Eight New Board Members Installed, with Retiring Directors Recognized

HONOLULU (August 26, 2014)– The Chamber of Commerce Hawaii recently inducted eight new board members and honored seven retiring board members.

Incoming directors for the 2014-2015 fiscal year are:

  • Ann Botticelli, Senior VP, Corporate Communications & Public Affairs, Hawaiian Airlines
  • James “Jimmy” Chan, General Manager and Owner, Hawaiian Chip Company
  • Jennifer A. Hee, Chair Steering Committee, Young Professionals Program
  • Neil “Dutch” Kuyper, President and CEO, Parker Ranch
  • Bryan Luke, President & COO, Hawaii National Bank
  • Alicia Moy, President and CEO, Hawaii Gas
  • Peter Schiller, CEO, Honsador Holdings
  • Christine van Bergeijk, Vice President & COO, Hawaii Community Foundation

The Chamber recognizes the following retiring directors for their service and contributions:

  • Dennis J. Ducatt, Chair Steering Committee, Young Professionals Program
  • Mark Dunkerley, President and CEO, Hawaiian Airlines
  • Jerry Gibson, Area Vice President, Hilton Hawaii and Southern California
  • Tim Guard, Chairman & CEO, McCabe Hamilton & Renny Company, Ltd.
  • Brian Tatsumura, Store Manager, Nordstrom
  • Monica Toguchi, President and Owner, Highway Inn, Inc.
  • Vaughn G.A. Vasconcellos, Principal, Alaka’ina Foundation

Officers of the Chamber are:

  • Dennis Francis, Chair, President & Publisher, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser
  • Gabe Lee, Chair-Elect, Executive VP of Commercial Markets, American Savings Bank
  • Virginia Pressler, MD, Vice Chair, Executive VP & Chief Strategic Officer, Hawaii Pacific Health
  • Mark Polivka, Vice Chair, President, Monarch Insurance Services
  • Tayne Sekimura, Chair of Budget & Finance Committee, Senior VP & CFO, Hawaiian Electric Company
  • Barry Taniguchi, Past Chair, CEO, KTA Super Stores
  • Sherry Menor-McNamara, President & CEO, Chamber of Commerce Hawaii

The Chamber’s board of directors, comprised of executives and owners from small, medium and large businesses, meets monthly to discuss initiatives and programs and to address issues that impact the business community and the state. They guide the Chamber and determine what action should be taken on behalf of members and Hawaii’s business community.

As the leading “Voice of Business” in Hawaii, the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii is the state’s largest organization advocating for businesses in Hawaii. Established in 1850, the Chamber works on behalf of its approximately 1,000 member companies and the business community, as a whole, to advance the state’s economic climate and help businesses succeed. The Chamber supports its members with training, business building and networking opportunities; coordinates advocacy activities for members’ involvement; and serves as a liaison between civilian and military communities in Hawaii.

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Contact: Lori Abe
808-282-4398 (mobile)

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