September 12, 2023 |

Pacific Business News is excited to announce the honorees for the Most Admired Leaders
awards.Formerly known as the Business Leadership Hawaii awards, Most Admired Leaders
recognizes exceptional executives who have made significant contributions in their
companies and their communities. This year’s 27 honorees span a range of industries
from nonprofits and education to health care and real estate.

Here they are:
– Jay Ana, president, Young Brothers, LLC
– Ryan Ashlock, president, Adventist Health Castle
– Lynn Babington, president, Chaminade University
– Matt Beall, CEO and principal broker, Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers
– Dennis Brown, CEO, Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii
– Debbie Cabebe, CEO, Maui Economic Opportunity, Inc.
– Rick Ching, president, Servco Pacific, Inc.
– Grant Chun, executive director, Hale Mahaolu
– Dr. Sulma Gandhi, Hawaii Health program officer, Stupski Foundation
– John Gotanda, president, Hawaii Pacific University
– Paddy Kauhane, president and CEO, Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii
– Darrah Kauhane, executive director, Project Vision Hawaii
– John Leong, CEO, Kupu
– Kuhio Lewis, president and CEO, Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement
– Rich Matsuda, interim observatory director, W.M. Keck Observatory
– Bettina Mehnert, president and CEO, AHL
– Sherry Menor-McNamara, president and CEO, Chamber of Commerce Hawaii
– Dave Moss, president and CEO, Hawaii Symphony Orchestra
– Teri Orton, general manager, Hawaii Convention Center
– Hakim Ouansafi, executive director, Hawaii Public Housing Authority
– Lisa Paulson, executive director, Maui Hotel & Lodging Association
– Jeffrey Portnoy, partner, Cades Schutte LLP
– Hilton Raethel, president and CEO, Healthcare Association of Hawaii
– Vance Roley, dean, Shidler College of Business
– Su Shin, president and general manager, Hawaiian Telcom
– Breeani Sumera-Lee, executive director, Hawaii Rise Foundation
– Mark Wasielewski, president, Diagnostic Laboratory Services, Inc.

The recognition event will be held from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Nov. 9 at Alohilani Resort Waikiki
Beach. For more information and to register, click here.

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