The Chamber team is here to help you. Call a member of our team at the number listed below or click on the link to send an email.

Mailing Address:

733 Bishop Street

Makai Tower, Suite 1200

Honolulu, HI 96813

Executive Team

Sherry Menor-McNamara, CCE

President & CEO

(808) 380-2609

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Learn More About Sherry
Sherry Menor-McNamara was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii on September 1, 2013; becoming the youngest and first female President and CEO of the Chamber in the organization’s 170-year history, as well as the first Asian to serve as CEO of a State ChamberShe previously served as the organization’s Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President of Government AffairsShe joined the Chamber as Director of Business Advocacy in 2006 and was promoted to Vice President of Business Advocacy and Government Affairs in 2007. Under her leadership, the Chamber was recognized as the 2018 State Chamber of the Year, a national award presented by ACCE.

Prior to joining the Chamber, she was events manager for ESPN Sheraton Hawaii BowlShe has lived in several major cities, including Tokyo, New York, Washington D.C., Los Angeles and London, working for a wide variety of companies, such as Sony Corporation, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Estee Lauder CompanyElton John Production, as well as for the Hawaii State Legislature, U.S. Senator Daniel Akaka and the Executive Office of the United States President. 

She currently serves on numerous boards including the Hawaii Tourism Authority, JAIMS Foundation, and Move Oahu Forward. Nationally, she serves the board for the U.S. Chamber, Council of State Chambers (COSC)Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, including the Executive Committee (ACCE), and the U.S. Chamber Committee of 100.

Menor-McNamara earned a certificate in Expanding Impact in Advocacy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Executive Education. She received her juris doctorate degree from the William S. Richardson School of Law and her MBA from the Shidler College of Business – both at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She also pursued graduate study in public administration at the University of Southern California and holds a bachelors degree in political science from the University of California at Los Angeles.

Born in Tokyo, Japan and raised in Hilo, where she graduated from Waiakea High School, Menor-McNamara is married to John McNamara. She is a certified yoga teacher and enjoys golfing, traveling and spending time with her husband and dog, Kuma-chan.

Licia Hill

Director, Operations & Programs

(808) 380-2604

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Learn More About Licia

Licia Hill manages the Chamber’s overall operations and several of the organization’s program initiatives, and  is responsible for communication and administrative duties with the Chamber’s board of directors. She also serves as Public Health Fund administrator. She brings more than 15 years of executive support and development experience to the Chamber.

She previously served as Executive Assistant with the Hawaii Community Foundation providing support in board and client relations, annual budget planning, meeting and event logistics, and communications. Licia has also worked at Castle Medical Center and Hawaii Pacific Health in executive administrative positions.

In her spare time she enjoys cooking, going to the gym, and spending time with family and friends.  She also volunteers for Ho’ola Na Pua, a nonprofit whose goal is to “provide a holistic approach to mental health, psychosocial and educational services, and emotional healing in the safety of a long-term licensed residential facility for minors rescued from sex trafficking.”


Prior to joining the Chamber, she was events manager for ESPN Sheraton Hawaii BowlShe has lived in several major cities, including Tokyo, New York, Washington D.C., Los Angeles and London, working for a wide variety of companies, such as Sony Corporation, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Estee Lauder CompanyElton John Production, as well as for the Hawaii State Legislature, U.S. Senator Daniel Akaka and the Executive Office of the United States President. 

She currently serves on numerous boards including the Hawaii Tourism Authority, JAIMS Foundation, and Move Oahu Forward. Nationally, she serves the board for the U.S. Chamber, Council of State Chambers (COSC)Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, including the Executive Committee (ACCE), and the U.S. Chamber Committee of 100.

Menor-McNamara earned a certificate in Expanding Impact in Advocacy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Executive Education. She received her juris doctorate degree from the William S. Richardson School of Law and her MBA from the Shidler College of Business – both at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She also pursued graduate study in public administration at the University of Southern California and holds a bachelors degree in political science from the University of California at Los Angeles.

Born in Tokyo, Japan and raised in Hilo, where she graduated from Waiakea High School, Menor-McNamara is married to John McNamara. She is a certified yoga teacher and enjoys golfing, traveling and spending time with her husband and dog, Kuma-chan.

Membership

Tyler Hunt

Director, Membership Services

(808) 380-2613

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Learn More About Tyler

As Director of Membership Services, Tyler Hunt is responsible for new membership sales and retention, and for developing strategic initiatives and partnerships to meet membership growth and revenue objectives.

