Welcome to the 14th annual Top 250 Black Book/Leadership edition of Hawaii Businessmagazine. Since 1997, the Black Book has been a valuable resource for Hawaii’s business community. It’s a compilation of biographies of executives listed in the magazine’s Top 250 August issue and other top Hawaii executives.
Although the Black Book comes out at the end of the year, the process begins in the summer. Biography forms were e-mailed in September to more than 700 Hawaii executives whose names appeared in the Executive Index of the Hawaii Business Top 250 ranking. This year, we received more than 300 biographies.
In compiling any “who’s who,” some errors will inevitably be made. We hope they are few and apologize for them. We also request that any reader discovering an error please notify us so we can correct it in next year’s edition. Biographies were edited due to space restrictions and some were eliminated due to insufficient information.
Besides executives from Hawaii Business Top 250 companies, we also invited biographies from the next generation leaders who appeared on our 20 for the Next 20 list in March 2010, and other business executives whose names do not appear in the Top 250 Executive Index, but without whom we felt our Black Book would be incomplete.
Executive biographies reflect titles and employment shown on returned forms as of the time the information was submitted. Executive changes occurring after this date (fall 2010) may or may not be reflected in the biographies.
1) Executive title abbreviation key:
Chair = Chairman of the Board
Pres. = President
CEO = Chief Executive Officer
COO = Chief Operating Officer
CFO = Chief Financial Officer
CTO = Chief Technology Officer
CIO = Chief Information Officer
CLO = Chief Lending Officer
Dir. = Director
Exec. Dir. = Executive Director
Exec. Mgr. = Executive Manager
Exec. VP = Executive Vice President
GM/Hawaii = General Manager/Hawaii Division
GM = General Manager
Treas. = Treasurer
Sec. = Secretary
Sr. Exec. Dir. = Senior Exec. Dir
Sr. EVP = Senior Executive Vice President
RVP = Regional Vice President
VP = Vice President
Mgr. = Manager
Supt. = Superintendent
Spvsr. = Supervisor
Mng. Dir. = Managing Director
Mng. Partner = Managing Partner
Reg. Dir. = Regional Director
Admin. = Administration
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2) Prior Employment Experience: Due to lack of space, we have not always listed every past employment position reported by each executive. Some executives also included the years they served in various positions; where available, we generally included it.
3) Club Membership: These include golf and recreation clubs such as the Pacific Club, Waialae Country Club, etc.
4) Noteworthy: This section can include both personal achievements and more colorful details about an executive’s background.
Order information is presented
Name • Title and company • Top 250 company rank as of August 2009 ranking (if applicable) • Year of birth; birth city, state and/or country • Education: high school attended, state where high school located and year graduated; university attended, degree and major, year graduated • Military service • Prior employment experience • Corporate boards and community boards and associations • Club memberships • Hobbies • Social media • Spouse’s name, spouse’s employment, number of children, children’s names • Achievements and special biographical notes