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Leadership – December 2, 2019

2019 Black Book:
339 Executives to Know

Welcome to the Black Book: a look at the personal and professional journeys of Hawai‘i’s top business executives, nonprofit decision-makers and community leaders. Now in its 22nd year, this directory features honorees from every major recognition program of Hawaii Business Magazine:
  • Top 250 (August issue)
  • 20 for the Next 20 (March)
  • Best Places to Work (April)
  • SBA and SmallBiz Editor’s Choice awards (May)
  • Top 100 in Real Estate and Real Estate Hall of Fame (June)

Black Book invitations were sent to over 700 individuals in early September, and 339 completed the survey by submitting at least two pieces of information. Some profiles have been lightly edited for conciseness, clarity and formatting, but most are printed exactly as submitted.

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Notes:

  1. Professional Experience: Executives do not always list all experience gained in detail or the years they served in those positions. We published as much of this information as possible.
  2. Boards: These include advisory, governance, directorial, corporate and community boards, associations and business organizations.
  3. Club Membership: These include recreational clubs such as golf and country clubs, as well as business and community clubs.
  4. Accomplishments: Includes awards, significant achievements, recognitions of service and various other milestones, generally professional in nature. In some cases, we only included recent accomplishments.
  5. Noteworthy: Includes personal achievements, interesting facts and more colorful details.

Information presented in this order:

Name  Title and company  Company’s Top 250 rank in 2019 (if applicable)  Birth: year, city, state or country  Education: high school, state where located and year graduated; university, degree, major and year graduated  Certifications  Military service  Professional experience  Corporate and community boards and associations  Club memberships  Hobbies  Social media  Spouse’s name and job, number of children  Achievements and special notes

Construction & Development

Emile Alano
Principal, VP, COO, AHL #184

B. 1961; San Francisco, Calif. EDUC. UC Berkeley, B.A. environmental design; CERT. AIA, LEED AP EXP. Joined AHL in ‘97, became a sr. associate in ‘00, and was promoted to principal in ‘10. He has more than 36 yrs. of extensive experience in retail, commercial, hospitality, residential, institutional and military facilities. Emile’s diverse background has fueled his ability to take on very technically challenging projects. His responsibilities have ranged from the early conceptual and schematic phase through construction administration. Being involved throughout a project’s development has allowed for greater project control and excellence, which is evident in the numerous awards that Emile’s projects have garnered. He has been a part of several notable AHL projects such as Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, Walgreens Ke‘eaumoku flagship store, Marriott’s Ko Olina Beach Club, Hawai‘i Hall at UH and the Kapolei Police Station. Emile received his architectural registration in ‘88 and is licensed to practice in California and Hawai‘i. BDS. AHL CLUBS American Institute of Architects; Urban Land Institute; International Council of Shopping Centers; US Green Building Council; Hawaii Society of Business Professionals Accomp. International Council of Shopping Centers Vision-Innovation-Value-Achievement (VIVA) Retail Store Design Award, Walgreens Ke‘eaumoku flagship store ‘16 HOBBIES Spending time with family, traveling, tinkering around the house trying to fix things, sketching and hiking. FAM. Lisa Alano, 2 children NOTEWORTHY Emile was an extra in two movies: 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; BPTW Exec

 

Anacleto R. Alcantra Sr.
Pres., Group Builders Inc. #122

B. 1937; San Vicente, Ilocos Sur, Phillippines EDUC. BS, Civil Engineering EXP. Exec. VP, Acoustic Insulation & Drywall Inc. BDS. Filipino Community Center; Hawaii Wall & Ceiling Industry Assn. CLUBS Hawaii Wall & 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 Year; Union Builder Award, 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; Legacy Award HOBBIES Working FAM. Carmelita, Pres., Filipino Express Restaurant, 4 children NOTEWORTHY I focus on setting goals and remain positive especially during unexpected downturns. I believe in teamwork and sharing the rewards of team effort. Success is not an overnight achievement but a consistent responsibility as well as a continuing growth. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Kehau Amorin
Dir. Sales, Hardware Hawaii #126

B. 1966; Kāne‘ohe EDUC. Pacific Baptist Academy; EXP. Over 20 yrs. of sales, contract negotiations, business development, marketing and PR experience in the hospitality industry. Successful track record of creating new segments of business and high yielding revenue streams. Spent the last 7 yrs. developing a sales team, developing increase in current revenue streams and creating new segments of business revenue and new year round customer base, for Hardware Hawaii. Humbled to be a part of the company’s largest revenue growth years and record years. BDS. Pres., NAWIC Honolulu Chapter; board member, Kapolei Chamber of Commerce; advisory council member & honorary advisory council Chair, USVETS Barbers Point CLUBS Pacific Air Forces Civilian Advisory Council; Hawaii Tourism and Lodging Association and Engineering Council Accomp. USVETS BP Advisory Council member of the year, 3 different years. HOBBIES Traveling, spending time with family, stand up paddling, hiking the great outdoors and totally enjoy being a grandmother of 4. FAM. 3 children NOTEWORTHY Heart to help others in need. Started a clothing and toiletry drive with Salvation Army Family Treatment center in Kaimukī. Volunteers with U.S.VETS homeless program. Volunteers at Inspire Mililani in the children’s group. Totally loves Hanafuda! HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Terrance S. Arashiro
Pres., Austin Tsutsumi & Associates Inc. #217

B. 1963; Honolulu EDUC. Kalani HS; UH Mānoa; CERT. Professional engineer EXP. 24 yrs. with Austin Tsutsumi. First job: Church janitor and house painter with my dad, the hardest working and most giving man I ever knew. BDS. American Council of Engineering Companies of Hawai‘i; Hawaii Baptist Academy; ESOP Association Hawai‘i chapter Accomp. PBN 40 under 40 (eons ago). Leading an unbelievably talented group of professional engineers, surveyors and staff at ATA. HOBBIES Skiing, surfing, golfing, home tinkering and painting FAM. Susan, recently retired DOE, 2 children NOTEWORTHY Informally training as a first time life-coach, but have zero clients. Just became a first time grandpa; maybe my first future client. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec; BPTW Exec

 

Edwin BArlongo
VP, Elite Pacific Construction Inc. #203

B. 1969; Guam EDUC. Guam Community College/ Vocation HS; UH; CERT. Licensed civil engineer EXP. I have worked in the construction business for 24 yrs. First job was a field engineer intern with GW Murphy Construction Co. Worked with EE Black (later became Morrison Knudsen Corp.), Fletcher Pacific (later became Dick Pacific Construction Inc.) and then teamed up with growing Elite Pacific Construction Inc. in ‘07. CLUBS American Society of Civil Engineers HOBBIES Hiking, trying new restaurants, fitness, training the two new family dogs. FAM. Julie, retired NAVFAC civil engineer, 1 child HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Brian Bowers
Pres., CEO, Bowers + Kubota Consulting Inc. #131

B. 1959; Chicago EDUC. USMA, West Point; UH, MBA.; Army War College, strategic studies CERT. Professional engineer; Certified Construction Manager MIL. retired Brigadier General EXP. Janitor; draftsman; US Army Officer; Bowers + Kubota Consulting BDS. Pres., Hawaii ESOP Assn.; board & finance committee member, Aloha United Way; 2nd Congressional District representative, West Point; board of governors, National ESOP Assn.; Chair, American Consulting Engineers Council of Hawaii Committee Accomp. Team accomplishments: #1 national Best Places to Work for engineering firms ‘11-15, ‘18 and ‘19, #2 ‘16-17; Healthiest and Most Family Friendly Company in Hawai‘i; Hawai‘i Best Place to Work ‘08-19 #1: ‘09, ‘11, ‘13, ‘15; American Heart Assn. Platinum Fit Award; Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award ‘19, 1st place national; national Top 100 A-E Firms for Growth ‘15-18; Hawaii Business Magazine Top 250 Company ‘15-19; Hawai‘i Engineer of the Year HOBBIES Time with family, running, golf, tennis, beach, yoga FAM. Holly Bowers, environmental coordinator, Par Hawaii, 2 children: William (1LT, US Army) and Robert (senior, UC Davis) NOTEWORTHY Honorary chief on Ponape Micronesia HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Charlie Buckingham
VP, Elite Pacific Construction Inc. #203

B. 1976; Pensacola, Fla. 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

 

Bob Dewitz
Chair, American Electric Co. LLC #142

B. 1955; Dover, N.H. EDUC. Dover HS ‘73; U of N.H., B.A. economics ‘77; UH, MBA ‘88; Harvard Business School, Owner-President Management Program ‘10 MIL. Lt. j. g., USN, ‘78-81 EXP. CEO, Hawaii Select Investments; Chair, American Electric Co.; VP, Honolulu Shipyard Inc. ‘91-94; VP, Pentagram Corp. ‘88-91 BDS.  CLUBS Outrigger Canoe Club HOBBIES Endurance running FAM. Hiroko, Dir., CPA, Honolulu FoundationHB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Norman G.Y. Hong
Vice Chair, CEO, G70 #156

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. ARDA ACE Excellence Award-Grand Waikikian ‘10; ARDA Gold award-Maui Ocean Club T/S Conversion ‘03 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; BPTW Exec

 

Vernon David Inoshita
Pres., Design Partners Inc. #171

B. 1943; Honolulu EDUC. St. Louis; U of Southern California, B.A. architecture; CERT. Registered Architect EXP. 50 yrs. BDS. The Hokua residences; Kapiolani Residence CLUBS American Institute of Architects HOBBIES Golf FAM. Faith, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Lance M. Inouye
Pres., CEO, Ralph S. Inouye Co. Ltd. #127

B. 1944; Honolulu EDUC. Punahou; UH & Stanford; Stanford & UH MIL. Lt., U.S. Navy Division of Naval Reactors, Washington, D.C. EXP. General contractor, Ralph S. Inouye Co Ltd; attorney-at law, Tamotsu Tanaka; deputy attorney general, State of Hawai‘i; 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

 

Larry S. Isemoto
Chair, Isemoto Contracting Co. Ltd. #94

B. 1928; Hilo EDUC. Hilo HS; Chicago Technical College ‘51; CERT. B.S. civil engineering HOBBIES Golf FAM. Beatrice Isemoto, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Leslie K. Isemoto
Pres., Isemoto Contracting Co. Ltd. #94

B. 1955; Hilo EDUC. Hilo HS; UH, business management program; EXP. Office Mgr. 4 yrs.; project engineer 7 yrs.; project Mgr. 3 yrs.; Pres. 22 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 HiloHB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

 

Justin Izumi
VP, RAM Corporation #109

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

 

Glen A. Kaneshige
Pres., Nordic PCL Construction Inc. #33

B.Honolulu EDUC. ‘Iolani; UC Berkeley, B.S. civil engineering; U of Michigan Ann Arbor, M.S. civil engineering EXP. Pres., exec. VP, VP operations, assistant VP, project engineer, project 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’ Organization, Lambda Alpha International HOBBIES Golf, fishing HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Charles Kaneshiro
Pres., COO, G70 #156

B. 1961; Honolulu EDUC. ‘Iolani; UH Mānoa; U of Michigan; CERT. AIA, LEED AP BDS. Assn. For Learning Environments Hawai‘i chapter CLUBS Oahu CC Accomp. Pacific Century Fellows ‘03; AIA Pres. ‘10 HOBBIES Travel FAM. Faye, 1 child NOTEWORTHY Former high school math and science teacher HB HONORS Top 250 Exec; BPTW Exec

 

Alex M. Kwon
Pres., Paradigm Construction LLC #194

B. 1968; S. Korea EDUC. Moanalua HS; Purdue, B.S. engineering; EXP. Project Mgr., Delta Construction; project engineer, 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. #233

EDUC. Moanalua HS; UH; Hawai‘i Pacific U CERT. PSP BDS. Pacific Club; PSA Security; YWCA O‘ahu; AFCEA Hawaii; ASIS Hawaii HB HONORS Top 250 Exec; BPTW Exec

 

Tracy L. J. Lawson
Pres., Lawson & Associates, Inc.

B. 1970; Washington EDUC. Juanita HS, Wash.; Columbia Southern U; CERT. Certified Safety Professional; Safety Management Specialist (SMS); Safety & Health Trainer (CET); Safety and Management Systems Auditor (CPEA); Certified Safety Exec. (WSO-CSE) MIL. veteran – US Army EXP. Over 30 years of experience in the occupational safety & health field. B.S. in occupational safety and health and maintains several certifications. Tracy’s safety experience ranges from being a U.S. Army Military Police Corps traffic accident investigator, a construction small business safety Dir., a VP of a national general contractor and a business owner. During her tenure at Dick Pacific Construction, her safety program led the company to be recognized as one of America’s 17 Safest Companies in the October 2002 Occupational Hazards Magazine, 2001 Associated General Contractors of America National Construction Safety Excellence Grand award and First Place in Building for 500,000 + man-hours 2000 U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Worldwide Contractor of the Year. Accomp. SBA Small Business Person of the Year, Honolulu ‘19; Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Ethics ‘19; PBN Small Business Leadership Hawaii Award ‘15; Safety Professional of the Year, American Society of Safety Engineers Hawai‘i chapter ‘03; PBN Top 40 Under Forty HOBBIES Surfing, diving, and SUP. Hanging with her golden doodle Phoebe. Hiking and hunting NOTEWORTHY Tracy has been a staff instructor for the OSHA Training Institute Hawaii Extension through UC San Diego since ‘05, and is authorized to teach a variety of construction and general industry courses. HB HONORS SmallBiz Success Winner

 

Mathew Lee
Pres., Elite Pacific Construction Inc. #203

B. 1960; Philadelphia EDUC. Jamaica HS; Colorado State U, B.S. 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

 

Stephen T. Leis
Pres., Dorvin D. Leis Co. Inc. #50

B. 1954; Pasadena, Calif. EDUC. Pomona HS ‘72; Maui Community College; EXP. Plumbing apprentice through company Pres., Dorvin D. Leis Co. Inc. BDS. BOD, Maui Arts & Cultural Center HOBBIES Coaching youth baseball FAM. Sherry Leis, 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Harold S. Levy
Dir. Lumber Operations, Hardware Hawaii #126

B. 1953; Honolulu EDUC. St. Louis HS; UH; EXP. 44 years in construction material distribution and sales, 21 years at Hardware Hawaii HOBBIES I am a rail fan and enjoy taking pictures of steam locomotives. FAM. Brenda H. Levy, teacher, State of Hawai‘i DOE, 2 children NOTEWORTHY Ordained a deacon in the Roman Catholic diocese of Honolulu in ‘01 and active in ministry since then. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Quentin Machida
CEO, Gentry Homes Ltd. #73

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

 

Bettina Mehnert
Pres., CEO, AHL #184

B. 1964; Grevenbroich, Germany EDUC. U of Trier, Germany, degrees in architecture and computer science; U of Trier, Germany, graduate degrees in architecture and computer science; Kennedy Western U, master’s in computer science; Hawai‘i Pacific U, MBA. CERT. FAIA, LEED AP EXP. Started at AHL in ‘88, became principal in ‘00, and Pres. & CEO in ‘13. Her practice blends IT solutions, firm culture, client cultivation and community service as inseparable filaments of professional leadership. Projects include Lau Hala Shops, Aloha United Way HQ renovation, Pearl Haven Residential Treatment Facility, OCCC replacement and expansion, and St. Andrews School master planning. Mehnert has been honored with numerous awards and was named a Fellow in the American Institute of Architecture in ‘16. She was appointed by the mayor to the Honolulu Climate Change Commission in ‘18. BDS. AHL; St. Andrew’s Schools; PBS Hawai‘i; advisory board, Center for Tomorrow’s Leaders; C&C of Honolulu Climate Change Commission CLUBS American Institute of Architects, Urban Land Institute, Responsible Property Investment Council, U.S. Green Building Council, International Living Future Institute, Pacific Club Accomp. AIA Fellow; PBN Women Who Mean Business Career Achievement honoree; YWCA Leader Luncheon honoree; Pacific Century Fellow; Hawaii Business Magazine 20 for the Next 20; PBN 40 under 40; Gordon Bradley Humanitarian Award HOBBIES Long distance running, snowboarding, officiating USA Swimming meets 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 sustainable, built environment. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec; BPTW Exec

Linda C. Miki
Vice Chair, Principal, G70 #156

B.Honolulu EDUC. Kaimukī; UH School of Architecture; EXP. Pres., COO ‘08-13, principal from ‘96, G70 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. Pacific Century Fellows ‘06; PBN Forty under 40 ‘03 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; BPTW Exec

 

Ryan Nakaima
Sr. VP, Nan Inc. #31

B. 1972; Honolulu EDUC. Mililani HS; UH; HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Ryan Kaipo Nobriga
VP Finance, Hawaiian Dredging Construction

Company Inc. #20

B. 1977; Wailuku EDUC. Kamehameha; Boston College EXP. VP, Seamount Insurance, Inc. (current) BDS. Chair, Board of Trustees, Marimed Foundation; BOD, PBS Hawai‘i; Dir., Construction Financial Management Assn. Accomp. Hawaii Business Magazine 20 for the Next 20, ‘18 FAM. Julie, Island Medical Consultants, Physician HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Francis S. Oda
Chair, G70 #156

B. 1941; Honolulu EDUC. University Lab; Cornell, B. of architecture; UH, doctor of architecture CERT. LEED AP MIL. U.S. Army Reserves BDS. Apostle, New Life Church Honolulu; Chair, Transform Our World Global Council; Dir., GreenPlace, Ltd.; Hawaii Pastors’ Roundtable; Hawai‘i Public Radio; Feeding Hawaii Together CLUBS Pacific Club Accomp. ASB Business Leader of the Year ‘14; Business Hall of Fame, AIA Gordon Bradley Humanitarian Award; over 50 design awards; won the international design competition for Mahana Beach Resort in ‘14 FAM. Caroline Ward Oda, 2 children NOTEWORTHY Apostle of New Life Church Honolulu HB HONORS Top 250 Exec; BPTW Exec

 

Gary E. Oda
Pres., RAM Corporation #109

B. 1965; Honolulu EDUC. UH, B.A. finance & accounting; CERT. CPA EXP. VP, controller, Kahala Hotel Associates LP, dba Kahala Mandarin Oriental, Hawai‘i ‘95-01; business assurance Mgr. PricewaterhouseCoopers 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; BOD, Goodwill of Hawaii; BOD, Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce; BOD, Hawaii ESOP Assn.; board of governors, ESOP Assn. of America; BOD, Japan America Society of Hawaii; Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii; USJC; Hawaii Hotel and Lodging Assn; General Contractors Assn. Accomp. Japanese American Leadership delegation ‘11 HOBBIES Golf, outdoor activities, travel HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Robert M. Payan
Sr. VP, WATG #226

B. 1961; Pasadena, Calif. EDUC. U of Southern California; CERT. NCARB EXP. 31 years of global hospitality design at WATG, learning from the brightest minds and most talented individuals, a focus on various projects types from large scale master planning, urban place making, boutique, resort, urban, mixed use, renovations and integrated resorts. Accomp. Designed destinations on 6 continents, 27 countries and 21 states. HOBBIES Surfing, outdoor exercise, home improvement, cooking, and college football NOTEWORTHY Perceptive vision and creative problem solver. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec; BPTW Exec

 

Lisa Rapp
Principal, AHL #184

B. 1966; Honolulu EDUC. Punahou; MIT, B.S. art & design; UCLA, master’s of architecture CERT. AIA, LEED AP EXP. Joined AHL in ‘04 and was promoted to principal in ‘10. She has more than 28 years of experience in the architecture, planning, and design of large-scale resorts and urban hotels, restaurants and high-end residential projects around the world. As the head of AHL’s hospitality and high-rise residential design studio, Lisa is experienced in all facets of design and currently manages a studio of over 40 architects and designers. She has overseen some of AHL’s signature hospitality projects in recent years including Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa, the renovations of the historic Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort, and the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa. In addition, Lisa is the principal-in-charge on the Mandarin Oriental Honolulu, a mixed-use residential, hospitality, and retail development that will redefine the standard for luxury in Hawai‘i. BDS. AHL; Child & Family Service real property board CLUBS American Institute of Architects; Hawaii Society of Business Professionals; U.S. Green Building Council; Waikiki Improvement Assn.; Historic Hawai‘i Foundation; Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce Accomp. Licensed architect in Hawai‘i; LEED accredited professional HOBBIES Reading, cooking, movie watching FAM. Greg Rapp, 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. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec; BPTW Exec

 

Sheryl B. Seaman
Vice Chair, G70 #156

B. 1947; Berkeley, Calif. EDUC. College; UH; UH CERT. AIA, ASID, LEED-AP EXP. Over 45 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; BPTW Exec

 

Lane K. Uchimura
Exec. VP, Nan Inc. #31

B. 1953; Honolulu EDUC. Farrington HS; UH, B.S. 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, Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort, Grand Hyatt Kauai, Wailea Beach Villas, Kings Land, Kaiser Medical Center. BDS. Pres. Na Pali Haweo Community Assn.; Pres. Mid Pacific CC CLUBS Mid Pacific CC HOBBIES Golf NOTEWORTHY Organized over 50 charity golf tournaments for various organizations. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Lance K. Wilhelm
Vice Chair, Kamehameha Schools #39
Pres., The Wilhelm Group LLC

