Attending Cities

Honolulu,United States

Career Highlights

2015-present MANAGING DIRECTOR, City and County of Honolulu

2010-2014  CEO & PRESIDENT, ‘Ōlelo Community Media

2001-2010  SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, Central Pacific Bank (and formerly City Bank)

1997-2000  DIRECTOR OF BUDGET AND FISCAL SERVICES, City and County of Honolulu

1996-1997  VICE PRESIDENT, Bank of Hawaii



Pacific Coast Banking School, Seattle, Washington, 1988-90 (with Honors)

University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii. Master of Business Administration degree, 1980.

Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. Bachelor of Science degree, 1976.

 Major: Industrial Management. Minor: Computer Science.

Leilehua High School, Wahiawa, Hawaii. 1973.


Current Boards

Hawaii 3Rs, Board Member

Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce, Executive Committee, Board Member

U.S. Japan Council, Member



Wife -Marilyn

Two grown children- Tiffany and Ryan



Golf, gardening, travel and local politics


City Introduction

Oahu has diverse cultures that have blended and transformed the island’s traditions, festivals and foods. As agriculture boomed in the late 19th century, workers from China, Japan, Russia, Korea, Puerto Rico, Portugal and the Philippines were brought to the islands to work and live on plantations.  Today, the City and County of Honolulu is fortunate to be a melting pot of different cultures, enhancing our living experience for those who reside here and to those who are visiting.  We currently have a population of 998,714.