii EDUC. Mililani HS; UH Mānoa; EXP. Dir. at the Patsy T. Mink Center for Business and Leadership. Creating a center promoting economic and leadership advancement of entrepreneurs and women at all levels of their careers. Prior to MCBL: Founder and Pres., Hawaii Culture & Retail Assn., mentoring local artisans and practitioners with training and resources to commercialize products and services. Served as EVP of Pomare, Ltd., dba Hilo Hattie: 13 yr. tenure, developed copyrighted textile fabrications, implemented import and manufacturing processes overseas, private label exports to Asia, development of retail license programs, and the formation of Hilo Hattie Corporate Sales and Uniform, the largest uniform provider in the State. CLUBS Pres., MCBL Toastmasters Club ACCOMP. Nominated for the Governors Outstanding Professional award, 2013; Recognized as the 2018 U.S. SBA Advocate for Women in Small Business, for Hawaii HOBBIES Fashion & jewelry design that portrays the aloha spirit. I have sold direct to consumers on the U.S. mainland, Canada, Japan, Korea, Morocco, and Indonesia NOTEWORTHY Hawaii Culture & Retail Assn. produced the first Native Hawaiian Arts & Culture Expo, showcasing artisans and practitioners of native arts to celebrate and share Hawaiian culture, ‘ike (knowledge) and traditions of our kupuna (ancestors) with our community and visitors HB HONORS SmallBiz Success Winner


Lyndsey Haraguchi-Nakayama
Co-Owner, Education Administrator, Hanalei Taro, Hoopulapula Haraguchi Rice Mill

B. 1979; Kauai EDUC. Kapa‘a HS; UH Mānoa, BS; Hawaii Pacific U, MBA; Concordia U, Portland OR, Doctorate of Education Student; CERT. BS, MBA, CDL, HACCP, BPC, Food Handler’s Certificate, CPR, Motorcycle EXP. Writing grant research, applications and follow-up reports. head of PR and communications, writing yearly nonprofit newsletter and managing its database, spokesperson, development of website and promotional material, correspondence with tourism groups, docent for tours, developing curriculum-based material for teachers and students, implementing curriculum and activities for tours & educational programs, interim secretary responsibilities at board meetings, overseeing events, fundraising activities, and merchandise. Providing leadership, managing all aspects of purchasing including cost reduction research and strategies, maintaining excellent supplier relationships. BDS. Kaua‘i Taro Growers Assn., Sec.; Kaua‘i Christian Academy; Lawai‘a o Kanaka, VP School Board CLUBS Delta Mu Delta Intl Business Honor Society; Honolulu Japanese Junior Chamber of Commerce ACCOMP.. Host of Down to Earth Kaua‘i TV show & Kaua‘i Visitor Channel; Featured in Forbes 5 Women Rocking the Food Scene in Hawaii; Featured in over 25 national and international magazines and newspapers; Awarded over 10 academic scholarships; Certified Toastmaster and Leader in public speaking; Conducts biweekly educational lectures. HOBBIES Reading, kickboxing. Fun with kids: bike, run, hike, fishing… FAM. Brad Nakayama, Co-Owner, Chef, Hanalei Taro, 2 children NOTEWORTHY Farming is a generational tradition in our family. It’s a way of life through preservation & sustainability for the community. As in anything there are a lot of challenges, but I don’t want to be the generation that gave up. It’s a labor of love & about a century of perseverance. HB HONORS 20 for the Next 20


Dawn Harflinger
VP, CFO, Liliuokalani Trust #114

CERT. Chartered Financial Analyst BDS. CFA Society Hawaii; Waikiki Improvement Assn. CLUBS Urban Land Institute HOBBIES Paddling HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Malcolm S. Inamine
VP, COO, Hawaii Foodbank Inc. #157

B. 1970; Honolulu EDUC. Kaiser HS; UH Mānoa, BBA in Management & Human Resource Management, Minor – Ethnic Studies; UH Mānoa, Shidler Executive MBA; EXP. Interim Pres., Chief Administrative Officer, Hawaii Foodbank; Chief HR/Safety Officer, JN Group Holdings; Co-Investigator, UH Mānoa; Instructor, Financial Educational Alliance of Hawaii; Dir. of HR & Admin., Aloha Pacific Federal Credit Union; Adjunct Faculty Instructor, Leeward Community College; Adjunct Instructor, U of Phoenix; Area HR Mgr., Best Buy; HR Mgr., The Home Depot; HR Consultant, HR Solutions, Inc. BDS. Honolulu Police Community Foundation; Hawaii Health at Alliance Advisory Council; Shidler MHRM Advisory Comm., Former, Society of Human Resource Management ACCOMP. Aloha United Way, Society of Young Leaders Founding Member; Aloha United Way, Spirit of Aloha Award HOBBIES AYSO, Coach/Referee; ‘Aiea Little League, Coach; KAC Basketball, Coach; PAL Basketball, Coach; PAL Volleyball, Coach; I-9 Flag Football, Coach; HICOMP – Program Comm.; Town Volleyball League, Dir.; Campaign Co-Chair, Mrs. Hawaii 2011; Kap‘iolani Children’s Miracle Network Coordinator, APFCU; Lanakila Meals on Wheels Coordinator, APFCU; Aloha United Way, Planned Giving Comm./Society of Young Leaders FAM. Alison, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Hugh Jones
In-House Counsel, University of Hawaii Foundation

EDUC. U of Wisconsin Law School, Juris Doctor; EXP. Substantial experience providing legal counsel on corporate, governance, tax, regulatory and transactional matters specific to the nonprofit sector. Former Sr. Deputy Attorney General, with the Hawai‘i AG’s office for 29 years. Supervised the Tax and Charities Division of the Hawai‘i AG’s office for 10 yrs. Developed and monitored the AG’s charitable oversight program on registration, corporate governance, and charitable fundraising matters. Drafted legislative acts affecting nonprofit governance and fundraising. Visiting professor at Richardson School of Law from ‘10-16 where he co-taught “The Law of Nonprofit Organizations.” HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Micah A. Kane
CEO, Pres., Hawaii Community Foundation #126

B. 1969; Chico, CA EDUC. Kamehameha; Menlo College; UH Mānoa – Shidler College of Business, MBA; CERT. MBA EXP. Prior to taking the role in 2017 as third CEO & Pres. in HCF’s 100-year history, Micah served as Pres. and COO. He also served as an HCF Board of Governor for 8 yrs. prior. Previous work experience includes Chair of the Hawaiian Homes Commission and the Dept. of Hawaiian Home Lands. Micah also served as Chair and Exec. Dir. of the Hawai‘i Republican Party. Prior to that he was the Government Affairs Liaison for the Building Industry Assn. of Hawai‘i. Micah was raised in Hawai‘i. BDS. Trustee, Kamehameha Schools – Chair; Dir., Hawaiian Electric Company; Trustee, Menlo College; Friends of Hawaii Charity CLUBS Pacific Club; Plaza Club ACCOMP. Koa Anvil; Award of Excellence; the Salvation Army Partners in the Community Service Award; The Hawaiian Leader of the Year Award from Ko‘olaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club; Ho‘oulu Leadership Award for Government; Menlo College Hall of Fame- Football Inductee; Environmental Council Award; Spirit of the Year Award from Aloha United Way; Housing Advocate of the Year Award from the Building Industry Assn. of Hawai‘i HOBBIES Yard cleaning, all ocean related activities FAM. Joelle Kāne, Partner – Law, Gallaghar Kane Amai, 3 daughters NOTEWORTHY I enjoy the ocean and spending time with my family. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Paul Kobayashi, Jr.
CFO, University of Hawaii Foundation

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Noelani Lee
Executive Director, Ka Honua Momona International

B. 1976 EDUC. Princeton U; UH Mānoa; CERT. Chainsaw, Stanford Sustainability Institute, all other nonprofit certs EXP. Ka Honua Momona since January 1, ‘05. Prior: Megisto Systems, Broadband Sports, Trilogy Software ACCOMP. KHM: Care for 2 ancient Hawaiian fishponds, hosted 165+ community work days, hosted 140,000+ volunteer hours, removed hundreds of tons of invasive species. Long track record of hosting workshops to nurture Hawaiian cultural practices. We have kupuna council we work with on an ongoing basis to perpetuate knowledge and skills associated with limu, lā‘au lapa‘au, ‘ai pono, lawai‘a pono and loko i‘a. Moloka‘i’s first smart micro-grid; 7-year Piloted Shared Women’s Leadership; Nationally acclaimed breastfeeding program, Nuakea; Youth-built, green office; Youth-built website. Noelani: South Pacific Council of Leaders; Pacific American Emerging Leader; Weinberg Fellow; AIO Ambassador; First Nations Futures Fellow; Women Leading Change; Pacific Century Fellow; E Alu Pu Council Member; HB Magazine’s 2018 20 for the Next 20. HOBBIES Holoholo with my boys Kauluwai and Keolinohokai, tennis, soccer, paddling, shelling, traveling FAM. 2 children NOTEWORTHY Was a starting corner, kicker and punter in the Women’s Professional Football League HB HONORS 20 for the Next 20


John Leong
CEO and Co-Founder, Kupu
Chairman & CEO, Pono Pacific

B. 1977; Honolulu EDUC. Punahou; Wharton College, U of Pennsylvania at the Wharton School; EXP. Founder of Pono Pacific and Kupu. Pono Pacific was founded in 2000 and operates on 6 islands providing natural resource and conservation land management services for larger landowners. Kupu was founded in 2007 and engages young adults in service through programs in the green jobs sectors such as natural resource management, energy conservation, renewable energy and sustainable agriculture. BDS. Metro YMCA of Honolulu; Hawaii Institute for Public Affairs; Trust for Public Land; UH SEA Grant; City and County Office of Resiliency Steering Comm. CLUBS C4 Church Member; Omidyar Fellows; Pacific Century Fellows. ACCOMP. Pacific Business News Forty Under 40, ‘10; Best In Business Finalist, ‘10; Bank of Hawaii Community Leader the of the Year, ‘10; Hawaii Business 20 for the Next 20, ‘12; US Forest Service Regional Forester Honor Award ‘13 and ‘18; Hawaii Institute of Public Affairs-Ho‘oulu Award, ‘13; Na Kama Kai-Ho’okele Award, ‘14; Omidyar Fellow, Cohort III; Hawai‘i Community Foundation-Ho’okele Award, ‘16; Hawaii Business Magazine Green Business of the Year – Pono Pacific, ‘17. HOBBIES Spending time fishing, minor handyman work, drawing, cooking, being outdoors, and playing with kids/family. FAM. Julianna, Co-Founder, Pono Pacific , 4 children NOTEWORTHY I love God and love people. Married to Julianna Rapu Leong and father to Te Ara, Heikura, Mataora, and Aito Mana Leong.


Emily Mendez-Bryant
VP, Fundraising and Major Gifts, Aloha United Way #216

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Unyong Nakata
Exec. Dir. of Development, UH Foundation – Shidler College of Business

B. 1977; South Korea EDUC. President William McKinley; UH Mānoa; UH Mānoa – Shidler College of Business CERT. CFRE EXP. Exec. Dir. of Development, Oct ‘16, Sr. Dir. of Development, Sept. ‘14-16, Dir. of Development, ‘11-14, Assoc. Dir. of Development, ‘08-11, UH Foundation – Shidler College of Business; Assistant Dir. of Development, ‘07-’08, Marketing Coordinator, ‘06-’07, UH Foundation – Estate & Gift Planning BDS. Bizgenics Foundation; Patsy T. Mink Center for Business and Leadership; AACSB Volunteer Advisory; Junior League of Honolulu – Sustainer Advisory; Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii – Young Professionals CLUBS Assn. of Fundraising Professionals – Aloha Chapter ACCOMP. Young Professional of the Year, Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, ‘18; 20 for the next 20, Hawaii Business, ‘18; Women Winning in Business, PBN, ‘18; Outstanding Fundraiser of the Year, Assn. of Fundraising Professionals – Aloha Chapter, ‘15; Forty under 40, PBN ‘14; Beta Gamma Sigma, ‘05 HB HONORS 20 for the Next 20, Top 250 Exec


Jason Ono
Chief Admin. Officer, University of Hawaii Foundation

EDUC. Santa Clara U, BS in Commerce; CERT. CPA EXP. VP and controller at Bank of the West, San Ramon, CA, leading the design of processes, implementation of systems and reporting of consolidated GAAP financial statements of approx. 80 entities under an intermediate holding company; VP and financial risk assesment manager at Bank of Hawaii; Sr. Mgr. Assurance Services at Ernst & Young LLP. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Jennifer Oyer
Chief Development Officer, The Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Islands #132

B. 1979; Kumamoto, Japan EDUC. Hawaii Baptist Academy; UH; Azusa Pacific U (Candidate); CERT. CFRE EXP. Responsible for day-to-day Division operations including; communications, government and corporate foundation grants, capital campaign process, media relations, digital media, planned giving, major gifts, research, divisional advisory boards, and donor database administration. Served as the Exec. Dir. of the Arthritis Foundation. Prior to that, she served as the Dir. of Development for the UH Foundation at William S. Richardson School of Law. Working closely with the Dean, Jennifer provided leadership in developing the college’s overall strategy for fund development. Prior, Jennifer served as the Annual Giving Officer and Alumni Dir. at Hawai‘i Baptist Academy, creating the school’s Alumni Program, which grew to generate national support from over 3,000 alumni. BDS. Echelon Hawaii; Touch a Heart Hawaii; The Pacific Club CLUBS The Pacific Club ACCOMP. Hawaii Business Magazine 20 for the Next 20 Class of ‘17; PBN Women Who Mean Business and 40 Under 40 honoree; One of 20 fundraising professionals to hold Certified Fund Raising Executive distinction; Patsy T. Mink Fellow Class of ‘17; FBI Citizens Academy.HOBBIES Cross-stitch, reading, and scrapbooking NOTEWORTHY Traveled to all 50 States & completed 4 marathons. Most proud of serving on the Katrina Disaster Relief Team in New Orleans for 4 years, the Bastrop Disaster Relief Team in Texas, and the Oklahoma Tornado Relief Team through the North American Mission Board. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Robert H. Ozaki
Pres., CEO, Lili‘uokalani Trust #114

B. 1947; Minneapolis, MN EDUC. ‘Iolani, ‘64; Hamline U; Ag Aviation Academy; UH, BA, ‘70 ;UH; EXP. EVP, The Queen’s Health Systems; Chair & EVP, Amfac Hawaii Inc.; Account Supervisor, Weiner Associates; Dir. of Public Relations, American Lung Assn. of Hawaii; Fundraising Assistant, Easter Seals Society BDS. 100th Infantry Battalion Veterans club; 200 Club; BlackSand Capital; Urban Land Institute; U.S.-Japan Council; Shakespeare Ghost Town – Patron ACCOMP. Silver Anvil Award, Public Relations Society of America; Champion, Hawaii State Chili Cook-off FAM. Rebecca Rude Ozaki, PhD, 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Robert N.E. Piper
Exec. Dir., Honolulu Community Action Program, Inc. #198

B. 1965; Honolulu EDUC. Damien Memorial HS; Seattle U; UH Mānoa MBA, JD; CERT. East-West Center Fellow, Weinberg Foundation EXP. Deputy Dir., Dept. of Budget & Finance, Hawaii; Chief of Staff, Lt. Gov. Office, Hawaii; Business Attorney; Business Banker BDS. Pacific Housing Assistance Corp.; Hawaii CAP Directors Assn.; Oahu Workforce Investment; PHOCUSED; Hawaii Community Development Authority; High Technology Development Corp.; Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce; Comm. on Delivery of Legal Services to the Public, Hawaii State Bar Assn.; National Community Action Foundation; Community Action Partnership, Region IV CLUBS US Navy League; Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce; National Community Action Foundation; Community Action Partnership ACCOMP. East-West Center Fellow; Hawaii Business 20 for the Next 20; Weinberg Fellow HOBBIES Coach, FIRST Robotics; mentor, Boy Scouts of America; coach, football, baseball, soccer; Chair, St. Peter and Paul Church Finance Comm. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Jody Shiroma
VP, Marketing Communications, Aloha United Way #216