Tyler has has held business development and marketing positions in the HR outsourcing, healthcare and tourism industry in Hawaii, and is committed to helping the local business community thrive.

In his spare time, Tyler enjoys sailing and surfing. 


Prior to joining the Chamber, she was events manager for ESPN Sheraton Hawaii BowlShe has lived in several major cities, including Tokyo, New York, Washington D.C., Los Angeles and London, working for a wide variety of companies, such as Sony Corporation, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Estee Lauder CompanyElton John Production, as well as for the Hawaii State Legislature, U.S. Senator Daniel Akaka and the Executive Office of the United States President. 

She currently serves on numerous boards including the Hawaii Tourism Authority, JAIMS Foundation, and Move Oahu Forward. Nationally, she serves the board for the U.S. Chamber, Council of State Chambers (COSC)Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, including the Executive Committee (ACCE), and the U.S. Chamber Committee of 100.

Menor-McNamara earned a certificate in Expanding Impact in Advocacy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Executive Education. She received her juris doctorate degree from the William S. Richardson School of Law and her MBA from the Shidler College of Business – both at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She also pursued graduate study in public administration at the University of Southern California and holds a bachelors degree in political science from the University of California at Los Angeles.

Born in Tokyo, Japan and raised in Hilo, where she graduated from Waiakea High School, Menor-McNamara is married to John McNamara. She is a certified yoga teacher and enjoys golfing, traveling and spending time with her husband and dog, Kuma-chan.

Military Affairs & Business Advocacy

Jason Chung, Col. (Ret.)

Vice President, Military Affairs

(808) 380-2608

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Learn More About Jason

As Vice President for Military Affairs, Jason Chung’s role is to be an effective advocate to promote, preserve and protect military missions and installations in Hawaii and be the bridge that links the military to the local community, businesses and government. 

He recently retired after 36 years of service in the US Army.  He started his military career here in Hawaii, serving in both the Hawaii Army National Guard and Army Reserves.  After graduating from the University of Hawaii, he served in multiple units, the 25th Infantry Division, 1/509th Parachute Infantry, 82nd Airborne Division, 2ID, Joint Special Operation Command, United States Forces Korea, an US Army Pacific Command, and has tours with the Central Intelligence Agency and the Director of National Intelligence. 

Jason earned an executive certificate in Data Science from John Hopkins.  He holds a BA from the University of Hawaii and MBA from Baker University. 

Dan Kouchi

Small Business Support Administrator

(808) 380-2617

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Learn More About Dan

As Assistant Vice President of Government Affairs and Alliances, Dan Kouchi is responsible for helping to support the Chamber and its members with advocacy and policy on the federal, state and county levels.

Prior to joining the Chamber, Dan spent the last seven years working for members of the Hawaii Congressional Delegation in Washington, D.C. As Legislative Assistant to former U.S. Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa, he worked closely with members of Hawaii’s military community to ensure that Hawaii priorities were included in the National Defense Authorization Act. His portfolio also included transportation, small business and other legislative issues. As Legislative Aide to U.S. Senator Mazie K. Hirono, Dan oversaw issues before the Senate Small Business Committee and worked closely with the Chamber on its annual Hawaii on the Hill event. Dan’s experience also includes roles in the late Senators Daniel K. Inouye and Daniel K. Akaka’s Washington, D.C. offices.

Dan was born and raised in Lihue, Kauai and received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from The College of Idaho.

Sector Partnerships, Education & Workforce Development

Keala Peters

Executive Director, Sector Partnerships; Vice President, Education & Workforce Development

(808) 380-2612

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Learn More About Keala

As Vice President of Education & Workforce Development and Executive Director of Sector Partnerships, Keala Peters is responsible for the Chamber’s education-related strategic initiatives that help bridge business with education in support of a strong talent pipeline for Hawaii.

Through Sector Partnerships, Keala helps to convene industry executives and solve for Hawaii’s complex workforce development and economic development issues. Keala and her team also support the strategic efforts of Hawaii’s educators by coordinating high quality work-based learning opportunities that prepare students for college and career readiness in an innovation economy.

Keala has extensive experience as a Community Builder, Collaborator and Communications Executive in both the private and non-profit sectors on the mainland and here at home in Hawaii. She brings her experience at Nike, Inc., Microsoft, Hawaii Pacific Health and The Queen’s Health Systems to the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii.

