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Jenny J. Ming was appointed President & CEO of Charlotte Russe Holding, Inc. in October 2009. Charlotte Russe, with offices in both San Diego and San Francisco, California, is a specialty retailer of apparel and accessories targeting young women, with more than 500 stores across the United States and Puerto Rico. Read more →
Kathryn Inouye holds the position of Chief Operating Officer for the Kobayashi Group, LLC and oversees all project development activities of the company. She has over 30 years of real estate development experience in managing the development of various master planned communities, luxury resort communities, hotel-condominiums, Read more →
Jennifer is currently the Chief of Staff – Hawaii for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye. Prior to her return to Hawaii in January of 1993, Jennifer served as an Administrative Assistant in the Senator’s Washington, D.C. office. Overall, She has been with the Senator’s office since 1987. Jennifer received her law degree from Georgetown University, and her bachelor of arts from the University of Hawaii. Read more →
Joan Lee Husted retired as the Hawaii State Teachers Association’s Executive Director and chief negotiator in December, 2007 ending a career that began in 1971. During her career with HSTA, she has negotiated 15 collective bargaining agreements including the first statewide collective bargaining agreement in the United States. She was an innovator in negotiation signing the first Read more →
Kim Gennaula is the President and Chief Professional Officer for Aloha United Way. Kim joined Aloha United Way in June of 2011. For over 90 years, Aloha United Way has served as a fundraiser for Oahu non-profits and Kim is committed to leading and directing the organization’s efforts to mobilize the caring power of our community to make a difference in people’s lives. Read more →
Successful airlines today are able to combine outstanding customer service while controlling costs. They must balance what customers want with what they are willing to pay for. As Vice President, Inflight Service for Alaska Airlines, Andy Schneider and her team work to do just that. She has responsibility for hiring, training, scheduling and leading nearly 3,000 Flight Attendants. Read more →
Lori Teranishi is Principal and co-founder of IQ PR. She has 20 years of experience in communications strategy and execution, marketing, and product development and management. She provides PR counsel for board communications, executive visibility programs, major thought leadership campaigns and crisis communications for high profile issues. Read more →
Sherri Okinaga brings over 20 years of business experience ranging from Fortune 500 companies to entrepreneurial start-ups. She has enjoyed successful careers in corporate sales & marketing, project management, information technology, product development, secondary education, non-profit constituent management and organizational development. Read more →
Coralie Chun Matayoshi has served as the CEO of the American Red Cross, Hawaii State Chapter since 2003. She is an attorney who previously served as Executive Director of the Hawaii State Bar Association for 13 years. She is a graduate of Punahou School and earned a political science degree, magna cum laude, from the University of California, Berkeley. Read more →
Lisa is the director of marketing and business development for thefresh20.com, a budget friendly meal planning service for families. Previously Lisa was a management consultant for Deloitte LLP. During her tenure with Deloitte she was the senior manager of Deloitte’s highly acclaimed Women’s Initiative which develops programs to advance and retain woman Read more →
Terri Ann M.K.Motosue is a Partner at the law firm of CarlsmithBall LLP, Hawaii’s oldest and largest law firm. She served as Managing Partner of Carlsmithfrom 2008 – 2011, becoming the youngest managing partner in the more than 150-year history of Carlsmith.
Motosue is a graduate of the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where in 1994 she co-founded HuiHoihi, the university’s first domestic violence prevention program for students. She earned her law degree at Boston University and worked as a corporate lawyer in New York City at the eighth largest law firm in the world before returning to Hawaii in 2004.
Linh DePledge is a marketing professional with more than 20 years of sales and marketing specializing in targeted acquisition and retention strategy across all channels. DePledge is responsible for the creation and execution of strategic direct marketing, brand strategy and product development. Her diverse marketing experience with global corporations and non-profit associations makes Read more →
Mahina Eleneki Hugo was named Head of School at La Pietra – Hawaii School for Girls in July 2007. A single-gender school graduate herself (Sacred Hearts, 1984), Hugo joined the La Pietra faculty in 1992. She has filled numerous roles in the school including assistant head, middle school dean, associate admissions director as well as middle school events and activities coordinator, Read more →
Dr. Ignacio was born in the Philippines, and grew up here in Honolulu. She graduated from Iolani School, and represented Hawaii in the America’s Junior Miss college scholarship competition, where she received the award for academic distinction. She was a National Merit Scholar, and she pursued her undergraduate training at Georgetown Read more →
Christina Cox, M.S. Ed. President of KCAA Preschools of Hawaii has overall responsibility for the fiscal and operational management of KCAA’s services and programs. KCAA, established in 1895 as Kindergarten and Children’s Aid Association, is a non-profit organization operating 7 nationally accredited preschools on Oahu, with a $7 million dollar operating budget, Read more →
As Executive Director of Teach For America · Hawai‘i, Jill Baldemor establishes our long-term vision, and works with the Hawai‘i Board of Advisors, the Department of Education, university partners, funders and community groups, among others, to develop and execute a strategic plan to maximize Teach For America’s impact and effectiveness here in Hawai‘i. Jill oversees and Read more →
Dr. Deborah F. Crown is the Dean of the College of Business at Hawai’i Pacific University (HPU). HPU is the largest private University in Hawai’i and has the largest MBA program in the state.
Formerly, she was the Associate Dean of the Lucas Graduate School of Business and a Lucas Endowed Professor of Strategic Leadership. Serving the Silicon Valley professional market, Read more →
Lois Tojio is Senior Vice President and Area Manager for First Hawaiian Bank. Tojio has almost 40 years of banking experience and began her career at First Hawaiian in 1978 as a management trainee. She is responsible for overseeing operations at the Aina Haina and Hawaii Kai Branches. She is a graduate of McKinley High School.
Stephany Sofos has been in the real estate field for over 25 years. She earned her real estate license at the age of 20 and broker’s license at 22 years old. Stephany holds real estate international designations of Certified Shopping Center Manager (CSM), through the International Council of Shopping Centers, Certified Property Manager (CPM), through the Institute of Real Read more →
Dr. Gesik is a board certified family practice and sports medicine physician with additional expertise in nutrition, lifestyle, and exercise medicine. She received her B.S. in biology with minors in chemistry and business administration at the University of Portland and was honored as valedictorian of her 2004 graduating class. Growing up with physical therapists as parents, Dr. Gesik was exposed from an early age to the benefits of manipulative medicine. She decided to pursue this interest by making the cross-country and cross-cultural leap to Kentucky to attend the Pikeville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Read more →
Margery S. Bronster is the founding partner of Bronster Hoshibata Attorneys at Law. She was the Attorney General for the State of Hawai’i from 1995-1999. During her term, she won widespread critical and public acclaim for successfully leading a years-long investigation into abuses by the trustees of the Kamehameha Schools/Bishop Estate charitable trust, the largest private trust in the country. That effort led to the forced resignation of four of the five trustees and a complete overhaul of the Trust’s administration and the manner in which the trustees were selected. Read more →
Shara Enay is an Account Supervisor for IQ PR, Inc. where she is responsible for the management and execution of client programs and initiatives, with an emphasis on media relations and writing projects. She will also participate in the strategic planning of IQ PR’s public relations and communications business.
Shara offers a wealth of experience in business and community affairs reporting. As a staff writer for Hawaii Business magazine, she profiled some of Hawaii’s top executives, entrepreneurs and leaders in innovation. She hosted a weekly television spot on a morning news program where she introduced viewers to the issues and people making news in the local business community. Read more →