BDS. Hawaii Cares HOBBIES Hiking, travel HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


LeeAnn Silva
VP, Liliuokalani Trust #114

B. 1961; Honolulu EDUC. Pearl City HS; U of San Francisco; EXP. VP ‘06, CFO ‘02-06, Queen Liliuokalani Trust; Kamehameha Schools Bishop Estate ‘87-02; Price Waterhouse ‘83-87 BDS. IHS, The Institute for Human Services; MA‘O Organic Farms; Hawaii Island Economic Development Board; Urban Land Institute Product Council Member; Lambda Alpha; Lei Hoolaha FAM. 2 children NOTEWORTHY Sunday school teacher; Former foster parent HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Laura D. Smith
Pres., CEO, Goodwill Industries of Hawaii, Inc. #160

B. 1960; Las Vegas, NV EDUC. UH, BSW, ‘82; U of San Francisco, MRA, ‘88; EXP. Pres., CEO, ‘94, EVP, ‘91-94, Goodwill Industries of Hawaii Inc.; VP/Vocational Services, Goodwill Industries of the Inland Counties, Inc., ‘89-91; Dir./Rehabilitation, Goodwill Industries of Hawaii, Inc., ‘85-89 BDS. Hawaii Alliance of Nonprofit Organizations; Hawaii Public Housing Authority; Goodwill Industries Intl. Board ACCOMP. Goodwill Industries Intl. J.D. Robins Jr. Distinguished Career Award, ‘17; Goodwill Industries Intl. Robert Watkins Award for Mission Advancement; ‘15 YWCA Leader Luncheon Honoree; ‘09 Ho‘okele Award NOTEWORTHY Surveyor with Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, Certified Rehabilitation Counselor HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Carol Taira
VP Finance, CFO, Goodwill Industries of Hawaii, Inc. #160

B. 1955; Honolulu EDUC. UH, BBA, Accounting, ‘78; EXP. VP/Finance, CFO, ‘05, Dir./Finance & IT, ‘98-05, Goodwill Industries of Hawaii Inc.; Controller, Treas., Tropical Trading Company Inc., ‘88-98; VP/Fiscal Services, Healthcare Assn. of Hawaii, ‘85-87 CLUBS American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; Leeward Pilot Club NOTEWORTHY Certified public accountant; certified internal auditor HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Karen Tan, LCSW
Pres., CEO, Child & Family Service #163

EDUC. Seattle Pacific U; UH Mānoa; CERT. LCSW EXP. 24 yrs. of management in nonprofit organizations, including last 12 at Child & Family Service. Joined CFS as Dir. of Programs in ‘06; named Chief Program Officer in ‘16 and appointed Pres. & CEO in ‘17. Prior to joining CFS, served as division director of treatment programs for Parents and Children Together. 10+ yrs. clinical experience in human services. BDS. Ho’omaluhia Advisory Counci; PHOCUSED; Hawaii Accountable Health Communities Advisory Board; Kupuna Life Advisory Board; Move Oahu Forward ACCOMP. Pioneered introduction in Hawaii of Transition to Success, a multi-agency initiative to help families move out of poverty; led CFS executive leadership team in developing a nonprofit model for financial sustainability and transparency, as well as the CFS Stronger Families Fund, a novel fundraising system for engaging donors around pressing as well as strategic initiatives. FAM. Felix Tan, 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Donna Vuchinich
Pres., CEO, University of Hawaii Foundation

EXP. Joined UH Foundation in Sept. ‘02 as VP for development and was appointed Pres. & CEO in June ‘04. Was at the helm when UHF reached $1 billion raised in support of UH students and programs. Spearheaded the Centennial Campaign that raised $336 million for UH. Vuchinich served admin. and leadership positions with Oregon State from ‘91-02, and with the U of New Mexico and its Foundation from ‘78-90. Early career involved positions in financial, healthcare, and computer services. BDS. CASE National Comm. for Institutionally Related Foundations ACCOMP. 2017 CASE Commonfund Institutionally Related Foundation Award Recipient. 2011 Outstanding Professional Fundraiser, National Philanthropy Day Award recipient from the Assn. of Fundraising Professionals. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Vivian Yasunaga
CFO, Child & Family Service #163

EDUC. U of Massachusetts Amherst; U of Massachusetts Amherst; CERT. MPA EXP. Joined Child & Family Service in ‘06 as Dir. of Finance; named VP in ‘11 and CFO in ‘16. Prior to Child & Family Service, served as Dir. of Budget & Finance for the Boston Centers for Youth and Families. Also served as a management analyst with the City of Boston’s Office of Budget Management. BDS. Alliance for Strong Families and Communities; Member of the 2018 CFO Apex Core Team and represents Core Team on the 2019 Senior Leadership Planning Council. ACCOMP. Presented at the Alliance for Strong Families & Communities ‘18 Sr. Leadership Conference on the topic of Leading Financial Sustainability through Transparency & Engagement. FAM. Grant Yasunaga, 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec




Tom Adams
VP, Reg. Dir. of Property Management, WinnResidential Military Housing Services

B. 1961; St. Louis EDUC. Daniel Webster College; CERT. ARM, CDPM, CAM MIL. Joined US Army in ‘78, after 26 yrs. of service, retired as Garrison Command Sergeant Major. EXP. 26 yrs., US Army Corps of Engineers; 15 yrs., Project/Property Management ACCOMP. Promoted to VP of WinnResidential Military Housing managing the Army’s largest privatized military housing project. HOBBIES Traveling, motorcycle riding and spending time with my family. FAM. Elba Adams, 4 children HB HONORS BPTW Exec


Todd K. Apo
VP/Community Development, The Howard Hughes Corporation

EDUC. Kamehameha; Brown U; William S. Richardson School of Law, Shidler Business College; EXP. Leading corporate citizenship, Ward Village Foundation, government/community/media relations; Walt Disney Company, Aulani Resort, Dir. Public Affairs led corporate citizenship and Disney corporate activities in Hawaii ‘10-15; Honolulu City Council Chair, representing West Oahu ‘05-10; Resort Group, Ko Olina Resort Development, VP Corporate Affairs. Handled various aspects of resort development and community relations ‘01-10; Starn, O’Toole, Marcus & Fisher, real estate and business transactional law ‘97-01; Ashford & Wriston law firm, real estate and commercial litigation ‘95-97; Hawaii Supreme Court Clerk for Justice Robert Klein ‘94-95 BDS. Make-A-Wish Hawaii, Chair; Boys & Girls Club; Bishop Museum; Child & Family Services; Red Cross; Special Olympics Hawaii; NAIOP Hawaii; Land Use Research Foundation HOBBIES Golf, basketball, travel FAM. Jaime, Teacher, Mathmatics, Kamehameha Schools, 2 children NOTEWORTHY NCAA Division I Basketball Referee, working for the Western Consortium, which includes the Big West and WAC. Worked the Diamond Head Classic game attended by President Obama and his family. HB HONORS BPTW Exec


Chris Benjamin
Pres., CEO, Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. #24

B. 1963; Detroit, MI EDUC. Cranbrook School; U of Michigan, BA, ‘85; Harvard Business School, MBA, ‘89; EXP. Pres., COO, Alexander & Baldwin, ‘12-15; Pres., A&B Properties, ‘11-15; Sr. VP, CFO, A&B, ‘04-11; Treas., A&B, ‘06-11; GM, Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co., ‘09-11; VP, ChannelPoint Inc.; Queen’s Health Systems; Booz-Allen & Hamilton BDS. Catholic Charities of Hawaii; The Nature Conservancy; Hale Kipa Capital Campaign; Hawaii Agricultural Research Center; Shidler College of Business Advisory Board; CFA Society Hawaii; Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative CLUBS The Pacific Club FAM. Melissa Ching Benjamin, Community Volunteer, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Sachi Braden
Pres., Principal Broker, Sachi Hawaii Pacific Century Properties LLC #238

B. 1950; Osaka, Japan EDUC. Poole Gakulin Girls School – Osaka, Japan; Poole Gakulin College; CERT. Realtor EXP. Sachi Hawaii, Pres., Principal Broker ‘03; Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties, VP and Realtor ‘89-03; Chanel Sales; PanAm Flight Attendant BDS. Japan America Society of Hawaii; Hawaiki Tower Board Member CLUBS Japan America Society of Hawaii; Hawaii Senior Life; Nippon Club ACCOMP. Founder, C.E.O. of Sachi Hawaii; #2 Top Producing Realtor on Oahu ‘18; Consistent Hawaii Business Top 100 Realtor; Consistent Top Women Who Mean Business Award Recipient HOBBIES Hula study & performances, swimming, golf, cooking, entertaining, working, traveling, visiting museums FAM. 1 child NOTEWORTHY I Recently Published my first book, “Being Japanese in America”, a “How To” handbook and survivor’s guide to life in the U.S.A., from the perspective of a successful transplant. In English and Japanese. HB HONORS Top 25 in Real Estate


Timothy J. Brauer
Chair., Pres., CEO, James Campbell Company LLC #35

EDUC. U of Wisconsin; UH; EXP. Managing Dir., CBRE, Inc. ‘06-12; Marketing Coordinator, Sr. Asset Mgr., VP Regional Mgr., Estate of James Campbell ‘88-06 BDS. Special Olympics Hawaii; Hawaiian Humane Society CLUBS Pacific Club FAM. Jeanne HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Meredith J. Ching
EVP, External Affairs, Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. #24

B. 1956; Honolulu EDUC. Punahou; Stanford; UCLA; EXP. She joined A&B in ‘82 and held various positions within the organization before being named VP, corporate natural resources in ‘88, responsible for land and water use issues for the company. Over the years, government relations and community relations responsibilities were added and in ‘07, she was promoted to Sr. VP. Before coming to A&B, Ching held the position of financial analyst with the Dillingham Corp. for two years. BDS. Hawaiian TelCom; Kap‘iolani Health Foundation; Hawaii Agricultural Foundation; Hawaii Ag and Culinary Alliance; A&B Sugar Museum CLUBS Oahu CC; Pacific Club; Waialae CC FAM. Han P. Ching, Business executive, 1 child HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Nelson N. S. Chun
EVP, Chief Legal Officer, Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. #24

B. Honolulu EDUC. ‘Iolani; Claremont McKenna College; Northwestern U School of Law; BDS. Helping Hands Hawaii; Hawaii Employers Council HOBBIES Adventure Travel FAM. Deborah, 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Travis Farris
Principal Broker, Owner, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Advantage Realty #199

B. 1987; Wasilla, Alaska EDUC. Hawaii Pacific U; EXP. Have helped over 200 military families and counting. $170M+ in transactions over total career starting in ‘12. Produced over $46M in ‘18. BDS. Honolulu Board of Realtors Young Professional Network; Member of Chamber of Commerce ACCOMP. ‘14-16, Hawaii Business Magazine Top 100 Realtors & Most Transactions Awards; ‘15 & ‘17 Aloha Aina Realtor Award Nominee; ‘16, Honolulu Magazine “Best in Real Estate” Award; Top 2% BHGRE National Emerald Elite; BHGRE 2017- Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award- Highest Gross Sales among brokers under 30 HOBBIES Surf, hiking, reading FAM. Neessa Farris, Dir. of Operations , BHGRE Advantage Realty West NOTEWORTHY Mentoring fellow millennials and agents is a passion of mine. I enjoy helping our nations service members. My wife and I have several rescue dogs. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec; Top 25 in Real Estate


Norman Gentry
Member-Mgr. NTM LLC, Gentry Homes, Ltd. #86

B. 1956; Berkeley, CA EDUC. ‘Iolani HS, ‘74; U of Santa Clara; UH; CERT. BS Mechanical Engineering ACCOMP. World Offshore PowerBoat Champion in ‘87, 91 & ‘93; Transatlantic World Record holder 1989-92 HOBBIES Family, ocean activities, boats, cars FAM. Dr. Cheri Gentry, 2 children NOTEWORTHY Master scuba diver, Captains six pac license, R.E. license; joined The Gentry Companies in ‘78 HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Warren H. Haruki
Chair, CEO, Maui Land & Pineapple Co. Inc. #178

B. Lihue EDUC. Kapa‘a HS; Purdue; UH Mānoa; EXP. Pres., CEO – Grove Farm Company BDS. Pacific Guardian Life Insurance; HPM Building Supply; National Geographic Intl. Council of Advisors; David S. Ishii Foundation CLUBS Waialae CC; Hawaii Asia Pacific Assn. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Scott H. Higashi
Pres., CEO, Locations

B. 1968; Honolulu EDUC. Punahou; U of Puget Sound; EXP. COO, Colliers Monroe Friedlander ‘02-04; Sr. Dir., Customer Service, Hawaiian Airlines ‘00-02 BDS. American Red Cross Hawaii Chapter; Child & Family Service; Make A Wish Hawaii; Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii; Leadership for Asian Pacifics, Inc. CLUBS Pacific Club; Waialae CC ACCOMP. Pacific Century Fellow, ‘04; Omidyar Fellow, Cohort IV FAM. Christine, 1 child HB HONORS Top 25 in Real Estate


Dan Ihara
CEO, Founder, Keller Williams Honolulu – The Ihara Team

B. 1963; Honolulu EDUC. Mid Pacific Institute; U of Hawaii; CERT. SRES, CLHMS, CAPS EXP. Licensed realtor ‘05. He, his wife Julie, and 25 members, make up The Ihara Team. They have closed over 700 properties and focus on the well being of senior citizens and investors on the island of Oahu. Dan gives free educational seminars. They have built The Complete Solution for Seniors and Investors with Declutter Hawaii, Stage Hawaii and HI property management. BDS. Mid Pacific Alumni Assn.; Grace Bible Church; Kalakaua Gardens. CLUBS Financial Planners Assn.; Hawaii Pacific Gerontological Assn.; Hawaii Long Term Care Assn.; Gary Keller’s Private Mastermind Group. ACCOMP. National Assn. of Realtors Senior Real Estate Specialist Service Award; National Assn. of Senior Move Managers Circle of Service Award; Mega Achievement Productivity Systems Coach; Top 100 Realtors Hawaii Business Magazine.HOBBIES Surfing, diving, traveling, baseball. FAM. Julie Ihara, CFO, Keller Williams Honolulu – The Ihara Team, 3 children NOTEWORTHY Born and raised on Oahu with a large family led by his father, a Colonel in the U.S. Army and a loving mother. Now a proud husband and father of a family who loves God. Built a non-profit called Silver Spoons designed to serve seniors. HB HONORS Top 25 in Real Estate


Kevin Inn
Pres., Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Advantage Realty #199

B. 1961; Oakland, CA EDUC. Castro Valley HS, CA; California State, Hayward; CERT. CRB, CRETS, RENE EXP. 20 years experience in telecom with Pacific Bell, GTE Hawaiian Tel, Verizon Hawaii and Clearwire Hawaii; 10 years experience in Real Estate with BHGRE Advantage Realty BDS. Honolulu Board of Realtors, Sec.; Hawaii Real Estate Business Institute Chapter, Pres.; US Tennis Assoc. – Hawaii Pacific Section, immediate past Pres., Delegate; Waialae CC – Tennis Comm. HOBBIES Tennis, Music (acoustic guitar), Stand Up Paddling FAM. Noella Inn, Strategy Consultant, Kamehameha Schools, 2 HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Josh Jerman
Realtor, Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers

