Kamakana Kaimuloa Joins as Vice President of Military Affairs

Ellen Ostler Named Executive Assistant & Corporate Secretary

HONOLULU (February 10, 2015) – The Chamber of Commerce Hawaii announces the addition of two new staff members – one in Military Affairs and the other in Executive Administration.

Kamakana Kaimuloa- resizedKamakana Kaimuloa has been appointed vice president of Military Affairs. In this position, Kaimuloa will work with the Chamber’s Military Affairs Council, comprised of business leaders, Hawaii government officials, and retired military flag and general officers, to mobilize support and preservation of the military’s presence in Hawaii, as well as promote public awareness of the issues challenging the military locally and nationally.

Kaimuloa previously served as senior legislative assistant to former Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa providing strategic consultation in issues relating to national defense, veterans affairs, foreign policy and constituent concerns, working closely with various agencies and federal, state and county officials.

Ellen Ostler- resizedEllen Ostler has been named executive assistant and corporate secretary. In her role, Ostler provides support to Chamber President and CEO Sherry Menor-McNamara and is responsible for communication and administrative duties with the Chamber’s board of directors.

Ostler brings more than 20 years of experience working as an executive assistant with companies, including the MacNaughton Group, Century 21 and Group 70 International, Inc., and with organizations like St. Andrew’s Priory School and the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She most recently served with the Center of Innovative Medicine as office manager and patient prep coordinator.

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. Visit cochawaii.org.

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Contact: Lori Abe
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