President & Chief Executive Officer
Bennet Group Strategic Communications
Joan Bennet founded the Bennet Group – a full-service strategic communications company in Hawaii – 21 years ago following a successful career in public affairs, issues management, environmental and public policy communications in California, Australia and Hawaii. Joan has cultivated relationships with top business, government, community, native Hawaiian and media leaders, and has managed award-winning campaigns for an impressive array of top companies and organizations in Hawaii and throughout the mainland US. Joan has assembled a renowned, all-woman team comprised of Hawaii’s most talented communications professionals. The company is consistently sought out to handle – and deliver results – for the toughest, complex and most sensitive issues facing our community. Under her leadership, the Bennet Group is widely regarded as one of the most community-minded small businesses in the state, giving thousands of hours of pro-bono communications counsel to a myriad of charities and social issues. Her passions include Hawaiian canoe paddling and trekking to high-altitude mountains around the world.