B. 1978 EDUC. H.P. Baldwin HS; U of Washington; EXP. Maui Realtor since ‘04 BDS. Realtor Assn. of Maui; Professional Standards Vice-Chair; Hawaii Assn. of Realtors; National Assn. of Realtors ACCOMP. PBN 40 Under Forty, ‘05; Maui County’s Young Business Person of Year Award, ‘12; Hawaii Business, Top 100 in Real Estate ‘13-17 HOBBIES Golf, surfing, travel, reading FAM. Souksamlane Jerman, Realtor, Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers, 2 children NOTEWORTHY Love adventure travel, and have hiked to Machu Picchu and to Mount Everest’s Base Camp, canoed the Amazon River and swam in the Ganges, trekked in the North Pole and touched the Great Wall of China. Founder of the Josh and Souk Jerman Foundation, which has given more than $41,000 to college-bound high school students across Maui County HB HONORS Top 25 in Real Estate


Bryn Kaufman
Principal Broker, Founder, OahuRE.com

B. 1965; Philadelphia EDUC. Eastern; U of Pennsylvania; CERT. Realtor EXP. OahuRE.com since ‘05 HOBBIES Wind Foiling FAM. Ellen Kaufman, 2 children HB HONORS Top 25 in Real Estate


Myron N. Kiriu
CEO, Owner, Realtor, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Advantage Realty#199

B. Lodi, CA EDUC. Tokay HS, Lodi, CA; UC Berkeley: Double emphasis in Finance & Accounting; CERT. Broker EXP. Myron has 29+ yrs. of experience as a Realtor in Hawaii. Began career as a CPA with Price Waterhouse Coopers in San Francisco. He moved to Honolulu in ‘84 and worked as a CPA with KPMG Peat Marwick. Traveled as a manager with DFS Hawaii. Received his real estate license in ‘89. With a CPA background he was able to provide clients a unique reference point when looking for real estate investments. Myron has closed nearly 2000 transactions and has maintained a “client first” approach to real estate within the company. BDS. Honolulu Board of Realtors; Hawaii Assn. of Realtors; Hawaii Multiple Listing Service CLUBS Hawaii Society of Certified Public Accountants ACCOMP. #1 Realtor on Oahu in ‘18 by Hawaii Business; #1 Agent Team among Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Broker/Agent teams nationwide ‘15-17; Among the Top 10 Agents in Hawaii for the past 10 yrs.; Voted “Hawaii’s Best” Realtor in ‘14-16 and ‘18 by Honolulu Star-Advertiser readers; #1 Realtor in Hawaii, ‘14 by Hawaii Business Magazine; Voted “Best in Real Estate” by Honolulu Magazine readers ‘13-16 and ‘18. HOBBIES Enjoy traveling the world, meeting new people, immersing in foreign cultures & sampling delicacies all the while gaining new insight into people. FAM. Ambur Kim Kiriu, Owner, VP Public Relations, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Advantage RealtyHB HONORS Top 25 in Real Estate


Eileen Lacerte
Owner/Broker, Hawaii Beach and Golf Properties

EXP. Specializing in Luxury Resort Development and Sales for three decades BDS. West Hawaii Board of Realtors CLUBS Member of Forbes Real Estate Council ACCOMP. Published in real estate venues such as Forbes Real Estate Council and Executive Global HOBBIES Seascape Artist NOTEWORTHY Real Estate doesn’t get old even after 30 plus years in the business of new construction, development, and resales. The love of technology for marketing avenues makes each day a new opportunity to learn. High net worth clients seek out Eileen for her “Akamai” knowledge of the local market. HB HONORS Top 25 in Real Estate


Ian MacNaughton
Managing Partner, CEO, The MacNaughton Group

HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Lance Parker
EVP, Chief Real Estate Officer, Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. #24

EDUC. Kamehameha; USC; EXP. Lance has overseen the company’s real estate operations since Sept. 1, ‘15. Parker is also A&B’s principal broker. He has held several positions since joining the company in ‘04, and most recently was Sr. VP of acquisitions & dispositions. Before joining A&B, he was an associate VP with Grubb & Ellis in California, where he provided commercial brokerage, advisory and transactional services. BDS. Bishop Museum; Historic Hawaii Foundation HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


John C. Popeo
Pres., CEO, Industrial Logistics Properties Trust #88

EDUC. U of Massachusetts Amherst, BS Accounting; CERT. CPA EXP. Before taking the CEO role, Mr. Popeo was Pres. and COO of ILPT since the company’s formation. He has been a Managing Trustee since ‘18. He is also EVP of ILPT’s manager, The RMR Group LLC, and CFO and Treas. of Select Income REIT (Nasdaq: SIR). Prior to joining RMR in ‘97, he held accounting and finance positions at real estate companies The Beacon Companies and First Winthrop Corp.. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Emily Su-lan Reber Porter
COO, The MacNaughton Group

EDUC. Punahou; Princeton; Harvard Law; CERT. Active Law Licenses – CA and HI BDS. Child & Family Service; Hawaii Women’s Legal Foundation; The MacNaughton Group Foundation; UH West Oahu Chancellor’s Advisory Board; UH Ventures, LLC Advisory Board HOBBIES Ocean activities, yoga, hula FAM. Wes Reber Porter, Pres., CEO, Damien Memorial School, 2 children HB HONORS 20 for the Next 20


Dano Sayles
Owner, Principal Broker, RE/MAX Lifestyle

B. Los Angeles EDUC. EXP. 34 years as a licensed REALTOR. Opened and operated the RE/MAX Maui office, ‘97-04, and awarded the coveted Chairman’s Club and Hall of Fame award. Top 10 individual RE/MAX producers for the US and Internationally. Teaches other Realtors and their teams and is highly sought after for his advice. Attends conferences such as the Pacific Builders Conference and Intl. Builders Show, to continually build his knowledge and make contacts. BDS. Realtors Assn. of Maui; Honolulu Board Of Realtors CLUBS Asian Real Estate Assn. of America; US Chapter of the Intl. Real Estate Federation; Intl. Consortium of Real Estate Assns. ACCOMP. Recognized as top Sales Associate for Hawaii across all Caldwell Banker franchises, ‘09; Recognized as the #6 Global Sales Associate across all RE/MAX franchises, ‘02; Recognized as #4 National Sales Associate across all RE/MAX franchises, ‘02. HOBBIES Enjoy staying active, I especially love to ski, and was actually a founding member of the Maui Ski Team! I’m also an avid traveler, and plan to visit over 100 countries in my life. FAM. 3 children NOTEWORTHY Been to thousands of concerts, experiencing live music with others is one of my passions! HB HONORS Top 25 in Real Estate


Yvonne Summerfield, R(PB)
Owner, Principal Broker, RE/MAX Kauai Living

EDUC. Torrance HS; BS Bus. Admin../Marketing; CSULB; CERT. ABR, CLHMS, CIPS, CRS, CSP, GRI, MCNE, RFS, RSPS, TRC EXP. 13 years as a licensed REALTOR on Kaua‘i. Kaua‘i’s only 11-Time recipient of Hawaii Business Magazines’ TOP 100 REALTOR and is the top RE/MAX agent in the Hawaiian Islands. Opened a second real estate office in 2015, located in Poipu Beach. BDS. Kauai Board of Realtors; Hawaii Board of Realtors ACCOMP. Kaua‘i’s Top Selling Realtor, Most Sold Transactions Since 2015; Recipient of RE/MAX’s highest achievement, the Diamond Club Individual Award, ranking #39 in the United States. HOBBIES Photography, Golf FAM. August Summerfield, R(S), Dir.Mktg., RE/MAX Kauai Living , 1 child NOTEWORTHY Former INC. 500 company owner; U.S. SBA Young Entrepreneur of the Year; Former owner of 51st Largest Women-Owned Business in Los Angeles HB HONORS Top 25 in Real Estate


Nicole LK Vincent
Principal Broker , Kohanaiki Realty LLC

B. Honolulu EDUC. Hawaii Preparatory Academy; BA; MBA; CERT. RB, BA, MBA EXP. RS Licensed in ‘02, Real Estate Broker ‘09. Worked for Developers Kennedy Wilson/IHP, and Centex Homes, as well as brokerage firm Mauna Kea Realty.  ACCOMP. Mother of 2; Top 100 Realtor; New York City & Honolulu Marathon finisher; 5 x Na Wahine O Ke Kai Molokai to Oahu finisher HOBBIES Running, spinning, cooking, fishing with my kids. FAM. Shane Vincent, Owner, Vincent Construction Management LLC, 2 children HB HONORS Top 25 in Real Estate


JD Watumull
Pres., Watumull Brothers Ltd. #70

B. 1955; Honolulu EDUC. Punahou, ‘73; U of Colorado, BS, Marketing ‘77; BDS. Young Presidents Org.; The Queen’s Health Systems; Manoa Valley Theatre Board CLUBS Pacific Club; Waialae CC; Outrigger Canoe Club HOBBIES Tennis, skiing, water sports FAM. Julie Trees Watumull, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Jared Watumull
VP, Watumull Brothers Ltd. #70

EDUC. Punahou; BDS. Family Business Center of Hawaii CLUBS HAPA FAM. Kristin, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Gulab Watumull
Chair, Watumull Brothers Ltd. #70

B. 1924; Hyderabad Sind, Pakistan EDUC. NH Academy, Hyderabad, ‘41; DJ Sind College, Karachi, Pakistan, BSC, Chemistry, ‘45; DG National College, Hyderabad, Pakistan, BA, English Literature, ‘47; EXP. Partner, Watumull Bros. ‘52-present; Pres., Watumull Properties Inc.; Pres., New American T-shirts Co.; Pres., Happy Shirts Inc. BDS. Bishop Museum; J. Watumull Fund; East-West Center Foundation; Chaminade U Educational Foundation CLUBS Pacific Club; Waialae CC; Outrigger Canoe Club HOBBIES Tennis FAM. Indru, 4 children NOTEWORTHY Former No. 1 ranked tennis player in Hawaii, still plays 3-4 times a week HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Jan Yokota
VP Pacific Region, The RMR Group, Industrial Logistics Properties Trust #88

B. Honolulu EDUC. Roosevelt HS; U of Michigan, BA; Cornell U, MRP; EXP. VP/Development, General Growth Properties ‘06-09; Dir., Capital Improvements, UH ‘03-06; Exec. Dir., Hawaii Community Development Authority ‘96-03 BDS. Chair, Child and Family Service Real Property, Inc.; NAIOP Hawaii FAM. Kip Wilborn, Managing Dir., Grace Productions, 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec




Carol Ai May
VP, Sec., City Mill Company, Ltd. #102

B. Honolulu EDUC. Punahou; Scripps College, Claremont, CA; Tufts U, Medford, MA; EXP. Owner, Red Box Jewelry Designs; Owner, GM, Hawaiian Juice Industries; VP, Starr Seigle McCombs Advertising; Account Supervisor, Ogilvy & Mather Advertising, N.Y. BDS. Retail Merchants of Hawaii; Child & Family Service; Girl Scouts of Hawaii; Straub Foundation CLUBS Oahu CC; Waialae CC HOBBIES Skiing, bicycling, hiking, travel, jewelry making FAM. T. Michael May, Retired CEO / HECO and currently Renewable Energy Advisor HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Steve Bookatz
Pres., COO, Na Hoku, Hawaii’s Finest Jewelers Since 1924 #81

B. 1955; Cleveland, OH EDUC. FAM. Debbie, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec; BPTW Exec


Victoria Wayne Bowley
VP, Marketing, Maui Clothing Co. Inc. #201

B. 1982; Honolulu EDUC. Seabury Hall HS, High Honors, ‘00; London School of Economics, High Honors, ‘03; Babson College, BS, Magna Cum Laude, ‘04; EXP. Maui Clothing Co., buyer and marketing ‘06-current; Ralph Lauren, buyer ‘05-06; New Line Cinema, marketing ‘04-05 FAM. Joseph Bowley, Attorney, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges LLP, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Chad Buck
CEO, Owner, Hawaii Foodservice Alliance LLC #83

BDS. Founding Dir. & VP, Navy SEAL Foundation Hawaii. ACCOMP. Rated as fastest growing company in Hawai‘i in ‘03 and ‘04 by PBN; SBA Business Man of the year, City & County of Honolulu, ‘05. FAM. Stephanie, 5 children NOTEWORTHY Largest “in kind” donor (according to HBM) in the state with over a million dollars worth of food donated annually to the Hawaii Foodbank and other non-profit groups. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Jimmy Chan
GM, Hawaiian Chip Company, LLC

B. 1975; Pusan, Korea EDUC. Waiakea; UH Mānoa; EXP. 18 years as founder and manager of Hawaiian Chip Company BDS. Hawaii Food Manufacturers Assn.; Chamber of Commerce Hawaii CLUBS Entrepreneurs Org. HOBBIES Work FAM. Kammy, Attorney, 1 child NOTEWORTHY Created Kilauea Fire Hot Sauce and BBQ Sauces


Jim Cremins
Vice Chair, COO, Y. Hata & Co., Ltd. #34

B. 1944; Alexandria, VA EDUC. EXP. 50+ years in wholesale food distribution. Started in operations, moved to sales, then to management. In ‘89, purchased a distribution business in Virginia and sold it in ‘00. Started a consulting practice, working with 7 different foodservice distributors in the U.S. Became a full-time employee of Y. Hata in 2012. BDS. Hawai’i Restaurant Assn., Hawai‘i Restaurant Assn. Educational Foundation CLUBS American Culinary Federation HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Kurt Fey
Exec. Dir. of Distribution, Y. Hata & Co., Ltd. #34

EDUC. St. Louis; Chapman U; BDS. Hawai’i Employers Council HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Eddie Flores, Jr.
Pres., CEO, L&L Drive-Inn and L&L Hawaiian Barbecue #87

B. 1946; Hong Kong EDUC. Balboa HS, San Francisco, CA, ‘66; UH, BBA, ‘70; U of Oklahoma, MLS, ‘87; MIL. U.S. Army Reserves EXP. Pres., Eddie Flores Real Estate School; Pres., Sun Pacific Realty; Bank of Hawaii BDS. House of Finance; Filipino Community Center; Chinese Chamber of Commerce; Chaminade U, East West Center Foundation CLUBS Chinese Chamber of Commerce; Filipino Chamber of Commerce; Hawaii Restaurant Assn. ACCOMP. The Investment Group’s Realtor of the Year; Certified Business Consultant of the Year; Hawaii Assn.HOBBIES Tennis, travel FAM. Elaine, VP, L & L Drive-Inn, 2 children NOTEWORTHY Wrote a book in 2012. “$266,000,000 Winning Lottery Recipes – L & L Hawaiian Barbecue Cookbook” and “108 Tips on Chinese Business, Travel and Culture”. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Elisia Flores
CFO, L&L Drive-Inn and L&L Hawaiian Barbecue #87

B. 1984; Honolulu EDUC. Punahou; USC; UCLA; EXP. VP and CFO for L&L Franchise, Inc.; Prior to ‘14: Sr. finance mgr. for the West region of General Electric’s power generation services; Corporate auditor at GE consulting on domestic and international assignments BDS. American Savings Bank; Diamond Head Theatre; Hawaii Restaurant Assn. CLUBS Chinese Chamber of Commerce; Filipino Chamber of Commerce ACCOMP. Omidyar Fellow, Cohort V HOBBIES Tennis, hiking, board games HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Craig Hamamoto
EVP, Puna Plantation Hawaii Ltd. #60

B. 1954; Hilo EDUC. Hilo HS; UH Mānoa; HOBBIES Golf FAM. Karlyn, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Byron Ige
VP, Hardware Hawaii #122

