Council Directory

Chair


Brenda Foster
Executive in-Residence
UH Shidler College of Business
President & CEO
Foster and Associates, LLC.

Vice Chair


Betty Brow
Chinese Chamber of Commerce

Treasurer

Thomas M. Millard, J.D., LL.M.
Thomas M. Millard, J.D., LL.M.
Director of Contracting
Pacific Rim Defense, LLC

Executive Secretary

John Holman
John Holman
Director, Pacific
U.S. Commercial Service/U.S. Department of Commerce

Corporate Secretary


Caroline Kim
Executive Director
BizGym Foundation

Current Members

Appointed by the US Secretary of Commerce

Piia Aarma
President
Pineapple Tweed PR & Marketing
Karen Arakawa
Small Business Advocate
Maui Mayor’s Office of Economic Development
Joe Burns
Director, Oahu Center
Hawaii Small Business Development Center

Peter Cannon
President
Hawaiian Resources Co. Ltd.
Peter Carlisle
Partner
O’Connor Playdon & Guben LLP
James Chan
General Manager
Hawaiian Chip Company, LLC

Bee Leng Chua
Executive Director
HI Business and Entrepreneur Acceleration Mentors
Stephen K. Craven
Managing Director
Kekepana International Services
David Day
Managing Director
Law Offices of David F. Day

Chenoa Farnsworth
Managing Director
Blue Startups
Creighton Goldsmith
President
Akamai Global Consultants, LLC
Byron Goo
President and CEO
The Tea Chest

Rob Haak
CEO
Insight InterAsia LLC
Frank Haas
Principal
Marketing Management, Inc.
Eric Hamaguchi
Director
The Modern Hotel

Ashley Harding
Owner
Hawaii IntegrativeBeauty LLC
Jeff Lau
Ogawa Lau Nakamura & Jew Attorneys at Law
Jeffrey Lee
Managing Partner
Organic Green SEA

Phillip Mendiola-Long, AIFA®, RF®
President & Chairman Tinian Chamber of Commerce
President-Managing Director
Bill Oberlin
Retired President and Former Chairman
Boeing Korea / American Chamber of Commerce Korea
Richard Schnitzler
President
Hamakua Macadamia Nut Company

Peter Stams
UPS Account Manager
Tarik Sultan
Managing Partner
Sultan Ventures
Gerald Sumida
Partner
Carlsmith Ball LLP

Richard Vuylsteke
President
East West Center
Jorma Winkler
President
Winkler Woods
Joel Weaver
Director, Hawaii English Language Program
University of Hawaii at Manoa

Robert Zheng
Senior Director of Development, Asia Pacific
WATG

Corporate Members

Members of the HPEC Corporation, Not Appointed by the Secretary of Commerce

Steven. K. Craven
Managing Director
Kekepana International Services

D. J. Halcro
President, The Halcro Group
Counselor/Webmaster, SCORE Hawaii
Pamela A. Peralta Taitano, Ed.D.
Associate Network Director
Pacific Islands Small Business Development Center Network

Robert “Bob” Robinson
Gerald Wong
President
Interstate Hawaii Corporation