B. 1965; Honolulu EDUC. Kamehameha; UH; EXP. 28 years of experience in the real estate, development and construction industries BDS. Kamehameha Schools; Hawai‘i Pacific U; Island Pacific Academy; KUPU, YMCA of Honolulu; Move Oahu Forward; Assn. of General Contractors of America; General Contractors Assn. of Hawaii; General Contractors Labor Assn.; Waikiki Improvement Assn. CLUBS NAIOP Hawaii Accomp. Hawaii Carpenters Union-Outstanding Union Builder Award HOBBIES Golf, guitar FAM. Marcy, 2 children NOTEWORTHY Was awarded the male paddler of the year award for the Kamehameha Canoe Club Oahu at the age of 11. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Marla Yoshihiro
VP, Elite Pacific Construction Inc. #203

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

 

Russell Young
Pres., CEO, Albert C. Kobayashi Inc. #53

B.Honolulu EDUC. ‘Iolani ‘68; UH, B.S. 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

Education

Sister M. Davilyn Ah Chick, osf
Chair, St. Francis Healthcare System of Hawaii #137
Principal, Our Lady of Perpetual Help School

B.Hawai‘i EDUC. St. Francis; The Catholic U of America, Washington, D.C., B.A.; The Catholic U of America, Washington, D.C., M.Ch.A. 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 committee Dir. Cancer Center of Hawaii CLUBS Emeritus trustee & auditor, United Chinese Society Accomp. Served as regional administrator of the Hawai‘i 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 Mālama o Mānoa 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 #130

B.Detroit, Mich. EDUC. Mercy HS; U of Michigan; U of Washington CERT. Ph.D. EXP. Higher education- professor, dean, provost, Pres.; 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., Hawai‘i Pacific University #97

B.Honolulu EDUC. Leilehua; Willamette U; Georgetown Law Center EXP. Attorney, Marr Jones & Wang; Assn. VP and chief equity officer, HPU BDS. Hawaii State Bar Foundation; American Judicature Society CLUBS National Assn. of College and University Attorneys; Society of Human Resources Management Hawai‘i; Hawaii State Bar Assn. FAM. Joe, 2 children NOTEWORTHY State ombudsman director 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 #129

B.New York EDUC. Syracuse, B.A. chemical engineering; Princeton, M.A. chemical engineering; Ph.D. chemical engineering EXP. Tim Cottrell, Ph.D., is a leader, entrepreneur, educator and visionary. As head of ‘Iolani School since 2012, he is leading the school community through a strategic plan that elevates ‘Iolani even higher as a global educational institution. He has led the school through the reinstatement of a boarding program and the construction of a five-story residence hall, the development of a re-designed K-1 community, and the development of a lower school science and innovation center and dance & music studios. He led the creation of the iDepartment, recruited faculty to develop experiential education opportunities in STEM, and guided the school through the completion of the Sullivan Center for Innovation and Leadership. Cottrell’s impressive background includes a head of school position at the Harley School in Rochester, N.Y., leadership and teaching roles at the Lawrenceville School, and the founding of a successful educational software company. BDS. VP, Blood Bank of Hawaii; treas., Hawaii Assn. of Independent Schools; Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation; Type 1 Diabetes Research Funding & Advocacy CLUBS Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii Accomp. Dr. Cottrell is the only head of school in the country to have received two E.E. Ford Foundation Educational Leadership Grants. Under his 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 ‘16-21. 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 reinstatement of the boarding program, which now includes students from neighbor islands, China, Vietnam, Korea, Japan, Singapore, Canada, Turkey, Mexico, American Samoa, and the U.S. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

John D. Field, Jr.
VP, Treas., Finance & Admin., Punahou School #69

B. 1953; Honolulu EDUC. Punahou ‘72; U of New Hampshire, B.S. ‘76; Chaminade, MBA. ‘84; Harvard, Advanced Management Program ‘98 EXP. Sr. VP, Bank of Hawaii ‘76-00 BDS. Chaminade; Punahou O-Men HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

John Y. Gotanda
Pres., Hawai‘i Pacific University #97

B.Honolulu EDUC. Roosevelt HS; UH Mānoa; William S. Richardson School of Law EXP. Arthur J. Kania dean and professor of law, Villanova 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 International Sale of Goods, Pacific Asian Affairs Council Accomp. Invited to deliver lectures on damages in private international law at the Hague Academy of International 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 international arbitrations, ICSID and the Permanent Court of Arbitration; legal expert in international disputes for the U.S. State Department HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Reid A. Gushiken
CFO, ‘Iolani School #129

EDUC. Kaiser HS; U of Washington; CERT. CPA EXP. Assurance Mgr., KPMG LLP; sr. VP & controller, Central Pacific Bank; CFO, ‘Iolani School BDS. Board member, Helping Hands Hawaii FAM. Terri M. Gushiken, 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Aulani Austin Kaanoi
VP Finance & Facilities, Chaminade University of Honolulu #130

B.Honolulu EDUC. Kamehameha; Chaminade; Chaminade CERT. CPA EXP. 14 years of service at Chaminade. First 10 as Dir. 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 Mgr., 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

 

David Lassner
Pres., University of Hawai‘i #6

EDUC. U of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; UH EXP. 42 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

 

Michael E. Latham, Ph.D.
Pres., Punahou School #69

B. 1967; Texas EDUC. Punahou School; Pomona College, B.A. history ; UCLA, M.A. history; Ph.D. history EXP. VP for academic affairs and dean of college, prof. of history, Grinnell College, ‘14-19; Fordham ‘96-14, (dean ‘09-14); professor ‘96-14 BDS. HI Assn. of Independent Schools FAM. Jennifer, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Dr. Emily McCarren
Academy Principal, Punahou School #69

BDS. Global Online Academy; Mastery Transcript Consortium; National Merit Scholarship Corp. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Mark S. Nishiyama
Co-Founder, Exec. VP, Kama‘aina Kids #168

B. 1960; Honolulu EDUC. ‘Iolani; U of Puget Sound, B.S.; BDS. The Hawaii Health at Work Wellness Advisory Council CLUBS Pacific Century Fellow ‘04 HOBBIES Enjoying time with 8 year old grandson, Izaiah; 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 Hawai‘i, 2 adult children NOTEWORTHY Former GM of West Oahu CaneFires Professional Baseball Club of the Hawaii Winter Baseball League ‘95-97 HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Avis Kuuipoleialoha Poai
Assistant Faculty Specialist, UH Mānoa, Native Hawaiian Place of Learning Advancement Office – Institute for Hawaiian Language Research and Translation

B.Hilo EDUC. Kamehameha; UH Mānoa; William S. Richardson School of Law, J.D.; UH Mānoa, MLISc EXP. Attorney, Carlsmith Ball; Dir. of legal history, archives & student outreach at UH Law School; interim Dir. of the Ulu Lehua Scholars Program at UH law school. CLUBS International Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries and Museums, Australia and New Zealand Law and History Society Accomp. Created first bilingual website at UH law school; led Punawaiola, a digital archives project that received an international award from the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums for Archives Institutional Excellence. HOBBIES Dancing, doing anything outdoors, art, sewing & knitting, piano. FAM. Joseph Ernst, Dir., Torkildson Katz, 1 son NOTEWORTHY Grew up in Alaska and through those experiences, developed a passion for aloha ‘āina and pursuing equal access to justice and education. HB HONORS 20 for the Next 20

 

Miki K. Tomita
Founder, CEO, Education Incubator

B. 1975; Wailuku EDUC. H.P. Baldwin HS; UH Mānoa, College of Tropical Agriculture & Human Resources; Stanford School of Education EXP. Education Dir., Polynesian Voyaging Society; education architect, The Janus Group; dean of curriculum & instruction, U Laboratory Public Charter School BDS. Hawai‘i Pacific Parks Assn. FAM. 1 child HB HONORS 20 for the Next 20

 

Paul Turnbull, Ph.D.
Pres., CEO, Mid-Pacific Institute #146

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; Hawaii Assn. 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 Turnbull, 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

 

Livingston “Jack” Wong
CEO, Kamehameha Schools #39

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

Energy

Albert Chee
VP Retail Marketing & Community Relations,
Island Energy Services LLC #7

B. 1963; Los Angeles EDUC. Kamehameha; UH Mānoa; EXP. Albert Chee has served the company since its formation in late ‘16. Prior to Island Energy Services, he served as state and local relations Mgr. during an 18-year career with Chevron Hawaii. Prior to Chevron Hawaii, Albert oversaw the residential development portfolio of Herbert Horita Realty affiliate companies which included the communities of Village Park and Royal Kunia in West O‘ahu. BDS. ‘Ahahui Koa Ānuenue; Exec. committee, Hawaii Bowl Accomp. Chair, BIA Parade of Homes ‘95; Chair, ‘Ahahui Koa Ānuenue ‘13-14 HOBBIES Head coach, St. Louis School wrestling program FAM. Shonn Hirota-Chee, 2 children NOTEWORTHY Albert is a high school wrestling coach and has enjoyed mentoring Hawai‘i youth for more than 35 years. He has guided his alma mater, Kamehameha Schools – Kapalāma campus, 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

 

Scott Cooney
CEO, Pono Home

B. 1975; Florida EDUC. North Cross; Virginia Tech; Colorado State U EXP. Scott is the founder and CEO of Pono Home, a five year old energy efficiency company. He bootstrapped the business from an idea to an employer of 12 people across 5 islands and 3 states. Prior to Pono Home, Scott founded a media company focused on sustainability education, including the world’s largest clean energy news site, CleanTechnica.com, which now has over 6.5 million monthly readers. Scott authored two books, “Build a Green Small Business” (2009, McGraw-Hill), and “Green Living Ideas” (published by Pono Home and now in its second edition). He also developed GBO Hawaii, a sustainable business development board game where players are sustainability/impact investors investing in businesses across the state of Hawai‘i to help wean the state off fossil fuels and imported food. Prior to CleanTechnica, Scott was a project Mgr. at Saatchi & Saatchi, where he managed sustainability education programs for clients including Johnson & Johnson, Duke Energy, Wal-Mart, and more. Accomp. Since its founding in ‘14, Pono Home has greened more than 10,000 homes and small businesses in Hawai‘i, reducing carbon pollution by more than 12 million pounds annually while saving low and moderate income residents of Hawai‘i more than $2 million a year on their utility bills. Pono Home has won multiple awards, including inclusion in the Elemental Excelerator’s Go To Market, Demonstration, and Equity and Access tracks (‘14, ‘16, and ‘18, respectively). Scott was a finalist in the HVCA clean tech entrepreneur of the year award in ‘17 and Pono Home was recognized as Green Business of the Year in ‘19 by Hawaii Business Magazine’s Editor’s Choice awards. The company also recently launched an organic, locally made, zero waste personal care line called Pono Home Essentials. HOBBIES Surfing, Backcountry hiking/camping, cycling, ultimate Frisbee NOTEWORTHY I love to garden. At my house, I have planted and am growing kale, chard, collards, tomatoes, bananas, coconuts, limes, oranges, meyer lemons, dill, thyme, parsley, peppers, moringa, mamaki, liliko‘i, and dragonfruit! HB HONORS SmallBiz Success Winner

 

Richard L. Creamer
VP, GM Par Hawaii Refining, Par Hawaii Inc. #4

EDUC. Texas Tech, Lubbock, Texas; CERT. Finance & Accounting, Rice U, Houston, Texas 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 LyondellB.asell, 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

 

Tom Grimes
Pres., Aloha Petroleum Ltd. #16

B. 1955; Harrisburg, Pa. EDUC. Park Rapids HS, Minn.; St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minn.; Thunderbird School of Global Management, Glendale, Ariz. CERT. B.A., MIM EXP. Aloha Petroleum ‘02; Bank of Hawaii ‘85-02; Chase Manhattan Bank ‘82-85 BDS. American Red Cross Hawai‘i chapter; Hawaii Petroleum Marketers Assn. HOBBIES Archery, hiking, reading FAM. Joanne Lo Grimes, Co-CEO, partner, Carlsmith Ball LLC, 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Karissa Jonas
Financial VP, CFO, Kaua’i Island Utility Cooperative #56

EDUC. Alhambra HS; U of Arizona; CERT. CPA & CGMA BDS. Treas., Kaua‘i Planning & Action Alliance CLUBS American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; California Society of CPAs FAM. Paul Jonas, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Brian Kealoha
Exec. Dir., Hawaii Energy/Leidos

B.Honolulu EDUC. St. Anthony HS, Wailuku; Gonzaga U, BBA. economics & marketing; Gonzaga U, MBA.; Oxford Programme on Negotiation CERT. Energy Manager; Sustainable Development Professional EXP. Prior to Hawaii Energy, Brian led the Hawai‘i operations for Chevron Energy Solutions and OpTerra Energy Services. Brian has also implemented energy programs with electric utilities such as Pacific Gas & Electric, Avista Utilities and Maui Electric Company. BDS. Friends of Iolani Palace; Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce; ‘Ahahui Koa Ānuenue, Diamond Head Classic Accomp. Omidyar Fellow Cohort III; PBN Forty Under 40 ‘07; Team accomplishments: HB Best Places to Work ‘18-19 FAM. 2 children HB HONORS BPTW Exec

 

Constance H. Lau
Pres., CEO, Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. #2

B. 1952; Honolulu EDUC. Punahou ‘70; Yale, B.A. administrative science; UC Hastings College of the Law, J.D.; 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; advisory, Elemental Excelerator CLUBS HBR; Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii; Military Affairs Council Accomp. Chair, National Infrastructure Advisory Council; trustee, Kamehameha Schools FAM. Russell, Chair, CEO, Dir., 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

 

Timothy S. Lum
VP, Treas., Aloha Petroleum Ltd. #16

B. 1958; Honolulu EDUC. Kailua HS; UH, BBA. Accounting; San Jose State U, MBA. CERT. Certified Public Accountant, Certified Payroll Professional EXP. Aloha Petroleum ‘05-present; Louis Vuitton Hawaii ‘00-05; Honolulu Cellular Telephone Company ‘87-00; Pflueger Automotive Group ‘84-87 HOBBIES Golf FAM. Ailyn Parubrub Lum, City Prosecutor’s Office, 4 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Jon Mauer
Pres., CEO, Island Energy Services LLC #7

EDUC. UC Davis; UC Berkeley EXP. Jon Mauer has been serving Island Energy Services since its formation in late 2016. Prior to joining the company, Mauer served as the GM of Chevron’s Hawai‘i refinery. He has 30+ years in the energy industry, with more than seven years directly in Hawai‘i. Mauer started his career as an engineer at Chevron’s Richmond refinery in California and progressed through a number of leadership and management positions across Chevron’s Downstream Business segments ultimately leading him to Hawai‘i with Chevron and now Island Energy Services. BDS. American Red Cross, Hawai‘i chapter HOBBIES Outrigger canoe paddling, golf HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Alicia E. Moy
Pres., CEO, Hawai’i Gas #40

B.Orlando, Fla. EDUC. U of Miami; INSEAD EXP. Sr. VP, Macquarie Infrastructure Co.; analyst, Morgan Stanley BDS. Bank of Hawaii, The Nature Conservancy Hawaii, Aloha United Way, Hawaii Chamber of Commerce, Military Affairs Council CLUBS HBR; Women in Renewable Energy; Young Presidents’ Org., Hawaii Community Foundation’s CHANGE initiative and Green Growth Hawaii/Small Business Forum Accomp. Girl Scout’s of Hawaii Women of Distinction Honoree ‘18; Hawaii Business Magazine 20 for the Next 20 HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Kurt K. Murao
VP Legal & Administration, Corp. Sec., Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. #2

EDUC. Hawaii Baptist Academy; UH Mānoa, B.A. Economics; Villanova School of Law, PA, J.D.; Georgetown Law Center, LLM Taxation EXP. Assn. general counsel, Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. ‘11-16; Assn., 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, Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce, The Salvation Army HOBBIES Playing the guitar HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Nathan C. Nelson
VP, General Counsel, Sec., Admin., Hawai’i Gas #40

EDUC. Creighton U; U of Nebraska; UH William S. Richardson School of Law EXP. Attorney, Carlsmith Ball LLP BDS. Hawaii Appleseed Center of Law and Economic Justice CLUBS Hawaii State Bar Association, Energy Bar Assn., Assn. of Corporate Counsel HOBBIES Photography, golfing, cycling, piano HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Alan M. Oshima
Pres., CEO of HECO, Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. #2

B. 1947; Honolulu EDUC. Farrington; Northwestern; UC Hastings College of the Law CERT. J.D. MIL. US Navy EXP. Exec. VP corporate & community advancement, HEI; Sr. VP, general counsel & Corp. Sec., Hawaiian Telcom; partner, Oshima, Chong, Fong & Chung BDS. Hawaii 3Rs; HI commissioner, Education Commission of the States; Hawaii Institute of Public Affairs; Governor’s Every Student Succeeds Act Team; Center for Tomorrow’s Leaders; HBR; Kupu; Move Oahu Forward; leader, U.S.-Japan Council FAM. JoAnn, part-time teacher, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Timothy (Tim) J. Parker
VP, General Counsel, Island Energy Services LLC #7

EDUC. Ramapo College of New Jersey; Fordham School of Law EXP. Timothy (Tim) Parker, VP, and general counsel, has been serving the company since its formation in late 2016. 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. Parker has more than 25 years in the energy industry providing legal advice and business support to independent downstream and integrated oil companies in their refining, logistics, commercial and marketing businesses. He also served as Sr. counsel for Tosco Corporation, Philips Petroleum Company, and PBF Energy. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Eric Wright
Sr. VP, Par Hawaii Inc. #4

EDUC. Georgetown, B.S. international economics; CERT. CFA charter-holder EXP. M&A and divestiture team, The AES Corp.; treasury team Xcel Energy Inc. 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 ‘18 HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Jim R. Yates
Pres., Par Hawaii Inc. #4

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

Finance

Dani Aiu
Exec. VP Consumer Banking, American Savings Bank #32

B.Honolulu EDUC. UH Mānoa, Shidler College of Business; EXP. Aiu started her banking career as a teller in ‘95. She quickly progressed through leadership roles, including financial services representative, branch Mgr., regional exec. 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. PBN Women Who Mean Business FAM. Justin, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec; BPTW Exec

 

Ricky R.K. Ching
Exec. VP, CFO, Hawaii National Bank #166

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

 

John Furtado
Sr. VP, Pearl Hawaii Federal Credit Union #202

EDUC. Wai‘anae HS; UH; EXP. Former Pres. of West Oahu Federal Credit Union BDS. Rotary CLUBS Rotary HOBBIES Football- Dallas Cowboys HB HONORS Top 250 Exec; BPTW Exec

 

Robert S. Harrison
Chair, Pres., CEO, First Hawaiian Bank #13

B. 1960; Seattle EDUC. Tucson HS; UCLA, B.S.; Cornell, MBA. MIL. U.S. Navy, Petty Officer EXP. Chair, Pres. & CEO, First Hawaiian Bank BDS. Alexander & Baldwin; Chaminade; Crown Prince Akihito Scholarship Foundation; Hawaii Bankers Assn.; HBR; Hawaii Community Foundation; Chair, Hawaii Medical Service Assn.; Japan America Society of Hawaii; Pacific Guardian Life; UH Shidler College of Business CLUBS Waialae CC FAM. Lori HB HONORS Top 250 Exec; BPTW Exec

 

Diane Y. Higa
Sr. VP, Enterprise Strategy Division Mgr., Hawaii State Federal Credit Union #105

EXP. Joined Hawaii State Federal Credit Union in ‘17 after a career spanning over 35+ years across several financial institutions, with a focus on business operations and IT. Prior to HSFCU, employed with Bank of Hawaii for 24 years, most recently as Sr. VP of IT service management and then Sr. VP of enterprise services, which included contracts, sourcing, vendor risk management and the project management office. Current responsibilities as Sr. VP of enterprise strategy at HSFCU include governance of the enterprise projects portfolio, management of strategic projects and programs, oversight of strategic data analytics and internal corporate communication. As a member of the leadership team at Hawaii State FCU, Diane also assists executive management in developing innovative and transformative programs for the organization. HOBBIES Line dancing and taiko drumming. Avid UH Wahine and Warrior volleyball fan. FAM. Wayne Higa, New Hybrid Corporation HB HONORS Top 250 Exec; BPTW Exec

 

Vernon Hirata
Vice Chair, Co-COO, Territorial Savings Bank #104

B. 1952; Honolulu EDUC. Farrington HS; Coe College; Cornell Law School EXP. Vice Chair, Co-COO, exec. VP & general counsel ‘07-present, exec. VP & GC ‘86-07, Territorial Savings Bank; sr. VP, American Saving Bank ‘78-86 CLUBS Pacific Club Accomp. Speaker at Equilar Compensation Summit ‘15; speaker at Bank Director 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, B.S. business administration ‘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; Exec. VP corp. Banking and commercial real estate lending (‘01-03); group Exec. VP commercial Banking group (‘03); Vice Chair investment services group (‘04); chief Banking officer (‘06) BDS. American Red Cross Hawaii Chapter; Hawaii Community Foundation; McInerny Foundation; Strong Foundation; Hawaii Bankers Assn.; HBR; Young Presidents’ Org., Shane Victorino Foundation; East-West Center; Military Affairs Council; board of advisors, Catholic Charities; advisory board, Mental Health America of Hawai‘i Accomp. Pacific Century Fellow ‘98; PBN Young Business Person of the Year ‘03 FAM. Michelle, 2 children NOTEWORTHY Chair of the APEC Hawaii Host Committee ‘11 HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Walton D. Y. Hong
Chair, Gather Federal Credit Union #178

B. 1944; Honolulu EDUC. University HS; UH, B.A.; UC Hastings College of the Law, J.D. EXP. Dept. of Attorney General ‘69-72; Masuoka and Hong ‘72-88; Law Offices of Walton D. Y. Hong, ‘88-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 Kapaa 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