B. 1983; Honolulu EDUC. Baldwin HS; U of Washington; UH; CERT. CPA EXP. Oversee operations of the accounting, bonding, human resources, and IT departments especially control systems, transaction-processing operations and policies and procedures. 9 years management experience as external auditor. Experience auditing financial statements of a variety of industries including insurance, government, and not-for-profit organizations. CLUBS HSCPA, AICPA ACCOMP. Provided timely and accurate financial reports that resulted in no audit adjustments. Developed financial controls that successfully scaled as the company has grown in revenue.HOBBIES Tennis, sports fan of Seahawks, Lakers, Dodgers FAM. JooAh Ige, Front Desk Mgr., Moana Surfrider, 1 child HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Bruce Johnson
Chair, Fresh Island Fish Co. Inc. #173

B. 1950 EDUC. EXP. Began on the deck-plates of a commercial fishing boat to becoming a captain at age 21. Created Fresh Island Fish on a principle of quality, a vision which continues as FIF is Hawaii’s largest seafood distributor. Involved with aquaculture: Developing a sustainable aqua-feed using seafood by-products to contribute to growth of Hawaiian Aquaculture. ACCOMP. Having a big ohana I’m very proud of. Raising 3 wonderful daughters whom I love and respect, 7 grand daughters, and 1 grandson. Building 5 companies that provided many families with a livelihood over the past 40 years is very rewarding. Traveling to many parts of the world and contributing to developing fishing industries. Impacting small nations through helping developing their exportable seafood resources has brought great satisfaction. HOBBIES Enjoying the ocean with my family and friends. Boat adventures, traveling and fishing! I enjoy working with plants and flowers. Landscaping is another passion. Mentoring younger generations about the things I’ve experienced will be something I do more in the future.  FAM. Myong Sun Johnson, 3 children: Crystal, Jenny, and Jade NOTEWORTHY My mentors, the calabash uncles who were hard to get to know, tenacious, humble, a bit of kolohe but very honorable, they’re my heroes and are of all nationalities. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Matt Johnson
CEO, Oahu Fresh

B. 1980; PA EDUC. Kennett HS; Villanova U.; HB HONORS SmallBiz Success Winner


Brian I. Kitagawa
Pres., I. Kitagawa and Co. Ltd. #85

B. 1956; Hilo EDUC. Hawaii Preparatory Academy, ‘74; Claremont McKenna College, BA, Economics, ‘78; EXP. With family-owned business since college BDS. Hawaii Automotive Dealers, Pres.; CMDA, Treas. ACCOMP. 2015 Junior Achievement Laurette; 2006 SBA Entrepreneurial Award; 1994 Time Magazine Quality Dealer Award-Hawaii HOBBIES Golf, soccer FAM. Nan, Sec., Treas., I. Kitagawa and Company, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Michael Koga
CFO, VP, Tony Group #38

B. 1953; Honolulu EDUC. Kaimuki HS; UH, BBA; UH, MBA; CERT. CPA, MBA BDS. Dir., Treas. Gentry Waipio Industrial Area Assn.; Dir., Mililani Tech Park Assn.; Dir., Mid Pacific CC CLUBS Mid Pacific CC; Honolulu CC; American Institute of CPAs; Hawaii Society of CPAs HOBBIES Golf FAM. Doreen HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Hide Kuratani
Pres., Visual Internet Solutions, Inc. dba AlohaOutlet #239

HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Kevin Kurihara
Pres., CEO, TD Food Group Inc. #67

B. Honolulu EDUC. Kalani HS; UH, BBA; UH; CERT. CPA EXP. PR & CEO, ‘16 VP & CFO, ‘04-16, Pacific Island Restaurants; VP, CFO, Dir. TheoDavies ‘96-04; Sr. Mgr. Price Waterhouse ‘84-96 CLUBS Financial Executives Intl. HOBBIES Surfing, hiking, outdoors FAM. Debbie, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Derek Kurisu
EVP, Puna Plantation Hawaii Ltd. #60

B. 1951; Hilo EDUC. Hilo HS; UH Mānoa; HOBBIES Golf FAM. Georganne, 1 child HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Harold S. Levy Jr.
Dir., Lumber Operations, Hardware Hawaii #122

B. 1953; Honolulu EDUC. St. Louis HS; UH; EXP. 44 yrs. in Lumber and Building Materials Industry working for local reputable companies; 20 yrs. at Hardware Hawaii: Dept. Mgr., Store Mgr., Operations Mgr., Contractor Sales CLUBS City Contractors HOBBIES Gardening, steam locomotive rail-fan FAM. Brenda, teacher, State of Hawaii DOE, 2 sons NOTEWORTHY Ordained as a Catholic deacon in ‘01 for the diocese of Honolulu. Active in the ministry. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Barry N. Lundquist
EVP, Hardware Hawaii #122

B. 1947; Minneapolis, MN EDUC. Punahou, ‘65; Williams College, BA, ‘69; UH & Temple U., teacher cert., ‘70; Watchtower Bible School of Gilead, Missionary Diploma, ‘75;UH; Temple U; EXP. EVP, Hardware Hawaii, ‘90; Coordinator Body of Elders, Kailua Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses; Teacher, American School, Monrovia, Liberia, ‘89-90; Administrator, Liberia Primary Educ. Proj., ‘88-89 & Liberia Rural Communication Network, ‘86-89, USAID; Missionary, Liberia, ‘76-86 HOBBIES Sailing, kayaking, hiking FAM. Jeanne, Full-time volunteer religious worker, 2 children NOTEWORTHY First Hardware Hawaii job, age 11, bagging nails from wooden kegs at $1/hour. Served as a missionary in Liberia, West Africa for 14 yrs. Fled Liberian Civil War in ‘90 with wife & 2 children, both born in Africa, & then rejoined brother David at Hardware Hawaii, but no longer bagging nails. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


David R. Lundquist
Pres., CEO, Hardware Hawaii #122

B. 1950; Minneapolis, MN EDUC. Punahou, ‘68;Springfield, MA; UH; EXP. Pres., CEO, Owner, Hardware Hawaii since ‘82; EVP ‘79-81; GM ‘76-78; Lumber Mgr. ‘72-75; Lumber Clerk, ‘71; Hardware Clerk, Jobsite Laborer summers ‘65-70 BDS. Founder, Chair, The Pa’ani Challenge, world’s largest wrestling tournament for HS girls CLUBS Pali Lions Club; Hawaii Lumber Products Assn. ACCOMP. Designed and opened all current Hardware Hawaii locations after becoming president in ‘82 HOBBIES Collecting old, rare guitars, banjos, mandolins, and ukulele from the 1930s: Kay Kraft Recording King, Gibson, Martin, and SS Stewart. Collecting old and rare books FAM. Ely, Exec. Asst., Hardware Hawaii, 1 child NOTEWORTHY I arrived in Hawaii on the steamship Lurline at the age of two in 1952, and was raised in old time Kailua before the Pali tunnels were built. I played football in the old Honolulu Stadium and was a state wrestling champion HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Maris Manzano
Owner, Verde Restaurant

B. 1979; Manila EDUC. De La Salle U – Manila; UCLA; EXP. Opened first Verde Restaurant in Kapa‘a in ‘08. Established salsa wholesale production for distribution at Costco, Safeway and Foodland on Kaua‘i. Expanded with 2nd Verde Restaurant in Līhu‘e in September ‘17. ACCOMP. 2018 SBA Small Business Person of the Year – County of Kaua‘i FAM. 1 child HB HONORS SmallBiz Success Winner


Joni Marcello
Division Dir. of Field Services, Meadow Gold Dairies #56

B. Honolulu EDUC. Mid Pacific Institute; UH; EXP. 19 years BDS. Org. of Women Leaders CLUBS Women in Food Service Forum ACCOMP. Dean Foods Western Star Award; Dean Foods Sales Recognition Award; 5 IDFA SmartMarketing National Awards HOBBIES Traveling and Shopping FAM. Jeff Marcello, GM, Pomaikai Ballrooms, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Brian Marting
CFO, Y. Hata & Co., Ltd. #34

B. 1964; Phoenix, AZ EDUC. Arizona State, BS, Accounting; CERT. CPA EXP. Y. Hata & Co. Ltd. ‘97; Accounting Mgr., Walsh America ‘93-96; Audit Mgr., Coopers & Lybrand ‘90-93; Auditor, KPMG Peat Marwick ‘86-90 CLUBS HSCPA; Financial Executives Intl. HOBBIES Softball, paddle tennis, reading, travel FAM. Gina, CFO, HMSA, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Edmund N. Nakano
Exec. Team, Corp. Sec. Treas., C. S. Wo & Sons Ltd. #90

B. 1948; Honoka‘a EDUC. Hilo HS; UH Mānoa; CERT. CPA, CGMA MIL. US Army, Vietnam Veteran EXP. Coopers & Lybrand, 6 yrs., C.S. Wo & Sons, Ltd, 40 yrs. BDS. Columbus Insurance Ltd; Hawaii Society of CPAs; Higashi Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii. CLUBS Financial Executives Intl.; Hawaii Society of CPAs; American Institute of CPAs. ACCOMP. Executive Mgr. of the Accouting, Human Resource and Inventory Control functions; personally involved with property and life insurance, safety, legal, property management, investment, tax and estate planning issues. HOBBIES Fast pitch softball, karaoke, golf, tennis, travel, family activities. FAM. Diane, 2 children NOTEWORTHY Two daughters with Accounting undergraduate and MBA degrees, one who is also a CPA. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Alan Pflueger
Pres., Pflueger Group #98
Pres., Pacific Honda

B. 1966; Honolulu EDUC. Trinity Pawling, NY, ‘85; National Automobile Dealer Academy, VA, automotive management, ‘91; EXP. Pres. ‘00, Mng. Dir, ‘97-00, Pflueger Automotive; VP, GM, ‘96-00, Operations Mgr. ‘93-96, Sales Mgr. ‘92-93, Pflueger Acura BDS. Pacific Auto Distributors LLC; Pflueger Racing; APEX Re-Insurance; Young Presidents Org. CLUBS Outrigger Canoe Club; Waialae CC HOBBIES Ocean sports, racing, triathlon, tennis FAM. Eleni HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Dave Purington
Dir. Merchandising, Hardware Hawaii #122

B. 1945; Pomona, Calif EDUC. Kailua; San Jose State; EXP. General Contractor in Hawaii since ‘76. Primarily residential construction on the Windward side. HOBBIES Kayaking, swimming, motorcycle riding, avaition HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Michael N. Regan
EVP, CFO, Servco Pacific Inc. #7

B. San Diego EDUC. San Diego State; EXP. EVP/CFO, Outrigger Enterprise Group BDS. Rite Aid Corp. HOBBIES Fly fishing, kayaking, running, taking care of new puppies HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Stevette Kuulei Santiago
Exec. Dir. of Merchandising and Marketing, Y. Hata & Co., Ltd. #34

B. Kauai EDUC. UH Manoa, BBA in HR; CERT. SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Toastmaster Intl. ACB, ACL EXP. Sr. VP of Strategy and Solutions, HawaiiUSA FCU; Sr. HR Mgr, Spirent Communications; Managing Partner, Hawaiian Wireless LLC.; Sr. HR Mgr., Hawaiian Wireless Inc.; Dir. of HR, Y. Hata & Co., Ltd. BDS. SHRM Hawaii Chapter, Exec. Professional Chair; HawaiiUSA FCU; University of Hawaii MAHRM; Waipahu HS Culinary Academy: IFDA, Women’s Comm. Member CLUBS Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce HOBBIES Volunteering at Church FAM. Brad Santiago, Alexander & Baldwin, 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Andrew Santos
Pres., Admor HVAC Products Inc

B. 1959; Inglewood, CA EDUC. Long Beach Jordan; EXP. 25 yrs at Admor HVAC Products BDS. Pres., Cooling Cancer ACCOMP. Built one of Hawaii’s largest Air Conditioning Wholesalers; 2018 Long-Term Success Award Winner/Hawaii Business; SBA Business Person of the Year Nominee ‘17; Creator of Cooling Cancer Non Profit Org.; Started Mason Kekoa Scholarship HOBBIES Golf hacker, food blogger, restaurants FAM. Shirley Santos, Mgr., Sack’s Investments, 1 child NOTEWORTHY Was on food stamps and drinking powdered milk at age 18. Left Long Beach at 18 and never asked anyone for a dime. Worked hard and built a successful business being self motivated and driven to succeed. Created the I Love my Fujitsu campaign HB HONORS SmallBiz Success Winner

Barry K. Taniguchi
Chair, CEO, Puna Plantation Hawaii Ltd. #60

B. 1947; Hilo EDUC. Hilo HS, ‘65; UH, BBA, ‘69; EXP. Chairman/CEO ‘14, Pres ‘89-’13, VP ‘86-89, Admin.. Asst. ‘83-86, KTA Super Stores & K. Taniguchi Ltd.; VP/Finance, National Car Rental/Hawaii ‘81-82; VP, Controller, Realty Investment Co. ‘73-81; Sr. Accountant, Deloitte & Touche ‘69-73. BDS. Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc.; American Savings Bank; Hawaii Island Economic Development Board; Valley Island Produce, Inc. CLUBS Rotary Club of Hilo Bay. ACCOMP. Influential Big Island businessman.HOBBIES Golf. FAM. Sandra, 5 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Toby B. Taniguchi
Pres., COO, Puna Plantation Hawaii Ltd. #60

B. 1971; Hilo EDUC. Waiakea HS; U of Portland; EXP. Pres., COO, ‘14, EVP ,’95-’13 KTA Super Stores. BDS. Boys & Girls Club of the Big Island; Japanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Hawaii, The Food Basket; Parker Ranch Inc. HOBBIES Golf. FAM. Charlyn, Hawaii Preparatory Academy, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Stephen N. Ueda
Pres., CEO, Chair, Suisan Group Inc. #95

B. 1968; Honolulu EDUC. Roosevelt HS; UH Mānoa; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, U of California-Irvine; EXP. Hired by Ford Motor Co. in ‘93 in Plastics & Trim Division. Created a prototype lifetime air induction system. Relocated and provided technical and analytic support for Ford’s division in Dunton, Essex. Then moved to Ford’s plant in Sandusky, Ohio, and helped develop new designs, continuing to Ypslanti, Michigan working on Ford’s first plastic engine intake manifold. Beginning in 2000, led accessory mfg. for Nissan at Altia Automotive Products. Moved to HI in ‘07 to take up the family business, working as a distributor sales representative, buyer, retail sales manager and VP before assuming head of company in January ‘17. Ueda is Suisan’s eighth president of the 111-year-old food distribution business. He applies analytical skills and data-driven expertise to increase operational efficiencies. Like his grandfather, former Pres. and CEO Rex Matsuno, Ueda is focused on helping Suisan adapt to the times while remaining competitive and continuing the company’s philosophy of taking care of the customer. BDS. Japanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Hawaii, Pres. CLUBS Hawaii Island Chamber of Commerce, Hawaii Food Industry Assn. HOBBIES Spending time with my son FAM. Debi Ueda, 1 child NOTEWORTHY An Eagle Scout HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Alan Uyeoka
Dir. Operations, Aloha Auto Group Ltd / DBA Aloha Kia #74

B. 1952; Honolulu EDUC. Roosevelt; EXP. 42 years in automotive retail, positions include sales, assistant manager, sales manager, used car manager, fleet & lease manager, finance manager, general sales manager, general manager and director of operations. ACCOMP. Successful track record in dealership operations. Franchises include Audi, Ferrari, Bentley, Maserati, Volvo, and Kia. HOBBIES Family, exercising, golf FAM. 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


