Owner, Elevate Events
“As a young professional through the YP Program, I have had the opportunity to work with other like-minded peers as well as meet and network with seasoned executives. I am constantly working with new people, growing my network and enhancing my skill set.”
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She currently serves on the Chamber Young Professionals Steering Committee as the Chair Elect, is a member of Junior League of Honolulu, and is on the Board of Directors of the Kalani Falcons Pop Warner Association as the Cheer Coordinator. Kim started the cheerleading program in 2008 and has been a cheerleading coach for the past 8 years where she has taken her team of youth cheerleaders to numerous national championships in Orlando, Florida and Las Vegas, Nevada. Kimberly has also been recognized as one of the 2014 40 under 40 recipients by Pacific Business News.
Senior Director of Alumni Engagement, Shidler College of Business, University of Hawaii at Manoa
“Joining the YP Program has not only been a rewarding and fun experience, but has provided me a myriad of resources and tools necessary to thrive in Hawaii as a professional. From participating in mentorship with C-suite executives, professional development and networking with YPs across various industries, the program has allowed me to cultivate meaningful professional and personal relationships, as well as deepen my understanding of the business scene in Honolulu.”
Learn More About Bianca
Bianca Mordasini is senior director of alumni engagement for the Shidler College of Business at UH Mānoa. In this role she is responsible for building and sustaining relationships with alumni and graduating students of the Shidler College of Business by providing outreach and strategic engagement activity.
Before joining the UH Foundation, Mordasini served as the director of public relations and digital marketing at Trump International Hotel Waikiki where she was responsible for communication and advertising campaigns, brand management, digital platforms and community outreach. Before that, Bianca worked at the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii as the director of communications and marketing, and executive director of its Young Professionals Program. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.
Bianca is a 200-hour registered yoga teacher and can be found teaching or practicing yoga outside of work, long-board surfing or making plans for the next international travel destination.
First Vice President, American Savings Bank
“The YP Program has been an excellent platform to network with other young professionals as well as Hawaii’s current business leaders. Connecting the next generation of leaders to the current ones, I believe, is crucial for the State’s success.”
Learn More About Kyle
As an officer in American Saving Bank’s Corporate Banking department, Shelly manages a diverse mix of commercial banking relationships that is comprised of both local and national customers. He strives to “make banking easy” for his customers while providing excellent customer service. Structured and closed various loan products including but not limited to working capital financing, commercial real estate (both investor and owner occupied), business acquisition financing, equipment purchases, construction financing, temporary or bridge related financing, renewable energy and New Market Tax Credit financing. Shelly also facilitates and manages deposit/cash management relationships and any other banking services the customers desire. He joined American Savings Bank in March 2012. Prior to ASB, he worked at Bank of Hawaii within their Corporate Banking and Commercial Credit departments.
Treasurer, American Savings Bank
Learn More About Emi
Emi Au is the Senior Vice President and Director of Financial Planning & Analysis at American Savings Bank. In this role, she assists in the development of the company’s strategic plan, financial plan and identifies financial and strategic opportunities to improve the profitability of the organization. She has been in the financial services industry for over 10 years with senior roles also at Central Pacific Bank and First Hawaiian Bank. She has experience in budgeting, forecasting, profitability reporting, regulatory reporting, international accounting, Sarbanes-Oxley 404 controls, and capital adequacy stress testing. She is a certified public accountant by trade as she started her career in Hawaii at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.
Au serves on the Board of the YWCA Oahu and also serves as the Hawaii Regional Vice Chair of the U.S. Japan Council. She was a part of the inaugural class of the Patsy T. Mink Leadership Alliance in 2016 and has been named to Pacific Business New’s 40 Under 40 and Hawaii Business Magazine’s 20 for the Next 20. She is currently a member of Pacific Century Fellows.
Au holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Accounting Information Systems from the University of Southern California. She is also a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington’s Graduate School of Business where she received honors and her management thesis was published in the Banking School Library.
Social Media Marketing Manager, Central Pacific Bank
“The YP Program has provided me with a great opportunity to meet professionals from different industries and learn leadership skills through programs like Exec Connect and the Professional Development Classes. I would recommend this program to anyone looking to grow their network and meet great people.”
