Bianca Mordasini

Chair

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.

Jessica Yuhara

Chair Elect

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. YP has 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!”

Learn More About Jessica

Kimberly Morris

Past Chair 

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.”

Learn More About Kimberly

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.

Joshua Yee

Treasurer

Assurance Services Senior Manager, Ernst & Young

Learn More About Joshua

Joshua Yee is an Assurance Services Senior Manager at Ernst & Young (EY), where he has worked for 11 years in the Los Angeles and Honolulu offices serving public and private companies in various industries, including airlines, real estate, hospitality, and retail consumer products.

He is a CPA and graduated from the University of Southern California with bachelors and masters degrees in accounting. He is an active alumnus of ʻIolani School and enjoys playing pickleball and spending time with his wife and two young boys.

Bev Tagami

Communications Co-Chair

Senior Interior Designer, WCIT Architecture

“I enjoy the opportunities the YP Program has given me to meet and network with professionals outside of my industry and line of work. There is so much value to the connections we make and I think it’s important to be involved in the communities we live, work and play in. I’m always learning, and I’m grateful for this platform and program that supports my professional development.”

Learn More About Bev

Bev is a senior interior designer at WCIT Architecture where she works on a variety of project types, including hospitality, corporate, healthcare, education and residential, at various budgets & scales. In her role she is involved in all phases and facets of design, from conceptual design through construction documents, construction administration, and the selection & specification of furniture, fixtures & equipment. Prior to working in this field, Bev enjoyed a career in destination marketing and public relations at Anthology Marketing Group, promoting a variety of clients in Hawaii’s travel & tourism industry. In her desire to cultivate her love of design, she changed her career course into one that would not only allow her to be creative and technical, but also incorporate skills from her previous career. Bev is a member of the International Interior Design Association Hawaii Pacific Chapter where she previously served on its Board as VP of Communications.

She received her Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from Hawaii Pacific University and her Bachelor of Arts in Environmental + Interior Design from Chaminade University.

LiAnne Tasato

Communications Co-Chair

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.

Courtney Wagner

Events Chair

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.

Yumi Adachi

Exec Connect Chair

Vice President, Aichi Fukkou Co., Ltd.

Learn More About Yumi

Yumi Adachi is the Vice President of Aichi Fukkou Co., Ltd., a fourth-generation family-owned holding company. After her grandfather’s passing in 2016, Yumi left her career at Deloitte LLP consulting Fortune 500 Financial Services and Technology/Media/Telecom companies in order to return to Japan to help manage her family’s company. Her responsibilities include working with advisors to increase the financial performance of the assets, and introducing new ideas, resources and talent to modernize the company. Yumi has a passion for U.S.-Japan relations and was named an Emerging Leader for the U.S-Japan Council in 2019. Yumi holds a B.A. from the University of California, San Diego and an M.B.A. from the Yale School of Management. In her spare time, you can find Yumi surfing, playing pickle ball, and spending time with her niece and nephew.

Kristi Hatanaka

Professional Development Class Chair

Controller, HEMIC

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.

Ryan Matsuura
Membership Chair

Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley

Learn More about Ryan

Ryan Matsuura is a Financial Advisor at Morgan Stanley, where he has been at since 2013. As a Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®) practitioner, Ryan maps out and executes comprehensive plans to assess, evaluate and simplify client’s financial future through the development of comprehensive, goals- based financial plans. Ryan is happily married to his wife, Christy. They spend most of their time enjoying parenthood with their son Ty and daughter Kylie. When he has moments to spare, you could find him surfing or fishing on Hawaii’s coastlines or enjoying a round of golf.

Mia Harrie

Engagement Chair

Head Project Manager, Selfless Studios

Learn More About Mia

Mia Harrie is the Project Manager at Selfless Studios. She manages the content production team for three different brands on YouTube, TikTok, and Instagram, carrying projects from ideation to filming, editing, publication and post-analysis. Mia also manages the Amazon store for Tea Chest Hawaii.

She previously worked as the Operations Manager for Brutus Broth, the Chief Operations Officer for Kolohe Jewelry, and Head Assistant at Skin Care By Hyram in the development of the skincare brand Selfless by Hyram.

Mia was adopted from China, raised in Oregon, and moved to Hawaii to begin her professional development. She graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where she earned her BBA in Finance and International Business and a Minor in Chinese. Mia enjoys spending time with her friends, working on her fitness through hiking and random fitness challenges, attending music festivals, and playing with her pets Blue Barrie, Razz Barrie, and Goji Barrie.

Scott Taber

Sponsorship Co-Chair

Vice President, Bank of Hawaii

Coming out of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Young Professionals Program provided me a much needed boost to rebuilding my professional network. This group offers a wealth of benefits to young professionals who are looking to advance their careers, make meaningful connections, and give back to their community.