William Van Den Hurk
Pres., CEO, Aloha Auto Group Ltd / DBA Aloha Kia #74

B. 1945; Holland EXP. Started in the auto business as a lot attendant in Ontario Canada and became a salesperson in ‘65. Started as salesperson in ‘67 for Prestige Management group in California and worked up to GM of 4 dealerships. In ‘76 became a partner in purchase of that group. Came to Hawaii ‘05 as a consultant for Aloha Auto Group. BDS. Chairman, Aloha Auto Group Ltd. DBA Aloha Kia; Oahu SPCA CLUBS Hyundai U.S. Dealer Council; Hawaii Automobile Dealers Assn.; KIA Motors of America Dealer Council ACCOMP. Top 10 Suzuki Dealer ‘89; Past Chair, VW and Porsche Dealer Councils; Mazda America Super achiever; KIA Motors America Presidents club award winner ‘05 and ‘17; Won several GT 3 racing titles HOBBIES Motorcycles, auto racing, animals FAM. 2 children NOTEWORTHY Nominated for the Hawaii Automobile Dealer Assn. 2010 TIME Dealer of the Year HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Vik Watumull
Pres., Watumull Brothers Ltd. #70

B. 1958; Honolulu, HI EDUC. Punahou, ‘76; U of Colorado, BS Marketing, ‘80; BDS. Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation; Mothers Against Drunk Driving; Outrigger Canoe Club; Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure; Hanahauoli School CLUBS Outrigger Canoe Club; Waikiki Yacht Club; Waialae CC ACCOMP. Founder of Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Hawaii HOBBIES Surfing, SUP, golf, tennis, skiing FAM. Tanya Watumull, 4 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Jojo Watumull
Pres., Watumull Brothers Ltd. #70

B. Honolulu EDUC. Punahou; CLUBS Young Entrepreneurs Org. FAM. 1 child HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Edward D. Wayne
Pres., Chair, Maui Clothing Co. Inc. #201

B. Philadelphia, PA EDUC. St. Joseph’s Prep, Philadelphia, PA, ‘59;U of Miami, BA, Economics ‘64; MIL. U.S. Air Force Reserve EXP. Pres., CEO, Maui Clothing Co., ‘82; Owner, Developer, Commercial Properties ‘91-current; Pres., CEO, Pacific Connection-Hawaii, Inc. ‘74-82; Pres., CEO, Hawaii Marketing & Management Services Inc., ‘72-74; Pres, CEO, Red Noodle Ent., ‘72-74; Tour Dir., Grand Circle Travel BDS. Maui Clothing Co. CLUBS Maui CC; Lahaina Yacht Club; Honolulu Club; Chaine Des Rotisseurs ACCOMP. SBA Entrepreneurial Award Winner; Maui County Retailer of Year HOBBIES Yoga, dancing, hiking, reading, travel, family FAM. Motoko Tsuzuku-Wayne, M.D. Gynecology, 2 children NOTEWORTHY Founded company on Maui in ‘82 with 4 employees, grew it to 25 stores with 160 employees, with focus always on quality merchandise at affordable prices. During high school, a regular on television on American Bandstand. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Wendell Wo
Owner, Exec., C. S. Wo & Sons Ltd. #90

B. 1955; Honolulu EDUC. Punahou; USC; Wharton; CERT. MBA HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Bub Wo
Owner, Exec. Team, C. S. Wo & Sons Ltd. #90

B. 1952; Honolulu  EDUC. Punahou; Stanford; Harvard Business School; BDS. Bank of Hawaii; HMSA; ‘Iolani School; Assets School CLUBS Rotary Club of Honolulu FAM. C.S.Wo & Sons, Ltd. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Bennett R. Wo
Owner, Exec., C. S. Wo & Sons Ltd. #90

B. 1961; Honolulu EDUC. Punahou, ‘80; Stanford, ‘84; UCLA Anderson School of Management, ‘89; EXP. Consultant, Ernst & Whinney ‘84-85, VP, C.S. Wo & Sons Ltd.; Partner, Wo Capital Group, Private Equity ‘89-present; Partner, BJM Partners, Alternative Investments; Partner, BJ Capital Management, Private Equity ‘04-present BDS. Boy Scouts of America Aloha Council; Hospice Hawaii; Entrepreneurs Foundation of Hawaii CLUBS Waialae CC HOBBIES Cooking, fishing, hiking, golf, poker, ping pong FAM. Susan, 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


C. Scott Wo
Owner, Exec., C. S. Wo & Sons, Ltd. #90

B. 1965; Honolulu EDUC. Punahou; Wharton; Columbia Business School, UCLA; CERT. MBA, PhD EXP. Adjunct Professor, Columbia Business School; Owner/Partner, Kunia Country Farms; Mergers & Acquisitions Group, Credit Suisse First Boston, New York; Partnership Finance Group, Shearson Lehman Hutton, New York BDS. Nominating Comm., American Red Cross HI Chapter; Investment Comm. Chair, UH Foundation; Finance Comm., Aloha United Way; Board President, Pacific and Asian Affairs Council; Vice Chair – Finance Chair, Takitani Foundation; First Hawaiian Bank; Finance Chair, The Queen’s Health Systems CLUBS Waialae CC, Dir. ‘08-10 and past President ‘10; Pacific Club FAM. Nancy, 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Michael J. Wo
Owner, Exec. Team, C. S. Wo & Sons Ltd. #90

B. 1957; Honolulu EDUC. Punahou, ‘75; UCLA; Northwestern U, Kellogg School of Management; BDS. Oahu Publications Inc.; Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific CLUBS Waialae CC HOBBIES Golf, fishing, tennis FAM. Cynthia, 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Melanie Wong
GM/Premium Inc., OfficeDepot/OfficeMax Hopaco Premium Inc. #51

EDUC. Hawaii Preparatory Academy; U of Denver, BSBA Finance & Marketing; CERT. Executive Education at Harvard, Stanford, Northwestern U, Wharton School of Business, U of Miami EXP. Pres. & CEO of Premium Incorporated for 30 years, Melanie led the award-winning company through exponential growth before selling in 2018. She now focuses on her real estate holding company where she serves as CEO CLUBS Young President Org.; Entrepreneur Org. ACCOMP. Top 250 Business in Hawaii; Top Women-owned Business in Hawaii; SBA Small Business Person of the Year – Oahu, ‘03; Year 2000 Minority Supplier / Developer Firm of the Year for Hawaii; Top 3 for Ernest and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in ‘99 and 2000 – Wholesale category; Finalist for 2002 Business Women of the Year; Business Leadership Hawaii for community service in 2002 HOBBIES Hiking, scuba diving, kayaking, mt biking, skiing, snowboarding, reading and learning NOTEWORTHY A life-long learner. She is active in the business community and has been honored with many awards for leadership, business acumen and community endeavors. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Russell Wong
COO, Aloha Auto Group Ltd / DBA Aloha Kia #74

B. 1961; Honolulu EDUC. Kamehameha, ‘79; UH, BBA, Business Economics & Quantitative Methods, ‘83; U of Missouri, Kansas City, MBA, Finance, ‘85; BDS. Motor Vehicle Industry Licensing Board CLUBS Mid Pacific CC HOBBIES Golf, motorsports, watersports FAM. Dolly, Department of Education, 2 children, 2 grandsons HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Malcolm Yorkston
Owner, Hawaiian Rainbow Bees LLC

EDUC. UH; EXP. A long-time beekeeper, Hawaiian Rainbow Bees focuses on producing unprocessed, healthy Hawaiian honey. It is a family owned and operated company that has grown steadily since inception. The company currently pulls honey from approximately 1500 hives in over 25 bee yards (apiaries) across the islands. He had a hand in designing his company’s original Hawaiian Tiki bottle that was lovingly crafted with respect and attention to detail. He is honored to provide an affordable high-quality product. Hawaiian Rainbow Bees LLC is “Hawaii’s Honey” CLUBS BIBA Membership; HFMA Membership ACCOMP. ‘13-16 BIBA Honey Award Winner for Best Honey HOBBIES Product Innovation, Food Manufacturing, Reading, Health & Hiking NOTEWORTHY 2018 SBA Exporter of the Year awardee for the State of Hawaii, 2018 SBA Exporter of the Year awardee for US District 9 HB HONORS SmallBiz Success Winner


Daniel E. Zettle
Mng. Dir., OfficeDepot/OfficeMax Hopaco Premium Inc. #51

B. 1962; East Palestine, OH EDUC. East Palestine HS; Hiram College, Business Management, Environmental Science; Case Western Reserve U, Executive Education Series; EXP. GM/NE OH Operations ‘03-06; Sales and operations in Cleveland market ‘96-03, District Sales Mgr. ‘94-96 for Boise Cascade Office Products; Began Charlotte, NC promoted to GM of Columbus, OH, Office America ‘88-94. BDS. Exec. Board, Aloha Council; Hopaco BOD; First Tee of HI VP BOD. CLUBS Plaza Club; Chamber of Commerce; Island Society; Better Business Bureau; Hawaii Society of Business Professionals ACCOMP. Eagle Scout; Hawaii Top Executives ‘06-17 HOBBIES Golf, car racing, sports FAM. Kimberly, 1 child HB HONORS Top 250 Exec




Richard Davison
VP Operations, Star of Honolulu Cruises & Events #129

B. 1964; Fairfield, CA EDUC. Helena HS; U of Montana; EXP. Smith Maritime BDS. Area Maritime Security Comm.; Industry Advisory Board USCG; Passenger Vessel Assn. HOBBIES Skiing, dirt biking FAM. Kylee, 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Sean P. Dee
EVP, Chief Marketing Officer, Outrigger Enterprises Group #22

EDUC. Stanford CERT. Stanford Mass Media Institute EXP. EVP and CMO Anschutz Entertainment Group Worldwide and subsequently, Pres. of Global Branding ‘09-13; VP and CMO Hard Rock Intl., Inc. ‘04-09; VP Levi’s Brand ‘96-02; and VP Foote, Cone, Belding ‘89-96. BDS. Hawaii Tourism Authority; Henry Kapono Foundation; Global Hotel Alliance HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Linda Fernandez
Pres., CEO, Fernandez Entertainment, Inc. #145

B. Phoenix, AZ EDUC. Texas Tech-USC; EXP. Pres., CEO, Fun Factory Inc.; Pres., Retail Entertainment Concepts; Founder and member, Retail Concepts Intl. LLC, dba Beyond the Reef at Ala Moana Center; Pres., CEO, Merchandise Intl. Inc.; Partner in development of “Johnny Rockets” locations in Hawaii and Guam; Partner in development, operation of the first Rock ‘N Fun location in Hawaii CLUBS UH Founders Club; Founders Circle-Punahou; Intl. Council of Shopping Centers; World Presidents’ Org.; Intl. Assn. of Amusement Parks & Attractions; Amusement & Music Operators Assn. ACCOMP. Funded 25 UH scholarships over the past 30 years HOBBIES Travel, weight-training, basketball, family activities NOTEWORTHY SBA’s 2018 Hawaii “Family Business of the Year; Girls Scouts of Hawaii ‘07 Woman of Distinction; UH Business Hall of Fame, ‘04; PBN’s Women Who Mean Business “Top 25 Women-Owned Businesses”, ‘15; Retail Merchants of Hawaii’s “Governor’s Award for Exemplary Service to the Retail Industry”, ‘14 HB HONORS Top 250 Exec, SmallBiz Success Winner


Scott Fernandez
Pres., Fernandez Entertainment, Inc. #145

B. 1965; Honolulu EDUC. Punahou; Colorado State U CLUBS Intl. Assn. of Amusement Parks and Attractions; Outrigger Canoe Club; Outdoor Amusement Business Assn.; Young Presidents Org.; World Presidents Org.; Showmen’s League of America ACCOMP. PBN’s Forty Under 40; Featured in Mana Magazine’s “5 Corporate Kanaka Maoli Leaders”, July ‘13; Featured in Hawaiian Airlines’ Hana Hou Magazine in April ‘15 about five of Hawaii’s oldest family businesses; Honolulu Magazine February ‘17 Calabash article; Honolulu Magazine August ‘17 Power of Ohana article. HOBBIES Surfing, stand-up paddling NOTEWORTHY Third generation member of the Fernandez family carrying on the 115-year-old tradition of E. K. Fernandez Shows to provide quality, exciting entertainment for Hawaii’s families like my father (Kane) and my grandfather (Edwin Kane “EK”) before me. Partner for the development of Johnny Rockets restaurants in Hawaii and Guam. Partner for the development and operation of the first Rock ‘N Fun location in Hawaii. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Paul Y. Hiranaga
Controller, Wailea Golf LLC #205

B. Wailuku EDUC. Baldwin HS; UH Manoa; EXP. East West Center, Asst. Fiscal Officer; Love’s Bakery, Accounting Supervisor; Eagle Distributors, Accounting Mgr. ; Budget Rent A Car, Regional Accounting Mgr. ; All About Travel, Controller; Wailea Golf Club, Controller BDS. Hale Makua Health Services; Wailuku Hongwanji Mission HOBBIES Taiko Drumming – Maui Taiko FAM. Beverly, Clerk, County of Maui, 2 children NOTEWORTHY Enjoyed the opportunity to live and work in the Pacific Northwest for over 8 years. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Mitzi Hirasawa
VP Sales and Marketing, Star of Honolulu Cruises & Events #129

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Ronald D. Howard
Pres., Star of Honolulu Cruises & Events #129

B. Cadillac, MI EDUC. East Anchorage HS, ‘72; EXP. VP, GM, Wind Jammer Cruises ‘79-81 HOBBIES Car collecting FAM. Mutsumi, VP/Marketing, Paradise Cruise Ltd. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Mutsumi Howard
VP Sales, Marketing, Star of Honolulu Cruises & Events #129

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Kisan JoKisan Jo
Pres., Prince Waikiki #135

B. 1979; Seoul, Korea EDUC. U of the West Indies; CERT. CPA EXP. Deloitte Accounting BDS. Pacific Century Fellows ‘16; Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Assn. ACCOMP. Incremental in relisting Seibu Holdings on the Japanese Stock Exchange in April ‘14. Increased top line revenue by more than 40% for Hawaii entities portfolio from ‘10 vs ‘17 periods, Implemented technology to create efficiencies in operations which added $1.7M to bottom line. FAM. Jin Oh, 2 children NOTEWORTHY The company’s youngest Pres. of Prince Resorts Hawaii. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Chester E. Kaneshiro
Pres., COO, Tanaka Of Tokyo Restaurants Ltd. #215

B. Japan EDUC. Kubasaki HS; UH; EXP. 41 years in the food service industry CLUBS Oahu CC, Honolulu Club, Hawaii Restaurant Assn. HOBBIES Golf FAM. Jeanean, 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Hiroshi Lamansky
VP Operations, Tanaka Of Tokyo Restaurants Ltd. #215

B. 1983; Cleveland, TX EDUC. The American School in Japan, ‘02; EXP. GM ‘09-13, Mgr. ‘05-09, Busboy, Front Host, Cashier, Bartender, Server ‘04-’05, Tanaka of Tokyo Restaurants CLUBS Hawaii Asia Pacific Assn. HOBBIES Basketball, golf, dining out HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Alan Mattson
Pres., & CEO , The Castle Group, Inc. #172

B. 1956; Long Beach, CA EDUC. Long Beach Wilson HS;San Diego State; EXP. Dollar Rent A Car; Avis Rent A Car Systems, Inc.; Hilton Hotels Corp. BDS. The Castle Group, Inc.; Pacific Historic Parks; Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau; Make A Wish Hawaii CLUBS Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Assn.; Travel Industry Assn. of America; Pacific Assn. of Travel Agents; Vacation Rental Management Assn.; Oahu CC; Pacific Club HOBBIES Surfing, bikram yoga, biking FAM. Marilee Mattson, Boutique Mgr. , Diane Von Furstenberg NOTEWORTHY Vice Chair of Pacific Historic Parks, Past board member of the Governor’s task force for tourism funding for the State of California HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Elliot K Mills
VP, Hotel Operations Disneyland Resort & Aulani, The Disney Company
Trustee, Kamehameha Schools #36