 

Scott Kaulukukui
Pres., CEO, Hickam Federal Credit Union #185

B.Honolulu EDUC. University Laboratory School; Willamette U; CERT. Western CUNA Management School BDS. Nā Koa Football Club; OHA Native Hawaiian Revolving Loan Fund HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Harlan Y. Kimura
Chair, HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union #115

B. 1955; Pahala EDUC. Ka‘u HS; UH Mānoa School of Business; William S. Richardson School of Law CERT. J.D., MBA., CCUE, CCUV, and CCD EXP. Sr. business analyst for two years upon graduation from law school and the UH College of Business. Attorney in private practice for the past 35 years. BDS. HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union HOBBIES Golf and swimming FAM. Tammy Y. Kimura, courtroom Mgr. for The Honorable Derrick K. Watson, United States District Judge, United States District Court – District of Hawaii, 1 child HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Allan S. Kitagawa
Chair, Pres., CEO, Territorial Savings Bank #104

B. 1945; Honolulu EDUC. Kaimuki HS ‘63; UH, B.A. accounting ‘70; MIL. Army EXP. Territorial Savings ‘86; controller, American Savings Bank ‘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 #28

EDUC. CERT. MBA., MSA FAM. 5 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Russell James Lau
Chair, CEO, Finance Factors Ltd. #181

B. 1952; Honolulu EDUC. Punahou ‘70; U of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Wash., B.A. 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 admin., 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; Palolo 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, Pres., CEO, HEI, 3 children NOTEWORTHY I married a great woman. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Gabe Lee
Exec. VP Commercial Markets, American Savings Bank #32

B. 1958; Austin, Texas EDUC. St. Louis School; UH Mānoa; Dartmouth CERT. Graduate School of Credit and Financial Management EXP. Lee joined ASB in ‘98 as sr. VP, commercial markets. Prior to American Savings Bank, Gabe was in commercial Banking at First Hawaiian Bank. Between ‘85 and ‘96, he was with Bank of Hawaii primarily in corporate Banking, and left as the Pacific marketing Dir. of the leasing division. BDS. Aloha Council, Boy Scouts of America; Diamond Head Theatre; 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; BPTW Exec

 

Joe Lowery
Mng. Dir., Market Exec., Merrill Lynch #136

B. 1948; Ft. Worth, Texas EDUC. Beaumont HS; U of Texas, B.A. journalism; U of Pennsylvania, Wharton School MIL. Army Nat. Guard EXP. Houston Sports Assn. (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, B.A.; Stanford, MBA. EXP. CEO, CFO, C. Brewer & Company Ltd.; CPA, PricewaterhouseCoopers BDS. Hawaiian Humane Society FAM. Sharon HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Bryan Luke
Pres., CEO, Hawaii National Bank #166

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

 

Warren K.K. Luke
Chair, Hawaii National Bank #166

B. 1944; Honolulu EDUC. Punahou ‘62; Babson College, B.S. 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 International; Hawaii Business Roundtable; emeritus trustee, Babson College; Asia Pacific Advisory; Harvard Business School HOBBIES Golf FAM. CarolynNOTEWORTHY Served as a Dir. of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco for 9 years. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Ravi Mallela
Exec. VP, CFO, First Hawaiian Bank #13

B. 1969; Buffalo, N.Y. EDUC. UCLA EXP. Corp. finance, First Republic Bank; Corp. finance, Bank of Montreal Harris Bank; Corp. finance/treasury, Wells Fargo BDS. Blood Bank of Hawaii HOBBIES Tennis HB HONORS Top 250 Exec; BPTW Exec

 

Naomi Masuno
VP, Channel Sales Mgr., Bank of Hawaii Corp. #14

B.Wahiawa EDUC. Leilehua HS; UH; CERT. BBA. accounting EXP. 30 years in Banking-business Banking officer, branch Mgr., sales Mgr. BDS. Vice Chair, Mink Center for Business & Leadership; district governor elect ‘20-21, Rotary International District 5000; associate council member, Hawaii Pacific Export Council CLUBS Rotary Club of West Honolulu Accomp. SBA Financial Services Champion of the Year for the State of Hawai‘i ‘14; SBA Legacy Award ‘19 HOBBIES Gardening, travel. FAM. Dean Masuno  NOTEWORTHY Among the top lending officers in SBA loans, ‘04-11. HB HONORS SmallBiz Success Winner

 

Colbert Matsumoto
Chair, Island Holdings Inc.

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

 

Clyde Matsusaka
Exec. Dir., Branch Mgr., Morgan Stanley Wealth Management #101

B.Honolulu EDUC. McKinley HS; UH; EXP. Started in industry in ‘86. With firm as a financial advisor since ‘94. Morgan Stanley Honolulu branch Mgr. since ‘12. Also managed for firm in Palo Alto, Santa Cruz, and Maui. HOBBIES Yoga, surfing HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Thomas McCarthy
Sr. VP, Branch Mgr., Wells Fargo Advisors #179

B. 1962; EDUC. Moanalua HS; UH; EXP. Wells Fargo Advisors (‘08-present); Morgan Stanley (‘93-08) Accomp. U.S. Senior Softball World Champions ‘12 HOBBIES U.S. Senior Softball FAM. Patricia, 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

David S. Morimoto
Exec. VP, CFO, Central Pacific Financial Corp. #41

B. 1968; Kanagawa, Japan EDUC. Castle HS; UH Mānoa; Chaminade BDS. The Institute for Human Services, Hawai‘i Council on Economic Education FAM. Kathy Morimoto, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Mark Munemitsu
Pres., CEO, Honolulu Federal Credit Union (HOCU) #221

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

 

Ralph Y. Nakatsuka
Vice Chair, Co-COO, Territorial Savings Bank #104

B. 1955; Honolulu EDUC. Kalani HS ‘73; UH, BBA. ‘77; UH, Advanced Management Program ‘93 CERT. CPA, CGMA EXP. Exec. VP lending, CLO ‘97-07; Exec. VP lending & finance, CFO, CLO ‘95-97; Dir. ‘88-01; Sr. VP, Treas., CFO ‘87-95; Sr. VP, controller ‘85-87; VP, controller ‘82-85; AVP, controller, American Savings Bank ‘80-82 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 Bank #41

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 Hawai‘i, as well as China. BDS. Board of trustees, UH Foundation; Dir., Hawai‘i Gas Company; partner, Startup Capital Ventures; advisory Dir., Catholic Charities of Hawaii HOBBIES Paddleboarding FAM. Robert Hines HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Andrew Rosen
Pres., CEO, Hawaii State Federal Credit Union #105

EDUC. UC Berkeley; Harvard BDS. American Heart Association, YMCA, Blue Planet Foundation, Housing Solutions Inc., PSCU, Hawaii Credit Union League HB HONORS Top 250 Exec; BPTW Exec

 

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

B. 1949; Minneapolis, Minn. EDUC. Edina HS; U of Minnesota; Willamette U Law School CERT. J.D. EXP. General counsel, First Interstate Bank of Washington; managing partner, Lane Powell Law Firm- Wash., Ore., Ala. and London BDS. Advisory board, Hawaii Institute for Public Affairs; American Judicature Society, Hawai‘i 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

 

Gordon K.F. Sam
Chair, Pearl Hawaii Federal Credit Union #202

EDUC. St. Louis; U of Michigan; UH NOTEWORTHY Recipient of the Roy F. Bergengren Volunteer Achievement Award, Volunteer Achievement Program (VAP) Technology Award, Volunteer Leadership Program (VLP) Blue Diamond Award, NAFCU Appreciation Award. Retired from PHNSY in March ‘90. Inducted into Defense Credit Union Council Hall of Honor in ‘16 for his work in the credit union industry. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec; BPTW Exec

 

Rachael Sasaki
Exec. VP Operations, Hawaii State Federal Credit Union #105

EDUC. Mid Pacific Institute; UH; EXP. Joined Hawaii State FCU in ‘96 to oversee the finance area. Over the years gained responsibilities for back office and support areas to include IT, finance/investments, operations support, electronic services, card services, HR, legal, compliance and risk management and facilities. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec; BPTW Exec

 

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

B. 1956; Louisville, Ky. EDUC. Cedar Crest College, B.A. management; U of Delaware, masters of economics EXP. VC & chief risk officer, ‘05-current; Exec. VP, Mgr., risk management division ‘03; Exec. VP, 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; 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 #178

B. 1961; Līhu‘e EDUC. Kaua‘i HS; Oregon State; U of Denver EXP. Ernst & Young, Denver; Laventhol & Horwath, Denver; Gather Federal Credit Union – 34 years BDS. Crime Stoppers Kauai; Hawaii Home Ownership Center; Hawaii Credit Union League; Kauai Chamber of Commerce FAM. Trent Shimabukuro, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Dan Terada
Pres., CEO , Pearl Hawaii Federal Credit Union #202

EDUC. Kaimuki HS; UH, business administration with a major in management information systems; EXP. 17 years of experience in the financial services industry; State of Hawai‘i; Aloha Airlines BDS. Former Pres. of the 50th State Judo Assn. HOBBIES Judo, golf HB HONORS Top 250 Exec; BPTW Exec

 

Ann Teranishi
Exec. VP Operations, American Savings Bank #32

B.Honolulu EDUC. Punahou School; Claremont McKenna College; UC Hastings College of the Law EXP. Teranishi started with ASB in ‘07 as Sr. VP, Dir. of regulatory compliance, where she developed an enterprise-wide compliance program. In ‘11, she headed the consumer credit management team, creating best-in-class fulfillment times for ASB’s consumer loans products. She was then tasked with leading the customer experience department, a top priority, strategic initiative to enhance the bank’s quality of service. Most recently, she served as Dir. of operations, working closely with the retail and loan operations teams to make Banking easy at ASB. Today, she leads more than 150 teammates, delivering operational improvements to positively impact the Bank’s customer experience. BDS. Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii; Catholic Charities Hawaii; Hawaii Cellular Therapy and Transplant Center; Hawaii Literacy; U.S. Japan Council (Hawai‘i region Chair) Accomp. Omidyar Fellow; Girl Scouts of Hawaii Women of Distinction; PBN Women Who Mean Business; Hawaii Business Magazine 20 for the Next 20; graduate of the Pacific Coast Business School, an intensive, three-year program at the University of Washington’s Graduate School of Business. FAM. 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec; BPTW Exec

 

Dane Teruya
Exec. VP, CFO, American Savings Bank #32

EDUC. Punahou School; UH Mānoa, Shidler College of Business; UH Mānoa, Shidler College of Business EXP. Teruya 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 Exec. VP, 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; BPTW Exec

 

Rich Wacker
Pres., CEO, American Savings Bank #32

B. 1962; St. Louis, Mo. EDUC. U of Missouri; EXP. Wacker joined ASB in ‘10. Prior, he was with Korea Exchange Bank (KEB), the fifth largest Korean commercial Bank. He joined KEB in ‘04 as COO and was appointed Pres. & CEO in ‘05, adding the position of Chair from ‘07. Wacker was integral in establishing KEB Foundation, the first social welfare organization in the Korean financial industry, and was its second Chair He previously enjoyed a 20 year career with General Electric, holding various senior leadership positions in the U.S. and Europe, including 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. UH Foundation (Chair) ; Hawai‘i Pacific Health (vice Chair); HBR (innovation Chair); Hawaii Executive Conference (CHANGE Innovation Economy Chair); UH Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship (Chair); Child & Family Service; Chaminade (board of regents); UH XLR8UH accelerator program; Hawaii Bankers Association (Pres.) CLUBS Pacific Club; Plaza Club Accomp. Named one of Korea’s “Most Respected CEOs”; Hawaii Venture Capital Assn. Investor of the Year; Junior Achievement of Hawaii Hall of Fame Laureate; Assn. of Fundraising Professionals Aloha Chapter Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser FAM. Eileen, owner, ONCEKids, 4 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec; BPTW Exec

 

Craig Warren
Exec. VP, Hawaii State Federal Credit Union #105

EDUC. Johns Hopkins U; UCLA HB HONORS Top 250 Exec; BPTW Exec

 

Beth Whitehead
Exec. VP, Chief Administrative Officer, American Savings Bank #32

B. 1966; Pine Bluff, Ark. EDUC. England HS; U of Mississippi; U of Arkansas School of Law EXP. Prior to joining ASB, Whitehead served as deputy general counsel of First Horizon National Corp., a diversified financial services holding company, where she oversaw mergers and acquisitions and managed the legal division. She also served as general counsel at National Commerce Financial (NCF), which consistently ranked among the top five best-performing Banks according to U.S. Bankers’ list of 100 largest Banking companies prior to its merger with SunTrust Bank in ‘04. While there, she served on the company’s executive committee, managed mergers and acquisitions as well as coordinated integration teams for NCF’s expansionary activities. BDS. Hawaii Theatre Center (Chair); Child & Family Service; Helping Hands Hawaii; Girl Scouts of Hawaii; State of Hawaii Workforce Development Council CLUBS Oahu CC; Pacific Club; Plaza Club Accomp. Omidyar Fellow, Cohort IV; Girl Scouts of Hawaii Women of Distinction; YWCA O‘ahu LeaderLuncheon Honoree; PBN Women Who Mean Business; Hawaii Business Magazine 20 for the Next 20 HOBBIES Golfing, gardening, cooking, reading FAM. Linda Lockwood, commercial makeup artist HB HONORS Top 250 Exec; BPTW Exec

 

Paul K. Yonamine
Chair, Central Pacific Bank #41

EDUC. U of San Francisco; CERT. CPA EXP. Exec. Chair, GCA Corp. ‘17-18; Pres., Country GM, IBM Japan Ltd. ‘10-17; Pres., CEO, HITACHI Consulting Co. Ltd. ‘06-10; sr. advisor to the mayor, City & County of Honolulu ‘04-06; exec. VP and Chair BearingPoint, Asia Pacific ‘00-04; Pres. 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. Chair, Board of Councilors of the U.S. Japan Council; Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp. CLUBS Young Presidents’ Org., Japan chapter FAM. Lynda, 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Healthcare

Julie-Beth (“JB”) Ako
CFO, Clinical Labs of Hawaii #65

B. 1966; Līhu‘e 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 HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Clifford Alakai
Chief Administrative Officer, Maui Medical Group Inc. #143

B. 1963; Honolulu EDUC. St. Louis; UH Mānoa; CERT. CPA EXP. CPA since ‘91; audit Mgr. ‘92-97 & staff accountant ‘87-92, Coopers & Lybrand LLP BDS. BOD & treas., MEO; Royal Order of Kamehameha I; Hale Mua; 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, M.D.
Exec. VP, Chief Quality Officer, Hawai’i Pacific Health #11

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 Kapi‘olani 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 Committee Chair, Healthcare Association of Hawaii; vice Chair, High Value Healthcare Collaborative CLUBS American Academy of Pediatrics Hawai‘i Chapter; American Academy of Pediatrics; Alpha Omega Alpha Accomp. Named by the Healthcare Association of Hawaii as Physician of the Year in ‘17 HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Jen H. Chahanovich
Pres., CEO Wilcox Medical Center; CEO, Kauai
Medical Clinic, Hawai’i Pacific Health #11

B.South Carolina EDUC. Elloree HS, S.C.; Weber State U, B.S. allied health sciences / health admin. and advanced respiratory therapy; Notre Dame, certificate in executive management; Western International U, MBA. marketing CERT. Fellow, American College of Healthcare Executives EXP. Prior to joining Hawai‘i Pacific Health, Chahanovich was Dir. of Paradise Valley Hospital for Triad Hospitals in Phoenix, Ariz. BDS. Past regent, American College of Healthcare Executives Hawai‘i chapter; AccesSurf; Kaua‘i Chamber of Commerce; Kauai County Subarea Planning Council; Hawaii State Health Planning and Development Agency; member, County of Kauai Fire Commission CLUBS Women Corporate Directors, Hawai‘i chapter HOBBIES Reading, water sports FAM. Bruce Chahanovich, retired, 1 child HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Jason Chang
Exec. VP, COO, The Queen’s Health Systems #10

B. 1977; Fresno, Calif. 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; 20 for the Next 20

 

Bob Ching
Exec. VP, General Counsel, Hawai’i Pacific Health #11

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 #137

B. 1964; Līhu‘e 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 Kea‘au; Healthcare Assn. of Hawaii; Chaminade; United Holdings; Hawaii Bone Marrow CLUBS Pacific Club; Honolulu CC FAM. Mari-Jo, 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Michele Cox
COO, Clinical Labs of Hawaii #65

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

 

Tom Delaney
COO, Hawaii Dental Service (HDS) #42

EDUC. Barrington HS, Ill.; California State U, Longbeach, BSBA quantitative methods; BDS. VP, Hawaii Client Services HB HONORS Top 250 Exec; BPTW Exec

 

Art W. Gladstone
CEO, Straub Medical Center and Pali Momi
Medical Center, Hawai’i Pacific Health #11

B. 1964; Pincher Creek, Alberta, Canada EDUC. St. Michael’s HS; Red Deer College, Alberta, nursing degree; Alberta Hospital Ponoka, psychiatric nursing degree; U of Phoenix, B.S. nursing; U of Phoenix, MBA. CERT. Registered nurse – State of Hawai‘i; fellow, American College of Healthcare Executives EXP. Began career as a registered nurse at Red Deer Regional Hospital and Alberta Hospital Ponoka in Canada. Joined Pali Momi in ‘90, held various clinical and administrative positions including VP of operations and COO, before assuming responsibility as Straub’s COO 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 Healthcare Alliance; ‘Ahahui Koa Ānuenue CLUBS Federal Law Enforcement Foundation; Rainbow Warrior Basketball Booster Club Accomp. HAH Distinguished Service/Acute Recipient ‘12; UH 50 Nurses Awardee ‘11; PBN Forty Under 40 ‘00 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 #9

EDUC. BDS. Exec. board, Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii; exec. board, Hawaii FoodBank; exec. board, Hawaii Horse Show Assn. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec; 20 for the Next 20

 

David R. Herndon
Exec. VP, Business Operations Officer, Hawaii Medical Service Association (HMSA) #1

B.Denver, Colo. EDUC. Gaither HS; U of South Florida; U of South Florida BDS. Hawaii FoodBank CLUBS Pacific Club HOBBIES Disc golf, stand up paddling FAM. Cheryl Herndon, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Gary Kajiwara
Pres., CEO, Kuakini Health System #58

B. 1949; Honolulu EDUC. Roosevelt HS ‘67; UH, B.A. zoology ‘71; UH, MPH health services administration ‘74; MBA. ‘74 CERT. FACHE, FACHCA EXP. Sr. VP, COO, VP, asst. VP, Kuakini Medical Center; administrative resident and intern, The 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 #227

EDUC. Waiakea HS; UH Mānoa Shidler College of Business; CERT. CMCA, AMS, PCAM EXP. Hospitality & real estate consultant, PKF-Hawaii CPAs; real estate investment analyst, Kamehameha Schools; VP finance, Hawai‘i Pacific Health; Dir. finance, Marriott International CLUBS Past Pres., Org. of Women Leaders; member, CAI Accomp. PBN 40 under 40; National Baldrige Award; my daughters HOBBIES Golf, karate and rifle shooting with huSBAnd FAM. Al Y. Kakazu, Pres., B. Hayman Co. Ltd., 2 children NOTEWORTHY Wrote a novel HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Linda Kalahiki
Sr. VP, Chief Marketing Officer, UHA Health Insurance (University Health Alliance) #30

B. 1948; Alameda, Calif. EDUC. Castle HS; EXP. UHA, ‘96-present BDS. Lung Force Hawaii Women’s Cabinet CLUBS American Marketing Assn. Accomp. American Lung Association Outstanding Mother Award ‘19 FAM. Richard, retired, 4 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Howard Lee
Pres., CEO, UHA Health Insurance (University Health Alliance) #30

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

 

 

Minna Lehti
Chief Administrative Officer, Hawaii Dental Service (HDS) #42

B.Helsinki, Finland EDUC. Hawai‘i Pacific U, BSBA international business; Hawai‘i Pacific U, MBA. finance CERT. Chartered Financial Consultant; Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional; Certified in Healthcare Privacy Compliance BDS. Governor, Institute of Internal Auditors Hawai‘i 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; BPTW Exec

 

Gail Lerch

Exec. VP HR, Organizational Effectiveness & General Services, Hawai’i Pacific Health #11

B.Chicago, Ill. EDUC. Purdue, B.S. nursing; Hawai‘i Pacific U, MBA. EXP. Senior level HR and hospital/clinic operations. Previous career in nursing operations. BDS. Advisory board, Patsy T. Mink Center for Business & Leadership; YWCA O‘ahu HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Leonard Licina
Pres., CEO, Legacy of Life Hawaii #235

B.McKeesport, Pa. EDUC. Duquesne; UH; Chaminade CERT. Certified Financial Planner; Fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Assn. EXP. CEO, Sutter Health Kahi Mohala ‘07-19; CFO, Sutter Health Kahi Mohala ‘95-07; COO, Mana Institute ‘93-95; controller, REHAB Hospital of the Pacific ‘82-93 BDS. Assn. of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO); MTF Biologics Donation; Hawai‘i Health Information Exchange HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Whitney Limm M.D.
Exec. VP, Chief Physician Exec., The Queen’s Health Systems #10