Learn More About Ayaka
Ayaka Hong is the Social Media Marketing Manager at Central Pacific Bank. In her role, she oversees the bank’s social media strategy and partnership efforts. She previously worked at the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii as the Director of Marketing and Events.
Hong is a proud graduate of the University of Oregon. During her spare time, she enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants, and spending time with her family and cat.
Marketing Coordinator, East-West Center
“As a self-proclaimed introvert, joining the Young Professionals Program was the best move to get myself comfortable with being uncomfortable. The YP Program provides a variety of development opportunities and networking activities to be able to meet, connect and get to know like-minded, driven individuals!”
Learn More About LiAnne
LiAnne Tasato is the Marketing Coordinator at the East-West Center. In her role, she supports and develops strategic content marketing including organic social media and e-newsletters.
She previously worked at the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii as the Marketing and Events Manager.
Born and raised in Southern California, Tasato is a proud graduate of Mater Dei High School and the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where she earned her B.S. in Business and Hospitality. During her spare time, LiAnne enjoys spending time with friends and loved ones, going to the beach, and working with her family on their online lei shop called Kaye’s Leis.
Development Officer, Pali Momi Medical Center
“The Chamber of Commerce YP program cultivates a group of up-and-coming leaders who will make an impact over the next several decades. Surrounding myself with these incredible individuals has helped me establish long lasting relationships and contributed to my professional growth opportunities. As a member for the past three years, I’ve found that joining a YP committee has also greatly increased my involvement in the program and allowed me to learn new skills outside of my current position.”
Learn More About Courtney
Courtney Wagner is the Development Officer at Pali Momi Foundation. In this role, she supports increasing funding opportunities for programs and services provided at Pali Momi Medical Center. Her focus is to develop meaningful relationships with donors who want to support the care the community needs and believe in Hawai‘i Pacific Health’s mission to create a healthier Hawai‘i. Prior to her role in Philanthropy, she was the events manager in the Marketing Department for Hawai‘i Pacific Health.
Courtney moved to Honolulu in 2013 from Chicago where she grew up. She has a BA from Western Michigan University, and an MBA from the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa. In addition to chairing the Events Committee with the YP, Courtney is a board member of the Women’s Fund of Hawai‘i, and a member of the Hawai‘i Young Healthcare Professionals. In her spare time she enjoys rock climbing, stand up paddle boarding, taking her dog to the ocean and spending time with friends.
Exec Connect Chair
Executive Director, Alzheimer’s Association
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Mentor Hawaii Program Co-Chair
Enterprise Information Governance, Kamehameha Schools
“Being a YP member has been invaluable for my personal and professional development. The programs, resources, and access to leaders for connection and guidance are unmatched by any other organization, and the community of ambitious young professionals in Hawaii is incredibly motivating. This organization is a worthwhile investment with significant benefits and impact on individual members, the local community, and the state. I am proud to be part of a group that is making a positive difference and progressive strides for the next generation of leaders.”
Learn More About Alena
Alena Auyoung is part of the Enterprise Information Governance team, supporting Enterprise Information Management & Architecture, at Kamehameha Schools. In her role, she facilitates organizational decision-making through governance councils for data classification and COVID-19 data governance. She also stewards information governance policies, is her department’s representative on enterprise system projects, and is leading the relaunch of the organization’s arts governance program.
Previously, she was the Third-Party Relationships Program Manager in the Enterprise Risk department for American Savings Bank. She also gained experience as a Senior Audit Readiness Consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton, beginning in the Washington, DC area, and then moving to Hawaiʻi in September 2016. She began her career in June 2012 as an Analyst with Accenture Federal Services in Virginia.
In addition to her involvement with YP, Alena actively volunteers for the Hawaiʻi Symphony Orchestra. She is also a member of the Hawaiʻi Public Radio Generation Listen leadership team, and the 2022 Executive Vice President elect of the Honolulu Chinese Jaycees.
Alena graduated from Towson University with a bachelor’s in accounting, and completed the Pacific Forum’s Hawaiʻi Asia-Pacific Affairs Leadership Program in 2018.