B. 1970; Hilo EDUC. St. Joseph School, Hilo; UH, BBA; CERT. Cornell U GM Program BDS. Kamehameha Schools; Hawai‘i Community Foundation; Hawai‘i Pacific Health; Kap‘iolani Medical Center for Women & Children; Hawaii Medical Services Assn.; Hawaii Visitor & Convention Bureau; California Hotel & Lodging Assn. FAM. Ruth, Regional Dir. of Sales, Four Seasons Resorts Hawaii, 2 children HB HONORS 20 for the Next 20, Top 250 Exec


John Morgan
Pres., CEO, Kualoa Ranch Hawaii, Inc. #140

B. 1956; Hawaii EDUC. Punahou; EXP. Started career at Kualoa Ranch in ‘71 as part time laborer. Became manager of the family owned company in ‘81 when the company employed 8 people. Started to diversify outdoor recreation at the ranch in ‘85, since then Kualoa has grown to employ over 300 people. Its primary endeavors are cattle ranching, diversified agriculture, outdoor recreation, education and real estate BDS. Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau; Hawaii Cattlemen’s Council; Oahu Cemetary ACCOMP. Over the years John and Kualoa Ranch have been the recipients of numerous awards: Kama’aina of the Year, Business Leader of the Year, 2015 Tourism Legacy Award, National Cattlemen’s Beef Assn. Environmental Stewardship Award HOBBIES Surfing, stand up paddle board, mountain biking FAM. Carri, 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Dave Nadeau
CFO, Outrigger Enterprises Group #22

B. 1958; Washington DC EDUC. Robinson HS, Fairfax, VA; U. Virginia;Georgia State; CERT. CPA EXP. CFO Outrigger Hotels and Resorts (KSL Resorts), Mar ‘17; Dir. of Asset Management KSL Resorts ‘13-17; CFO Western Athletic Clubs, LLC (KSL Capital Partners) ‘09-13; Dir. of Business Integration & Development KSL Resorts ‘07-09; CFO Hotel Del Coronado (KSL Resorts) ‘03-06 FAM. Catherine HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Hiroyasu Nakamura
Sr. VP, Halekulani Corp. #59

B. Tokyo, Japan EDUC. Keio HS; Keio U;UC Berkeley; EXP. Worked for Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd for 30 yrs. 5 yrs. working at Halekulani Corp. BDS. Japan-America Society Hawaii HOBBIES Golf, Swimming HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Cyrus I. Oda
Sr. VP, CFO, Kokusai Kogyo Kanri Kabushiki Kaisha – US Operations #13

B. 1948; Hilo EDUC. Konawaena HS; UH, BBA, Accounting, Finance; CERT. CPA EXP. Area Dir./Finance, Sheraton Hotels; Controller, Sheraton Moana Surfrider Hotel; Controller, Royal Hawaiian Hotel BDS. Hotel Union & Hotel Industry of Hawaii Pension Trust; Hotel Union and Hotel Industry of Hawaii 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan; Tax Foundation of Hawaii CLUBS American Institute of CPAs ACCOMP. Commissioner, State of Hawaii Tax Review Commission, ‘01-03; CPA HOBBIES Golf, tennis, running FAM. Janace, Retired, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Jack E. Richards
Pres., CEO, Pleasant Holidays LLC #128

B. 1953; OH EDUC. Kent State U, BA, Political Science; U of Akron, MA, Intl. Relations; EXP. Sr. VP, Product Marketing and Strategy, Expedia/Hotels.com, ‘03-07; Pres., CEO, America West Vacations/The Leisure Comp., ‘99-03; Pres., CEO, Adventure Tours USA Inc., ‘92-99 BDS. Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau, ‘08-14; Starwood Hotels & Resorts Leisure Travel Advisory Board, ‘10-15; America West Education Foundation, ‘01-03 ACCOMP. Jack received the 2015 Excellence in Leadership Award from TravelAge West. HOBBIES Golf FAM. Tammy HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Akihito Saigusa
Sec., Treas., Halekulani Corp. #59

B. Tokyo EDUC. Keio HS; Keio U; EXP. Joined Mitsui Fudosan, parent company of Halekulani Corp., in ‘93. Worked in Tokyo, NY, Singapore and Tianjin China. Joined Halekulani Corp. in ‘16 HOBBIES Golf, Running, Arts HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


George Ann Skandis
VP, HR, Atlantis Submarines Hawaii LLC #158

B. 1955; Chicago, IL EDUC. Michigan State U, BA, Liberal Arts, ‘77; Michigan State U, Master’s, Labor and Industrial Relations, ‘79; CERT. Cornell U, Equal Employment Opportunity Studies, ‘91 EXP. 30+ years experience in human resources, including American Express, Burroughs, NYC Transit Authority, Consumers Power Co. HOBBIES Running, hiking, swimming, yoga, travel NOTEWORTHY Member, Society of Human Resources Management; Past Pres., Hawaii Chapter of the American Society of Training and Development HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Alison “Bo” H. Tanaka
Exec. Corporate GM, Tanaka Of Tokyo Restaurants Ltd. #215

B. 1991; Honolulu EDUC. Punahou ‘09; UH Mānoa; Chaminade U; CERT. B.A. ‘12, M.B.A. ‘15, Entrepreneurial Certificate EXP. Stable Hand; Riding Instructor; Published Illustrator; Magazine Editor; Retail Worker; Dishwasher; Kitchen Helper; Busgirl; Hostess; Server; Bartender; Cashier; Intern; Assistant Mgr.; Mgr.; Assistant GM; Corporate GM BDS. Hogan Advisory Board; Spokeswoman for DVAC CLUBS YPO NG; Chamber of Commerce; NAPW ACCOMP. Masters Degree in Business Admin.; Hogan Entrepreneurial Certificate HOBBIES Family, beach, golf, art, wine, and adventures with my husband and Siberian Husky named Nami FAM. Sean , 1 furry child (our dog) NOTEWORTHY Miss Hawaii US 2012 HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Richard E. Tanaka
Chair, CEO, Tanaka Of Tokyo Restaurants Ltd. #215

B. Montreal, Canada EDUC. American School in Japan; Rippowam H.S. Port Credit Secondary; NYU, U of Western Ontario; CERT. Honors B.A. (U.S. MA) EXP. Paper boy, House boy, gas station attendant, dishwasher, cashier, busboy, server, cook, manual laborer, truck driver, tractor driver, founder Daruma Enterprises, Pres. Tanabus Corp., restaurant management. BDS. Chaminade U Board of Governors; Hogan Advisory Board; MVNP Board of Advisors CLUBS Waialae CC; Pacific Club; Young Presidents’ Org./World Presidents’ Org.; HEC; HAPA ACCOMP. Great wife, great kids, great dogs, and a loving happy family. HOBBIES Reading, golf, swimming, counting calories FAM. Catherine, 2 children NOTEWORTHY Tokyu Karate Sho Dan, Tae Kwon Do 3rd Degree Black Belt HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Layne H. Wada
Mng. Dir., VP Finance, Star of Honolulu Cruises & Events #129

B. 1963; Captain Cook EDUC. Konawaena HS; U of Denver, BSBA; U of Denver, MACC; EXP. Arthur Andersen & Co., Nikken Corp. BDS. The Bay Club Ownership Resort, Inc. CLUBS Waialae CC; Young Presidents Org.; Hawaii Society of Certified Public Accountants; American Society of Certified Public Accountants HOBBIES Golf, fishing, skeet/trap shooting FAM. Hae Sook HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Ronald Williams
Pres., CEO, Atlantis Submarines Hawaii LLC #158

B. 1957; Hilo EDUC. Hilo HS, ‘75; UH, Social Psychology, ‘80; EXP. Mgr./West Hawaii, NAPA Parts Center Hawaii; Sr. VP, Tropical Rent-A-Car; VP/Sales & Operations, National Car Rental; Dir./Sales, Thrifty Rent-A-Car BDS. Activities Attractions Assn. of Hawaii; Hawaii Medical Service Assn. CLUBS Hawaiian Canoe Club; Activity & Attractions Assn. of Hawaii HOBBIES Canoe paddling, golfing, working out, stand up surfing and cross fit FAM. Momi, 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Ruthann Yamanaka
Sr. VP, Chief People Officer, Outrigger Enterprises Group #22

B.; Los Angeles, CA EDUC. USC;UH Mānoa;EXP. Sr. VP Human Resources & Planning Outrigger Enterprises Group ‘06; VP Human Resources Alexander & Baldwin, Inc.; Sr. VP of the People Services Group Hawaiian Airlines; Sr. VP and Assistant Director of Human Resources Bank of Hawaii FAM. Gregg, 1 child HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Calvin Yamasaki
VP Admin., Tanaka Of Tokyo Restaurants Ltd. #215

B. 1946; Lihue EDUC. Kauai HS; Honolulu Business College; MIL. U.S. Army HOBBIES Watching grandson train and compete in karate, fishing and golf FAM. Kay, Wells Fargo Securities HB HONORS Top 250 Exec




Aaron Alter
EVP, Chief Legal Officer and Corp. Sec., Hawaiian Airlines #2

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Joseph Boivin, Jr.
Pres., Young Brothers #71

EDUC. U of Arkansas, BA, Mechanical Engineering; U of Arkansas, MBA, Finance; CERT. Certified Energy Mgr. ; Certified Energy Auditor; Project Management Professional; Certified Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic MIL. USAF ‘88-92 EXP. Hawaii Gas, Sr. VP; Booz Allen Hamilton, Sr. Associate; Institute for Defense Analyses, Research Staff Member, Alexandria, VA; Northrup Grumman, Engineer, Dallas, TX; United States Air Force BDS. Legal Aid Society of Hawaii FAM. Jan Boivin, General Counsel, Hawaii Pacific U, 2 children NOTEWORTHY Den Leader, Scouting HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Daniel Chun
Dir./ Sales, Community PR – Hawaii, Alaska Airlines #16

B. 1979; Honolulu EDUC. Mililani HS; UH Mānoa; CERT. Private pilot license EXP. Nearly two decades of experience in Hawaii’s tourism industry. At the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau he helped develop international travel to the Islands. Then served for 7 yrs. as special assistant to the governor-appointed tourism liaison coordinating with government agencies and the visitor industry. BDS. Public Schools of Hawaii Foundation; Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Assn.; Diamond Head Theatre; UH Alumni Assn.; TIM Intl.; 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 Assn. ACCOMP. PBN Forty Under 40, ‘14; Hawaii Business 20 for the Next 20, ‘16; UH Mānoa School of Travel Industry Management Alumni Hall of Honor awardee, ‘16; Pacific Century Fellows class of 2018 HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Matt Cox
Chair, 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 Pres. and CEO since ‘12 and Pres. since ‘08. Joined Matson in ‘01 as CFO. Prior to Matson, 15 yrs. in transportation industry. BDS. First Hawaiian Bank CLUBS HBR; Shidler College of Business Advisory Council, UH Mānoa HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Tim Guard
Chair, CEO, JBG Corp. #103

B. 1940; Honolulu EDUC. Punahou, ‘58; USC; MIL. Lt., U.S. Navy EXP. Pres., Robert T. Guard & Associates; Mgr./Corporate Public Relations, Dillingham Corp. BDS. Friends of Waikiki Aquarium; Chair, Battleship Missouri Memorial Assn.; Chair, Hawaii Youth Callenge Academy Foundation; Marimed Foundation CLUBS Outrigger Canoe Club ACCOMP. Navy Commendation and Navy Achievement Medals; Bronze Star with Combat V for Valor HOBBIES Competitive canoeing, kayaking, hiking, whitewater rafting, SCUBA diving (certified divemaster) FAM. Devon, 4 children NOTEWORTHY Participant in over 20 Molokai-to-Oahu canoe races. Summited Mount Kilimanjaro. Recently inducted into the Hawaii Waterman’s Hall of Fame. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Lawrence S. Hershfield
Chair, Hawaiian Airlines #2

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Kim Hudson Chock
CFO, JBG Corp. #103
CFO, McCabe Hamilton & Renny Co., Ltd.

B. Honolulu EDUC. St. Andrew’s Priory; UH Mānoa; 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
Pres., CEO, Hawaiian Airlines #2

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Hiroshi Kuroda
VP & Regional Mgr Hawaii, Japan Airlines Co., Ltd. #189

B. 1966 EDUC. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Sandra W. Larsen
VP, Legal & Government Affairs, Young Brothers, Limited #71

EDUC. Kailua HS; UH Mānoa, BBA in Accounting; UH Mānoa, William S. Richardson School of Law, JD; EXP. VP, Legal & Government Affairs, YB Feb ‘18; Dir., Legal Affairs and Deputy Dir., External Affairs, YB, ‘17-18; Mgr. , Legal Affairs YB, ‘16-17; Rate Case Mgr. , HECO, ‘14-16; Associate General Counsel, HECO, ‘10-14 BDS. National Assn. Pacific Asian Bar Assn. HOBBIES Volunteer at Oahu SPCA HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Mike Lum
Treas., Hawaiian Islands Freight Assn. #214

B. 1952; Honolulu EDUC. Saint Louis; UH Mānoa; EXP. Owner/Pres. of Screens & Things Inc. and The Window & Door Store BDS. Hawaiian Islands Freight Assn.; New Hope Windward CLUBS Honolulu Executives Assn. FAM. Anne-Marie, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Roger Morton
Pres., GM, Oahu Transit Services Inc.

