Board of Governors

HEC's Board of Governors is comprised of 33 persons elected from member companies, including a seven-member Executive Committee. While 24 represent the island of Oahu, three each represent the counties of Hawaii, Kauai, and Maui. The Governors have the duty to conduct, manage, and control the affairs and business of the Hawaii Employers Council.

 

 

OAHU

 

Picture of Jim AlbertsJim Alberts
Sr. Vice President of Customer Service
Hawaiian Electric Company

 

Nelson N.S. Chun
Senior Vice President & Chief Legal Officer
Alexander & Baldwin, Inc.

 

Kevin Dietsch
Vice President
Matson Terminals, Inc.

 

*Kurt Fey
Executive Director
Y. Hata & Co., Limited

 

Jason Fujita
Vice President, Consumer Sales and Product Marketing
Hawaiian Telcom

 

Jan Harada
President & CEO
Helping Hands Hawaii

 

*Percy Higashi
President and COO
Roberts Hawaii, Inc.

 

Dean Kapoi
VP, HR and Labor Relations
Hawaiian Tug & Barge/Young Brothers, Ltd.

 

Kaleo Kekoolani
Senior Vice President, HR
Bank of Hawaii

 

John Knorek
Director
Torkildson, Katz, Moore, Hetherington & Harris

 

Barry Marr
Partner
Marr Jones & Wang LLLP

 

*Janna Nakagawa
Senior Vice President, Governance and Corporate Services
Hawaii Medical Service Association

 

Linda Nakaima
Director, Human Resources
Halekulani Corporation and Waikiki Parc Hotel

 

Paul Naso
General Counsel
Hawaii Employers' Mutual Insurance Company, Inc.

 

Dan Nellis
Operations Director and General Manager
Dole Food Company Hawaii

 

Lynne Nishiura
Vice President of Human Resources
Island Insurance Co., Ltd.

 

*Gregg Oishi
Senior Vice President and CAO
Kuakini Health System

 

Bruce Rosen
Executive Vice President
Hawaii Central Federal Credit Union

 

*Paul Saito
Partner
Cades Schutte, LLP

 

Winona White
Managing Director, Human Resources
Kamehameha Schools

 

Glenn Yamashita
VP of Finance
Honolulu Cookie Company

 

 

 

HAWAII

 

Glenn Hashimoto
CEO
Suisan Group, Inc.

 

Patricia Kawasaki
Dir. of Corp. HR
Mauna Lani Resort (Operation), Inc.

 

**Toby Taniguchi
President & COO
KTA Super Stores

 

 

 

MAUI

 

Joe Bradley
Editor and Publisher
The Maui News

 

Kurt Matsumoto
Chief Operating Officer
Pūlama Lānaʻi

 

Joyce Tamori
Maui Region CFO
Maui Memorial Medical Center

 

 

 

 

KAUAI

 

Fred Cowell
General Manager
Kauai Coffee Company, LLC

 

Justin Ganaden
Executive Vice President
Kauai Community FCU

 

Michael Yamane
Chief of Operations
Kauaʻi Island Utility Cooperative

 

 

*Executive Committee      
**Chairman of the Board