Professional Development Class Chair
Learn More About Kristi
Kristi Hatanaka is currently the Controller at HEMIC and has over 14 years of work experience in the accounting and finance profession. Prior to joining HEMIC, she was the Assistant Controller at Prince Resorts Hawaii, the parent Company of three luxury oceanfront hotels and golf courses in Hawaii and oversaw the corporate finance and operations teams.
Prior to joining Prince Resorts Hawaii, she spent about 5 years as an auditor working for Ernst and Young, specializing in SOX compliance and financial statement audits. She was also part of Patsy. T. Mink Leadership Alliance – Cohort 5.
Kristi holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting and a minor in Psychology from Southern Oregon University. During her free time, Kristi enjoys spending time with her family and dogs, exercising at F45 Kahala, and online shopping.
Digital Marketing Specialist, Hawaiian Host Group
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Realtor-Associate, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Advantage
“Anyone serious about professional and leadership growth needs to be a part of the YP Program – whether you’re at the start of your career or already established. YPhas allowed me to develop lifetime connections with like minded professionals across different industries, while also providing invaluable opportunities to continue to grow in my career and as a leader. As part of the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii, the YP Program has also enabled me to gain mentorship from Hawaii’s most influential and seasoned executives. Having moved back home to Hawaii a few years ago, joining and actively engaging with YP has been on my best decisions yet!”
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Senior Sales Manager, Hawaii Convention Center
“Being part of the YP Program has been instrumental in my professional growth. I have made very meaningful business connections through all of the networking opportunities and being able to learn insights and leadership skills from C-Level executives is invaluable.”
Learn More About Trevor
Trevor Newman is the Senior Sales Manager at the Hawaii Convention Center, part of the ASM Global team. In this role, Trevor is primarily focused on managing accounts and events for the local market. Prior to joining HCC, he worked at the Blaisdell Center & Waikiki Shell where he managed events and handled all marketing and promotions for the shows. Trevor is currently also serving on the Shidler Alumni Association board.
Born and raised in Oxnard, CA, Trevor moved to Hawaii in 2010. He is an alumnus of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the Shidler College of Business.
In his spare time Trevor enjoys dabbling in photography, adventuring all around the island, and working with his wife on their upcycling candle company called Ignite Candle Bar.
Group Truck Manager, Enterprise Holdings
“The YP program has given me the opportunity to network with so many driven, like-minded individuals across a variety of different industries. It has provided numerous tools and resources which have helped me grow as a professional and a leader. I enjoy being able to expand my knowledge, grow my network, and build relationships.”
Learn More About Jessica
#YP4HI Civic Engagement Chair
Associate Counsel, American Savings Bank
Learn More About Jordan
Jordan is an Associate Counsel at American Savings Bank. Previously, he was an attorney at Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel LLP, where he represented clients pertaining to business, labor, and employment matters.
In 2014, Jordan and his wife founded a nonprofit aimed at empowering tomorrow’s future difference makers in Hawaii. With the help of over a dozen volunteers and countless supporters, the nonprofit has awarded 24 scholarships, organized a couple mentorship programs, and hosted a number of leadership development events. Jordan also serves as the Board Secretary for the Susannah Wesley Community Center in Kalihi and is a past member of the Board of Managers of the Nuuanu YMCA.
Jordan is a proud graduate of Roosevelt High School, the University of Northern Colorado (B.A. Political Science), the Lewis & Clark Law School (J.D.), and the University of Hawaii at Manoa (M.B.A.). He enjoys running, reading, and being silly with his wife and son.
Associate VP of Events & Programs, Chamber of Commerce Hawaii
Learn More About Tricia
Tricia Fetui is the Associate Vice President of Events & Programs at the Chamber, and Executive Director of the Young Professionals Program. In her role, Fetui oversees the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii’s events and programs, along with the YP Program. She previously worked at the Aloha Council Boy Scouts Hawaii, Guam and America Samoa, March of Dimes Hawaii, The Queen’s Health Systems, The Madden Corporation and Central Pacific Bank.
Fetui received her BS in Business Administration and Management from Hope International University in Fullerton, CA, where she played women’s collegiate volleyball.