As a Native Hawaiian woman born and raised in Honolulu, Keala is a strong advocate for Hawaii families and believes that everyone should have access to a high quality education and that education is the foundation for success. She is actively involved in supporting the HEC CHANGE initiative’s Higher Education sector and serves on the boards of the Institute for Human Services (IHS) and the YWCA of Oahu.

Katie Kaahanui

Education and Workforce Development Coordinator

(808) 380-2606

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Learn More About Katie

As the Chamber’s Education and Workforce Development Coordinator, Katie is responsible for facilitating the communication between various industry and public partners through the Sector Partnership initiative, as well as strengthening the link between industry demands and the trainings, programs, and resources available to students entering Hawaii’s workforce.

Katie holds over 10 years of experience working with the YMCA of Honolulu and the UH System. While pursuing her undergraduate degree in Justice Administration from UH West Oahu, she developed a strong interest in law and policy while interning with the Honolulu City Council. She completed her practicum at the Office of the Public Defender, where she saw firsthand the socioeconomic inequities and lack of resources for minority and underrepresented individuals in Hawaii and became deeply passionate about justice and prison reform efforts in the nation.

An active member of her community, she co-facilitated the Cultural Healing and Well-Being class at the Women’s Community Correctional Center with the Pu’a Foundation. Working directly with incarcerated women, it is her hope to help foster and create the space for transformative healing on a personal and community-wide level. She also firmly believes that the access to quality education is a necessary part of the foundational structure in achieving both personal and professional excellence.

In her spare time, Katie serves as a member of the Kaimuki YMCA Service Club, sits on the Board of Managers for the Atherton YMCA, and tries to squeeze in a new mystery novel whenever she can.

Lord Ryan Lizardo

Program Manager, Work Based Learning

(808) 380-2607

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Learn More About Lord Ryan
As the Program Manager of Work-Based Learning, Lord Ryan Lizardo is responsible for connecting schools and businesses together for seamless work force development opportunities for Hawai’i’s youth. As intermediary, Lord Ryan creates access to partnerships, resources, internship opportunities, and virtual/in-person connections to develop a pipeline from middle school to high school to post-secondary in order to nurture Hawai’i’s future work force.
Lord Ryan grew up in Ewa Beach and traveled to California to get his undergraduate degree in Integrated Educational Studies at Chapman University. He then got his Masters degree in Secondary Education at Johns Hopkins University. Lord Ryan holds over 6 years of experience in the classroom teaching Psychology and Sociology at his alma mater, James Campbell High School. In those 6 years, he served as the Academy of Public and Human Services Lead developing the identity and development of the Culinary, Education, and Travel/Tourism pathways and advised the Class of 2020 and Rainbow Sabers club. He also holds 4 years of experience working with Teach for America coaching teachers in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Culturally Relevant Pedagogy. As a deep believer in equity and social justice in education to dismantle systemic oppression, Lord Ryan hopes to bring his wealth of knowledge to advocate for Hawai’i’s youth. 
In his free time, he dedicates his time to spending quality time with frie

Events, Communications & Young Professionals

Tricia Fetui

Senior Director, Events; Executive Director, Young Professionals Program

(808) 380-2611

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Learn More About Tricia

Tricia Fetui is Senior Director of Events for the Chamber and Executive Director of the Young Professionals Program. She previously worked for The Queen’s Health Systems, The Madden Corporation and Central Pacific Bank.

Tricia is an active member of her community volunteering her time and talents to organizations such as the American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association, Inspire Church, Pearl Harbor Christian Academy and St. Francis Healthcare.

Tricia is originally from California where she attended Hope International University, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Administration, and played four years of NAIA collegiate volleyball.

She now resides in Ewa Beach with her husband, Caleb, and two children, Josiah and Isabella.

Katie Arita-Chang

Director of Communications & Public Affairs

(808) 380-2610

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Learn More About Katie

As Director, Communications and Public Affairs, Katie Arita-Chang is responsible for the Chamber’s public relations, marketing, digital media and advocacy communications programs. 

She previously served as Deputy Communications Director to Senator Mazie K. Hirono where she developed media strategy both for Hawaii and national press and managed exponential growth in digital media. Her experience also includes communications roles at the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies and the Japanese American Citizens League.

Katie is a graduate of the George Washington University in Washington, D.C.