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; Sr. VP, Oahu Transit Services ‘92-05; VP, MTL Inc. ‘86-92 BDS. Oahu Transit Services; Move Oahu Forward ACCOMP. Twice named best transit system in America HOBBIES golf, gardening FAM. Beverly


George W. Pasha, IV
CEO, The Pasha Group
CEO, Pasha Hawaii #20

EDUC. Marin Catholic, Kentfield, CA; Santa Clara U, BS, Economics; EXP. Joined the company in ‘85 after 2 years of commercial banking experience; CEO of The Pasha Group and Pasha Hawaii since ‘08 BDS. Chairman, The Pasha Group BOD; Pasha Hawaii Advisory Board; Advisory Board of The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara U HOBBIES Anything involving the water FAM. Elyse, 3 children NOTEWORTHY Past Chairman of the Household Goods Forwarders Assn. of America, Inc., now known as IAM HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Reginald “Regi” Perry
Managing Mgr., CEO, Barbers Point Aviation Services, LLC. #223

B. 1966; Old Ewa Hospital EDUC. Damien Memorial HS; Embry-Riddle Aeronautical U; CERT. Aeronautical Science MIL. Hawaii Army National Guard Major OIF III and OIF VIII EXP. Hawaii Army National Guard, 29th Infantry Brigade ‘84-13; Troop E, 19th Air Cavalry; 487th Field Artillery; 2-299th Infantry; 2-299th Cavalry, ; Deployed to Iraq in ‘04 and ‘08. Air Service Hawaii, Flight Instructor; Pacific Air Taxi, Flight Instructor; Skydive Hawaii, Pilot; Air Molokai, Pilot; Scenic Air Tours, Hawaii, Pilot; Polynesian Airways, Pilot; Mahalo Airlines, Pilot; Corporate Air Hawaii, Pilot; Ryan Intl. Airlines, Pilot. Barbers Point Flight School, LLC. BDS. Hoakalei Golf Club CLUBS Hawaii Chamber of Commerce; Vistage Executive Network; Presidents Circle, Experimental Aircraft Assn. ACCOMP. US Army Retired Combat Veteran; Hawaii’s Fastest 50 ‘16-17; Received Three Patriot Awards; Hawaii Small Business Person of the Year, ‘18; HOBBIES Motocross, water sports FAM. Michelle, District Mgr. , Na Hoku, 3 children NOTEWORTHY Born and raised in old Ewa Plantation just 5 minutes away from where I began two successful companies HB HONORS Top 250 Exec; SmallBiz Success Winner



Jon Snook
EVP, COO, Hawaiian Airlines #2

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Donn M. Takaki
Pres., HawkTree Intl. Inc. #112

B. Honolulu EDUC. ‘Iolani; Claremont McKenna College, BA; U of Virginia, MBA; BDS. Chamber of Commerce Hawaii HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Drake Yomono
COO, Sr. VP, Direct Support Resources, Inc. #219

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Bryan P. Andaya
Pres., COO, L&L Drive-Inn and L&L Hawaiian Barbecue #87

B. 1971; Honokaa EDUC. Waiakea HS; Portland State; De Paul Law; EXP. Field Representative, Office of U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz ‘13-present; Pres., Hawaii 88-01 Real Estate Holdings, ‘09-present; Attorney, Imanaka Kudo & Fujimoto ‘00-07; Mng. Principal, Eddie Flores Real Estate CE, ‘06-present; Lobbyist, Hawaii Coalition of Caregivers ‘07-09; Law Clerk, Supreme Court of Hawaii ‘98-00 BDS. Chair, Honolulu Board of Water Supply; Chair, Goodwill Hawaii; Director, Pacific Asian Affairs Council CLUBS Pacific Century Fellows 2011-12 ACCOMP. Hawaii Business 20 for the Next 20; PBN Young Business Leader of the Year 2011, Forty Under 40 HOBBIES Travel, golf, surfing, canoe paddling FAM. Mary Ann, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Nelson Befitel
Chief Counsel, ProService Hawaii #42

EDUC. Lahainaluna; BA Journalism UH Mānoa; JD Arizona State College of Law; EXP. Director of Labor, State of Hawaii; Attorney with Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert; Deputy Corp. Counsel for the County of Maui; Maui Prosecutor’s Office; State Attorney General’s office HOBBIES Youth baseball coach FAM. Aileen Befitel, 2 children (Colton, Angeline) HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Judy Bishop
Pres., Owner, Bishop & Company, Inc. #227

B. Louisiana EDUC. BA English; EXP. 13 yrs. President/Owner Bishop & Company; 5 yrs. GM at CTA Staffing; 5 years Dir. of Franchise Operations with Talent Tree Staffing BDS. Hawaii Society of Business Professionals; Hawaii Red Cross; IONA Dance Company CLUBS Pacific Club; Plaza Club; SHRM; Chamber of Commerce; BBB ACCOMP. Top 25 Women Owned Businesses in PBN for past 11 years; 2011 SBA Women in Business Champion; 2012 HB Magazine Business Leader of the Year Finalist; ‘09 Outstanding Woman Leader of the Year HOBBIES Travel and being a foodie NOTEWORTHY Started my first business at the age of 25 and within 10 years had opened 3 additional businesses; started Bishop & Company, Inc. in 2006 and hit $10M in sales by year #10. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Jennifer Brittin Fulton
Pres., Employers Options #217

B. 1952; Phoenix, AZ EDUC. Granada HS; Chico State U; EXP. Started my first business in 1976 right out of college, that business has grown into Employers Options CLUBS SHRM, Chamber of Commerce ACCOMP. PBN Fastest Growing Business, ‘13 & ‘14; PBN Top Women Owned Business ‘99-14; SBA Women Business Champion, ‘14; PBN Business Woman of the Year for Profit ‘15; Maui Mayor Lifetime Achievement Award, ‘15; Largest Woman Owned Business On Maui; PBN Fastest 50 List. ‘16; Hawaii Business Magazine Top 250 Company, ‘16-17 HOBBIES Tennis and Horses FAM. Stephen Fulton, 1 child HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Norman Cheng
Mng. Dir., Starn O’Toole Marcus & Fisher

B. 1976; Honolulu  EDUC. ‘Iolani School; Georgetown U; UH William S. Richardson School of Law; EXP. Concentrated practice in real estate, commercial leasing, business structuring, hotels and resorts, and general commercial transactions. Experience includes working on condominium development, land use permitting, structured finance, construction agreements and business sales BDS. Child and Family Service Real Property Board ACCOMP. Holds Martindale-Hubbell’s highest professional rating (AV); Recognized by Chambers USA Leading Lawyers for Business in Real Estate Law; Selected for the Hawaii Super Lawyers list since ‘16; Listed as “Rising Star” in real estate law on ‘15 Hawaii Super Lawyers list; Selected for The Best Lawyers in the America in Honolulu ‘18 and ‘19 lists in Real Estate Law FAM. 2 children HB HONORS SmallBiz Success Winner


Patrick “Rick” D. Ching
Pres., COO, Servco Pacific Inc. #7

B. 1957; Honolulu, HI EDUC. Punahou; U. of Washington’s Foster School of Business; UH Shidler College of Business; EXP. Joined Servco in ‘85 in corporate finance, eventually rising to EVP, CFO. Moved to Servco’s auto operations in ‘01, leading distribution and retail portions of the business at different times. Member of Executive Comm. and Hawaii Management Comm. Prior to Servco, tax manager for Deloitte, spending time in its Seattle and Honolulu offices. BDS. Aloha United Way; City Mill, Ltd.; Diamond Head Theatre; Hawaii Blood Bank; The Queens Health Systems – Queens Medical Center CLUBS HBR; Hawaii Asia Pacific Assn. ACCOMP. University of Hawaii’s Shidler College of Business Hall of Honor inductee HOBBIES Golf, photography, skiing, travel FAM. Marybeth, 1 child HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Jordan R. Conley
CFO, ProService Hawaii #42

B. 1980; Florida EDUC. Hillsborough HS; U of Central Florida; Crummer School of Business at Rollins College; EXP. 19 yrs. in HR outsourcing, servicing small businesses. FAM. Alison Conley, 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Lisa Daijo
Pres., Owner, Express Employment Professionals #232

B. 1971; North Carolina EDUC. Castle HS; UH Mānoa, BA in Marketing; CERT. Express University Certified Learning Professional Program EXP. GTE/Verizon/Hawaiian Telcom, District Sales Mgr. , ‘94-07; Express Employment Professionals, Owner, ‘07 BDS. Honolulu Bulls Soccer Clubs CLUBS American Staffing Assn.; SHRM ACCOMP. Top 25 Women Owned Business, PBN, 6 yrs. running; Hawaii Best Workplaces, PBN, ‘15-18; Top 250 Business, Hawaii Business, ‘17-18; Fastest Growing Business ‘18; Best Places to Work, Hawaii Business, ‘16-17; received Joint Commission Certification in ‘16 HOBBIES Soccer games for Punahou and The Bulls, spending time with family FAM. Les Daijo, Group Director- IT & Healthcare, Express Employment Professionals, 2 children NOTEWORTHY For the past 11 years, hosted and sponsored Leadership Seminar for business’ in Hawaii. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Peter Dames
EVP, Mobility Ventures & Technology, Servco Pacific Inc. #7

B. 1967; New Jersey EDUC. UCLA, BA ‘90; Stanford, MS ‘07; EXP. PACCAR Inc ‘00-18; Toyota Motor Sales USA ‘96-99; Toyota Motor Corp Japan ‘90-96, Office of Ronald Reagan ‘89-90 BDS. Solid Gold Sound Foundation FAM. Yuki, 1 child NOTEWORTHY Enjoys playing golf, food, reading and watching son play soccer HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Ken Davis
Pres., CEO, Chair, Aqua Engineers Inc. #166

B. 1950; Chester, PA EDUC. Holy Name HS Reading, PA; US Military Academy; Lehigh U, MBA; CERT. CFA MIL. 11 Years, US Army EXP. COO/CFO, Gabriel Roeder Smith, Southfield MI, 16 yrs.; VP, Sanwa Bank & Mellon Bank, 14 yrs.; Pilot, Hawaii Air Ambulance, 1 yr.; Army Officer, USA Corps of Engineers, 11 yrs. BDS. Chair, Aqua Engineers, Inc. HOBBIES Running, flying, traveling FAM. Alice E Davis, Family Nurse Practitioner, Progressive Medical, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Lee Donohue
Dir. Security, Securitas Security Services USA, Inc. #92

B. 1942; Honolulu EDUC. Chaminade U, BS General Studies; EXP. Honolulu Police Department, 40 yrs.; Private Security BDS. Honolulu Police Community Foundation; Kick Start Karate; McKinley HS Foundation; Hawaii Judicial Council; Visitor Aloha Society of Hawaii; Honolulu Fire Fighters Foundation, Director CLUBS Hawaii Karate Kodansha ACCOMP. Accreditation of HPD; Founded Magnum Investigations, LLC HOBBIES Instruction of Karate FAM. Luci, Retired, 3 children NOTEWORTHY Retired as Chief of Police in ‘04. Appointed as a Honolulu City Council Member in June ‘10 HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Patrick J. Duarte
Pres., CEO, Kāhala Nui #170

B. Kona EDUC. Konawaena HS; UH; UCLA – MBA; MIL. U.S. Army Finance Corps EXP. COO, Bishop Museum; Exec. Dir., Polynesian Voyaging Society; Sr. VP, Hawaii Dental Service; CEO, REHAB Hospital; Assoc. Admin.., Straub Clinic & Hospital. BDS. Sutter Health Pacific; Mental Health Kokua. CLUBS Rotary Club of Kahala Sunrise; Pacific Club. HOBBIES Windsurfing. FAM. Grace NOTEWORTHY AUW volunteer for 25+ years. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Tina L Fitch
Co-Founder, CEO, Hobnob

B. Kailua-Kona EDUC. UC Berkeley; EXP. Founder & CEO of Switchfly BDS. Alpha Esquires HB HONORS SmallBiz Success Winner


Jason Fujita
VP – Sales, Hawaiian Telcom #27

EDUC. ‘Iolani; Santa Clara U; EXP. Experienced sales executive who previously managed Hawaiian Telcom’s consumer sales center, public communications, Hawaiian Telcom TV, Multi-Dwelling Unit and Wireless services. BDS. Aloha Council of the Boy Scouts of America; Chamber of Commerce Hawaii; Hawaii Literacy; Olelo Community Media CLUBS Hawaii Asia Pacific Assn., Young Leaders Chair ACCOMP. Pacific Century Fellows, ‘14; 2018 Big Brother of the Year Award recipient from Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii; ‘14 Hawaii Business 20 for the Next 20 HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Mark Fukunaga
Chair, CEO, Servco Pacific Inc. #7

B. 1956; Honolulu EDUC. Punahou, ‘74; Pomona College, BA, ‘78; U of Chicago, JD, ‘82; EXP. Attorney, Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, N.Y. ‘83-87; Staff, office of Sen. Daniel Inouye, D.C., ‘76 BDS. Fender Musical Instruments Corp., Co-Chair; DTRIC Insurance, Children’s Discovery Center; KCAA Preschools; Matson Inc.; McInerny Foundation-Distribution Com; Punahou School; Pomona College, Trustee Emeritus CLUBS Oahu CC, Waialae CC HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Michael W Gibson
Trustee, Parker Ranch Foundation Trust  #208

B. 1948; Ann Arbor, MI EDUC. ‘Iolani; U of Wisconsin; Hastings College of Law; EXP. Ashford & Wriston ‘76-present; Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, City & County of Honolulu ‘74-76 BDS. Hawaii Pacific Health; Palani Ranch Company; Ponoholo Ranch; Hawaii Justice Foundation; Parker Ranch Inc.; Parker Ranch Foundation Trust HOBBIES Canoe paddling HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Ben Godsey
Pres., CEO, ProService Hawaii #42

B. 1972; CA EDUC. Miramonte HS; Pomona College, BA, ‘91; U of Chicago, MBA, ‘00; EXP. Bioscience Securities Inc.; Goldman Sachs & Co.; Morgan Stanley & Co.; Headland Partners LLC BDS. Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii; Kapi’olani Medical Center for Women and Children; Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship CLUBS YPO; HBR ACCOMP. Pacific Century Fellows Class of ‘09 HOBBIES Paddling, fly fishing FAM. Yvonne Chan, Teacher, I’olani School, 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Brittany Heyd
Co-Founder, Mana Up Hawaii

B. 1985; Portland, OR EDUC. U of San Diego; Georgetown U; CERT. JD & MA EXP. General counsel & managing director, 1776, largest network of incubators for startup ecosystems in NE corridor; Worked on economic policy at Obama White House ACCOMP. Founder of new product accelerator initiative, Mana Up; Co-founded 1776, incubator and venture fund in 2012 HOBBIES Running, hiking, traveling FAM. Nick, Mgr., Kilohana, 3 children NOTEWORTHY Recognized as Young Leader in Atlantic Council Fellowship


Meli James
Co-Founder, Mana Up Hawaii

B. 1978; Honolulu EDUC. Punahou; Cornell; EXP. Pres., HVCA; Head of New Ventures, Sultan Ventures; Program Dir. & Entrepreneur In-residence, XLR8UH; Program Mgr., Blue Startups; Principal, Hawaii Apps; Co-founder, Nirvino; Co-founder, TuneTug BDS. Hawaii Venture Capital Assn.; UHA Health Insurance; Oahu Workforce Development; Mink Center for Business & Leadership; Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies CLUBS Cornell University Hotel Society ACCOMP. Co-founded first of its kind product accelerator in Hawaii; Co-founder of #1 ranked wine app, Nirvino – Apple Platform Top 100 App & Top Ten Lifestyles App HOBBIES Tennis, open ocean distance swimming NOTEWORTHY Featured in Entrepreneur Magazine as one of 5 Women to Watch in ‘16; Completed a 120-mile trek through the Mustang Region in the Nepal Himalayas


Chris Kajioka
Chef/Owner, Senia

B. 1983; Honolulu EDUC. ‘Iolani; Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, NY; FAM. 1 child HB HONORS 20 for the Next 20


Aryn Nakaoka
Pres., Aloha Tone #250
Pres., Lava.net
Founder, Nimble Solutions

B. 1977; Honolulu EDUC. Hawaii Baptist Academy; U of the Pacific; BDS. Hawaii IT Steering Comm. ACCOMP. Kokua Wireless, named by KPMG as one of the World’s 100 Most Innovative Infrastructure Projects of 2012 HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Vincent Kimura
CEO, Smart Yields

B. Honolulu EDUC. BS in Environmental Science, Oregon State U; MBA, Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona; CERT. Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point; Government Cost Accounting, George Washington U; Food Safety Scheme Practitioner under the Global Food Safety Initiative. EXP. Lead Founder & CEO, Smart Yields, ‘15; Chair, Past CEO, Inovi Green; Asia-Pacific Initiative Mgr. , The Institute for Triple Helix Innovation; Dir. of Communications and Public Affairs, Pacific Basin Economic Council; BearingPoint, KPMG Consulting ACCOMP. Founded a Hawaii-based globally recognized agriculture technology company that is revolutionizing the way small and medium-scale farms operate. Vincent partners with public and private entities worldwide to enhance strategic sustainability management, technology programs, community building and business development. Named the 2016 Clean Tech/Ag Entrepreneur by the Hawaii Venture Capital Assn.; Finalist in the ‘16 PBN Business Leadership Awards; PBN ‘16 40 Under 40 cohort. FAM. Lisa, 3 children HB HONORS SmallBiz Success Winner


