Doubling of Membership, Workforce Development Programs, Sector Partnerships,
Manufacturing Initiative Drives Growth

HONOLULU – The Chamber of Commerce Hawaii announces the promotion of five staff members, realignment of two staff positions and a new hire in line with the growth of the organization and new initiatives.

Lori Abe has been promoted to Chief Officer, Operations & Communications responsible for overseeing the Chamber’s ongoing operations and procedures, business efficiencies and new initiatives, as well as continuing to lead the organization’s communications strategy. She most recently served as VP of Communications & Marketing.

Kamakana Kaimuloa has been promoted to Vice President, Business Advocacy, Development & Military Affairs responsible for leading and managing the Chamber’s overall strategy for advocating for business in Hawaii and promoting, preserving and protecting the military in Hawaii. He most recently served as VP of Military Affairs.

Cristina Grimmer has been promoted to Vice President, Events & Special Projects responsible for overseeing the Chamber’s line up of more than 65 events and coordination of special projects identified by the organization’s executive team. She most recently served as Director of Events.

Jenny Lee has been promoted to Senior Director, Business Development & Manufacturing responsible for managing the Chamber’s business development and manufacturing in Hawaii initiatives. She most recently served as Director of Business Advocacy & Development.

Natasha Inouye has been promoted to Director, Sector Partnerships & Workforce Development responsible for developing and growing these two Chamber initiatives. She most recently served as Program Assistant.

Michael Simbajon has been named Membership Services Coordinator, working with the membership team on addressing Chamber member needs. He most recently served as Administrative Coordinator.

Licia Hill has added Public Health Fund Administrator to her role as Executive Assistant, Corporate Secretary.

Jennifer Wilbur has been hired as Assistant Vice President, Business Advocacy & Military Affairs responsible for the Chamber’s government affairs and business development activities and supporting the Military Affairs department. She most recently served as Office Manager/Administrative Services Manager at the Hawaii State Legislature.

As the “Voice of Business” in Hawaii, the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii is the state’s leading advocacy organization. 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


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