EDUC. ‘Iolani; Stanford; UCLA School of Medicine CERT. M.D., FACS EXP. General and transplant surgeon 25+ years; associate professor of surgery, JABSOM; Dir. of renal transplantation BDS. HMSA; ‘Iolani School; Queen’s Clinically Integrated Physician Network; Queen’s MSSp ACO Accomp. Married to my wife Harvalee for 30+ years. Three children: Blair, Codi and Drew. HOBBIES Surfing, running FAM. Harvalee, 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Rob Machado
Dir. Recruitment & Operations, Kahu Malama Nurses Inc., a Staffing Solutions of Hawaii company #239

B.Fall River, Mass. EDUC. Georgia State U; EXP. Prior to joining Kahu Malama Nurses in ‘14, Rob worked in the media industry as a news producer and Exec. news producer. He worked for several local television stations across the country as well as The Weather Channel and the European Broadcasting Union. Accomp. Rob’s work in television news earned him local and national recognition including two Emmy Awards, an Edward R. Murrow Award and several Associated Press awards. HOBBIES Over the years, Rob has volunteered and provided foster homes with several animal rescue groups including Arizona Weimaraner Rescue, Weimaraner Rescue of the North and Duffy’s Friends. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

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

B.St. Louis, Mo. EDUC. Punahou; USC; BDS. TriWest Healthcare Alliance Corp.; ‘Ekahi Health Systems; Plan Investment Fund; Blue Venture Funds CLUBS American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; Financial Executives International Accomp. CPA FAM. Brian Marting HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

William C. McCorriston
Pres., CEO, Hawaii Medical Assurance Association (HMAA) #48

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

 

Dr. Mark Mugiishi
Exec. VP, Chief Health Officer, Chief Medical Officer, Hawaii Medical Service Association (HMSA) #1
Chair, ‘Iolani School #129

B.Honolulu EDUC. Northwestern; BDS. Chair, ‘Iolani School Board of Governors HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Janna L.S. Nakagawa
Exec. VP, Chief Admin., Strategy Officer, Hawaii Medical Service Association (HMSA) #1

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

 

Darren D. Nakao
Sr. VP, CFO, UHA Health Insurance (University Health Alliance) #30

B. 1972; Honolulu EDUC. ‘Iolani; Brown; EXP. 23 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 International FAM. Sandra, 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Kim-Anh Nguyen
Pres., CEO, Blood Bank of Hawaii #197

B.Vietnam EDUC. Fair Lawn HS; Harvard; U of 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
Interim CEO, CFO, Sutter Health Pacific Kahi Mohala #145

B. 1968; Los Angeles EDUC. McKinley HS; UH, BBA. ‘90; CERT. CPA EXP. CFO, Sutter Health Pacific Kahi Mohala ‘15-present; 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, State of Hawaii Department of Health, 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

David Okabe
Exec. VP, CFO, Treas., Hawai’i Pacific Health #11

B.Hawai‘i EDUC. St. Louis; UH Mānoa, BBA.; CERT. CPA BDS. Diamond Head Theater; Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii; Hawaiian Humane Society; Providers Insurance Corp.; CFO roundtable, Healthcare Assn. of Hawaii CLUBS Pacific Club, Mid-Pacific CC HOBBIES Golf, food and wine FAM. Kellyn Okabe NOTEWORTHY Proud owner of three Shiba Inu dog’s named Taro, Momo and Kiko HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Gary Okamoto M.D.
Chief Medical Officer, AlohaCare #28

B.Honolulu EDUC. Roosevelt HS; UH, B.A.; Washington U in St. Louis, M.D.; U of Washington, MPH 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. J.H., 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Diane Paloma, MB.A. Ph.D.
CEO, King Lunalilo Trust and Lunalilo Home

B. 1973; EDUC. Kamehameha; UCLA; UH Mānoa; Capella U EXP. Former Dir. of Native Hawaiian Health, The Queen’s Health Systems; Dir. of business affairs, John A. Burns School of Medicine Department of Native Hawaiian Health; coordinator of business service, ISI Health Enhancement Services; health educator, HMSA; medical assistant for private physician BDS. Asian Pacific Islander American Health Forum, UH Foundation, Partners in Development Foundation, Hui Mauli Ola, City & County of Honolulu Commission on the Status of Women CLUBS Nā Limahana o Lonopūhā: Native Hawaiian Health Consortium

Accomp. Hawaii Business Magazine 20 for the Next 20 cohort ‘19; Pacific Century Fellow ‘16; White House Fellow Regional Finalist ‘17; American Hospital Association’s Diversity in Healthcare Leader Award ‘13 HOBBIES Hula: Ka Pa Hula o Ka Lei Lehua FAM. Jason, 3 children NOTEWORTHY ‘ūniki (formal graduation) as an ‘ōlapa  (skilled dancer and chanter) for hula hālau HB HONORS 20 for the Next 20

Ally Park
Pres., Clinical Labs of Hawaii #65, Pan Pacific Pathologists, Aeos Labs

B. 1969; Rochester, Minn. EDUC. Hilo HS ‘87; Harvard, B.A. ‘91; U of California at Berkeley, MA ‘94; Cornell, J.D./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

 

Kathy Raethel
Pres., CEO, Adventist Health Castle #23

B. 1953; Sydney, Australia EDUC. Sydney Adventist; Murdoch U; Loma Linda U CERT. FACHE EXP. 45 years in healthcare leadership BDS. Adventist Health Castle, HBR Accomp. Studer Group Firestarter Award ‘17 FAM. Hilton Raethel, Pres., CEO, HAH, 4 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Mich Riccioni
Exec. VP, CFO, The Queen’s Health Systems #10

B. 1959; New Bedford, Mass. EDUC. Palos Verdes HS, Calif.; St. Louis, Honolulu; California State U, Chico, Calif.; Saint Mary’s College, Moraga, Calif. 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 finance, St. Joseph Health System, Sonoma County, CA ‘04-06; assistant VP /Dir. 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 Hawai‘i chapters; Healthcare Assn. of Hawaii FAM. Mary Kay Riccioni, 1 child HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Kenneth B. Robbins, M.D.
Exec. VP, Chief Medical Officer, Hawai’i Pacific Health #11

EDUC. Stanford, B.S. biology; UCSD, doctor of medicine CERT. Board certified in pediatrics MIL. Captain and Staff Pediatrician, U.S. Army, Medical Service Corps EXP. Robbins has been Exec. VP 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 CEOs 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
Exec, VP, CIO Revenue Management and IT, Hawai’i Pacific Health #11

EDUC. U of South Florida, B.S. chemistry; Virginia Tech, MSSE; UH, MBA. CERT. Professional engineer, electrical branch, 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. RosHB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Timothy J. Roe M.D. MB.A.
Pres., CEO, REHAB Hospital of the Pacific #128

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., International Health Technologies LLC; medical Dir., St. Joseph Regional Rehabilitation Center; medical Dir., Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital; Dir. Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, West Los Angeles Veterans Administration Medical Center BDS. Board Chair, Healthcare Assn. of Hawaii FAM. Meng Roe, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Geoffrey S. Sewell, M.D., FACP
Pres., Exec. Medical Dir. Hawaii Permanente Medical Group, Kaiser Permanente Hawaii #9

EDUC. BDS. Hawaii Health Information Corporation; Hawaii Youth Symphony HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Martha B. Smith
CEO, Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women & Children, Hawai’i Pacific Health #11

B.Pittsburgh, Pa. EDUC. Melbourne HS; U of Central Florida, BS Respiratory Therapy; U of Alabama, MPH; Chaminade, MBA. 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. Children’s Hospital Assn. CE Group;board member, Ho‘ōla Nā Pua; board member, Surgicare of Hawaii; board member, Child & Family Service; board member, Girl Scouts of Hawaii; Chair, Kapiolani Medical Specialists; regent, Chaminade Accomp. Acute Care Leadership Award, Healthcare Association 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; Chaminade U Hall of Fame, 2019 HOBBIES Fitness FAM. David (Tony) Smith, 1 son HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Michael Stollar
Pres., CEO, Hawaii Medical Service Association (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) #42

B.Wailuku EDUC. Baldwin HS; UH, BBA.; BDS. Pres., Hawaii Client Services Board; Treas., HDS Foundation HB HONORS Top 250 Exec; BPTW Exec

 

Heidar Thordarson
CFO, Adventist Health Castle #23

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

 

Arthur A. Ushijima
Former Pres., CEO, The Queen’s Health Systems #10

B. 1948; Wailuku EDUC. Baldwin HS; Cornell College, B.A. 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, Exec. VP, COO ‘89-92, The Queen’s Medical Center; Exec. VP, COO, Akron General Medical Center ‘85-89; Exec. Dir./Assn. 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, Hawai’i Pacific Health #11

EDUC. Hawai‘i Pacific U, BBA.; U of Alaska at FairBanks, MBA. 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 Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women & Children, Pali Momi Medical Center, Straub Medical Center and Wilcox Health on Kaua‘i. Vara joined HPH in ‘02 as exec. VP 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, N.M. He was the center’s CFO before being CEO. BDS. Dir., Bank of Hawaii Corp.; Dir., Island Holdings Inc.; Dir., Island Insurance Co. Ltd.; Chair-elect, American Heart Assn.; trustee, Hawai‘i Pacific U; trustee, Mid-Pacific Institute; trustee, Blood Bank of Hawaii. FAM. Tiffany Vara, 5 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Mark H. Yamakawa
Pres., CEO, Hawaii Dental Service (HDS) #42

B.Honolulu EDUC. ‘Iolani; UC Berkeley, B.S. industrial engineering and operations research; UH Mānoa, MBA. finance and decision science BDS. Child and Family Service; UHA; ‘Iolani School; Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women & Children; UH Mānoa, Shidler College of Business Advisory Council; HBR HOBBIES Pottery and ceramics HB HONORS Top 250 Exec; BPTW Exec

 

Byron N. Yoshino
Pres., CEO, Pharmacare Hawaii Inc. #92

B. 1953; Honolulu EDUC. Punahou; U of the Pacific; U of the Pacific School of Pharmacy CERT. UH Business Administration EXP. Pres., CEO, Value Drug, Ltd. dba Pharmacare (‘86-present); chief pharmacist, Times Supermarket (‘83-86) BDS. Aiea Medical Building Assn. of Owners; UH Hilo College of Pharmacy Advisory Board; UHA BOD; Healthcare Association of Hawaii BOD Accomp. Wyeth Bowl of Hygeia (‘08) HOBBIES Golf, Alpine skiing, biking, wine tasting FAM. Kim, HR Mgr., Pharmacare, 1 child NOTEWORTHY I am a third generation pharmacist and pharmacy owner. My grandfather trained as an apprentice to become a pharmacist and pharmacy owner, opening Yoshino Drug in ‘27. My father graduated from Drake University’s Pharmacy School and started Value Drug in ‘53, with 3 retail pharmacies. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Insurance

Alan M. Goda
Chair, General Counsel, Pacific Guardian Life Insurance Co. Ltd. #93

B. 1945; Rivers, Ariz. EDUC. Kaimuki HS ‘63; UH, BBA. ‘67; U of Michigan Law School, J.D. ‘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 & sr. partner of the law firm. Widely experienced in general corporate & commercial law. HOBBIES Golf FAM. Christie, homemaker, 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Sarah Guay
VP Human Resources, Hawai‘i Employers’ Mutual Insurance Company Inc. #111

EDUC. Washington State U, B.A. communication & mass media studies; Washington State U, M.A. organizational communication CERT. Faculty member, Global Institute for Leadership Development EXP. Prior to HEMIC, served as sr. VP of organizational development, including talent management, culture, organizational effectiveness and leadership development at American Savings Bank. Prior to ASB, led the internal HR function at ProService Hawaii and the academic portion of the Hawaii Job Corps program. BDS. Institute for Human Services; Oahu Economic Development Board; Big Brothers, Big Sisters Hawai‘i CLUBS SHRM Member (State & National) Accomp. Patsy T. Mink Leadership Alliance graduate. Mother of three. HOBBIES Reading, enjoying the outdoors & water, watching my kids play sports FAM. 3 children NOTEWORTHY A year ago I swam with sharks off the North Shore–making eye contact with them in the open water transformed my impressions of the species and greatly deepened my respect for our ocean habitat. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec; BPTW Exec

 

Regina Harris
VP Underwriting, Hawai‘i Employers’ Mutual Insurance Company Inc. #111

EXP. Over 26 years of experience in the workers’ compensation insurance industry. Prior to HEMIC, served as VP, underwriting & product management at EMPLOYERS, assistant VP at AmGRIP, as well as other underwriting leadership positions. Accomp. Project Management Professional (PMP), PMI-Agile Certified Practioner (PMI-ACP) HOBBIES Hiking, reading, spending time with family HB HONORS Top 250 Exec; BPTW Exec

 

Timothy E. Johns
Pres., CEO, Zephyr Insurance Co. Inc. #125

B. 1956; Hutchinson, Kan. EDUC. UC Santa Barbara, B.A. business economics & history; USC, M.A. economics; J.D. 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

 

Milia Leong
VP Claims & Medical Mgmt. Services, Hawai‘i Employers’ Mutual Insurance Company Inc. #111

B.Kailua EDUC. Kailua HS; Kapi‘olani CC; CERT. General Adjusters License EXP. 24 years in workers compensation claims. BDS. Pres., Kids’ Chance of Hawai‘i; Hawaii Insurers Council; Chair, WC Committee CLUBS Hawaii Claim Assn. HOBBIES Photography FAM. 4 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec; BPTW Exec

 

Hisashi Matsuki
Pres., CEO, Pacific Guardian Life Insurance Co. Ltd. #93

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. CLUBS Honolulu CC HOBBIES Golf FAM. Akiko, 1 child HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Charlene D. Moriarity
Pres., Hawaiian Insurance and Guaranty Co. Ltd. #200

B. 1957; USA EXP. 41 years in the P&C insurance industry. CLUBS Pacific Club, Plaza Club HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Todd Nacapuy
CIO, Hawai‘i Employers’ Mutual Insurance Company Inc. #111

EDUC. Waialua HS; Seattle U; CERT. Project Management Professional EXP. Prior to joining HEMIC, served in the public sector as CIO in the State of Hawai‘i’s Office of Enterprise Technology Services. Led the State’s technology team, putting systems and resources in place for a more effective, efficient and open government. Developed statewide initiatives to leverage economies of scale and reduce waste, including implementing a ‘paperless’ environment and accelerating the State’s move to a single communications platform to provide long-term budget sustainability, fortified security, expanded applications and services, and tools for collaboration. BDS. Hawaii Green Growth Accomp. StateScoop: State Up & Comer ‘16; Excellence in Government: INFOR ‘16; PBN 40 under 40 ‘16; CIO Roundtable: Trailblazer ‘17 ; StateScoop State IT Innovation Award: HACC ‘18 ;Chauncer Digital Innovation Award ‘18; Pacific Edge Magazine: Business Executive of the Year ‘18 HOBBIES Flyfishing, Jiu Jitsu NOTEWORTHY I’m an identical twin. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec; BPTW Exec

 

Paul Naso
General Counsel, Hawai‘i Employers’ Mutual Insurance Company Inc. #111

EDUC. East Carolina U, Greenville, North Carolina U; U of San Francisco, School of Law CERT. Licensed to practice law in Hawai‘i and California EXP. Over 20 years of legal experience in the insurance industry in both litigation and transactional capacities. Extensive experience in key management positions of several start-up companies in the textile industry. BDS. Dir., Hawai‘i Employers Council; Treas., Hawai‘i State Bar Assn.; Pres. of the Corporate Counsel section of the Hawai‘i State Bar Assn. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec; BPTW Exec

 

Melissa J.L. Patton
Claims Mgr., GEICO #46

B. 1974; Honolulu EDUC. Farrington HS; UH; EXP. Worked at GEICO for 22 years. HOBBIES Traveling to Japan FAM. Tatsunobu Patton, auto damage appraiser, GEICO, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Michele K. Saito
Pres., CEO, DTRIC Insurance #110

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.Pres., CEO DTRIC Insurance; Pres., Farmers Insurance Hawaii; Exec. VP & COO, AIG Hawaii BDS. DTRIC Insurance Group; Alexander and Baldwin; board of advisors, Catholic Charities; 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

 

Jeffrey A. Shonka
Pres., CEO, First Insurance Company of Hawaii Ltd. #38

B. 1962; Independence, Iowa EDUC. U of Northern Iowa, B.A. ‘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. HeatherHB HONORS Top 250 Exec; BPTW Exec

 

Kimberly M. Silva
Sales Leader Exec., State Farm Insurance Co. #35

B. 1963; Honolulu EDUC. St. Francis; UH West O‘ahu, B.A. Humanities, English, ; American College, MSM CERT. CLU, ChFC, LTCP, RICP, CLF, MSM EXP. With 30+ years in the insurance & financial services industry, Kim has significant knowledge of the Hawai‘i market and is a product knowledge expert and trainer in the insurance field. She conducts joint appointments with her agents throughout the state to assist families in various stages of their life events with a focus on retirement and retirement planning. Kim is responsible for market share and growth as well as launching new agency careers for entrepreneurs in the insurance field. BDS. Miss Hawaii Organization; Hawaii Insurance Guaranty Assn. CLUBS Society of Financial Service Professionals, Hawai‘i chapter 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 Exercising, traveling, gun shooting, reading, glass art and getting together with friends and family. Loves spending free time with grandchildren; Kana‘i, Nateya, Carmen, and Kamika. FAM. Roland Flores, Sr. logistics analyst, General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT), 2 children NOTEWORTHY Kim loves learning and is a huge proponent of continuous education. She always urges others to continue their education as well. Staying on top of your game through education is her mantra. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Tammy Teixeira
Sr. VP Business Development, Hawai‘i Employers’ Mutual Insurance Company Inc.  #111

B.Honolulu EDUC. Wai‘anae HS; Hawai‘i Pacific U; EXP. Over 30 years of experience in the workers’ compensation and commercial P&C insurance industry. At HEMIC, responsible for agency management, customer service, corporate marketing, corporate communications, and achieving top-line revenue goals for the organization through the development of new markets, customers and products, as well as through the sale of additional products to existing customers. Also serves as Pres. of HEMIC Insurance Managers Inc. (HIMI) and Employers’ Protective Insurance Company (EPIC), two wholly owned subsidiaries of HEMIC. Prior to HEMIC, held the position of business development Mgr. for SeaBright Insurance Company. BDS. Vice Chair, Hawaii Insurers Council; Treas., Kids’ Chance of Hawai‘i CLUBS Plaza Club Accomp. PBN Women Who Mean Business Industry Leader ‘17 HOBBIES Outrigger canoeing HB HONORS Top 250 Exec; BPTW Exec

 

Martin J. Welch
CEO, Hawai‘i Employers’ Mutual Insurance Company Inc. #111

EDUC. U of Illinois; Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern; Tuck Management School, Dartmouth CERT. Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) EXP. Martin J. Welch has over 35 years of experience in the workers comp and property casualty insurance industry. BDS. Board of Governors, American Property Casualty Insurers Assn.; BOD, Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii; Chair Local Leadership Board, Arthritis Foundation of Hawaii HOBBIES Scuba diving, tracing my family’s ancestry FAM. Jennifer, 3 children NOTEWORTHY I never cared much for the water before I moved to Hawai‘i; now I enjoy scuba diving. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec; BPTW Exec

 

Jason T. Yoshimi
Pres., CFO, Hawai‘i Employers’ Mutual Insurance Company Inc. #111

B.Honolulu EDUC. Moanalua HS; Chaminade; CERT. CPA EXP. Over 20 years’ experience in the insurance industry. Prior to that, worked at CPA firms with concentrated work in financial auditing and compliance, and systems and internal controls consulting. BDS. Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawai‘i CLUBS Hawaii Society of CPAs Accomp. CPA, State of Hawai‘i HOBBIES Fishing, tennis, family time HB HONORS Top 250 Exec; BPTW Exec

Nonprofits

Cindy Adams
Pres., CEO, Aloha United Way #201

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, Lili‘uokalani Trust #113

B. 1968; Honolulu EDUC. Punahou ‘86; Cornell; UH Mānoa CERT. BS, MPA EXP. Admin., 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 O‘ahu, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Tina L.N. Andrade
VP Mission Integration, Catholic Charities Hawai‘i #169

B.O‘ahu EDUC. Kamehameha Schools, Kapālama; Chaminade, B.A.; Chaminade, M.A. CERT. Exec. certificate, non-profit transformational leadership, Notre Dame EXP. VP mission integration, Catholic Charities Hawai‘i HOBBIES Community service through Pearl Harbor Hawaiian Civic Club, going to the beach FAM. James R. Andrade, branch head & leadership development, Command U, Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard, 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Norm BAker
COO, Aloha United Way #201

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

 

Michael F. Broderick
Pres., CEO, YMCA of Honolulu #163

B. 1957; Dallas, Texas EDUC. Stanford; UCLA CERT. J.D. EXP. Family Court judge; administrative Dir. of the Courts; Dir., Hawaii Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution; special exec. assistant to Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley BDS. Hawaii Community Foundation Board of Governors; Chair, Mental Health of America Board of Advisors; Chair, UH Family Support Institute Board of Governors; HMSA Foundation Board; P-20 Partnership for Education Council; Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution Board of Advisors; Pono Pacific Academy Advisory Council Accomp. St. Andrew’s Priory School honoree; recipient of the Justice Award (HSBA); Lawyer as Problem Solver Award (Mediation Center of the Pacific); Distinguished Citizen Award (Domestic Violence Coalition); Outstanding Mental Health Leader Award (Mental Health American of Hawaii); Social Work Advocate of the Year Award (Hawaii Assn. of Social Workers) FAM. Maile Meyer, owner, Na Mea Hawaii (Native Books), 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Debbie A Cabebe, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
CEO, Maui Economic Opportunity Inc. #208

