Exec Connects and Professional Development Classes

Exec Connects:  YPs have the opportunity to “talk story” over lunch with one of three participating senior executives of their choice. Execs share their personal stories of success and hardship and YPs have the opportunity to ask questions and seek career advice. Tables are limited to nine individuals per executive, allowing for more interaction and a more personal experience.

Professional Development Classes (PDC):  These monthly classes provide YPs with the opportunity to hear from some of Hawaii’s leading executives on a variety of subjects ranging from work and life balance to entrepreneurship and leadership. Limited to 30 attendees.

Participating executives have included:

  • Todd Apo, Vice President of Community Development, The Howard Hughes Corporation
  • Chris Benjamin, President & COO, Alexander and Baldwin, Inc.
  • Rick Blangiardi, General Manager, Hawaii News Now
  • Joe Boivin, President, Young Brothers, Ltd.
  • Betty Brow, Executive Vice President, International Banking Division, Bank of Hawaii
  • Jimmy Chan, President, Hawaiian Chip Company
  • Gordon Chow, General Manager, Lucky Strike Social
  • Murray Clay, Managing Partner, Ulupono Initiative
  • Bill Coy, Director, Omidyar Fellows Program
  • Gregory Dunn, President and CEO, Better Business Bureau Serving Hawaii
  • Susan Eichor, President and COO, aio
  • Jose Fajardo, President and General Manager, Hawaii Public Radio
  • Eddie Flores, President & CEO, L&L Franchise
  • Ben Godsey, President, ProService Hawaii
  • Kelly Hoen, Area General Manager and General Manager, Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort and Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort
  • Peter Ingram, President and Chief Executive Officer, Hawaiian Airlines
  • Kathy Inouye, Senior Advisor, Kobayashi Group
  • Gabe Lee, EVP, Commercial Markets, American Savings Bank
  • Connie Lau, President & CEO, Hawaiian Electric Industries
  • Warren Haruki, President & CEO, Grove Farm; Chairman & CEO, Maui Land and Pineapple
  • Russell Hata, Chairman & CEO, Y. Hata & Company, Ltd.
  • Peter Ho, Chairman, President & CEO, Bank of Hawaii
  • Glenn Hong, President, Young Brothers, Ltd.
  • Guy Kamitaki, HouseMart Stores (Ben Franklin & Ace Hardware)
  • Chuck Kelley, Chairman, Outrigger Enterprises, Inc.
  • John Komeiji, President and General Manager, Hawaiian Telcom
  • Paul Kosasa, President & CEO, ABC Stores
  • Duane Kurisu, Founder and Chairman, aio
  • Robert Lietzke, Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Kristina Lockwood, President and General Manager, KHON-TV
  • DeeJay Mailer, Past CEO, Kamehameha Schools
  • Gina Mangieri, Founder & Owner, The Cole Academy
  • Coralie Chun Matayoshi, CEO, American Red Cross Pacific Islands
  • Lori McCarney, CEO, Bikeshare Hawaii
  • Tammy Mencel, Publisher, Pacific Business News
  • Kam Napier, Editor in Chief, Pacific Business News
  • Cheryl Oncea, Publisher, Hawaii Business Magazine
  • Alan Oshima, President & CEO, Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc.
  • Scott Paul, President and CEO, Kleenco Group
  • Richard Parry, President & CEO, Aloha Petroleum, Ltd. 
  • James “Jim” Polk, Vice Chairman and Manager of Retail Lending & Deposit Product Group, Bank of Hawaii
  • Emily Porter, Chief Operating Officer, The MacNaugton Group
  • Jerry Rauckhorst, President & CEO, Catholic Charities Hawaii
  • Vance Roley, Dean, Shidler College of Business
  • Keith Sakamoto, President, Hawaiian Host
  • Michele Saito, President, DTRIC
  • Paul Saito, Partner, Cades Schutte
  • Edward Schultz, President, Honolulu Coffee Company
  • Tayne Sekimura, Senior Vice President and CFO, Hawaiian Electric Company
  • Dustin Sellers, Managing Partner, Koa Capital Partners
  • Jeff Shonka, President and CEO, First Insurance Company of Hawaii
  • Dr. Gordon Squires, Communications, Education and Public Outreach Lead, Thirty Meter Telescope
  • Kelvin Taketa, President & CEO, Hawaii Community Foundation
  • David Tumilowicz, Director, Sales Operations, Kaiser Permanente
  • Rich Wacker, President & CEO, American Savings Bank
  • Marty Welch, CEO, HEMIC
  • Leslie Wilcox, President and CEO, PBS Hawaii
  • Cheryl Williams, General Manager, The Royal Hawaiian
  • Beth Whitehead, Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, American Savings Bank
  • Eric Yeaman, President and Chief Operating Officer, First Hawaiian Bank