About Us

The members of the Hawai’i Business Roundtable believe that a strong public education system is the foundation for building a better future for Hawai’i.  We believe that we must provide all students with the essential skills and knowledge to thrive in Hawai’i’s current and future economy. The Roundtable’s focus on education begins with the youngest in our community and supports preschool for all 4-year-olds in the State and continues throughout their adult lives.

With a sound education system to prepare our students, the Roundtable is focused on growing the Hawai’i economy.  We will, through collaboration with our partners, support the Visitor Industry and our Military sectors.  We believe that the Research and Innovation sector has a critical role as a catalyst for future economic development.  The new jobs created will be essential for the future of our children and the community. The Roundtable works closely with the University of Hawai’i and other Research institutions towards building a strong, new economic sector.   It supports Hawai’i’s Innovation and Entrepreneurial Community, who are essential in creating Hawai’i’s Innovation Economy.

As we build for the future, the Roundtable recognizes the need to focus on the social well-being of the community.  Housing is a critical element of the well-being for all of our residents and the Roundtable is seeking solutions to Hawai’i’s chronic housing shortage.  Finally, as we build a community of the future, the health and well-being of our residents are an important part of achieving and enjoying that better future.  The Roundtable strongly supports employer and community-based wellness initiatives that creates healthy lives for our people and our community as the “Health State.”

Our Mission

The Roundtable’s mission is to promote the overall economic vitality and social well-being of Hawaii. 

To accomplish this mission, the Roundtable:

  • Focuses and takes action on a limited number of issues of significance to the community where the knowledge and perspective of its members can make a unique contribution;

  • Selects as a forum for the discussion of issues;

  • Works in partnership with others to find solutions to specific issues and problems.

Executive Committee




Steven C. Ai

President and CEO
City Mill Co. Ltd.

David Bissell

President and CEO
Kauai Island Utility Cooperative

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David Carey

Carey DH Investments
managing partner

Harris Chan

Area Vice President, Operations Hawaii & French Polynesia
Marriott International, Inc.

Megan Escamillia

Managing Director
DFS Group Limited

Mark H. Fukunaga

Chairman and CEO
Servco Pacific Inc.

Ben Godsey

President and CEO
ProService Hawaii

Robert S. Harrison

Chairman and CEO
First Hawaiian Bank

Peter S. Ho

Chairman, President and CEO
Bank of Hawaii

Chad W. Karasaki

Chairman, President and CEO
Aon Risk Services, Inc. of Hawaii

David Lassner

University of Hawaii

Ian MacNaughton

CEO & Managing Partner
The MacNaughton Group

Sarah Lee Morihara

President/Managing Director & Broker in Charge | Hawaii
Colliers International

Michael A. Pietsch

President and CEO
Title Guaranty

Keith Sakamoto

President and CEO
Hawaiian Host, Inc.

Michael B. Stollar

President and CEO

Simon Treacy

President, Hawaii
The Howard Hughes Corporation

Raymond P. Vara, Jr.

President and CEO
Hawaii Pacific Health

Roger Wall

Executive VP & CFO
Sullivan Family of Companies

Mark Yamakawa

President and CEO
Hawaii Dental Service

Lynn Babington

Chaminade University

Rick Blangiardi

General Manager
Hawaii News Now

Stanford Carr

Stanford Carr Development, LLC

Steve Colón

Hunt Development Group Hawaii

LTG Bryan P. Fenton

Deputy Commander
U.S. Pacific Command

Terrence R. George

President and CEO
Harold K.L. Castle Foundation

Chad Goodfellow

Goodfellow Bros. LLC

Russell Hata

Chairman, President and CEO
Y. Hata & Co., Limited

Peter R. Ingram

President and CEO
Hawaiian Airlines

Bert Kobayashi

Founder and Senior Advisor
Kobayashi Group, LLC

Constance H. Lau

President and CEO
Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc.

Gerry Majkut

Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co.

Alicia Moy

President and CEO
Hawaii Gas

Kathy Raethel

Adventist Health Castle

Harry Saunders

Castle & Cooke Hawaii

Barry K. Taniguchi

KTA Super Stores

david underriner

Kaiser Permanente, Hawaii

Rich Wacker

President and CEO
American Savings Bank

Robert W. Wo

Owner/Executive Team
C.S. Wo & Sons, Ltd.

Jim R. Yates

Par Hawaii, Inc.


Christopher Benjamin

President and CEO
Alexander & Baldwin

Tim Brauer

President and CEO
James Campbell Company LLC

Vicky Cayetano

President, CEO & Customer Service
United Laundry Services, Inc.

Matthew J. Cox

Chairman and CEO

Dennis Francis

President and Publisher
Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Dennis Gibson

Senior Vice-President
Booz | Allen | Hamilton

John Y. Gotanda

Hawaii Pacific University

Sean Hehir

President and CEO
Trinity Investments, LLC



John komeiji

President and general manager
Hawaiian Telcom

Warren K. K. Luke

Chairman and CEO
Hawaii National Bank

Colbert Matsumoto

Island Holdings, Inc.

Alan M. Oshima

President and CEO
Hawaiian Electric Company

Michele K. Saito

President and CEO
DTRIC Insurance Company, Limited

Jeffrey Shonka

President and CEO
First Insurance Company of Hawaii

Marc C. Tilker

President and CEO
Marathon Group

Arthur A. Ushijima

President and CEO
The Queen’s Health Systems

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jeff wagoner

president and ceo
outrigger hospitality group

Jack Wong

Kamehameha Schools


Central Pacific Bank


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