CERT. Senior professional in HR; Results Oriented Management and Accountability trainer EXP. Chief HR officer, responsible for creating and executing human resources strategies, ‘00; 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 Opportunity Programs; treas, Regional Rocky Mountain HI Coalition; Hawaii Association of Community Action Programs; immediate past Pres., Maui Nonprofit Directors Assn.; 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. PBN Women Who Mean Business honoree ‘19 FAM. Raymond Cabebe, sr. land planner, Chris Hart and Partners , 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 Kihei, Maui HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Shari W. Chang
CEO, Girl Scouts of Hawaii #244

EDUC. UH; EXP. CEO, Girl Scouts of Hawaii ‘14-present; sr. VP sales & marketing, Aston Hotels & Resorts; sr. VP, Aloha Airlines; sr. VP, The Castle Group; marketing & communications, Aloha United Way BDS. Lung Force Women’s Cabinet; Air Force Civilian Advisory Council CLUBS Pacific Club; Hawaii Women’s Forum Accomp. Women Who Mean Business Industry Leader ‘17; finalist, Business Woman of the Year ‘14; finalist, Business Woman of the Year ‘13. Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Travel for 7 consecutive years, and the only woman to achieve in 3 different categories: destination marketing, hotels and resorts & airline industry. HOBBIES Walking, hiking and gardening FAM. 2 children NOTEWORTHY Past Chair, Hawaii Tourism Authority; Past Chair, UH T.I.M. Advisory Board HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

 

Katy Y. Chen
COO, Goodwill Hawaii #160

B. 1970; Seattle, Wash. 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 20 years. BDS. Hawaii Book & Music Festival; Law Enforcement Officer Independent Review; Hawaii Alliance of Nonprofit Organizations; Prompt Payment Committee CLUBS Hawaii State Bar Assn.; Hawaii Women’s Lawyers Accomp. Pacific Century Fellow; PONO Fellow; PBN Business Woman of the Year finalist ‘12 FAM. Daniel Sandomire, VP, Armstrong Development, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Anita DeMello
CFO, Girl Scouts of Hawaii #244

EDUC. UH; CERT. CPA EXP. Controller, Team Praxis; controller, Catholic Charities FAM. 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Dawn Harflinger
CFO, Lili‘uokalani Trust #113

EDUC. Waipahu HS; Pacific U; CERT. Chartered Financial Analyst BDS. CFA Society Hawaii; Waikiki Improvement Assn. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Joey Keahiolalo, MSW
Chief Program Officer, Child & Family Service #165

B.Honolulu EDUC. UH Mānoa; Hawai‘i Pacific U EXP. Over 20 years of experience working with families and children. Joined CFS in ‘00 and appointed CFS chief program officer in ‘17. Adjunct instructor at the UH School of Social Work instructing MSW students. BDS. Past Pres., Hawaii Association of Infant Mental Health Accomp. Faculty trainer for Risking Connections Trauma Informed Care; developed Risking Connections Trauma Informed Care Hawaii model; developed model – Supervising through a Trauma Informed Care Approach; co-developer of pilot project to reduce inter-generational trauma by reducing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) in families. HOBBIES Hiking FAM. Crayburn Keahiolalo, 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec; BPTW Exec

 

Elissa Lines
Exec. Dir., Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum #220

B. 1954; Bridgeport, Conn. EDUC. Central HS; Connecticut College; CERT. Center for Creative Leadership EXP. Exec. Dir., Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum (previously Exec. Dir. of Development); VP donor and business relations, Experimental Aircraft Assn.; Dir. development and marketing, The Museum of Flight; deputy Dir. development & community relations, Arizona Aerospace Foundation. BDS. Committee to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII Accomp. Initiation of radio reading services for the blind in both Rochester, NY and Tucson, AZ prior to getting involved with aviation museums. At the Pima Air & Space Museum, Elissa successfully funded the construction of hangars to house historic aircraft and the installation of a Challenger Learning Center for Space Science Education. At the EAA, Elissa successfully grew both the philanthropic and business revenue of the organization, creating the Gathering of Eagles event that raises more than $2 million to support youth aviation education. At PHAM, fundraising to support the opening of the historic Ford Island Control Tower and Operations Building; funding of a $3 million stand-alone Education Center; leading visitor-oriented mission, focus, and name-change updates; significantly expanding the scope and quality of the museum’s annual fundraising gala; participation in and support of the 75th commemoration of the attack on Pearl Harbor. HOBBIES Swimming FAM. John, retired, 3 children NOTEWORTHY Elissa earned her private pilot’s license in ‘07, a challenge that forced her to overcome a personal fear of flying. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Major Jeff Martin
Divisional Leader, The Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Islands #149

B.Pueblo, Colo. EDUC. U of Maryland, B.S. management studies; Grand Canyon U, M.S. leadership MIL. Served in the U.S. Air Force from ‘74 to ‘78. Attained the rank of Staff Sergeant. Served as a technical instructor at Shepherd Air Force Base in Texas and served at Griffiss Air Force Base in Rome, N.Y. EXP. Major Jeff served in the U.S. Air Force for four years from ‘74 to ‘78. He and his wife Eloisa were commissioned as Salvation Army lieutenants in ‘80. He and his wife served The Salvation Army as corps officers in Lahaina, Maui, then in Hanapepe, Kaua‘i and later served as pastors in the Philippines, Chandler, AZ and in Portland, OR. Prior to serving as divisional commander in Hawai‘i, Major Jeff was the education Sec. at The Salvation Army Western Territorial Headquarters where he worked in developing officer’s education and served as an adjunct instructor for the College for Officer’s Training and served in The Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Islands divisional headquarters as the divisional Sec. for program, overseeing and coordinating various programs of The Salvation Army’s work in the Hawaiian and Pacific Islands division. CLUBS Rotary Accomp. Served as a missionary in the Philippines. HOBBIES Restoring antique radios back to their original condition. It is something like the work of the Salvation Army in restoring the lives of those we serve in our communities. FAM. 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Kim Morris
COO, Girl Scouts of Hawaii #244

EDUC. Kalani HS; UH; Chaminade EXP. Dir. of Annual Giving, Chaminade U; Pres., Junior Achievement of Hawaii BDS. Chamber of Commerce Hawaii Young Professionals CLUBS HANO, AFP Accomp. PBN 40 under 40 ‘14 HOBBIES Coaching cheerleading FAM. John Morris IV, Abbott, 1 child HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Christie Onato, MA
Chief Performance Officer, Child & Family Service #165

EDUC. UH Mānoa; Capella U EXP. Joined CFS as a program supervisor in ‘03; named clinical coordinator for the CFS quality assurance and training department in ‘05 and became that department’s director in ‘10. Appointed CFS chief performance officer in ‘18. Prior to joining CFS, Onato was a family visitation centers supervisor at Parents and Children Together (PACT). She has also served as a family assessment worker at Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women and Children and as a skills trainer at The Institute for Family Enrichment (TIFFE). Accomp. Onato holds national positions as a peer reviewer for the Council of Accreditation as well as a member of the APEX (Alliance Performance Excellence) team for the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec; BPTW Exec

 

Robert H. Ozaki
Pres., CEO, Lili‘uokalani Trust #113

B. 1947; Minneapolis, Minn. EDUC. ‘Iolani ‘64; Hamline U; Ag Aviation Academy; UH, B.A. ‘70; UH EXP. Exec. VP, The Queen’s Health Systems; Chair, Exec. VP, 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; patron, Shakespeare Ghost Town Accomp. Silver Anvil Award, Public Relations Society of America; champion, Hawaii State Chili Cook-off FAM. Rebecca Rude Ozaki, Ph.D., 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Robert N.E. Piper
CEO, Exec. Dir., Honolulu Community Action Program Inc. #187

B. 1965; Honolulu EDUC. Damien Memorial HS; Seattle U; UH Mānoa, MBA., J.D. 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 IX CLUBS US Navy League; Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce; National Community Action Foundation; Community Action Partnership Accomp. East-West Center fellow; Hawaii Business Magazine 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 Committee HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Mary Leong Saunders
VP Philanthropy, Catholic Charities Hawai‘i #169

B.Honolulu EDUC. Maryknoll HS; U of Colorado, Boulder; CERT. Weinberg Fellow HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

LeeAnn Silva
VP, Lili‘uokalani Trust #113

B. 1961; Honolulu EDUC. Pearl City HS; U of San Francisco; EXP. VP ‘06, CFO ‘02-06, Queen Lili‘uokalani 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 Ho‘olaha FAM. 2 children NOTEWORTHY Sunday school teacher; Former foster parent HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Laura D. Smith
Pres., CEO, Goodwill Hawaii #160

B. 1960; Las Vegas, Nev. EDUC. UH, BSW ‘82; U of San Francisco, MRA ‘88 EXP. Pres., CEO ‘94, Exec. VP ‘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 International Board Accomp. Goodwill Industries International J.D. Robins Jr. Distinguished Career Award, ‘17; Goodwill Industries International 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 Hawaii #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 NOTEWORTHY Certified public accountant, certified internal auditor HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Karen Tan, LCSW
Pres., CEO, Child & Family Service #165

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 Dir. of treatment programs for Parents and Children Together. 10+ yrs. clinical experience in human services. BDS. Hawaii Family Support Institute Board, Ho‘omaluhia Advisory Council, PHOCUSED Board, Hawaii Accountable Health Communities Advisory Board, and the Kupuna Life Advisory Board. Accomp. Pioneered introduction in Hawai‘i 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 Funds’, a novel fundraising system for engaging donors around pressing as well as strategic initiatives. Holds a certificate from the Executive Leadership Institute at the University of Michigan/The Alliance for Children & Families, 2013-2014. Listed among Hawaii Business Magazine’s 2019 20 for the Next 20 as a person to watch. In 2018, she was accepted into the highly coveted Omidyar Fellow program (Cohort VI) to train alongside selected leaders and change makers, all of whom are dedicated to making positive movement on Hawai‘i’s most pressing issues. FAM. Felix Tan, 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec; BPTW Exec; 20 for the Next 20

 

Stella M. Q. Wong
Acting CEO, VP Programs, Catholic Charities Hawai‘i #169

B.O‘ahu EDUC. Maryknoll HS; UH Mānoa, B.S.; UH Mānoa, MSW CERT. ACSW EXP. Acting CEO, VP programs, Catholic Charities Hawai‘i; exec. Dir., Catholic Charities Elderly Services; VP, Dir. community relations, Interim Services of the Pacific; educator, academic advisor, UH BDS. Hawaii State Neurotrauma Advisory Board; Retired Senior Volunteer Program Advisory Board; Community & Hospital Aging Forum; College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resource Alumni Assn. Accomp. PBN Women Who Mean Business, finalist ‘11; Maryknoll Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award ‘08; NASW HI Chapter, Medical Social Worker of the Year ‘95 HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Kristie Wrigglesworth
Exec. Dir., Pacific Whale Foundation

B. 1980; Rockford, Ill. EDUC. Central WA U, Edmonds, WA B.A. law and justice ‘06; Seattle U, WA, J.D. cum laude ‘10 CERT. Notary Public EXP. Exec. Dir. ‘19-present, deputy/acting exec. Dir. ‘13-18, Pacific Whale Foundation; attorney/rule 9 intern ‚‘09-13, paralegal ‚‘05-09, Goldberg Jones PLLC (Seattle,WA); complex litigation and trial work; paralegal, Lee Smart Law Offices (Seattle, WA) ‘02-05 BDS. Maui County Bar Association; Washington State Bar Association Accomp. Hawai‘i State Bar ‘13; Washington State Bar ‘11 HOBBIES Baking, running, beach clean ups FAM. 1 child NOTEWORTHY My daughter was born on World Whale Day in 2016 HB HONORS BPTW Exec

 

Jim WyBan Ph.D.
Founder/Chair, HIplan

B. 1951; Cleveland, Ohio EDUC. Cleveland Heights HS; Northwestern; UH Mānoa, Ph.D. EXP. Founder/Pres. High Health Aquaculture – worlds first SPF shrimp broodstock company BDS. HIplan; Hawaii Island Veterans Memorial; Hawaii Island Portuguese Chamber of Commerce Accomp. Father of SPF shrimp. Developed and sold world’s first SPF shrimp breeding company Based. HOBBIES Swimming, biking, hiking, music on keyboard or ukulele FAM. Carol Araki Wyban, treas., HIplan, 2 children HB HONORS SmallBiz Success Winner

 

Vivian Yasunaga
Exec. VP, CFO, Child & Family Service #165

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 & 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 2019 CFO Apex Core Team and represents Core Team on the 2019 Senior Leadership Planning Council. Accomp. Presented at the Alliance for Strong Families & Communities 2019 Senior Leadership Conference on the topic of Leading Financial Sustainability through Transparency & Engagement and the 2019 conference on the topic of Leveraging the Power of One Donor to Create a Major Gifts Program. FAM. Grant Yasunaga, 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec; BPTW Exec

Real Estate
(Commercial & Residential)

Tracy P. Allen
VP, Luxury Property Specialist, Global Luxury AMBA.ssador, Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties LLC #121

B.Honolulu EDUC. EXP. Tracy is a leader in her profession with prestigious accolades for her skill, expertise, and results. In addition to holding the record for the highest closed residential sales on the entire island of O‘ahu, Tracy consistently ranks in the top 1% among her colleagues locally and nationally. Tracy was bestowed NRT’s prestigious Society of Excellence Award for achieving an exceptional level of sales in ‘14, ‘17 and again in ‘18, representing the very top tier of sales performance. Tracy is the only Coldwell Banker agent in Hawai‘i and one of just 54 individuals, or less than one per 40,000 NRT Coldwell Banker independent sales associates, in the United States to receive this honor not only once, but three times. In addition, she placed among the top ten sales associates, ranking sixth overall among more than 85,000 Coldwell Banker agents internationally Based on closed sales. Tracy also received the International President’s Premier Award. This designation acknowledges the performance of the top one percent of all Coldwell Banker sales associates in North America. Tracy repeatedly dominates the luxury sales market and is the Top Producer of Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties in Honolulu, Hawai‘i. BDS. National Assn. of Realtors; Honolulu Board of Realtors Accomp. Society of Excellence Award winner, ‘18, ‘17, ‘14. Top producer for Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties in ‘12, ‘09, ‘08, ‘03. Consistently in the top 10 HOBBIES She enjoys designing and building custom homes with her husband Bryan and spending quality time with their children. Prior to her real estate career, she enjoyed a career as an equestrian, competing in and winning show jumping competitions all along the East Coast, a true testament to her winning spirit. FAM. Bryan, Pres., Bryan Allen Construction. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Chris Benjamin
Pres., CEO, Alexander & Baldwin Inc. #18

B. 1963; Detroit, Mich. EDUC. Cranbrook School; U of Michigan, B.A. ‘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; advisory board, Shidler College of Business; 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
Founder, Principal Broker, Sachi Hawaii Pacific Century Properties LLC #247

B. 1950; Osaka, Japan EDUC. Poole Gakulin Girls School – Osaka, Japan; Poole Gakulin College; CERT. Realtor EXP. Pres. & principal broker, Sachi Hawaii ‘03; VP & Realtor, Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties ‘89-03; Chanel Sales; PanAm flight attendant BDS. Japan America Society of Hawaii; member, Hawaiki Tower Board CLUBS Japan America Society of Hawaii; Hawaii Senior Life; Nippon Club Accomp. Founder & CEO of Sachi Hawaii; #2 top producing Realtor on O‘ahu ‘18; consistent Hawaii Business Magazine 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 250 Exec; Top 25 Realtor

 

Brett Brown
Exec. VP, CFO, Alexander & Baldwin Inc. #18

EDUC. Northern Illinois U; EXP. In a career spanning more than 30 years, Brown has a long history of successfully leading finance organizations and has developed deep experience in capital markets and commercial real estate. Prior to joining A&B, he was CFO and treas. for PREP Property Group. Brown also served as exec. VP, CFO, and treas. for IRC Retail Centers/Inland Real Estate Corp. and held financial and executive leadership positions with Great Lakes REIT and its predecessor, Equity Partners Ltd. CLUBS American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; Illinois Certified Public Accountants Society; International Council of Shopping Centers HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Meredith J. Ching
Exec. VP External Affairs, Alexander & Baldwin, Inc.

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 Corporation for two years. BDS. Cincinnati Bell; Kapiolani 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
Exec. VP, Chief Legal Officer, Alexander & Baldwin Inc. #18

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

 

Norman Gentry
Member Mgr. NTM LLC, Gentry Homes Ltd. #73

B. 1956; Berkeley, Calif. EDUC. ‘Iolani ‘74; U of Santa Clara; UH; CERT. B.S. mechanical engineering Accomp. World Offshore PowerBoat Champion in ‘87, ‘91 & ‘93; Transatlantic World Record holder ‘89-92 HOBBIES Family, ocean activities, boats, cars FAM. Dr. Cheri Gentry, 2 children NOTEWORTHY Master Scuba diver, Captains Six Pac license. Joined The Gentry Companies in ‘78 HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Warren H. Haruki
Chair, CEO, Maui Land & Pineapple Co. Inc. #216

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

 

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

B. 1961; Oakland, Calif. EDUC. Castro Valley HS, Calif.; 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. Dir. at large, Honolulu Board of Realtors; Dir. at large, Hawai‘i Association of Realtors; immediate past Pres., Real Estate Business Institute Hawai‘i Chapter; delegate, US Tennis Assn. Hawai‘i Pacific Section; national nominating committee, US Tennis Association (National Level); tennis committee, Waialae CC Accomp. Selected to be a member of the national nominating committee of the United States Tennis Association. HOBBIES Tennis, music (acoustic guitar), stand up paddling FAM. Noella Inn, strategy consultant, Kamehameha Schools, 2 children NOTEWORTHY My daughter Shaina was married and my son Riley graduated from college, all in the first half of this year! HB HONORS Top 250 Exec; BPTW Exec

 

Karin Moody-Tsutsui
Principal Broker, Owner, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Advantage Realty #199

B. 1950; Quincy, MA EDUC. The Austin School; Saint Francais School of Nursing; CERT. Realtor EXP. I opened BHGRE North Shore 5 years ago to create a world class real estate firm to serve the community with knowledge and hope. BDS. HBR City Affairs CLUBS N.S. Chamber Accomp. My children! Opening a professional brokerage office on the North Shore of O‘ahu. Staying alive this long! HOBBIES The ocean; I love encouraging young people to create wealth through real estate; dogs, riding electric bikes through the woods, being outside FAM. 2 children NOTEWORTHY My passion is the development of people. I love to see others wear success well! HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Neal Norman
Broker, Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers

EDUC. EXP. As a broker with Kaua‘i’s premier real estate company, Neal has continually been one of Kaua‘i’s top producers and most requested agents for more than twenty years. Neal’s unparalleled knowledge of Kaua‘i’s properties and land combined with his hard work and determination have earned him and his company the top position in Kaua‘i’s growing real estate market. Accomp. #1 broker in State of Hawai‘i, ‘18; #9 broker in the country by sales volume, ‘18 HB HONORS Top 250 Exec; Top 25 Realtor

 

Lance Parker
Exec. VP, Chief Real Estate Officer, Alexander & Baldwin Inc. #18

EDUC. Kamehameha; USC; EXP. Lance has overseen the company’s real estate operations since Sept. 1, 2015. 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

 

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

EDUC. Torrance HS; B.S. Bus. AdminC./Marketing; CSULB; CERT. ABR, ACP, CLHMS, CIPS, CRS, CSP, GRI, MCNE, RFS, RENE, RSPS, TRC EXP. 15 years as a licensed Realtor on Kaua‘i. Kaua‘i’s only 12-time recipient of Hawaii Business Magazine’s Top 100 Realtor and is the #1 RE/MAX agent on Kaua‘i & the Hawaiian Islands. Opened a second real estate office in ‘15, located in Poipu Beach. BDS. Kauai Board of Realtors; Hawaii Board of Realtors Accomp. Kaua‘i’s #1 selling Realtor, most sold transactions ‘15-18; Recipient of RE/MAX’s highest achievement, the Diamond Club Individual Award ‘16-18, RE/MAX ranking ‘18: #1 on Kaua‘i & Hawai‘i, #11 in USA, #31 worldwide. HOBBIES Photography, golf FAM. August Summerfield, R(S), Dir. marketing, RE/MAX Kauai Living , 1 child NOTEWORTHY Former INC. 500 Company owner; former U.S. SBA Young Entrepreneur of the Year; former owner of 51st largest Women-Owned Business in Los Angeles HB HONORS Top 25 Realtor

 

Jared Watumull
VP, Watumull Brothers Ltd. #67

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

 

J.D. Watumull
Pres., Watumull Brothers Ltd. #67

B. 1955; Honolulu EDUC. Punahou ‘73; U of Colorado, B.S. 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

 

Ben Welborn
Hawai‘i Life Real Estate Services LLC #148

B. 1968; EDUC. Mid-Pacific Institute; U of Colorado at Boulder; EXP. Professionally I am a licensed Realtor with Hawai‘i Life Real Estate Brokers. I also own and operate my own land-use and project consulting business, Landmark Consulting Services. My dual roles as Realtor and planner complement each other and provide many crossover benefits to my clients. Over 29 years of combined experience and an extensive knowledge of Kaua‘i’s current regulatory and development environment. BDS. Hanalei School Foundation Accomp. Hawai‘i’s Top 100 Realtors HOBBIES Surfing, fly-fishing, mountain biking, travel FAM. Courtney Welborn, Rock Your Radiance, 1 child NOTEWORTHY 40-year resident of Kaua‘i. I offer unparalleled representation and valuable insights to my clients. I enjoy my work, and pursue it with integrity and passion. I am here to assist, to answer questions, and to share my knowledge of the Islands. HB HONORS Top 25 Realtor

