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

Piia Aarma
President
Pineapple Tweed PR & Marketing
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
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
Freedom Dennis
President
Island Energy Resources, LLC
Chenoa Farnsworth
Managing Director
Blue Startups

Creighton Goldsmith
President
Akamai Global Consultants, LLC
Byron Goo
President and CEO
The Tea Chest
Robert Haak
CEO
Insight InterAsia LLC

Eric Hamaguchi
Director
The Modern Hotel
Casey Jeszenka
Network Director
Pacific Islands Small Business Development Center Network

Minnie Ko
President
MKO Corporation
Jeff Lau
Ogawa Lau Nakamura & Jew Attorneys at Law

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

 

Jenny Takemoto 
Director of Finance and Business Consultant
Asia Pacific Hawaii
Joel Weaver
Director, Hawaii English Language Program
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Richard Xie
President
Hawaiian Sealife Inc./ Etour International Group LLC.

Associate Members

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

D. J. Halcro
President, The Halcro Group
Counselor/Webmaster, SCORE Hawaii

Valerie Lamoureuxcro
President
Lamoureux, Ltd., dba Waikiki Aloe

Thomas Matthews
President
TradeWest, Inc.
Robert “Bob” Robinson
Gerald Wong
President
Interstate Hawaii Corporation