Learn More About Scott

Scott Taber is a Vice President in the Commercial Real Estate Lending Division at Bank of Hawaii, where he underwrites new commercial real estate transactions and manages a commercial real estate loan portfolio of both local and national customers. Prior to that, he was a portfolio manager in the Bank’s Corporate Banking Division.

 

Born and raised in Honolulu, Scott is a graduate of Punahou School and the University of Hawaii at Mānoa, where he earned his BBA in Finance and International Business and BA in Economics. He is a recognized CFA charterholder and a member of the CFA Society of Hawaii.

 

Scott also serves on the boards of the Shidler Alumni Association, the Urban Land Institute’s Young Professionals Program, and The Outdoor Circle of Manoa.

Chelsie Noh

Chair of the Wahine Committee

Director of Philanthropy, Advantage Webco Hawaii

The YP program has opened the door to many unique learning opportunities with local businesses and executives. Through their programs I have been able to gain knowledge to help me level up in my career while broadening my professional network of peers. If anyone is looking for additional support outside of their day-to-day job, this is a great resource for young professionals in Hawaii.

Learn More About Chelsie

Born and raised in Hawaii, Chelsie is the Director of Philanthropy at Advantage Webco Hawaii and oversees their charitable arm, The Webco Foundation. With a history of nonprofit work, she assists Webco with their community giving, scholarship program, annual events, and their internal corporate social responsibility program. Prior to Webco, Chelsie lead fundraising and major gift programs at Aloha United Way and Blue Planet Foundation.

With a background in Theatre and Performing Arts from the American and Musical Dramatic Academy, a conservatory college in New York City, she has a diverse resume with experience in retail management, commercial real estate, and marketing. Today, she continues her love for the arts through hula with Ka Pa Hula O Kauanoe O Waahila. She also serves on the Steering Committee for the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii’s Young Professionals Program as the Chair of the Exec Connect program and is a member of the Association or Fundraising Professionals, Aloha Chapter.

Jessica Togo

Sponsorship Co-Chair

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.”

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Francis Choe

Co-Chair of the Mentor Hawaii Committee

External Affairs Manager, Alexander & Baldwin

“Being a part of the Mentor Hawaii program, first as a mentee in the sixth cohort and then as a committee member, has been a rewarding experience. From working with so many distinguished community leaders and executives to connecting with like-minded professionals and peers, the value of the YP Program is endless. I’m grateful for such an amazing program.”

Learn More About Francis

Francis is the External Affairs Manager for Alexander & Baldwin, Hawaii’s premier commercial real estate company. He has over 15 years of experience working in various public policy and strategic communications roles for Hawaii businesses and elected officials. Francis’ experience includes working at the Hawaii Employers Council, Hawaiian Telcom, Pang Communications, as a Senior Advisor to Honolulu Councilmember Trevor Ozawa, and Special Assistant to Lieutenant Governor Shan Tsutsui.

Francis has an MBA from Syracuse University, an MA in Communications & Leadership from Gonzaga University, and a BA in Communications from the University of Hawaii.

Mizuki Lee

Co-Chair of the Mentor Hawaii Committee

Managed Care Contracting Specialist, The Queen’s Health System

“I was drawn to join the YPs because of my connection to a YP Committee Chair, whom I’ve respected since high school. The value of the YP experience, for me, can be described like a sponge. Relationships that I’ve made so far- especially with my mentor through the Mentor Hawaii program- have made me think about expanding myself in ways I would not have imagined were possible.”

Learn More About Mizuki

Born in Tokyo and raised in Honolulu, Mizuki is the Managed Care Contracting Specialist at The Queen’s Health Systems. She functions as a member of the Contract Negotiation Team. Previously, Mizuki worked at Kuakini Health Systems and the Fertility Institute of Hawaii in Revenue Cycle Management roles. Mizuki attributes navigating through life in an even-keeled way to stress management and fitness techniques which she learned as a yoga instructor, where her commitment to be of service to the community began.

Mizuki serves as a Board Member of Friends of CASA Hawaii and is also an advisory board member of the Transportation Equity Hui. Mizuki is passionate about mentoring local High School students through the HI School Mentorship program and facilitated job shadowing opportunities.

Mizuki obtained a BA in History from the University of Maryland at College Park, Minor in Finance from UMCP Robert H. Smith School of Business. She completed research programs at Princeton University and Sophia University. You can often find Mizuki on long distance runs, coached by Dr. Michael Garrison of the Hawaii Running Lab.

Jordan Odo

#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.

Tricia Fetui

Executive Director

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.

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