 

Jan Yokota
VP Pacific Region, The RMR Group, Industrial Logistics Properties Trust #57

B.Honolulu EDUC. Roosevelt HS; U of Michigan, B.A.; Cornell, MRP EXP. VP development, General Growth Properties ‘06-09; Dir. capital improvements, UH ‘03-06; exec. Dir., Hawai‘i Community Development Authority ‘96-03 BDS. Chair, Child and Family Service Real Property Inc.; NAIOP Hawaii FAM. Kip Wilborn, exec. artistic Dir., Manoa Valley Theatre, 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Leslie-Ann Yokouchi
Principal Broker, Owner, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Advantage Realty #199

B. 1950; Wailuku EDUC. Baldwin HS; UH Mānoa; UH Mānoa CERT. M ED EXP. I have been in real estate for 40 years. It is my DNA for my father Pundy Yokouchi, also was a Realtor. Though the business has gone through many changes throughout the years one thing that has not changed which my Dad taught me, this is a business of people and relationships. Always remember that how you treat them is of the utmost importance. BDS. Boys and Girls Clubs of Maui; Imua Family Services Accomp. Just lasting in this business as long as I have is an accomplishment in itself. This industry has changed so much since I first started and I am glad that I can still play a major role in it. I am also proud that I have raised a fine young son who is accomplished but most importantly kind. HOBBIES Traveling, dogs, and playing with grandson FAM. Gene Awakuni, chancellor, Tokai U, 1 child NOTEWORTHY I hope I have built a company with a reputation of trustworthy, knowledgeable agents who serve their clients with the best service. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Retail/Wholesale

Carol Ai May
VP, Sec., City Mill Company Ltd. #103

B.Honolulu EDUC. Punahou; Scripps College, Claremont, Calif.; Tufts U, Medford, Mass.; 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; BPTW Exec

 

Bryan P. Andaya
Pres., COO, L&L Hawai‘i #82

B. 1971; Honoka‘a 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; Dir., Pacific Asian Affairs Council CLUBS Pacific Century Fellows ‘11-12 Accomp. Hawaii Business Magazine 20 for the Next 20; PBN Young Business Leader of the Year ‘11, Forty Under 40 HOBBIES Travel, golf, surfing, canoe paddling FAM. Mary Ann, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Joanne Barradas
CFO, Y. Hata & Co. Ltd. #32

EDUC. U of Toronto, Bachelor of commerce; Queen’s U Smith School of Business, MBA. CERT. CPA EXP. Ms. Barradas has been with Y. Hata & Co. for under two years, and she was previously with Young Brothers. Prior to moving to Honolulu, Ms. Barradas was in senior finance roles in publicly traded companies, with 20 years experience working in various industries including food service distribution, energy, and financial services. Ms. Barradas spent over 10 yrs. working in public accounting and is a CPA. BDS. YWCA O‘ahu finance committee HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Victoria Wayne Bowley
Senior Buyer & VP Marketing, Maui Clothing Co. Inc. #195

B. 1982; Honolulu EDUC. Seabury Hall HS, high honors ‘00; London School of Economics, high honors ‘03; Babson College, B.S., magna cum laude ‘04; EXP. Buyer and marketing, Maui Clothing Co. ‘06-present; buyer, Ralph Lauren ‘05-06; marketing, New Line Cinema ‘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 #72

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 two million dollars worth of food donated annually to the Hawaii FoodBank and other non-profit groups. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Eddie Flores, Jr.
Chair, L&L Hawai‘i #82

B. 1946; Hong Kong EDUC. Balboa HS, San Francisco, Calif. ‘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; 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
CEO, L&L Hawai‘i #82

B. 1984; Honolulu EDUC. Punahou; USC; UCLA EXP. Promoted from VP and CFO of 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; Hawaiian Humane Society; Hawaii Restaurant Assn. CLUBS Chinese Chamber of Commerce; Filipino Chamber of Commerce Accomp. Omidyar Fellow, Cohort V HOBBIES Tennis, hiking, travel, board games HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Joseph W. Hanley Jr.
Chair, Pres., Inter Pacific Motors Inc. #141
Pres., Big Island Car Wash/ZieBart

B. 1959; El Paso, Texas EDUC. Hilo HS; EXP. 45 years in the automobile business BDS. Big Island Automobile Dealers Assn. CLUBS Rotary Club of Hilo HOBBIES Cooking, travel, gym, golf, fishing FAM. Diana, customer relations, TR, Orchid Isle Auto Center, 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Diana L. Hanley
Treas., Inter Pacific Motors Inc. #141

B. 1963; Inglewood, Calif. EDUC. West High, Calif.; HOBBIES Cooking, travel, gym FAM. 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Mary Hanley Espejo
Sec., Inter Pacific Motors Inc. #141

B. 1957; Detroit, Mich. EDUC. St. Joseph’s HS, Hilo; UH Hilo; BDS. Big Island Car Wash Inc. HOBBIES Zumba, Turbo Kick, health and fitness, reading, music FAM. Douglas, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Russell J. Hata
Chair, Pres., CEO, Y. Hata & Co. Ltd. #32

B. 1955; Honolulu EDUC. Kalani HS; UH Mānoa, BBA. Finance; UH Mānoa, EMBA. EXP. Chair, Pres. & CEO, Y. Hata & Co. Ltd.; Pres., Rise Inc.; marketing Dir., government liason & project coordinator, Yashima Construction BDS. Chair, Y. Hata & Co. Ltd.; Convergence CT Inc.; Innovative Marketing Alliance LLC; Hawaii Agricultural Foundation CLUBS HBR; Chamber of Commerce Hawaii; Japanese Chamber of Commerce; United Japanese Society Accomp. Successful reorganization and turnaround of five family enterprises. Establishment of ChefZone. HOBBIES Golf, travel, reading, Gyrotonic exercise FAM. Val, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Byron L. Ige
VP, Hardware Hawaii #126

B. 1983; Honolulu EDUC. Baldwin HS; U of Washington; UH CERT. CPA EXP. Oversee operations of the accounting, bonding, HR and IT departments, especially control systems, transaction-processing operations and policies and procedures. Project Mgr. for company’s large scale initiatives. 10 years management experience as external auditor. Experience auditing financial statements in 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 controls that successfully scaled as the company has grown in revenue. HOBBIES Tennis, sports fan of Seahawks, Lakers, Dodgers FAM. JooAh Ige, guest service Mgr., Sheraton Waikiki, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Erin Jefferson
Sr. VP, Direct Support Resources Inc. #214

B.Honolulu EDUC. Punahou; U of Utah; EXP. 18 years in the logistics industry BDS. Hawaii Transportation Assn. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Fletcher Jones III
Pres., Jones Hawaii Acquisition Co. LLC #45

B. 1974; Los Angeles, Calif. EDUC. B.A., business economics; EXP. Fletcher Jones Motorcars, Newport Beach ‘98-01; Fletcher Jones Imports, Chicago ‘02-03; Fletcher Jones Hawaii Automotive Group ‘04-present CLUBS TPO HOBBIES Kids, golf, boating FAM. Anne Marie, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Sandy Kalahiki
VP, Controller, Stoebner Holdings Inc. #91

B. 1960; Honolulu EDUC. Castle HS; EXP. 41 years in the automobile industry Accomp. Owned and operated trucking business for 3 years HOBBIES Walking, spending time with family and reading FAM. Brian, 1 child NOTEWORTHY I love being around positive, happy, loving people. After all, love makes the world go around. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Wayne Kamitaki
CEO, Maui Varieties Ltd. HouseMart #76

B. 1952; Wailuku EDUC. ‘Iolani ‘70; UH, B.A. ‘75; BDS. Island of Hawaii YMCA; advisor, Hawaii Japanese Center; Hawaii Academy of Science; Central Pacific Bank FAM. Lynn, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

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

B. 1956; Hilo EDUC. Hawaii Preparatory Academy ‘74; Claremont McKenna College, B.A. economics ‘78; EXP. With family-owned business since college BDS. Pres., Hawaii Automotive Dealers; treas., CM.D.A Accomp. Junior Achievement Laurette ‘15; SBA Entrepreneurial Award ‘06; Time Magazine Quality Dealer Award-Hawai‘i ‘94 HOBBIES Golf, soccer FAM. Nan, sec., treas., I. Kitagawa and Co., 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

 

Kevin Kurihara
Pres., CEO, TD Food Group Inc. #68

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

 

David R. Lundquist
Pres., CEO, Hardware Hawaii #126

B. 1950; Minneapolis, Minn. EDUC. Punahou ‘68; Springfield, Ma.; UH; EXP. Pres., CEO, owner, Hardware Hawaii since ‘82; Exec. VP ‘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, largest wrestling tournament for high school girls in the USA. CLUBS Pali Lions Club, Hawaii Lumber Products Assn. Accomp. Found and designed all current Hardware Hawaii locations: Kailua, Māpunapuna, Kapolei, and Kōloa, Kaua‘i HOBBIES Collecting old, rare guitars from the 1930s. Collecting old and rare books. FAM. Ely, Exec. Asst., Hardware Hawaii, 1 child NOTEWORTHY I arrived in Hawai‘i 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

 

Judy A. McDonald
CEO, Palama Holdings LLC #116

EDUC. Hawaii Baptist Academy; UH Mānoa; CERT. CPA FAM. 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Edmund N. Nakano
Exec. Team, Corp. Sec., Treas., C. S. Wo & Sons Ltd. #96

B. 1948; Honokaa EDUC. Hilo HS; UH Mānoa; CERT. CPA, CGMA MIL. US Army, Vietnam Veteran EXP. Coopers & Lybrand, 6 yrs.; C.S. Wo & Sons Ltd., 41 yrs. BDS. Columbus Insurance Ltd, Hawaii Society of CPAs, Higashi Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii CLUBS Financial Executives International, Hawaii Society of CPAs, American Institute of CPAs Accomp. Exec. Mgr. of the accounting, HR 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

 

Dave Purington
Dir. Merchandising, Hardware Hawaii #126

B. 1945; Pomona, CA EDUC. Kailua HS; San Jose State; EXP. General contractor in Hawai‘i since ‘76. Primarily residential construction on the Windward side. HOBBIES Kayaking, swimming, motorcycle riding, aviation HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Jerry V. Romano
VP, GM, Windward Auto Sales Inc. #134

B. 1972; Brooklyn, N.Y. EDUC. Kailua HS; Universal Technical Institute; BDS. BOD, Habilitat Inc.; advisory council, Castle HS CLUBS Kaneohe Business Group HOBBIES Open ocean swimming and hiking HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Michael Stoebner
Pres., Treas., Stoebner Holdings Inc. #91

B. 1964; EDUC. St. Louis HS; Chaminade, B.A.; EXP. 36 years in the car business. From lot tech to GM CLUBS Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii; Parents and Children together P.A.C.T; Aloha United Way; Ways to Work; Ho‘okua‘aina HOBBIES Boating and jet skis, spending time with my family. FAM. Jennifer, 4 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Stephen N. Ueda
Chair, Pres., CEO, Suisan Group Inc. #90

B. 1968; Honolulu EDUC. Roosevelt HS; UH Mānoa; MIT, 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. Past Pres., Japanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Hawaii 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

 

Jordan Vannatta
Enterprise Dir. & Integrator, Y. Hata & Co. Ltd. #32

B. 1981; Wahiawa EDUC. Kamehameha Schools; UH Mānoa, BBA.; City U of Seattle, MBA. CERT. SPHR, GPHR, SHRM-SCP, Six Sigma Green Belt  EXP. Jordan Vannatta is the enterprise Dir. & integrator at Y. Hata & Co., Ltd, the largest foodservice distributor in the state of Hawai‘i. He has over 15 years of HR, business systems, operations and leadership experience in the software development, energy & utility, federal contracting and foodservice industries. He joined Y. Hata & Co., Ltd in ‘15 as the Dir. of HR. HOBBIES Basketball, travel FAM. Nicole, 1 child: Laule‘a HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Louis VeDova III
Pres., Windward Auto Sales Inc. #134

B.St. Louis, Mo. EDUC. EXP. 43 years automotive experience HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Vik Watumull
VP, Watumull Brothers Ltd. #67

B. 1958; Honolulu EDUC. Punahou ‘76; U of Colorado, B.S. marketing ‘80; BDS. Outrigger Canoe Club; Hanahauoli School CLUBS Outrigger Canoe 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
VP, Watumull Brothers Ltd. #67

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

 

Gulab Watumull
Chair, Watumull Brothers Ltd. #67

B. 1924; Hyderabad Sind, Pakistan EDUC. NH Academy, Hyderabad, ‘41; DJ Sind College, Karachi, Pakistan, BSC chemistry ‘45; DG National College, Hyderabad, Pakistan, B.A. english literature ‘47; EXP. Partner, Watumull Bros. ‘52-present; Pres., Watumull Properties Inc.; Pres., American T-shirts Co.; Pres., Happy Shirts Inc. BDS. Bishop Museum; J. Watumull Fund; East-West Center Foundation; Chaminade Educational Foundation CLUBS Pacific Club; Waialae CC; Outrigger Canoe Club HOBBIES Tennis FAM. Indru, 4 children NOTEWORTHY Former No. 1 ranked tennis player in Hawai‘i. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Edward D. Wayne
Chair, Pres., Maui Clothing Co. Inc. #195

B.Philadelphia, Pa. EDUC. St. Joseph’s Prep, Philadelphia, Pa. ‘59; U of Miami, B.A. 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

 

Bennett R. Wo
Owner, Exec., C. S. Wo & Sons Ltd. #96

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

 

Wendell Wo
Owner, Exec., C. S. Wo & Sons Ltd. #96

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

 

Michael J. Wo
Owner, Exec. Team, C. S. Wo & Sons Ltd. #96

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

 

C. Scott Wo
Owner, Exec. Team, C. S. Wo & Sons Ltd. #96

B. 1965; Honolulu EDUC. Punahou; The Wharton School, U of Pennsylvania, BSE; Columbia Business School, MBA.; UCLA, Ph.D. CERT. Ph.D. EXP. Current adjunct professor, Columbia Business School, ‘18-present; owner/exec. C.S. Wo & Sons, ‘81-present; owner/partner Kunia Country Farms, ‘09-present. Previous (1987-1991): Mergers & Acquisitions, Credit Suisse First Boston Partnership Finance Group, Shearson Lehman BDS. First Hawaiian Bank and First Hawaiian Inc.; The Queen’s Health System, Finance Committee Chair, Endowment Committee Vice Chair; University of Hawai‘i Foundation, Board Vice Chair, Investment Committee Chair; Pacific and Asian Affairs Council, Board Pres. FAM. Nancy, 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Bub Wo
Owner, Exec. Team, C. S. Wo & Sons Ltd. #96

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

 

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

 

Kūha‘o Zane
Creative Dir., Sig Zane Designs / SZKaiao

B. 1982; Hilo EDUC. Hilo HS; BDS. Edith Kanaka‘ole Foundation; Moku O Keawe Foundation HB HONORS 20 for the Next 20

 

Daniel E. Zettle
Mng. Dir., OfficeDepot/OfficeMax Hopaco Premium Inc. #52

B. 1962; East Palestine, Ohio EDUC. East Palestine HS; Hiram College, business management, environmental science ; Case Western Reserve, Executive Education Series EXP. GM NE OH Operations ‘03-06; sales and operations in Cleveland market ‘96-03, district sales Mgr., Boise Cascade Office Products 94-96; Began Charlotte, NC promoted to GM of Columbus, OH, Office America ‘88-94. BDS. Exec. board, Aloha Council; BOD, Hopaco; VP BOD, First Tee of HI CLUBS Chamber of Commerce; Better Business Bureau; Hawaii Society of Business Professionals Accomp. Eagle Scout; Hawaii Top Executives ‘06-18 HOBBIES Golf, car racing, sports FAM. Kimberly, 1 child HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

William van den Hurk
Pres., CEO, Aloha Auto Group Ltd / DBA Aloha Kia #74

B. 1945; Holland EDUC. 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 Hawai‘i in ‘05 as a consultant for a dealer group. Then in ‘97 started the Aloha Auto Group. BDS. Pres., Aloha Auto Group Ltd. dba Aloha Kia; Oahu SPCA dba Big Island Harley Davidson Kauai Harley Davidson CLUBS 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; President Club Kia Motors America 2018 Winner Won several GT 3 racing titles. HOBBIES Motorcycles, auto racing, animals bicycling  FAM. 2 children NOTEWORTHY Nominated for the Hawaii Automobile Dealer Association ‘10 TIME Dealer of the Year For the 4th Time in ‘18 won the Kia President Club award HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Tourism/Leisure

Richard Davison
VP Operations, Star of Honolulu Cruises & Events #147

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

 

Sean P. Dee
Exec. VP, Chief Marketing Officer, Outrigger Hospitality Group #21

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

 

Scott Fernandez
Pres., Fernandez Entertainment Inc. #151

B. 1965; Honolulu EDUC. Punahou; Colorado State U; EXP. Pres., Carnival Events LLC; Pres., Carnival Concessions LLC; partner for the development of Johnny Rockets restaurants in Hawai‘i and Guam. Partner for the development and operation of the first Rock ‘N Fun location in Hawai‘i. CLUBS International 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 Hawai‘i’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 Hawai‘i’s families like my father (Kane) and my grandfather (Edwin Kane “EK”) before me. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Linda Fernandez
Pres., CEO, Fernandez Entertainment Inc. #151

B.Phoenix, Ariz. 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 Hawai‘i and Guam; partner in development, operation of the first Rock ‘N Fun location in Hawai‘i 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 Hawaii Family Business of the Year ‘18; Girl Scouts of Hawaii Woman of Distinction ‘07; 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

 

Ronald D. Howard
Pres., Star of Honolulu Cruises & Events #147

B.Cadillac, Mich. 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

 

Nobuyuki Inada
Sr. VP, Halekulani Corporation #61

B.France EDUC. Tokyo Gakugei U Senior HS; Keio U; EXP. Joined Mitsui Fudosan Co. Ltd., parent company of Halekulani Corporation in ‘89. He has also worked for Mitsui Fudosan Residential. Joined Halekulani Corporation in April ‘19. BDS. JASH HOBBIES Reading books HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Kenny Kan
Sr. VP, Chief Development Officer, Outrigger Hospitality Group #21

EDUC. St. Louis; UH; U of Chicago EXP. VP capital markets & Treas., Alexander and Baldwin ‘17-19; corporate Dir. business planning and analysis, Outrigger Hotels and Resorts ‘08-17; VP, Grove International Partners ‘06-08; portfolio Mgr., Goldman Sachs ‘01-06 FAM. Mie, 2 children: Alex and Sophia HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Chester E. Kaneshiro
Pres., Tanaka Of Tokyo Restaurants Ltd. #212

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

 

Derek Kanoa
Sr. VP Sales Hawai‘i, Hilton Grand Vacations #26

B. 1959; Honolulu EDUC. St. Louis; UH Hilo; EXP. Over 34 years of vacation ownership experiences. sr. VP at Diamond Resorts. Consultant for Healing Community. FAM. 4 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Hiroyuki “Keith” Kitagawa
Pres., CEO, JTB Hawaii Inc. #25

B. 1963; EDUC. Fukuoka U; EXP. JTB Corporation-Fukuoka office; JTB International Canada; JTB Hawaii Travel LLC and JTB Hawaii Inc. BDS. Japan-American Society of Hawaii (JASH); Waikīkī Improvement Association (WIA); Chair, Japan Hawaii Travel Association HOBBIES Golfing HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Hiroshi Lamansky
Exec. VP, COO, Tanaka Of Tokyo Restaurants Ltd. #212

B. 1983; Cleveland, Texas EDUC. The American School in Japan ‘02; EXP. Tanaka of Tokyo Restaurants: VP and exec. GM ‘13-19, GM ‘09-13, Mgr. ‘05-09, busboy, front host, cashier, Bartender, server ‘04-05 CLUBS Hawaii Asia Pacific Assn. HOBBIES Basketball, golf, dining out HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Angela Leone
CEO, Coconut Condos #241

EDUC. Glenbrook North HS; Truman State U; San Diego State U CERT. M.A. EXP. Angela Leone is the owner and CEO of Coconut Condos, a vacation rental management company on the beautiful island of Maui founded in 2011. Angela was recently named the 2019 SBA Maui Small Businessperson of the Year. Starting as a home-Based venture with one vacation rental (her own), Angela Leone has expanded to a robust 10-person plus operation with 60 vacation rentals across West Maui. After spending ten years as a bilingual speech pathologist working with children, Leone has brought her passion for making a difference in the world to the core of Coconut Condos and thrives on using her business to effect change in her community and her world. CLUBS VRMA BBB Maui Chamber of Commerce Accomp. Inc5000 ‘19; Fastest 50 ‘19; Top 250 ‘19; Hawaii’s Best Workplace ‘19 HOBBIES Surfing, reading, traveling, spending time with my family, walking my dog FAM. 2 children NOTEWORTHY SBA Small Business Person of the Year ‘19 HB HONORS Top 250 Exec; SmallBiz Success Winner

 

Alan Mattson
Pres., CEO, The Castle Group Inc. #173

B. 1956; Long Beach, Calif. EDUC. Long Beach Wilson HS; San Diego State; EXP. Dollar Rent A Car; Avis Rent A Car Systems Inc.; Hilton Hotels Corporation 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 Accomp. Finalist, Pacific Edge Magazine’s Business Achievement awards – Hospitality Executive of the Year HOBBIES Surfing, bikram yoga, biking FAM. Marilee Mattson, boutique manager, 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 Walt Disney Company
Trustee, Kamehameha Schools #39