Sean K. Knox
CEO, Pres., HiEmployment The Hawaii Group, Inc. #195

EDUC. Hilo HS, Seabury Hall; U of Puget Sound; EXP. 19+ years experience in professional staffing. Previous owner and President of POI Employment, LLC. After working for a national staffing agency, Sean opened POI Employment in April 2005. His business management experience has taken him to Washington and England. BDS. Hawaii Literacy; Workforce Development Council, Chair of the Performance Measures Comm.; Career and Technical Education Advisory Comm. ACCOMP. HiEmployment is one of the fastest growing companies in Hawaii 3 years in a row. In 2018, HiEmployment has offices on O‘ahu, Big Island, Maui and Kaua‘i.FAM. Sarah, Occupational Therapist, Shriners Hospital, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


John T. Komeiji
Pres., GM, Hawaiian Telcom #27

EDUC. University Laboratory School; Bachelor of Education, UH Mānoa; Juris Doctorate from Hasting College of Law; EXP. Previously served as Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel, responsible for the company’s day-to-day business operations. His Administrative Services organization included the External Affairs, Government Affairs, Human Resources, Information Technology Systems & Order Management Systems, Legal, Project Management & Delivery, and Support Services teams. He joined Hawaiian Telcom in July ‘08. Sr. partner at Watanabe Ing & Komeiji LLP, focus on litigation of complex commercial, personal injury and professional liability matters. BDS. Vice Chair Hawaii Medical Service Assn.; President The 200 Club; Vice Chair Blood Bank of Hawaii; The Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau ACCOMP. 2018 Corporate Intrapreneur of the Year award, Hawaii Venture Capitalist Assn.; ‘11 University of Hawaii Distinguished Alumni Award; past president of the Hawaii State Bar Assn.; Bencher and member of the Executive Comm. of the American Inns of Court, Aloha Chapter. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


John D Lambert
GM, Vivial Media

B. 1977; New York EDUC. John F. Kennedy Catholic HS; Cornell U; EXP. Sales, business development, training, sales management, operations management, general management. Industries: advertising & marketing, recruiting, micro private equity CLUBS Cornell Club of Hawaii, Cornell Alumni Assn. Ambassador Network ACCOMP. Fortunate to have experienced a range of developmental opportunities in Hawaii over the past 15 years. The Hawaii branch of Vivial Media has consistently exceeded its goals annually. This is attributable to: strategic forward thinking & decision making at the top of the company, good support of Hawaii operation, most importantly the collective talent and energy of our 40 person Hawaii team. We are extremely fortunate to have some of the best in the business working at Vivial. HOBBIES Crossfit, hiking, backpacking, woodworking, listening to podcasts while doing dishes, yardwork, investing FAM. Michelle, Merck, 2 children HB HONORS SmallBiz Success Winner


Brendan Lewis
Finance Mgr. , Meadow Gold Dairies #56

EDUC. McDaniel College; UH Shidler College of Business; HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Kathleen Lin-Hurtubise
Founder, CEO, Gourmet Events Hawaii #237
Founder and CEO, Staffing by GEH

B. Michigan EDUC. Emerson College; UH; EXP. Founder of Gourmet Events Hawaii, a full service events and catering company. Founder of Staffing by GEH, a hospitality dedicated staffing agency. Starting with intimate cooking events Kat grew her business into GEH in ‘05. GEH does over 600 events per year for corporate and private clients. In ‘16, staffing by GEH was created. BDS. Meeting Planners Intl. CLUBS Hawaii Chamber of Commerce; Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Assn.; Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau ACCOMP. Have won multiple recognitions as “Best Event Planning and Catering Company” by Honolulu Magazine; “Best Place to Work” by Hawaii Business Magazine; Been named the “Best Event Planning Company of the Year” by PBN’s Pineapple Awards; “Best Corporate Event Production of the Year” with budget exceeding $100,000 by the National Assn. for Catering & Events; and “Women Who Mean Business: Industry Leader” by PBN. HOBBIES Hiking, biking, picnicking FAM. Kevin Lin-Hurtubise, Surgeon, 2 children NOTEWORTHY Kat’s career path included managing public awareness campaigns for Public Interest Research Group, to teaching English in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and serving as dir. of the Hawaii Muscular Dystrophy Assn. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Robert K.W.H. Nobriga
Pres., Island Holdings, Inc.

EDUC. Kamehameha, Kapālama; Notre Dame; CERT. CPA EXP. EVP, CFO, American Savings Bank; EVP, CFO, The Queen’s Health Systems; EVP, CFO, Hawaii National Bank; CFO, COO, John A. Burns School of Medicine; Business Assurance Mgr., Price Waterhouse Coopers BDS. Treas. (Former Chair), Kamehameha Schools; BOD, Haleakala Ranch Company HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Michael J. O’Malley
Mng. Partner, Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel

B. 1954; Honolulu EDUC. Kailua HS; Claremont-McKenna College; Harvard Law; BDS. Friends of Family Specialty Courts; Hawai‘i Strategic Development Corp.; HiBEAM; Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women & Children; Mental Health America of Hawai‘i; Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority; Pu‘ulu Lapa‘au; Tax Foundation of Hawai‘i CLUBS American Bar Assn.; American Health Lawyers Assn.; Hawai’i Assn. of Nonprofit Organizations; Hawai’i State Bar Assn.; Healthcare Assn. of Hawai‘i HOBBIES Working out; enjoying time with grandchildren NOTEWORTHY State of Hawai‘i Math Champion 7th grade (Kailua Intermediate School)


David Paul
Sr. VP, Dir. Engineering & Construction, Aqua Engineers Inc. #166

B. 1969; Honolulu EDUC. Texas A&M U; CERT. Professional Engineer EXP. Been in the water & wastewater industry over 22 years. Started with the City and County of Honolulu in the Department of Wastewater Management. Joined Brown and Caldwell where he gained experience in water, wastewater and water reclamation projects. Has been with his employee-owned company, Aqua Engineers, for the past 12 years BDS. Aqua Engineers, Inc. CLUBS Hawaii Water Environment Assn.; American Waterworks Assn. Hawaii Chapter; ESOP Hawaii Chapter HOBBIES UH Football games HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Marc E. Rousseau
Mngmt. Committee, Cades Schutte LLP #162

B. 1968; N. Vancouver EDUC. Penticton Secondary; U of Denver, BsBA cum laude, ‘90 ; U of Akron, JD summa cum laude, ‘94; MBA, ‘94; EXP. Partner practicing in Cades’ corporate department, focusing on business organizations, corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, public utilities regulation, renewable energy, securities, public finance, franchises, immigration, and health law. BDS. Boy Scouts of America, Aloha Council CLUBS American Bar Assn.; Hawaii State Bar Assn.; Washington State Bar Assn. ACCOMP. Business Action Center Volunteer; Volunteer teacher of Punahou’s Business Org. and Society Class HOBBIES Ice hockey at the Ice Palace, Lawyer league softball at Kap‘iolani Park FAM. Kelly, 4 children NOTEWORTHY 2018 Best Lawyers – Business Organizations, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, and Securities/Capital Markets Law; Drafted by the Hartford Whalers in the 5th round of the ‘87 NHL Entry Draft HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Sanj Sappal
Area VP – Hawaii, Guam, Securitas Security Services USA, Inc. #92

B. 1964; Dar es Salaam, Tanzania EDUC. Chapman U, BSBA, Operations Management; EXP. GM Specialty Serv. Div., Dir. Parking Operation, HBM/UNICCO Facility Services, ‘01-05; Dir. Business Development, Sr. Mgr., APCOA/Standard Parking, ‘90-01; Pres., Mgr., Local Network, Inc. BDS. CrimeStoppers Honolulu; Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Assn., Membership & Marketing Comm.; Koko Marina Shopping Center, Advisory Board; Plaza Club, Ambassadors Council Member CLUBS Building Owners Management Assn.; Chamber of Commerce; Hawaii Hotel and Visitor Industry Security Assn.; Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Assn.; Kalihi Business Assn.; Waikiki Improvement Assn. HOBBIES Golf NOTEWORTHY Golfer, wine enthusiast HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Wendy Shewalter
CEO, Contract Furnishers of Hawaii Inc. #181

EDUC. Kalaheo HS; UH; CLUBS YPO-WPO; Family Business Center of Hawaii Vistage; Sunrise Rotary of Honolulu; Org. of Women Leaders HOBBIES Travel, photography, skiing, scuba, golf FAM. Bruce Shewalter, Pres., Office Pavilion, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Bruce Shewalter
Pres. Sales & Operations, Contract Furnishers of Hawaii Inc. #181

B. 1965; Butler, PA EDUC. Butler HS, PA, ‘83; Penn State U, BA, Pol. Sci, ‘88; CERT. RME EXP. Office Mgr., State of Hawaii House of Representatives for Rep. Jane Tatibouet, ‘90-93; Mgr. of Marketing, Office Pavilion/Contract Furnishers of Hawaii, Inc. ‘93-94; Operations Mgr., OP/CFH, ‘94-05; VP of Sales, OP/CFH, ‘05-06; Pres., VP of Sales, COO, OP/CFH, ‘07-12; Pres. of Operations, OP/CFH, ‘12 BDS. Friends of Hickam CLUBS GCA, NAIOP, YPO-WPO ACCOMP. Office Pavilion was ranked 3rd out of the 52 certified Herman Miller dealerships across the country for operations in ‘17. Recently renovated the showroom and changed the company logo after 32 years. HOBBIES Watching college football with son at PSU now, swimming at Sandy Beach, scuba diving hopefully again, golfing if I can get away, Fantasy Football league FAM. Wendy Shewalter, CEO, Office Pavilion/Contract Furnishers of Hawaii, 2 children NOTEWORTHY Work in a family business with my wife, Wendy, the CEO, sister-in-law, Leanne, Marketing Mgr., two sons & nephew HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Su Shin
Chief of Staff, Hawaiian Telcom #27

EDUC. McKinley HS; U of La Verne; EXP. A seasoned Sr. Strategic Communications Exec with 2+ decades of experience. Previous Exec. Dir. of Marketing and Communications. She joined Hawaiian Telcom in August ‘13 as Exec. Dir. of Corporate Communications, putting a focus on enhancing the company’s brand reputation and improving employee engagement. Previously she served as Sr. VP at Bennet Group. In this role, she was responsible for developing and managing a team focused on strategic communications counsel to many of the state’s most prominent companies. She also has extensive utility and telecommunications experience at Waimana Enterprises and the Board of Water Supply as well as having served as a broadcast journalist for KHNL-TV, Hawai‘i’s NBC affiliate. BDS. Palama Settlement HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Tommy Silva
Pres., CEO, T&T Tinting Specialists, Inc. #242

B. 1960; Honolulu EDUC. Pearl City HS; BDS. Ronald McDonald House Hawaii HOBBIES Long Distance Stand Up Paddleboarding HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Michelle Steitz
Service Team Exec., ProService Hawaii #42

B. 1972; Tucson, Arizona EDUC. U of Arizona; EXP. Michelle works collaboratively to lead the vision and strategies of ProService. Her talent for developing customer service allows ProService to deliver accurate and responsive service to Hawaii’s employers. Before ProService, she spent 3 yrs. as a Merchandise Mgr.  in women’s apparel for Walmart U.S. Prior to that she spent 24 yrs. at J.C.Penney: starting as a Commission Sales Associate during college she advanced through store management and corporate buying positions. Here last two roles were VP Talent Development, leading HR during the company’s turnaround, and VP of Corporate Talent Acquisition. ACCOMP. INROADS, BOD, South Central Region, Dallas ‘13-17. Supporting the mission to develop and place talented, under served youth in business and industry, and prepare them for corporate and community leadership. FAM. Aaron Kirk, VP Business Development, Hawaii Gas, 4 children NOTEWORTHY Having recently moved to Hawaii, Michelle is enjoying the opportunities to get more involved in meaningful community work. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Gene Stoudt
Business Development Mgr., Securitas Security Services USA, Inc. #92

B. Monterey, CA EDUC. Cal State Fullerton; Mt. San Antonio College; EXP. Securitas Security Services USA since ‘14. Other: Paradise Yellow Pages, GTE/Hawaiian Telcom Yellow Pages, This Week Oahu Magazine, Ilikai Hotel. BDS. Kaimuki Neighborhood Board District 4, Former Elected Representative CLUBS Building Owners and Managers Assn.; Certified Commercial Investment Member; Institute for Real Estate Management; Kalihi Business Assn. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Tarik Sultan
Managing Partner, Sultan Ventures

B. 1983; New Jersey EDUC. McDonogh School; Tulane U, BS Neuroscience and Cognitive Studies; Shidler College of Business UH, MBA; EXP. Co-founded Sultan Ventures and XLR8UH. Along with his brother Omar is the recipient of the ‘14 HVCA’s Investors of the Year. Founding member of the Startup Paradise initiative to build a thriving startup community in Hawaii. Co-chair of Communications for the Startup Champions Network. Has worked with, advised, and led several startups, most recently as CFO of JetsetESL, an ed-tech startup connecting language learners to native English speakers. Former CFO of Ibis Networks, a venture backed cleantech startup focused on reducing energy consumption. BDS. Hawaii Venture Capital Assn.; Shidler College of Business Alumni Assn.; Hawaii Pacific Export Council; Startup Champion Network; Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship Advisory Board ACCOMP. ‘10 CALI Excellence for the Future Award; ‘14 HVCA Investors of the Year – Sultan Ventures; ‘15 SBA Emerging Leader; ‘15-17 SBA Growth Accelerator Award Recipient – XLR8UH; ‘16 EDA RIS i6 Award – XLR8UH; ‘16 VilCap Community Selection – Sultan Ventures; ‘17 Hawaii Business 20 for the Next 20; ‘17 Top 30 Accelerators of 2017 – XLR8UH HOBBIES Traveling, playing soccer and basketball, taking my dogs hiking NOTEWORTHY With my brother Omar, I climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in ‘06. In ‘07, we winged the Honolulu Marathon having never run more than 5 miles the week before. I have been in the Pacific and the Atlantic Ocean on the same day.


Ryan Z Takaki
Vice Chair, HawkTree Intl. Inc. #112

HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Sunshine Topping
VP/ HR and Culture Office, Hawaiian Telcom #27

B. Honolulu EDUC. Hilo HS; U of Colorado – Boulder; UH Mānoa; EXP. VP Human Resources with a demonstrated history of working in the technology, telecommunications, and Airlines industry. Strong HR professional skilled in recruitment, executive coaching, compensation, benefits design, team building, public speaking, and labor relations. BDS. State Workforce Development Council; Native Hawaiian Legal Corp.; Ho‘okua‘aina, Society for Human Resource Managers ACCOMP. Hawaii Business’ 20 For The Next 20 HOBBIES All watersports!! Swimming, surfing, paddling, bodyboarding, bodysurfing, etc. FAM. Miles, Director of Energy Management, UH, 3 children NOTEWORTHY I have 3 amazing children, a great husband, and 9 brothers and sisters! From Keaukaha, HI. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec


Kelly J. Ueoka
Pres., Pacxa

B. 1979; Līhu‘e HI EDUC. Kaua‘i HS; Southern Oregon U; CERT. Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert EXP. 20 years experience in Information Technology Industry BDS. Parents and Children Together; Hawaii State Junior Golf Assn. CLUBS Young Presidents Org. ACCOMP. Implemented large scale IT infrastructure platforms for enterprise organizations based in Hawaii HOBBIES Golf, gaming, learning about emerging technology FAM. Kelli Rakta-Ueoka, SAP Basis Administrator, Hawaiian Electric Company, 1 child


Richard Zheng
Pres., Servpac Inc & Luhina LLC

EDUC. Tsinghua U; U of Alberta; FAM. 4 children HB HONORS BPTW Exec

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