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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Society is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of community leaders. Directors are elected by the membership for a three-year term. Initial terms can range from 1-3 years depending on which class the Director is placed in. The Directors are further divided into three “classes” so that one-third of the Board comes up each year for reelection, which allows for continuity.

Officers are elected by the Board of Directors and serve for a one-year term that coincides with the Society’s fiscal year that runs from January 1st to December 31st. Positions include the Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer.

OFFICERS OF THE SOCIETY

Chair

Mr. Alexander Jampel

Attorney at Law

Jampel Law Firm LLLC

Vice Chair

Mr. Peter Dames

Executive Vice President

Servco Pacific, Inc.

Treasurer

Mr. Douglas Goto
President
The Pacific Bridge Companies

DIRECTORS

Mr. David Asanuma
Retired Director, Community Relations
JTB Hawaii

Mr. Daniel Dinell

President
Trees for Honolulu's Future

Mr. Howard Hamamoto
President
Quarters Inc.

Mr. Robert Ichikawa
Managing Partner
Kobayashi, Sugita & Goda LLP

Ms. Denise Konan

Dean

College of Social Sciences - University of Hawaii at Manoa

Mrs. Kazuko Love

Chair
Tomodachi Committee

Mr. Lawrence Okinaga
Partner
Carlsmith Ball LLP

Ms. Barbara Tanabe
President & Owner
Hoakea Communications LLC

Ms. Sharon Weiner
Former Senior Advisor
DFS Group LP

Ms. Sachi Braden
President & Principal Broker
Sachi Hawaii Pacific Century Properties LLC

Mr. Dennis Francis
President & Publisher
Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Ms. Ann Hartman

Dean, Education Program

East-West Center

Ms. Atsuko Igarashi
Past Chair
Tomodachi Committee

Mr. Tetsuya Kubo
President & CEO
JTB Hawaii Inc.

Mr. Toshiya Matsumoto
Vice President, International Banking Division
Bank of Hawaii

Mr. John Rankin

Real Estate Advisor
Cushman & Wakefield ChaneyBrooks

Mrs. Ina Tateuchi
President
Atsuhiko & Ina Goodwin Tateuchi Foundation

​Mr. Alex Yee

Principal

KKDLY LLC

Ms. Betty Brow

Financial Advisor

Merrill Lynch

Lt. Gen. Emerson Gardner

President

Emerson Gardner LLC

Mr. Tyler Hiranaka
Owner
Le Jardin Royaux

Ms. Karen Knudsen
Former Director, Office of External Affairs
East-West Center

Mr. Hiroshi Kuroda
Vice President & Regional Manager
Japan Airlines

Mr. Sal Miwa

President

Miwa Associates, LLC

Ms. Jean Rolles
Chair
Youth Education Committee

Mr. Hikaru Utsugi

SVP, General Manager, International Banking

Central Pacific Bank

Mr. Makoto Yoda

President & CEO
First Insurance Company of Hawaii Ltd.

Mr. Stanford Carr
President
Stanford Carr Development LLC

Mr. Gerard Gibson
Vice President & Managing Director
Turtle Bay Resort

Mr. Shigeo Hone

Senior Vice President, Japan Business Development

First Hawaiian Bank

Mr. Go Kobayashi

Founder

Go Law Office

Mr. Akemi Kurokawa
Director
The Breakers at Waikiki

Mr. Owen Ogawa
President

Nippon Golden Network Inc.

Mr. Steve Sombrero

President

Cushman & Wakefield ChaneyBrooks

Mr. David Watanabe

Senior Director of Sales - International

Hilton Grand Vacations

Mr. Kozo Yoshida

Sales Executive, US Sales

Hawaiian Airlines, Inc.