B. 1970; Hilo EDUC. St. Joseph School, Hilo; UH, BBA.; CERT. Cornell General Manager Program BDS. Kamehameha Schools; Hawai‘i Community Foundation; Hawai‘i Pacific Health; Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women & Children; Hawaii Medical Services Assn.; Hawai‘i Visitor & Convention Bureau; California Hotel & Lodging Assn. FAM. Ruth, regional Dir. of sales, Four Seasons Resorts Hawaii, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Scott Miyasato
Sr. VP, General Counsel, Corp. Sec., Outrigger Hospitality Group #21

B.Honolulu EDUC. Pearl City HS; U of Washington; William S. Richardson School of Law EXP. Managing Dir. and associate general counsel, Hawaiian Airlines; VP, general gounsel, Kai Medical; attorney, Cades Schutte BDS. Waikiki Improvement Assn.; Hawaii Children’s Discovery Center; Real Property Finance and Services Section of the Hawaii State Bar Assn. Accomp. PBN 40 under 40 FAM. Michelle, 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Dave Nadeau
CFO, Outrigger Hospitality Group #21

B. 1958; Washington, D.C. EDUC. Robinson HS, Fairfax, Va.; U of 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

 

Donna M. Nakamura
Treas., Star of Honolulu Cruises & Events #147

B.Waipahu EDUC. Waipahu HS; UH; EXP. Arthur Andersen & Co.; Hawaiian Electric Industries FAM. 1 child HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Cyrus I. Oda
CFO, Sr. VP, Kokusai Kogyo Kanri Kabushiki Kaisha – US Operations #15

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

 

Akihito Saigusa
VP, Sec., Treas., Halekulani Corporation #61

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

 

Henry Schwartz
VP, CIO, Outrigger Hospitality Group #21

B.San Diego, Calif. EDUC. San Diego State U; CERT. CPA (Inactive) EXP. VP information technology KSL Resorts ‘99-19; partner, Gerhardt Schwartz CPAs ‘92-99; supervisor, Comprehensive Business Services Lund & Guttry CPAs ‘87-92 HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

George Ann Skandis
VP HR, Atlantis Submarines Hawaii LLC #161

B. 1955; Chicago EDUC. Michigan State, B.A. Liberal Arts ‘77; Michigan State, Master’s Labor and Industrial Relations ‘79 CERT. Cornell, Equal Employment Opportunity Studies ‘91 EXP. 30+ years experience in HR, 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. #212

B. 1991; Honolulu EDUC. Punahou ‘09; UH Mānoa; Chaminade CERT. B.A. ‘12, MBA. ‘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; Corp. GM BDS. Hogan Advisory Board; Spokeswoman for DVAC; GIFT Foundation CLUBS YPO NG; Chamber of Commerce; NAPW Accomp. MBA.; 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. #212

B.Montreal, Canada EDUC. American School in Japan; Rippowam HS Port Credit Secondary; NYU, U of Western Ontario; CERT. Honors B.A. (U.S. M.A.) 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. Board of governors, Chaminade; Hogan Advisory Board; Board of advisors, MVNP CLUBS Waialae CC; Pacific Club; Young Presidents’ Org./World Presidents’ Org.; Hawaii Asia Pacific Association (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 #147

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 SookHB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Ronald Williams
Pres., CEO, Atlantis Submarines Hawaii LLC #161

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 CrossFit FAM. Momi, 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Ruthann Yamanaka
Sr. VP, CPO, Outrigger Hospitality Group #21

B.Los Angeles, Calif. EDUC. USC; UH Mānoa EXP. Sr. VP HR & planning, Outrigger Hospitality Group ‘06; VP HR, Alexander & Baldwin Inc.; sr. VP of the People Services Group, Hawaiian Airlines; sr. VP and assistant Dir. of HR, Bank of Hawaii FAM. Gregg, 1 child HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

Transportation

Aaron Alter
Exec. VP, Chief Legal Officer, Corp. Sec., Hawaiian Airlines #3

EDUC. Kaiser HS; Harvard; Harvard Business School; Harvard Law School, J.D. Accomp. Alter was recognized as one of Northern California’s Super Lawyers from ‘13-15 and listed in the ‘06-16 editions of Best Lawyers in America. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Daniel Chun
Dir. Sales & Community PR – Hawai‘i, Alaska Airlines #17

B. 1979; Honolulu EDUC. Mililani HS; UH Mānoa; CERT. Private pilot license BDS. Hawaii Tourism Authority; Public Schools of Hawaii Foundation; Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Assn.; Diamond Head Theatre; UH Alumni Assn. CLUBS Sales & Marketing Executives of Honolulu; Hawaii Society of Business Professionals; Hawaii Venture Capital Assn.; SKAL International Hawaii Accomp. Hawaii Business Magazine’s 20 for the Next 20 ‘16; Pacific Century Fellows class of ‘18 HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Matt Cox
Chair, CEO, Matson Inc. #5

EDUC. U of California, Berkeley; EXP. Appointed Chair 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

 

Lawrence S. Hershfield
Chair, Hawaiian Airlines #3

EDUC. Bucknell U; Stanford Graduate School of Business NOTEWORTHY Hershfield served as Hawaiian’s Pres. & CEO from June 14, 2004 through June 2, 2005. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Kim Hudson Chock
CFO, JBG Corporation #98
CFO, McCabe Hamilton & Renny Co. Ltd.

B.Honolulu EDUC. St. Andrew’s Priory; UH Mānoa; EXP. Ikeda & Wong CPA Inc.; The Castle Group Inc.; owner, Green Ledger Accounting FAM. Harold, 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Peter R. Ingram
Pres., CEO, Hawaiian Airlines #3

EDUC. U of Western Ontario; Duke, Fuqua School of Business EXP. Ingram joined Hawaiian as CFO in November ‘05 and served as exec. VP and chief commercial officer from November ‘11 through February ‘18. Prior to joining the airline, Ingram spent 11 years with AMR Corporation, parent company of American Airlines and American Eagle Airlines. From ‘02-05, he served as VP of finance and CFO for American Eagle Airlines, after eight years in finance-related management positions for American Airlines. BDS. Board of trustees, Mid-Pacific Institute HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

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

EDUC. Kailua HS; UH Mānoa, BBA. accounting; UH Mānoa William S. Richardson School of Law, J.D. 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 manager, HECO ‘14-16; associate general counsel, HECO ‘10-14 BDS. National Asian Pacific American Bar Assn.; Boys & Girls Club Maui HOBBIES Volunteer at Oahu SPCA HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Mike Lum
Treas., Hawaiian Islands Freight Association #210

B.Honolulu EDUC. St. 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. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Shannon L. Okinaka
Exec. VP, CFO, Hawaiian Airlines #3

EDUC. Waiakea HS; UH Mānoa; CERT. CPA (not in public practice) EXP. Assurance Mgr., PricewaterhouseCoopers; Sr. internal auditor, Hawaiian Electric Company BDS. Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii, Oahu Economic Development Board, Island Insurance Co Ltd, Workforce Development Council HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

George W. Pasha IV
Pres., CEO, The Pasha Group, Pasha Hawaii #19

EDUC. Marin Catholic, Kentfield, Calif.; 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. Chair, The Pasha Group BOD; Pasha Hawaii Advisory Board HOBBIES Anything involving the water FAM. Elyse, 3 children NOTEWORTHY Past Chair of the Household Goods Forwarders Assn. of America, Inc., now known as IAM HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Jon Snook
Exec. VP, COO, Hawaiian Airlines #3

EDUC. Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern U EXP. Prior to joining Hawaiian, Snook successfully ascended through the ranks of American Airlines, starting on the front line as a ticket agent and most recently serving as Sr. VP of customer service, where he led over 40,000 employees and directed the delivery of the airline’s end-to-end customer experience. He is also a member of the Episcale Corp. advisory board. NOTEWORTHY He speaks English and Swedish and holds dual British and U.S. citizenship. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Morris Stoebner
CEO, Dir., Stoebner Holdings Inc. #91

B. 1940; Eureka, S.D. EDUC. Eureka HS, Eureka, S.D.; South Dakota State, Brooking, S.D. (2 years); EXP. VP, minority stock holder, Mike Salta Pontiac (‘60-90) BDS. Better Business Bureau, Protect the Planet, State Motor Vehicle Licensing Board, Hina Mauka CLUBS Oahu CC, Honolulu Club Accomp. American Honda Presidents Club; Time Magazine Dealer of the Year HOBBIES Golf FAM. 2 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

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Nelson Befitel
Chief Counsel, ProService Hawaii #36

EDUC. Lahainaluna; UH Mānoa, B.A. journalism; Arizona State College of Law, J.D. EXP. Dir. labor, State of Hawaii; attorney, Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert; deputy corp. counsel, County of Maui; Maui Prosecutor’s Office; State Attorney General’s office BDS. Chamber of Commerce Hawaii HOBBIES Youth baseball coach FAM. Aileen Befitel, 2 children (Colton, Angeline) HB HONORS Top 250 Exec; BPTW Exec

 

Judy Bishop
Pres., Owner, Bishop & Company Inc. #229

B.Louisiana EDUC. B.A. english; EXP. 14 yrs. Pres./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; Women’s Fund of Hawaii CLUBS Pacific Club; SHRM; Chamber of Commerce; BBB; HSBP; OWL Accomp. Top 25 Women Owned Businesses in PBN for past 11 years; SBA Women in Business Champion ‘11; Hawaii Business Magazine Business Leader of the Year Finalist ‘12; OWL Outstanding Woman Leader of the Year ‘09 HOBBIES Traveling 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 ‘06 and hit $10M in sales by year #10. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Richard Budar
Mng. Dir., McCorriston Miller Mukai MacKinnon LLP #207

B. 1959; Honolulu EDUC. Maryknoll; U of Denver; CLUBS Outrigger Canoe Club Accomp. Introduced cord blood banking in Hawai‘i and helped to develop cord blood collection nationwide. Assisted with the first cord blood collections in the operating room at Kapiolani Hospital. HOBBIES Volleyball FAM. Stephanie, CEO, Thompson-Budar Insurance Inc., 3 children NOTEWORTHY Delivered two of my three children. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Kevin K.J. Chang
Co-Dir., Kua‘āina Ulu ‘Auamo (KUA)

B. 1972; Honolulu EDUC. James B. Castle HS; U of Oregon; U of Oregon EXP. Newspaper delivery boy; harbor maintenance worker; low-level health demographics data cruncher; short-order cook; food prep (diced 100lb bags of onions at 6 am every morning at Andy’s Drive Inn); golf ball gofer; cafeteria worker; dorm counselor; conference coordinator; bouncer; English teacher; certified nurses aide; attorney at law (entertainment law & civil litigation); TPL land conservation staff; OHA land manager; event manager; non-profit E.D.; music and film producer; singer-songwriter and assistant defensive line football coach. BDS. Hawaii Alliance of Non-Profit Organizations; Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement HOBBIES Movies, football, comedy and music. FAM. Alma Siria Vega Urias, interpreter/knitting entrepreneurHB HONORS 20 for the Next 20

 

Patrick “Rick” D. Ching
Pres., COO, Servco Pacific Inc. #8

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

 

Dennis Christianson
CEO, Anthology Marketing Group #213

B. 1952; Minneapolis, MN. EXP. Dennis acts as both the CEO of Anthology Marketing Group, as well as pres. of Anthology’s Advertising Group. BDS. Arthritis Foundation; American Red Cross Hawaii CLUBS American Advertising Federation Accomp. Award-winning documentary & feature filmmaker, AAF Ad Person Of The Year ‘04, AAF Silver Award ‘10 HOBBIES Music, running, skiing FAM. Kimberly, copywriter, SandyPencil, Daughter Brianna, grandson Tiernan, granddaughter Skye NOTEWORTHY Along with his dedication to Anthology’s business clients, Dennis is deeply involved with a wide variety of projects for Hawai‘i’s nonprofits, as well as more than a few political campaigns. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Matthew Delaney
Pres., CEO, The Hawaii Group Inc. #178

B. 1970; Santa Monica, Calif. EDUC. Campolindo HS; U of Southern California; CERT. CPA EXP. Matt has been managing businesses in Hawai‘i for 22 years. He co-founded HiHR and sold it to its largest competitor ProService in ‘16. He was the development mgr. for the Royal Lahaina Development Group, spearheading the master plan for the new mixed-used Kaanapali resort. Prior to holding the positions of CEO/Pres. of Marc Resorts he was responsible for acquisitions & development in HI and internationally for its parent company Sunterra. Before moving to HI, he was part of Sunterra’s acquisition & development team in which he was responsible for multiple resort & company acquisitions around the world, as well as forming a wholly owned Japanese subsidiary (Sunterra Japan). In addition, he was part of the team that formed a real estate fund “DaVinci” in Tokyo, Japan. Prior to joining Marc/Sunterra, Matt was a sr. consultant & CPA for E&Y Kenneth Leventhal Real Estate Group. BDS. AccesSurf Accomp. Survived cancer twice. Father of two. 25-years of marriage. Became CEO of Marc Hotels & Resorts at 29 years old. CPA. HOBBIES Watching my kids play sports, football statistician, Stand-up paddle boarding, golf, fine dining, traveling FAM. Karen, RN, Sequoia Surgical Center, 2 children NOTEWORTHY Commute back and forth from California. Survived cancer twice. I love giving back to the community and to those who are less fortunate. I love taking care of my team. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec; BPTW Exec

 

Lee Donohue
Dir. Security, Securitas Security Services USA Inc. #83

B. 1942; Honolulu EDUC. Chaminade, B.S. 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; dir., Honolulu Fire Fighters Foundation 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, Kahala Nui #167

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

 

David B. Erdman
Pres., CEO, PRTech LLC #242

B. 1956; Jenkintown, Pa. EDUC. Jenkintown HS; Bucknell U and UH Mānoa, B.A. east Asian studies/Japanese language; minor in travel industry management; EXP. Dave Erdman founded his first company, PacRim Marketing Group, 30 years ago. Today he is founder, pres. and CEO of PacRim Marketing Group, PacRim Marketing KK, Tokyo, and PRTech, where he advises organizations and brands on how to increase share and spend of the Asian international market. In addition to offering the latest digital content marketing strategies and integrated marketing communications, Dave and his team have developed innovative proprietary marketing tools, combining multilingual online, digital, and traditional marketing to help clients/partners reach the Hawai‘i resident and Asia-Pacific markets. PacRim Marketing Group has been ranked the top public relations/communications companies in Hawai‘i for more than ten years, and a Top 250 company in the Islands. Since 2017, PacRim Marketing Group and affiliates operate under Vector Inc. Tokyo, with expanded reach, resources and solutions for partners and clients in the Asia-Pacific region. Before establishing PacRim Marketing Group in 1990, Dave was a senior consultant for Hill & Knowlton/Communications Pacific, Hawai‘i’s largest public relations firm at the time. For ten years prior to that, Dave led Tropical Rent-A-Car Systems Inc., the largest regional car rental firm, where, as VP of marketing and sales, he opened and managed regional sales and marketing offices in Japan, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. BDS. Board member, Hawaii Pacific Export Council (HPEC); board of trustees, governance, finance, development and international committees, Mid-Pacific Institute; BOD, exec. committee & chair, Retail Tourism Committee, Retail Merchants of Hawaii; past chair, Board for the Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce CLUBS Guest speaker and international committees, Rotary Club of Honolulu Sunrise; PATA (Pacific Asia Travel Association), Hawai‘i Chapter; Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce; Retail Merchants of Hawaii Accomp. Dave was named US Small Business Administration Small Business Person of the Year for the State of Hawai‘i. He also received a Retail Merchants of Hawaii Governor’s Award for support of the retail industry. Dave had a laser focus on helping businesses and organizations capture a larger share of the Asian international traveler market. This took intense study in travel industry management as well as in cross cultural communications and technology. Today, he manages a group of over 50 employees and owns proprietary multilingual reservations systems and other products to help hotels and businesses increase sales and to ease travel, shopping, and reservations for international travelers. HOBBIES Travel, tennis, networking FAM. Tamae Erdman, pres., PacRim Marketing Group, KK Tokyo, Costa USA, PRMS, 1 child NOTEWORTHY Dave has both lived and worked in Japan and is fluent in Japanese. He was inspired as a high school Rotary International exchange student in Japan to contribute to cross cultural communications and understanding in Asia-Pacific in a larger way. He strategically started his companies in Hawai‘i, at the cross roads of Asia-Pacific‚ to help bridge cultures and markets for businesses and organizations in the region. Dave currently lives in Tokyo and Honolulu. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec; BPTW Exec

 

Mary Fastenau
Pres., Anthology Digital
Vice Chair, Board Sec., Anthology Marketing Group #213

B.Lexington, Neb. EDUC. Bertrand Community School, Bertrand, Neb.; U of Nebraska; UH Shidler College of Business EXP. Worked for the Gannett Corp. for 10 years. Worked for Starr Seigle Communications/Anthology for 30 years. Co-founder of Anthology Digital. BDS. Lung Force Hawaii (American Lung Association); Nā Koa Football Club; American Heart Association Volunteer; Rotary Club of Downtown Honolulu; Lutheran Church of Honolulu Secretary of the Church Council CLUBS Nebraska Women’s Leadership Network; U of Nebraska Alumni Association group Accomp. UH Shidler College of Business Hall of Honor ‘18; PBN Women Who Mean Business ‘14; American Advertising Federation Silver Medal winner ‘13. Antholology’s digital team won a total of 35 national awards in ‘15. HOBBIES College football addict FAM. John Flanagan, retired HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Jason Fujita
VP Sales, Hawaiian Telcom #29

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; American Heart Association; Chamber of Commerce Hawaii; Hawaii Literacy; Ōelo Community Media CLUBS Hawaii Asia Pacific Association; Young Leaders Chair Accomp. Pacific Century Fellows ‘14; Big Brother of the Year Award recipient, Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii ‘18; Hawaii Business Magazine 20 for the Next 20 ‘14 HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Mark Fukunaga
Chair, CEO, Servco Pacific Inc. #8

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

 

Michael W. Gibson
Trustee, Parker Ranch Foundation Trust #209

B. 1948; Ann Arbor, Mich. EDUC. ‘Iolani; U of Wisconsin; UC Hastings College of the Law EXP. Ashford & Wriston ‘76-present; deputy prosecuting attorney, City & County of Honolulu ‘74-76 BDS. Hawai‘i Pacific Health; 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 #36

B. 1972; CA EDUC. Miramonte HS; Pomona College, B.A. ‘91; U of Chicago, MBA ‘00 EXP. Bioscience Securities Inc.; Goldman Sachs & Co.; Morgan Stanley & Co.; Headland Partners LLC BDS. Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship CLUBS YPO; HBR Accomp. Pacific Century Fellows class of ‘09 HOBBIES Paddling, fly fishing, family fun and adventures FAM. Yvonne Chan, teacher, ‘Iolani School, 3 children HB HONORS Top 250 Exec; BPTW Exec; 20 for the Next 20

 

Brittany Heyd
Co-Founder, Mana Up Hawaii

B. 1985; Portland, Ore. EDUC. U of San Diego, B.A.; Georgetown, M.A. public policy; J.D. EXP. In addition to her role at Mana Up, Brittany serves as general counsel at Union, a software company based in Washington, DC. Before Mana Up, she was co-founder and managing dir. at 1776, partner at 1776 Seed Fund, and worked on economic policy for the Obama administration. BDS. Hawaii Pacific Export Council CLUBS HSBA Accomp. Co-founded first of its kind product accelerator in Hawai‘i with portfolio product businesses representing $26 million in revenue in ‘18; Co-founded 1776, incubator and venture fund in ‘12 HOBBIES Running, hiking, traveling FAM. Nick, market expansion, Sweetgreen Inc., 3 children NOTEWORTHY Recognized as Young Leader by Atlantic Council Fellowship HB HONORS SmallBiz Success Winner

 

Ken Hirata
Founder, Hawaiian SHOCHU Company

B.Osaka EDUC. Lewis and Clark College; NOTEWORTHY I served my apprenticeship under Master Manzen at Manzen Distillery in Kagoshima, Japan. Manzen Distillery is well known for their traditionally handcrafted premium SHOCHU. I was able to learn techniques of KUROSE Brew Masters from Master Manzen. My wife and I started our small distillery to produce SHOCHU in Haleiwa in 2013. HB HONORS SmallBiz Success Winner

 

Meli James
Co-Founder, Mana Up Hawaii

B. 1978; Honolulu EDUC. Punahou; Cornell; EXP. Meli James is a co-founder of Mana Up, an initiative designed to build Hawai‘i’s next generation of CEOs in the retail and food product industries. Mana Up hosts a biannual 12-week accelerator program to enable Hawai‘i product entrepreneurs to scale their businesses. She is also the president of the Hawaii Venture Capital Association. Previously, Meli brought her Silicon Valley startup experience to Hawai‘i accelerators Blue Startups and University of Hawai‘i’s XLR8UH. In 2007, Meli founded her first company, Nirvino, a #1 ranked wine app, an Apple Platform Top 100 App, and Top Ten Lifestyles App. BDS. Hawaii Venture Capital Association; UHA Health Insurance; Oahu Workforce Development Board; Mink Center for Business & Leadership; Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies CLUBS President’s Council of Cornell Women; National Association of Corporate Directors Accomp. Co-founded first of its kind product accelerator in Hawai‘i with portfolio product businesses representing $26 million in revenue in 2018; co-founder of #1 ranked wine app, Nirvino; revived the Hawaii Venture Capital Association HOBBIES Tennis, open ocean distance swimming NOTEWORTHY Featured in Entrepreneur Magazine as one of five Women to Watch in ‘16 and one of eight Women Leaders who are Disrupting Entrepreneurship in ‘17. Completed a 120-mile trek through the Mustang Region in the Nepal Himalayas HB HONORS SmallBiz Success Winner

 

Mālia Ka‘aihue
Pres., DTL LLC

EDUC. UH Mānoa, B.A. Hawaiian studies & Hawaiian language; UH Mānoa, M.A. political science; PhD political science EXP. Following her graduation from UH Mānoa, Mālia spent 8 years teaching at several UH campuses and served as the dir. of Native Hawaiian career and technical education at Leeward Community College. She was recruited at the Office of Hawaiian Affairs to assist in leading their newly established research division and was soon promoted to executive management as the chief knowledge officer. Mālia is also the founding editor of MANA Magazine and continues to serve on its advisory board. Through her work at DTL as principal overseeing strategy, Mālia has been tasked with developing and executing strategic methods for community and corporate planning that are culturally appropriate, environmentally minded and relevant for our clients. Mālia uses her dynamic expertise in Hawaiian history, politics and language combined with her experience in government, community and business relations to provide critical thought around deploying cultural and community methods to solve modern day industry challenges. BDS. Board pres., Ka Honua Momona ‘16-present; founding board member, Reach the Runway ‘16; VP, Native Hawaiian Legal Corp. ‘15-present; founding board member, Nā Kama Kai ‘08-present Accomp. Over the last several years, PBN has recognized Mālia as a Woman to Watch in ‘13, Forty Under 40 class of ‘16, and most recently as an Industry Leader in ‘17. Mālia was a Pacific Century Fellow in ‘15 and an Omidyar Fellow in ‘17. In March of this year, Hawaii Business Magazine recognized her in their 20 for the Next 20: Hawai‘i’s People to Watch issue. FAM. Duane DeSoto, founder and CEO, Nā Kama Kai, 8 children HB HONORS 20 for the Next 20

 

John T. Komeiji
Pres., GM, Hawaiian Telcom #29

EDUC. University Laboratory School; UH Mānoa, bachelor of education; UC Hastings College of the Law, J.D. 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, HR, IT 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.; pres., The 200 Club Accomp. Titans of Technology Company Award, PBN ‘19; Corporate Intrapreneur of the Year Award, Hawaii Venture Capitalist Association ‘18; UH Distinguished Alumni Award ‘11; past pres., Hawaii State Bar Association; bencher and member of the exec. committee, American Inns of Court Aloha Chapter HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Lisa Truong Kracher, MBA
Pres., CEO Staffing Solutions of Hawaii Inc.#239, Kahu Malama Nurses Inc.

EDUC. EXP. Lisa brings nearly 20 years of business development, process excellence, customer service and sales experience to Staffing Solutions of Hawaii (SSOH) and Kahu Malama Nurses (KMN). With her unparalleled passion for improving business operations and ability to develop an energized, customer-focused team, Lisa is considered a fearless leader at SSOH and KMN. Since 2009, she has upheld Staffing Solutions of Hawaii’s 27 year history as the leading locally owned staffing firm in Hawai‘i by training her team to exceed client’s expectations with utmost integrity and work ethics. She is actively involved in the day-to-day recruiting, HR and accounting operations and process improvements of both companies and feels a personal connection with every team member, job seeker, and client she comes into contact with. On July 29, 2019, Lisa acquired Kahu Malama Nurses Inc., Hawai‘i‘s Joint Commission certified leader in health care staffing and travel nursing for over 37 years. She has always had a passion for health care and now is able to offer professional office as well as health care staffing services throughout the state of Hawai‘i as well as to the mainland for commercial, state and federal organizations. BDS. Chair, SHRM Hawaii Executive Professionals Committee; BOD, Vietnamese Professionals of Hawaii Accomp. In 2012, Lisa was recognized as one of PBN’s Forty Under 40 which honors up-and-coming business leaders in the area. She received the SBA Women in Business Champion of the Year award in ‘14 and has joined the ranks of PBN’s Top 25 Women Owned Businesses three years in a row (‘12-14). In 2019, Lisa was elected a finalist for Pacific Edge Magazine’s Business Achievement awards in the Business Woman of the Year category and was elected an honoree for the PBN Business Leadership Hawaii awards in the Small Business category. SSOH and KMN is certified as a Small Business Administration (SBA) 8(a) firm, Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB), and Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB). HOBBIES Her spare time is devoted her family, going to the beach, working out, traveling, fine dining and shopping. FAM. Bud Kracher, owner, The Appraisal Firm, 2 children NOTEWORTHY Lisa partners with the YWCA Dress for Success and RISE! (formerly Going Places Network) programs and consistently gives back to the community via various efforts. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

John D. Lambert
GM, Vivial Media

B. 1977; New York EDUC. John F. Kennedy Catholic HS; Cornell; 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 been part of a great team of people in Hawai‘i over the past decade and a half. The Hawai‘i branch of Vivial Media has very capable sales and and support teams who collectively care deeply about our clients. We are 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 BPTW Exec

 

Kathleen Lin-Hurtubise
Founder, CEO, Gourmet Events Hawaii, Aloha Hospitality Professionals

B. 1969; Michigan EDUC. Pinckney HS; Emerson College; UH EXP. Founder of Gourmet Events Hawaii, a full service events and catering company for over 15 years. At Gourmet Events Hawaii, our mission is to create memorable and successful events that exceed our clients’ expectations, nurture relationships and delight the senses – one client, one event, one experience at a time. Incorporating each client’s unique vision, we create sumptuous occasions, memorable well beyond the last morsel of dessert or sip of fine wine. Founder of Aloha Hospitality Professionals, a hospitality dedicated staffing agency. Aloha Hospitality Professionals takes pride in providing exceptional service – one client, one event, one experience at a time. We recognize that our staff is the first and last contact with our clients – it is this vital connection where nurturing relationships is an important ingredient in executing a flawless event. BDS. Meeting Planners International CLUBS Hawaii Chamber of Commerce, Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Assn., Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau, Leading Caterer’s of America Accomp. Gourmet Events Hawaii and Aloha Hospitality Professionals has 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 Association 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 a diverse range of endeavors, from 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. for 4 yrs. HB HONORS BPTW Exec

 

Kristal Muhich
Founder, Operator, Kauai Juice Co.

B. 1985; Texas EDUC. Mahomet Seymour HS; EXP. Waitress; fire dancer Accomp. Hawaii’s Entrepreneur of the Year ‘19 FAM. Dylan Scott, 1 baby on the way NOTEWORTHY My passion is working with farmers and other small business’s on the island to provide healthy options for our customers. HB HONORS SmallBiz Success Winner

 

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

B. 1977; Honolulu EDUC. Hawaii Baptist Academy; UOP Stockton; BDS. Hawaii IT Steering Committee Accomp. Kokua Wireless, named by KPMG as one of the World’s 100 Most Innovative Infrastructure Projects in ‘12 HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Nathan T. Okubo
Partner, Mgmt. Committee Member, Cades Schutte LLP #153

B. 1981; Honolulu EDUC. Punahou; Santa Clara U. B.S., magna cum laude; UH, J.D. ‘06 EXP. Partner practicing in Cades’ real estate department, focusing on real estate, banking and finance, hospitality and resort property, land use, public utilities and telecommunications, zoning and entitlements, and real property tax appeals. BDS. Corporate board, Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii; The GIFT Foundation of Hawaii; Pacific Resources for Education and Learning; Urban Land Institute, Hawai‘i chapter of Young Leaders; CCIM Hawai‘i chapter CLUBS Immediate past pres., National Asian Pacific American Bar Assn. Hawai‘i chapter; Hawaii State Bar Assn.; American Bar Assn.; commissioner, Council Reapportionment Commission of the City and County of Honolulu ‘11; commissioner, Charter Commission of the City and County of Honolulu ‘15-16; commissioner, Oahu Real Property Tax Advisory Commission ‘17 Accomp. Hawaii Business Magazine 20 for the Next 20 class of ‘18; PBN Forty Under 40; Super Lawyers Rising Star, since ‘17; Best Lawyers of America, since ‘17; Honolulu City & County Certificate of Recognition FAM. Kathleen Okubo, associate, Standard Commercial HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Nicci Olds
Dir. Government Operations, Staffing Solutions of Hawaii Inc. #239

EDUC. Wagner College ; UCLA CERT. Dare to Lead Trained EXP. Worked 7 years in the film and music industry before transitioning into government contracting. Was the former BDM, project manager and then federal contracting Exec. for a Veteran Owned Small Business in Washington, DC. Current Dir. of government operations for Staffing Solutions of Hawaii Inc. and Kahu Malama Nurses 8(a), Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSBs) and certified Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Businesses (EDWOSBs). Oversees all government operations for both state and federal entities. Has direct oversight of the federal solutions division and its processes, day to day contract management and the overall growth and development of the federal solutions team. BDS. Toastmasters International, District 49; Kamehameha Toastmasters Club CLUBS AFCEA, NCMA Accomp. Division I basketball; In 6 years, went from no federal work to having managed more than 100 administrative, legal and other professional federal government service-task order contracts (national IDIQs; multiple BPAs and GSA contracts); 88% win rate on government contracts HOBBIES Random acts of kindness, watching NFL, swimming, music, my dog Argentino, playing basketball, prayer NOTEWORTHY I am a lector in my parish, Saint Augustine by the Sea Catholic Church. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Kahi Pacarro
Dir., Parley for the Oceans

B. 1979; Earth EDUC. Punahou; U San Diego; CERT. Forklift EXP. Real estate development, 10 years; snowboard instructor, 2 years; travel blogger, 2 years; non-profit Exec. Dir. 8 years; professional public speaker, 5 years BDS. Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii; Clean Water and Natural Lands Commission Accomp. Don’t like to talk about them. HOBBIES Ocean FAM. Louise, flight attendant, Hawaiian Airlines, 2 children NOTEWORTHY Although I’m not a rich man I feel wealthy beyond money. HB HONORS 20 for the Next 20

 

Marc E. Rousseau
Partner, Mgmt. Committee Member, Cades Schutte LLP #153

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 Kapiolani Park FAM. Kelly, 4 children NOTEWORTHY 2019 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 Hawai‘i, Guam, Securitas Security Services USA Inc. #83

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; membership & marketing committee, Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Assn.; advisory board, Koko Marina Shopping Center; Ambassadors Council member, Plaza Club 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
Pres., CEO, Contract Furnishers of Hawaii Inc. #196

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

 

Doug Shimokawa
Sr. VP, Pacxa #162

EDUC. EXP. Doug Shimokawa oversees Pacxa’s managed services and infrastructure consulting services groups. His divisions manage offerings, such as Office 365, Microsoft Azure, IT maintenance and operations, and outsourced IT support, for a wide range of Hawai‘i clients. In one of his larger undertakings, Doug oversaw the Office 365 migration of almost 12,000 State of Hawai‘i employees from 13 different departments. With 15 years of experience in technology, Doug’s areas of expertise include data analytics, project management, and business operations. Before joining Pacxa, he led numerous projects as a consultant at Business Solution Technologies and a senior software engineer at Lockheed Martin. Doug received his Bachelor’s in electrical engineering and computer science, and Master’s in electrical engineering from Yale, as well as his MBA from UH Mānoa. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec; BPTW Exec

 

Su Shin
Chief of Staff, Hawaiian Telcom #29

EDUC. McKinley HS; U of La Verne; EXP. A strategist, consultant & implementer, she provides strategic counsel to Hawaiian Telcom’s pres. & leadership team, and manages and directs key projects and initiatives. A seasoned executive, she joined Hawaiian Telcom in August ‘13 and led corporate and marketing communications with a focus on enhancing the company’s reputation and employee engagement. Previously she served as Sr. VP at Bennet Group, responsible for developing a PR team providing strategic communications counsel to many of the state’s most prominent organizations. She also has extensive utility & telecommunications experience having served in senior leadership roles at Waimana Enterprises and the Board of Water Supply. She began her career as a broadcast journalist at KHNL-TV, Hawai‘i’s NBC affiliate BDS. Palama Settlement; UH Mānoa Outreach College advisory council HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Tommy Silva
Pres., CEO, T&T Tinting Specialists Inc. #245

B. 1960; Honolulu EDUC. Pearl City HS; BDS. Ronald McDonald House Hawaii HOBBIES Long distance stand up paddleboarding HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Gene Stoudt
Business Development Mgr., Securitas Security Services USA Inc. #83

B.Monterey, Calif. 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
Mng. Partner, Sultan Ventures

B. 1983; New Jersey EDUC. McDonogh School; Tulane U, BS Neuroscience and Cognitive Studies; Shidler College of Business UH, MBA EXP. Tarik is a founding partner at Sultan Ventures, a venture firm focusing on early-stage startups. Passionate about building thriving communities that foster entrepreneurship, Tarik has spun out several initiatives to advance innovation, including XLR8UH, a nationally-ranked (Forbes top 30) venture accelerator focused on the University of Hawai‘i, XLR8HI, Hawaii’s Entrepreneurship Center, and XLR8Youth, a redesigned accelerator program for youth. BDS. Hawaii Pacific Export Council; Startup Champion Network; Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship Advisory Board Accomp. CALI Excellence for the Future Award ‘10; HVCA Investors of the Year ‘14 – Sultan Ventures; SBA Emerging Leader ‘15; SBA Growth Accelerator Award Recipient ‘15-17 – XLR8UH; EDA RIS i6 Award ‘16 – XLR8UH; VilCap Community Selection ‘16 – Sultan Ventures; Hawaii Business Magazine 20 for the Next 20 ‘17; Top 30 Accelerators ‘17 – XLR8UH; SBA Small Business Advocate for Innovation ‘19; PBN 40 under 40 ‘19 ; EDA RIS SFS Award ‘19 – 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. I once sunburned my eyeballs… indoors. HB HONORS SmallBiz Success Winner

 

Donn M. Takaki
Pres., CEO, HawkTree International Inc. #112

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

 

Jim Takatsuka
Exec. VP, Pacxa #162

EDUC. EXP. Jim Takatsuka is Exec. VP at Pacxa and a member of the company’s leadership team. He joined Pacxa in November ‘15, bringing 30 years of technology industry expertise, sales leadership, and business management experience to his role with the company. Before joining Pacxa, Jim spent 15 years as Microsoft’s area manager in Hawai‘i, where he was responsible for enterprise business development. Prior to that he was team lead for Sun Microsystems’ Hawai‘i office, focused on commercial, education and Department of Defense sales. Jim began his career at Apple Computer, where he held a variety of technical and sales roles in the San Francisco Bay Area before moving home to Honolulu, where he helped establish Apple’s presence in Hawai‘i’s education market. Jim is a proud alumnus of UC Berkeley, where he majored in Biochemistry. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Ryan Kalei Tsuji
Pres., CEO, RKT Media Hawaii

B. 1983; Hilo EDUC. Waiakea HS; UH Mānoa; UH Mānoa, MA Public Administration EXP. Ryan is the pres. and CEO of RKT Media Hawai‘i, a digital media company that creates video content for its clients. In 3 years since launching the company, RKT Media has established itself as one of the top video content companies in the state working with over 150 clients including Hawaiian Airlines, Bank of Hawaii, Hawai‘i Pacific Health, Servco Pacific Inc., Outrigger, Kamehameha Schools and Marriott International. Ryan also an anchor of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s Digital Billboard Network and is a sports commentator for Spectrum Sports covering UH athletics. He is also the co-producer of the award-winning documentary ‘Rise of the Wahine’ detailing the early beginnings of Title IX and its deep roots in Hawai‘i. Ryan’s past work experience includes working as Dir. of Exec. management and protocol officer for Gov. David Ige. Prior to that, Ryan was a morning anchor/reporter for KITV. He also part of the Rainbow Wahine Volleyball Coaching staff for 8 seasons working under Dave Shoji. BDS. Make-A-Wish Hawaii YLB Executive Team; American Heart Association BEAT ELT Accomp. Big Brother of the Year ‘16; American Marketing Association Young Marketer of the Year ‘17; 40 Under 40 ‘18; Hawaii Business Magazine 20 for the next 20 ‘19 HOBBIES Beach volleyball player NOTEWORTHY Son of former Hawai‘i State Representative Clift Tsuji HB HONORS 20 for the Next 20

 

Kelly J. Ueoka
Pres., Pacxa #162

B. 1979; Līhu‘e EDUC. Kaua‘i HS; Southern Oregon U; CERT. Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert EXP. As Pres., Kelly oversees the company’s day-to-day operations and the expansion of Pacxa’s products and services in Hawai‘i and beyond. His role includes enhancing Pacxa’s core technology solutions and capabilities in collaboration with global partners to offer the most advanced platform of tools to help Hawaii businesses perform faster, more securely and with greater operational efficiency. Kelly has over 15 years of technical consulting experience and holds the Virtual Technology Specialist (V-TSP) certification for Microsoft in Hawai‘i. He is also a Microsoft and infrastructure solutions architect and a certified solutions expert for Private Cloud. Kelly has extensive experience in architecting highly virtualized messaging and collaboration environments as well as advanced systems management. Prior to joining Pacxa, Kelly honed his skills at Commercial Data Systems, Hawaiian Electric Company, Kauai Island Utility Cooperative and the County of Kauai. He holds a BS in Computer Information Systems from Southern Oregon U. BDS. Parents and Children Together, Hawaii State Junior Golf Association CLUBS Young Presidents Organization Accomp. Implemented large scale IT infrastructure platforms for enterprise organizations based in Hawai‘i HOBBIES Golf, gaming, learning about emerging technology FAM. Kelli Rakta-Ueoka, 1 child HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Bernard Uy
Co-Founder, Pres., Wall-to-Wall Studios

B.New York EDUC. Horace Greeley HS (N.Y.); Carnegie Mellon; EXP. Bernard co-founded Wall-to-Wall Studios, a brand design agency, in Pittsburgh, PA in ‘92. In ‘05, he established the 2nd office in Honolulu, HI. The firm specializes in growing brands through an integrated approach to design, advertising and online experiences, collaborating with local and national clients in the arts, education, hospitality, non-profit, real estate, development, restaurant, retail, technology and tourism. Wall-to-Wall Studios has been recognized with awards from local and national industry organizations for its use of wit, humor and emotion to forge connections between a brand and their audience. Accomp. In 2000, Bernard was named to Pittsburgh Magazine’s inaugural ‘40 Under 40’ cohort class. Bernard was recognized as the 2009 ‘Advertising Man of Year’ by the AAF (American Advertising Federation) of Hawaii. In 2017, he was named one of the ‘Top Bass Players In The Band’ by the Dangerous Pistols of Meow Meow. HOBBIES Bernard enjoys being a dad, cooking, playing music and writing about himself in the 3rd person. NOTEWORTHY Bernard has been actively involved with the AIGA (the professional Assn. for design) as board member and past Pres. of both Honolulu and Pittsburgh chapters. He has taught communication/graphic design as an adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon, Chaminade and as a visiting professor at the St. Gallen School of Design in Switzerland. He has served on the BOD of the Bishop Museum. HB HONORS 20 for the Next 20

 

Scott Watanabe
Exec. VP, Pacxa #162

EDUC. EXP. Scott’s role as exec. VP encompasses the expansion of services for enterprise-level clients, including private and government customers. Specific services focus on leading technologies such as Oracle, ServiceNow, Adobe, Red Hat, and more. Prior to joining Pacxa, Scott was the sr. VP of Hoike Networks where he was in charge of Oracle-based solutions and served as the VP of Partner Alliance for Commercial Data Systems. He has over 32 years of industry experience, working for a variety of companies, including Wang Laboratories, Oracle Corporation, Commercial Data Systems, and the public sector. Scott holds a B.A. in economics and a Master of Arts in urban and regional planning from UH Mānoa. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec; BPTW Exec

 

Ryan M. Wilson
Partner, Mgmt. Committee Member, Cades Schutte LLP #153

EDUC. U of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.A. ‘99; U of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, M.A. ‘01; Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D. with high honors ‘06 EXP. Partner practicing in Cades’ tax department, focusing on federal and Hawai‘i tax issues, including the tax treatment of real estate investment, leasing and development, tax audits, and 1031 like-kind exchange transactions. Also experienced in partnership tax, corporate tax and international tax issues. CLUBS Hawaii State Bar Assn. (Tax Section, former chair); American Bar Assn. (Tax Section); Japan-America Society of Hawaii Accomp. Super Lawyers Rising Star, Tax, ‘15 and ‘16; Best Lawyers in America for Tax Law, since ‘15 HOBBIES Kendo NOTEWORTHY Speaks and reads Japanese; studied Greek, Latin and Sanskrit in college. HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Calvin Yamasaki
VP Administration, Tanaka Of Tokyo Restaurants Ltd. #212

B. 1946; Līhu‘e EDUC. Kaua‘i HS; Honolulu Business College; MIL. U.S. Army HOBBIES Fishing & golf FAM. Kay, Wells Fargo Securities HB HONORS Top 250 Exec

 

Candice Zemina
Dir. Recruitment & Operations, Staffing Solutions of Hawaii Inc. #239

B.Misawa, Japan EDUC. Mililani HS; UH Mānoa; CLUBS Hawaiian Electric Toastmasters Club HOBBIES Domestic and international travel. Thrilling adventures. Dates. Researching and eating healthy foods. More recently, boxing! HB HONORS Top 250 Exec 

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